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Wine glass from the Burns' household (1)

Period:
18th Century
Description:

This wine glass was used by Robert Burns and his family during the time they lived in Burns House, Dumfries.

 

It is engraved, "Relic of Robert Burns Presented by Mrs Crawford to James F Lyon Alloa 27th May 1896".

 

Jean Armour, the poet's widow, continued to live in the family home following the poet's death in 1796.  She remained there for the rest of her life and by the time of her own death in 1834, the house had become a place of pilgrimage.  Relics of Robert Burns, Jean Armour Burns and their household were treasured and preserved. 

 

Materials/Media:
glass
Dimensions:
height 90mm, (rim) diameter 47mm
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:0198.255
Digital Number:
BHBN026n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council