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Blue bowl from the Burns' household

Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.364
Project:
:Future Museum
Material:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
Height 75mm, Diameter (rim) 130mm
What:
Blue bowl from the Burns' household
Subject:
Burnsiana
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
(18th Century Georgian Period)
Where:
Dumfries Museum, Dumfries & Galloway
Description:
This small cobalt blue bowl is believed to have belonged to Robert Burns and his family during the time they lived in Burns House, Dumfries. 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.