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China model of Burns House, Dumfries

Introduction:
This china model made by Hewitt and Leadbeater of the Willow Pottery, Longtown, Staffordshire dated from the early years of the 20th century. A series of famous houses and cottages were produced as souvenirs and became popular with collectors.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1980.202
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Ceramic, china
Dimensions:
Length: 82 mm, width: 53 mm, height: 80 mm
What:
Model, Burns House
Subject:
It was well furnished with a carpet and long case clock in the parlour. The house had a parlour, kitchen, two bedrooms and even a small study where Burns could write.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (model of his last home)
Hewitt and Leadbeater, Potters (Willow Pottery, Longtown, Staffordshire) (potters)
When:
1907 - 1926
Where:
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
It was well furnished with a carpet and long case clock in the parlour. The house had a parlour, kitchen, two bedrooms and even a small study where Burns could write.
Description:
Robert Burns and his family moved into this house in May 1793. Their standard of living was good and they employed a maid servant.