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Glasses of Dumfries Burns Club punch bowl set

Introduction:
At the first supper of Dumfries Burns Club, held in the Globe Inn, Dumfries on 25th January 1819, it was decided to open a subscription for the purchase of a punch bowl. This bowl was made by Josiah Spode of Stoke on Trent and first used in 1820.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.114.1 - 10
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Glass
Dimensions:
Diameter (top): 60 mm, 65 mm
What:
Glasses, wine, Dumfries Burns Club
Subject:
All ten glasses have similarly engraved thistle borders and an oval field bearing the inscription, 'Burns'.
Who:
Dumfries Burns Club (commissioned by)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (associated)
Dumfries Burns Club (commissioned by)
When:
c 1819
Where:
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
All ten glasses have similarly engraved thistle borders and an oval field bearing the inscription, 'Burns'.
Description:
Ten of these glasses were purchased along with the punch bowl, a silver liner, a punch ladle and serving mugs. The punch set is one of the most valued relics of Dumfries Burns Club and is still used at their annual suppers.