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Jean Armour's Teapot

Introduction:
A teapot once the possession of Jean Armour, wife of Robert Burns. Made about 1810, it was owned for a period by Mrs Duncan of Saltcoats. It was donated to, and is now part of the collection of, the North Ayrshire Museum.
Image Rights Holder:
North Ayrshire Council Museums Service
Ref:
SATAM:1992:0267
Project:
675:Treasures: North Ayrshire Council
Material:
China
Dimensions:
20 x 11 x 11cm
Subject:
Jean Armour was born in 1765 the daughter of James Armour, a wealthy master mason and contractor. Jean married the world's most popular poet, Robert Burns in 1788 in Mauchline, Ayrshire. She died in 1834 in Dumfries.
Who:
Mrs Duncan (donor of object)
James Armour (father of Jean Armour)
Robert Burns (husband of original owner)
Jean Armour (original owner)
When:
1765 (birth of Jean Armour)
1834 (death of Jean Armour)
1788 (marriage of Jean Armour)
Where:
North Ayrshire Heritage Centre
Background:
Jean Armour was born in 1765 the daughter of James Armour, a wealthy master mason and contractor. Jean married the world's most popular poet, Robert Burns in 1788 in Mauchline, Ayrshire. She died in 1834 in Dumfries.
Description:
A square shaped pot with a lid. There are handles on both lid and pot. It is decorated with blue flowers, trees, birds and butterflies on an off-white background. Inside there are holes to strain tea leaves before the tea enters the spout.