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Box, Mauchline ware, detail of lid

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Mauchline ware box, detail of lid

Introduction:
Throughout the 19th century the cult of Burns rose to huge proportions. Images derived from his life and work, and of the poet himself were frequently used in domestic ornamentation and were to be found in most Scottish homes.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.146
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Wood, sycamore (box); metal (hinge/clasp); textile, felt (base)
Dimensions:
Height: 80 mm, width: 144 mm, depth: 92 mm
What:
Box, Mauchline ware, detail of lid
Subject:
The lid of this box is decorated with a photographic view of Burns Mausoleum, Dumfries and the front with two photographic views of the High Street, Dumfries.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (associated)
When:
Late 19th century
Where:
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
The lid of this box is decorated with a photographic view of Burns Mausoleum, Dumfries and the front with two photographic views of the High Street, Dumfries.
Description:
W and A Smith of Mauchline, Ayrshire developed the manufacture of transfer printed treen, or wooden ware which became highly popular as gifts and souvenirs.