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Punch bowl of Dumfries Burns Club

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:0198.108.1
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Ceramic, porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter (top): 450 mm, diameter (base)): 300 mm, height: 245 mm
What:
Punch bowl, Dumfries Burns Club
Subject:
The punchbowl has a pedestal base and is decorated with several images connected with Burns. There are two portraits of Burns, his birthplace, two drinking scenes and a thistle motif. The interior shows Burns Mausoleum and a vine motif.
Who:
Dumfries Burns Club (commissioned by)
Josiah Spode (Stoke on Trent) (maker (commissioned by Burns Club))
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (representation)
Dumfries Burns Club (commissioned by)
When:
1819
Where:
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
The punchbowl has a pedestal base and is decorated with several images connected with Burns. There are two portraits of Burns, his birthplace, two drinking scenes and a thistle motif. The interior shows Burns Mausoleum and a vine motif.
Description:
The pedestal carries the names of the 35 subscribers to the purchase of the bowl and also of a silver liner, ladle, jugs and glasses. The punch bowl is one of the most valued relics of Dumfries Burns Club and is still used at their annual suppers.