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Serving mugs 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:0198.110 - 113
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Ceramic, porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter (base): 106 mm, height (overall): 230 mm
What:
Serving mugs, Dumfries Burns Club
Subject:
The mugs are decorated with images to match the punch bowl - a portrait of Burns and a drinking scene. The inscription ' We'll Tak' A Cup O Kindness Yet For Auld Lang Syne' appears as a banner motif alongside a pair of clasped hands.
Who:
Josiah Spode (Stoke on Trent) (maker)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (representation)
Dumfries Burns Club (use (annually at events to celebrate Robert Burns' birth))
When:
c 1819
Where:
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
The mugs are decorated with images to match the punch bowl - a portrait of Burns and a drinking scene. The inscription ' We'll Tak' A Cup O Kindness Yet For Auld Lang Syne' appears as a banner motif alongside a pair of clasped hands.
Description:
Four of these serving mugs were purchased along with the punch bowl, a silver liner, a punch ladle and glasses. The punch set is one of the most valued relics of Dumfries Burns Club and is still used at their annual suppers.