Scottish pottery Robbie Burns commemorative mug, inc. Mrs Burns, Jubilee Works, c.1896

$245.00 AUD

Scottish pottery commemorative mug, printed in brown with gilt, red & yellow highlights, with a portrait titled ‘ROBt’ BURNS’ to one side, the other with ‘MRS BURNS’, set on an intense brown ‘wallpaper’ type pattern.
Marked ‘BURNS / C.W.Mc NAY ‘
Charles McNay, Jubilee Works, Bridgeness
Circa 1896

9.5cm high
signs of age with minor crazing/staining, no chips cracks or restoration

Robert Burns died in 1796, and the centenary of his death in 1896 was an occasion for which many commemoratives were made. This appears to be a rarity.

Charles William McNay was Scottish, and worked at the Bo’ness Pottery near Edinburgh before setting up his own works at nearby Bridgeness. It was officially the Bridgeness Pottery, but as its opening coincided with the celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1888, it became known as the ‘Jubilee Works’. It survived until 1957.




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