Earthenware plaque with a portrait of Robert Burns

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Earthenware plaque with a portrait of Robert Burns

This earthenware plaque with bust of Robert Burns dates from the late 19th century. Burns's poetry was enormously popular and his image, as the 'National Bard', was produced on many types of everyday items.

The oval plaque has a relief-moulded, naïve profile image of Robert Burns.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-210-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 84.2
Date: Late 19th century
Dimensions: 305 mm D x 260 mm
What: Plaque
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Robert Burns
Description: One of two oval plaques bearing a bust of Robert Burns in high relief, glazed in pale blue and cream
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