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Bowl, associated with Robert Burns

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probably made in Cumnock, Ayrshire

Bowl, associated with Robert Burns
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This unmarked glazed earthenware bowl is inscribed with Burns' 'Selkirk Grace'. It dates from the second half of the 19th century and was probably made by the Cumnock Pottery in Ayrshire.

The inscription reads, 'Some hae meat that canna eat/ an' some wad eat that want it/ but we hae meat an' we can eat/ sae let the Lord be thankit'.

In the second half of the 19th century, 'couthy' motto ware was very popular. One of the potteries producing such ware at this time was the Cumnock Pottery in East Ayrshire, originally established by James Taylor in 1792.

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