Thursday, 25 January 2018

Burns Night: A celebration of Scottish Antiques

Burns Night is a celebration of the life and legacy of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. A much loved national treasure, Burns is synonymous with Scotland, liberalism and socialism - having written over 550 poems, many of which were an astute social commentary. 

The poet died from rheumatic fever at only 37, in 1796, and whilst the first 'Burns Supper' was held by his friends and family in 1801, it is now a national event. A common supper is made up of haggis, neeps and tatties (swedes and potatoes), whisky and the reading of Burns' poetry.. not to mention a rendition of Auld Lang Syne, more famously sung at New Year's Eve!

To commemorate the Scottish figure in our own 'Alfies' way, we've picked our favourite Scottish themed antique and vintage pieces from the shelves of our 50+ dealers..

Bronze bust of Robert Burns on a marble plinth. By Cordel. Available from Tin Tin Collectables

Art Deco vase made by famous Scottish Glass House Monart. Available from Robinson Antiques

Silver Scottish Thistle charm with coloured stone, 1960s. Available from Good Time Antiques

Muirhead and Arthur Glasgow. 1883. Available from Goldsmith & Perris

Victorian coffee pot pictured twice. William Marples & sons, Sheffield, c1897. Goldsmith & Perris

Victorian Scottish Majolica plate. c.1856-80. W & L Antiques

Authentic men’s kilt c1940s-50s. June Victor

Authentic men’s kilt c1940s-50s. June Victor

Wooden treen tartan box, c1890s. Offered by Beth

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