Robert Burns 'Toby jug'

This 'Toby Jug' is modelled from the figure of Robert Burns as an Exciseman.  It depicts Burns seated with a manuscript on his lap. Burns began working as an Excise Officer in Dumfries in September 1789.   Excise was a tax similar to VAT but collected at the point of manufacture or import rather than at the point of sale.  A wide range of goods was liable for it, notably silk, tobacco and spirits. Burns as a gauger had to calculate and collect the tax due.
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Tony Wood
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Stockwell China Bazaar, Glasgow
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height 200mm
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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