Toddy ladles which belonged to Robert Burns

These toddy ladles, one larger than the other, belonged to Robert Burns.  There is a tradition that the larger one was for serving men, the smaller one for serving women.  These were given to Mrs Adam Rankine by Jean Armour, the poet's widow, shortly after his death in 1796.  Relics of Robert Burns and his household were treasured and preserved.   Toddy, or whisky diluted with warm water and sweetened with sugar, was commonly served in Scottish homes as it was thought to be good for the health as well as the spirit.
Object no :
Collection :
Creator :
Place of Production :
Dimensions :
(stem) length 150mm / 80mm, (bowl) diameter 30mm / 20mm
Materials :
Location :
Related site :
Accession number :
DUMFM:0198.248, DUMFM:0198.256
Copyright :
Dumfries Burns Club
You must enable javascript to view this website