Parian ~ Robert Burns

Circa 1875
Robinson and Leadbeater

The firm of Robinson and Leadbeater was one of the few potteries to concentrate entirely on the production of high quality Parian. In the 1883 edition of the Ceramic Art of Great Britain, L. Jewett wrote referring to the Robinson and Leadbeater pottery: “In material, they rank with the best productions of many competing firms, while in fineness of surface and careful manipulation they are rarely excelled”.

Robert Burns is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and a pioneer of the Romantic movement. His poem and song “Auld Lang Syne” is often sung on the last day of the year. This large bust is stamped on the back with the initials R&L within an oval. Impressed in the center of the back is BURNS.

Height: 18 ½”

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