A Staffordshire Figure of Robbie Burns
with Agnes Fleming - circa 1864
A very rare unrecorded version.
MY NANNIE, O!
the poem by Burns.
Robert Burns (1759 - 96)
Scotland's greatest poet,
he produced many poems and songs,
Tam o'Shanter being his most popular work.
This rare figure is very similar to a titled version
O NANNIE WILT THOU GANG WI ME,
(see Harding 1 figure 67)
which has the addition of a basket of fruit
on the base. (could this be the prototype ?)
Agnes Fleming, who was a sevant
at Calcothill near Lochlea,
was the Nanniereferred to in this Burns' song.
This superb figure is wonderfully modelled,
beautifully painted and with a lovely glaze.
It is in very good condition,
There is no restoration
Height: 11.75 inches