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Robert Burns Armorial Silver Spoon - Wood Notes Wild, Better a Wee Bush Than Nae Bield
Reference: S1635
Period: George V
Year: 1925
Silversmith: Joseph Cook & Son
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 170.00
Weight: 16 grams
Dimensions: 11.7 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: An interesting armorial silver spoon, with armorial of Robert Burns, who is widely regarded as the National Poet of Scotland, also "Scotland's Favourite Son", also voted "Greatest Scot of all Time" (Wikipedia). Burns night is celebrated on 25 January, with haggis on the menu, and the singing of "Auld Lang Syne". The armorial features a seeded holly bush, under shepherds pipe and crook, with a woodlark perched on a sprig of bay tree, and "Wood Notes Wild" from Milton's Allegro. The bottom of the shield has the motto "Better a wee bush than nae bield" (a small bush is better than no shelter at all), which Burns used to seal his letters.
Robert Burns Armorial Silver Spoon - Wood Notes Wild, Better a Wee Bush Than Nae Bield
Robert Burns Armorial silver spoon

Robert Burns Armorial Silver Spoon - Wood Notes Wild, Better a Wee Bush Than Nae Bield
Better a wee bush than nae bield

Robert Burns Armorial Silver Spoon - Wood Notes Wild, Better a Wee Bush Than Nae Bield
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Robert Burns Armorial Silver Spoon - Wood Notes Wild, Better a Wee Bush Than Nae Bield
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