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TAM O' SHANTER ROBERT BURNS ENGLISH BRASS KINDLING BOX WITCHCRAFT CHEST

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vintagelamp's items12 of 792Phrenologist "Fowler's Bust," and further inscribed, "Made and Sold by G.W. Twiss Practical Phrenologist"Midinette HN1289 Royal Doulton Figurine 1928-1936
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    Posted 7 months ago

    vintagelamp
    (792 items)

    Scenes from the 1790 Robert Burns' poem Tam O' Shanter featuring an amazing relief on the top lid of the box of Tam O'Shanter being pursued by the witches.
    Sorceresses are falling out of a raining stormy sky full of lightening alongside a haunted church (Auld Kirk Alloway), chasing after Tam O'Shanter who is riding his horse ragged to escape, looking back as if the devil himself is on his heels! The one sorceress has pulled the tail off of his horse with Tam O'Shanter narrowly escaping. The front of the box features Tam telling his harrowing tale in a tavern!
    This is nearly the same scene from the small bronze plate I posted previously. Tinder boxes are numerous with all different prices, but I have yet to find another with these scenes.

    DIMENSIONS: WIDTH: 18" TALL: 12" DEEP: 11-1/2"

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 7 months ago
      Beautifully detailed box and fascinating legend
    2. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 7 months ago
      Newfld,
      Many thanks!
    3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 months ago
      This is a great box! Lol!!! I was wondering what the character was holding in the first pic...it certainly did not look like a horse tail!!! Nice to see you again too ;)
    4. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 7 months ago
      shareurpassion,
      Perhaps that is why Tam's voice was a couple octaves higher upon reaching the tavern (?)

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