The Galloway Mazer by James Gray

The Galloway (standing) Mazer or drinking vessel.

Details

Medium:
Maplewood & silver
Dimensions:
21 x 21 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,100 ( Total: £11,550)
Acquired in:
1954
Vendor:
Earls of Galloway

The maplewood bowl rests on a collar over a baluster stem chased with acanthus fronds on tooled ground and a compressed knop. The circular foot is repousse with a band of cupids among foliage.

Provenance

Archibald Stewart, Lord Provost of Edinburgh. Stewart's great-niece married the brother of the Ist Earl of Galloway and the mazer passed into that family where it remained until 1954; Sotheby's 1954.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

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