The Galloway (standing) Mazer or drinking vessel.
The Galloway Mazer by James Gray, 1569
© National Museum of Scotland
- Maplewood & silver
- 21 x 21 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,100 ( Total: £11,550)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
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.