Mazer - popular drinking vessel from Medieva times.
The Bayrheed Mazer by Bayrheed (Barehead) William of, 16001613
© Laing Art Gallery
- Maplewood, silver
- 6 x 15 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,000 ( Total: £8,000)
- Acquired in:
- Mrs E Bellord
Wooden bowl and central boss - attributed to North -East provincail workmanship for the period before the firm estb. of Newcastle as the major North-East silversmithing centre.
To current vendor from member of the Silvertop family. Family's history suggest that this mazer may have come from Lartington, a family property which came into the Silavertop family in 1811.