The Bayrheed Mazer by Bayrheed (Barehead) William of

Mazer - popular drinking vessel from Medieva times.


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.

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