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German, in late Gothic style | Double Mazer Bowl

Cups and Vessels from an English Kunstkammer

German, in late Gothic style | Double Mazer Bowl

German, in late Gothic style | Double Mazer Bowl

Cups and Vessels from an English Kunstkammer

German, in late Gothic style

Double Mazer Bowl


burr maple and silver gilt

mounted with a silver roundel enclosing the arms of the Dukes of Brunswick

23.5cm., 9¾in

Overall in good condition with minor surface dirt and wear consistent with age. There are some small losses to the corners of the silver foot. There is minor oxidation to the silver mounts. Some rubbing to the medal on the lid.

There is potpourri to the interior.


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Double mazers originated in Germany in the late medieval period and consist of two cups sandwiched together. Pinto (op. cit.) records that the upper smaller cup was used as a tasting vessel by the cup bearer to prevent poisoning. "Tasting according to John Russell's Boke of Nurture of 1452 was done for those of royal blood" or high status. 

RELATED LITERATURE
E. H. Pinto, Treen and Other wooden Bygones, London, 1969, fig. 25