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Bute Mazer


Bute or Bannatyne mazer, a deep circular bowl of bird's-eye maple wood with engraved silver rim, on a flared silver foot, the metal boss is decorated with a lion and six heraldic shields, Scotland, 1314 - 1327, rim and straps added during the 16th century

Museum reference


Object name


Production information

Scotland, Northern Europe


1314 - 1700


Maple, Silver, Silver, Enamel

Physical description

Maple wood; silver; silver gilt


Bute of Bannatyne
Robert the Bruce, 1274 - 1329


  • Angels, Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland (12 Aug 1982 - 26 Sep 1982)
    Royal Museum of Scotland

  • 26 Treasures in the National Museum of Scotland (01 Dec 2011 - 29 Jan 2012)
    World Wide Web


Glenn, Virginia, Romanesque & Gothic: Decorative Metalwork and Ivory Carvings in the Museum of Scotland, NMSE Publishing, Edinburgh, 2003

Caldwell, D.H. (ed). Angels Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1982

On display

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On loan from The Bute Collection at Mount Stuart

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