A Guild of Handicraft yew wood mazer
A lovely large Guild of Handicraft mazer bowl made of yew wood and sterling silver The bowl is dated London, 1955 and is so from the later Guild period when operated by the Harts. Both the silver and wood have great patina. Condition is excellent. The yew wood typically has some natural minor cracking which is original to its date of production. Full marks to lid and base.
These so called Mazer bowls are inspired by medieval drinking bowls, popularised in the 20th century by Omar Ramsden. Ramsden’s Mazer’s typically used walnut.
Maker: Guild of Handicraft
Marks: GofH, London, U
Material: Sterling silver, yew
Condition: Excellent, see description
Size: 26cm max diameter, 13 cm height