Mazer belonging to Robert Burns

Object Number:
3.4559

Summary

A Mazer is a drinking vessel usually made from maple wood. It was popularly used from the 11th to 16th centuries. This example dates from much later and is thought to have belonged to Robert Burns. His initials are engraved on the surface of the vessel along with the date 1790 and a thistle decoration.

The popular myth that Robert was a heavy drinker has made objects like this mazer very collectable.

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