The chains and badges are in regular use by the Mayor, Mayoress/Consort and Deputy Mayor.
The insignia for the Mayor’s Office includes the Mace and the Mayor’s Chains of Office.
The chains and badges are in regular use by the Mayor, Mayoress/Consort and Deputy Mayor. There are also many items on display in the Mayor’s Parlour, including gifted silverware and an array of trophies.
A William and Mary silver gilt mace by Anthony Nelme, London 1693, a three knopped column worked with leaves and a central column having trailing oak leaves and acorns against a wriggle work ground, surmounted with crowned cup worked with rose, thistle, harp and fleur-de-lys, and housing the Royal cipher beneath an orb, inscribed ‘Ex dono Johannis Leigh de Furnivalls Inne, London, Generosi John Houghton Gent. Mayor 1693’ opposing the Macclesfield crest being a lion passant with sheath of corn.
Gold and enamelled Mayoral chain and badge, centred with the Borough Arms in blue enamel within a blue enamelled border punctuated with gold sheaves of corn within a baroque style scrolled openwork frame, 10cm, weight 326g, unmarked but valued as 18ct gold, suspended from a gilt brick link chain engraved with the names of past Mayors and centred with an enamelled Royal Arms badge.
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor robes are worn on special civic occasions.