• Three Woods: A Passion for Wal auction at Christies

    Sale 7909

    Three Woods: A Passion for Walnut, Oak & Yew The John Parry Collection

    25 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    A WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT STANDING CUP

    LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT STANDING CUP
    LATE 17TH CENTURY
    Of circular tapering form, with baluster shaft and moulded spreading foot, the underside with A.J. Levi collection label inscribed '762.'
    8 in. (20 cm.) high


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    Jonathan Levi noted in his manuscripts for Treen for the table: 'see Cripps, Old English Plate, p. 340, fig. 77, standing cup and cover, Corpus Christi Cambridge, very similar design 1569 silver.'

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    Bought from Polly de Courcy, Ireland.
    Jonathan Levi collection, Christie's, South Kensington, 8 November 2006, lot 140.


    Literature

    J. Levi, Treen for the table, Woodbridge, 1998, pp. 60-61, pl. 3/30.