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A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CUP AND COVER

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A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CUP AND COVER

MAKER'S MARK OF HEINRICH STRAUB, NUREMBERG, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CUP AND COVER Maker's mark of Heinrich Straub, Nuremberg, early 17th Century On waisted lobed circular foot, repoussé and chased with strapwork between the plain lobes, the vase-shaped stem rising from fluted knop and cast and applied with grostesque masks and scroll brackets, the bowl similarly chased to the foot, with corded band above, the border engraved with scrolling foliage and birds, the cover with broad border chased with foliage within arcading, the centre similarly chased to the foot, with finial formed as a female figure standing on a waisted plinth, marked on foot and border 16½ in. (42 cm.) high Weight 23 oz. (719 gr.)
Provenance
Sir Julius Wernher, 1st Bt. (1850-1912), Bath House, London, by whom bequeathed, with a life interest to his widow, Alice, Lady Wernher, subsequently Lady Ludlow (1862-1945), to their son
Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Bt., G.C.V.O. (1893-1973), Bath House, London, and from 1948, Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, and by descent.
Literature
1913 Bath House Inventory, p. 134, no. 662, in the safe.
1914 Wernher Inventory, p. 90, no. 446.
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A similar cup, by the same maker, is in the collection of the Wawel Royal Castle, in Cracow, Poland. In addition Rosenberg (op. cit. III, no. 4130) records a large number of cups by this maker in the Armoury, Moscow among other locations. A cup and cover by Hans Petzolt, Straub's father-in-law, of circa 1600, shows a similar combination of strapwork and lobes (catalogue of the exhibition, Wenzel Jamnitzer und der Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst 1500-1700, Munich, 1985, p. 253, no. 70).

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