5 July 2000
A GERMAN CUP FORMED AS A MODEL OF A PARROT ON A BRANCH
Late 19th Century, bearing Nuremberg marks
On domed circular foot, repoussé, chased and applied with lizards, frogs, tortoise and shells, the stem formed as the trunk of a tree with branch surmounted by a figure of a parrot with detachable head and realistically chased plumage, with a small figure of an owl perched alongside, marked on bezel
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high
Weight 26 oz. (833 gr.)
Sir Julius Wernher, 1st Bt. (1850-1912), Bath House, London, no. 663, but not mentioned in the 1913 Bath House inventory, which skips from no. 662-665, 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.
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