5 July 2000
A GOLD-MOUNTED MINIATURE ROCK CRYSTAL CUP AND COVER
First half 17th Century, possibly German or Scandinavian, apparently unmarked
The applied foot and ball finial enamelled in green and blue with waved ornament, with cylindrical stem and tapering faceted bowl, the interior of the cover enamelled in green, blue, gold and red, with initials 'SVA' IN CYPHER BENEATH A CORONET, THE REVERSE WITH PINK ENAMEL
21/8 IN. (5.5 CM.) HIGH
SIR JULIUS WERNHER, 1ST BT. (1850-1912), BATH HOUSE, LONDON, NO. 606, BUT NOT MENTIONED IN THE 1913 BATH HOUSE INVENTORY, WHICH SKIPS FROM NO. 604 TO NO. 607, 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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