5 July 2000
A PARCEL-GILT FIGURE OF AN ABBOT
19th Century, apparently unmarked
On octagonal Gothic style base, the angles with flying buttresses, the sides pierced with arcading with blue enamel insets, the standing figure in long gown and cap holding in his right hand a Gothic reliquary with crystal sides
18½ in. (47 cm.) high
Gross weight 70 oz. (2,200 gr.)
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.
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1913 Bath House Inventory, p. 134, no. 667, in the safe.
1914 Wernher Inventory, p. 91, no. 449.
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