5 July 2000
A SMALL PARCEL-GILT FIGURE OF A PRIEST
19th Century, apparently unmarked
On pierced hexagonal Gothic style base engraved with inscription to Saint Leonard, holding a cylindrical reliquary
6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high
Gross weight 6 oz. (197 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. 135, no. 669, in the safe.
1914 Wernher Inventory, p. 91, no. 450.
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