5 July 2000
A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER-GILT BEAKERS (setzbecher)
Bearing marks for Christophe Lindenberger, Nuremberg, circa 1580, possibly 19th Century
Each on spreading base cast and chased with moresque ornament, the short stem chased with band of ovals and bars, the lower part of the bowl with engraved scroll, foliage and strapwork panels, the upper part cast and chased with broad band of scrolling foliage moresques on matted ground, with moulded border, marked underneath bowls
31/8 in. (8 cm.) high
Weight 11 oz. (364 gr.) (2)
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. 129, no. 647, in the safe.
1914 Wernher Inventory, p. 85, no. 431.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately