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Cup and cover

silver-gilt, enamel

c. 1500

35 cm height

Heraldry:: shield of arms, quarterly gules and argent; Burgermeister Von Deyzisau of Wurttemberg (held by the angel on top)
Inscription/Mark (Old inventory number, painted on the base; Wernher?)

Provenance: Sir Julius Wernher (1850-1912), Bath House, London; Sir Harold Wernher (1893-1973), Luton Hoo; Wernher sale, Christie's London 5 July 2000 (Sale 6293, Lot 51)

Place of Creation: Nuremberg


Silver-gilt cup, on 8-lobed foot, cresting round stem and cover. Body and cover embossed with lobes. On the finial a winged putto holds a shield of arms.

Literature: Heinrich Kohlhaussen, Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst des Mittelalters und der Dürerzeit 1240 bis 1540 (Berlin, 1968), p. 308, 316, no. 354, img. 463
Works of art from the Wernher Collection, Christie's London Sale 6293 (London, 5 July 2000), p. lot 51
C. Truman, 'Oxford's silver gilt bequest: The Art Newspaper', (2013),
Wilson, Timothy, 'The Ashmolean', 65 (Spring) (2013), , p. pg. 5
Wilson, Timothy, 'The Ashmolean: The Michael Wellby Bequest no. 65, Spring 2013', (2013), pp. 3-5, p. p.5

Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.