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Double cup


c. 1510

37.3 cm height

Heraldry:: later (19th century?) enamelled arms; (top and bottom)
Inscription/Mark: '511-656' (Old inventory number, painted on the base; Wernher?)
Inscription/Mark (several very small importmarks)
Inscription/Mark: reverse 'N' (Rosenberg 3712) (struck on the foot)

Provenance: c. 1890 Frederic Spitzer, Paris; Sir Julius Wernher (1850-1912), Bath House, London; Sir Harold Wernher (1893-1973); Wernher sale, Christie's London, 5 July 2000 (Sale 6293, lot 50)

Place of Creation: Nuremberg


Silver-gilt double-cup, embossed and crested. Around the rim of the lower part a band of engraving scrollwork with dogs and birds.

Literature: Heinrich Kohlhaussen, Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst des Mittelalters und der Dürerzeit 1240 bis 1540 (Berlin, 1968), p. 324-5, 331, no. 367, img. 481-2
Marc Rosenberg, Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen (Frankfurt, 1922-28), no. 3712
Works of art from the Wernher Collection, Christie's London Sale 6293 (London, 5 July 2000), p. lot 50
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
Schroder, Timothy, Renaissance Silver from the Schroder Collection (2007), p. no.8

Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.