Pair of Wine Cups

Provenance

Sold Christies, London, 7 July 1909, lot 37; bought Crichton Brothers, London; Sir John H. B. Noble, Bart., sale Christies, London, 3 June 1935, lot 140; bought E. Permain; William Randolph Hearst, sale Christie's, London, 14 December 1938, lot 93; bought Lamb and Castle, London; with Peter Guille, Ltd., New York; sold to Robert Sterling Clark, invoice dated 1 March 1939.¹

1. Clark’s diary suggests that he purchased the cups on 24 February 1939: “Bought the pair of James Ist wine glasses gilt”; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute archives.

Maker's mark WF in shaped surround, possibly for William Frend

English, free 1613; buried 1625

Pair of Wine Cups

1619/20

Silver gilt

[1] 7 x 2 11/16 x 2 11/16 in. (17.8 x 6.8 x 6.8 cm); base diameter: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm) Troy weight: 5.35 toz (166.4 g); scratch weight (5=6): 5.3 toz (164.8 g) [2] 7 1/16 x 2 11/16 x 2 11/16 in. (17.9 x 6.8 x 6.8 cm); base diameter: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm) Troy weight: 5.3 toz (164.8 g); scratch weight (5=6): 5.3 toz (164.8 g)


Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1939

1955.150


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