Lot 8. A German silver-gilt wine cup, Theodor or Tobias Riederer, Augsburg, circa 1614-1616; 6½in.; 16.5cm. high; 192gr, 6oz, 3dwt. Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold: 4,032 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.
of tapered conical form, the cup with applied wriggle work rim above embossed lobes and matting, on a knopped stem and domed stippled foot, marked on body and foot.
Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton.
Possibly acquired by William, 11th Duke of Hamilton (1811-1863);
His granddaughter, Lady Mary Louise (1884-1957), only child and principal heir of William Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton, who married in 1906 James Graham (1878-1954), Marquis of Graham who in 1925 succeeded his father as 6th Duke of Montrose;
Thence by descent.
Note: Photographed in the Dining Room at Brodick Castle, Arran, August 1888.