【AR】GERALD BENNEY: a unique 18 carat gold cup and cover
GERALD BENNEY: a unique 18 carat gold cup and cover
London 1967Elongated teardrop-form, with a fine textured surface, the cup with a polished band around the rim, the cup with tubular projections of varying length, some of which are set with approximately 197 diamonds, 70 emeralds and 38 sapphires, the spire of the cover also set with a diamond, weight of diamonds approximately 7.5 carats, weight total 469gms.
Alistair McAlpine, Baron McAlpine of West Green (1942-2014).
Benney Family Collection.
Bonhams, London, Knightsbridge, 1st December 2010, lot 624.
This cup is illustrated and discussed in Hughes, G., 'Gerald Benney, Goldsmith: The story of fifty years at the bench', 1998, page 213
See online for original design drawing of the current lot.