View full screen - View 1 of Lot 12. THE BEATLES | Collection of items from the Beatles' homes.
12

THE BEATLES | Collection of items from the Beatles' homes

Property of Alan Herring

THE BEATLES | Collection of items from the Beatles' homes

THE BEATLES | Collection of items from the Beatles' homes

Property of Alan Herring

THE BEATLES

A collection of items from the homes of The Beatles, comprising:


i) John Lennon's Toaster. A chrome and black Sharp automatic toaster, with original box, bought by Herring for Lennon at Sunny Heights, later given to Herring by Lennon at Tittenhurt Park; ii) Glass cup, used by Lennon and Ono at Sunny Heights as a candle holder in early July 1969, engraved with floral and leaf motifs;  iii) Scarf, left by Lennon and Ono at Sunny Heights in early July 1969, woven in black and white lattice pattern, with border and tassle edging, some light staining; iv) black and white photograph of George Harrison’s bungalow at Esher, with negative


Alan Herring notes that "John had asked me to get him this toaster while he and Yoko were staying at Sunny Heights, it went with them to Tittenhurst Park. I went to see them there and unfortunately the toaster had gone wrong, I was unable to exchange it as I’d already submitted the receipt for it to the accountants... John told me I might as well keep it and get it fixed for myself."

The cup and scarf were left on a bedside table at Sunny Heights when John and Yoko moved out after their recuperation period in Ringo’s Weybridge home, following their car accident in Scotland.

Alan Herring had painted a monochrome psychedelic patterned wall on George’s bungalow Kinfauns. He notes "I did it in black and white so that it would look very effective at night when it was caught in the car headlights


“This lot is accompanied by a letter of provenance.”


Please see shipping calculator link: click here

Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.