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(Goldschmidt, New York); purchased 31 December 1911 by Peter A. B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, probably as Italian sixteenth century; inheritance from the Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, 1942.

Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 47-48.
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 11, as Italian 16th Century.
Steingräber, Erich. Alter Schmuck. Munich, 1956: 114, fig. 191. English ed. 1957: 113, fig. 191.
Stone, Peter. "Baroque Pearls -II." Apollo (February 1959): 33, fig. 4.
Newman, Harold. An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewellery. London, 1979: 313.
Distelberger, Rudolf, Alison Luchs, Philippe Verdier, and Timonthy H. Wilson. Western Decorative Arts, Part I: Medieval, Renaissance, and Historicizing Styles including Metalwork, Enamels, and Ceramics. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1993: 297-299, color repro. 298.
Technical Summary

Table-cut stones are in rectangular box settings with flat shields. There has been slight enamel loss.