Said to have belonged to Comtesse Batowska (city unknown). Charles J. Wertheimer [d. 1911], London. (Duveen, New York); purchased 28 October 1911 by Peter A. B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, probably as Italian sixteenth century, style of Benvenuto Cellini; 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.
- 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 (Style of Benvenuto Cellini).
- Steingräber, Erich. Alter Schmuck. Munich, 1956: 114, fig. 190; English ed. 1957: 113, fig. 190.
- Stone, Peter. "Baroque Pearls II." Apollo (February 1959): 33, fig. 5.
- Wilkens, Manja. Das Schmuckbrevier. Hamburg, 1960: 141-142, pl. 20.
- Hansmann, Liselotte, and Lenz Kriss-Rettenbeck. Amulett und Talisman. Munich, 1966: 111, fig. 298.
- Fröhlich, Ruth and Max, eds. Benvenuto Cellini: Aghandlungen über die Goldschmiedekunst und die Bildhauerei. Basel, 1974: 55, color repro.
- Heiniger, Ernst A., and Jean Heiniger. The Great Book of Jewels. Boston, 1974: 230, repro.
- Newman, Harold. An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewellery. London, 1981: 199, 200, repro.
- Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 165-166, repro., frontispiece.
- 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: 295-297, color repro. 295.
This piece contains table-cut stones. There are rectangular box settings on the cartouche shield, chain, body, and belt, and a bowl setting reduced to a thin fluting on the fish's body. The enamel is slightly chipped.