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Inscription

in exergue, in relief: .IO[HANNES].F[ONDULINI].F[ONDULI]. (Giovanni di Fondulino Fonduli)

Marks and Labels

Reverse bears former inventory numbers 457 in black paint (probably Spitzer collection—see Provenance) and 342 in yellow paint (now partially illegible: Ricci 1931).

Provenance

Frédéric Spitzer [1815–1890], Paris; (his estate sale, at his residence by Chevallier and Mannheim, Paris, 17 April–16 June 1893, part 2, no. 1605); Gustave Dreyfus [1837–1914], Paris; his heirs; purchased 1930 with the entire Dreyfus collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York.

Bibliography
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931. vol.II, 342.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 99.
2011
Rossi, Francesco. La collezione Mario Scaglia: placchette. 3 vols. Bergamo, 2011: 1:270, under Variante B, M.42, 271 fig. d.