Pierre Firens I (Flemish, Antwerp 1580–1638 Paris)
Blackwork and engraving
Sheet: 3 7/8 x 2 13/16 in. (9.8 x 7.1 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
The Rogers Fund, 1922
Not on view
Part of a series of 6 with goldsmiths designs executed in the blackwork technique. Design for a pendant shaped like a Latin cross, decorated with Schweifwerk. The cross is surrounded by smaller motifs, including two ring bezels and two rectangular designs in blackwork. Other decorative elements, such as fruit garlands and a rooster and turkey, have been added in engraving.
Signature: IH [initials incorporated in the design]
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Guilmard 1880, p. 40; SKB 1939, 786 (2)
Peter Fuhring, Michèle Bimbenet-Privat "Le style "cosses des pois": L'orfevrerie et la gravure a Paris sous Louis XIII." La Gazette des Beaux-Arts. vol. 144, 2002, cat. no. 191, ill.