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Design for a Pendant with the Alphabet

Artist:
Master P.R.K (Dutch, ca. 1609–1617)
Date:
1609
Medium:
Engraving and blackwork
Dimensions:
Plate: 5 5/16 x 3 11/16 in. (13.5 x 9.4 cm) Sheet: 5 7/16 x 3 13/16 in. (13.8 x 9.7 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1942
Accession Number:
42.86.3(1)
Not on view
Design for a pendant in fine goldsmiths work. The pendant is hanging from a ribbon and has an oval central compartment in which the alphabet has been placed. The letters J, V and W are missing. Below it is the signature of the Master PRK combined with the date of publishing. Surrounding the compartment are four small enameled fields and fine openwork made up out of Schweifwerk. Three figures are added to the top half of the jewel with a Bacchus figure holding up a tazza crowning the pendant.
Signature: PRK

Inscription: 'ABCDEF / GHIKLM / NOPQRS / TVXYZ'; 'P.R.K. / 1609'; '1'
Vendor: S. F. C. Smith
Guilmard 1880, p. 502; SKB 1939, 735
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