Workshop of Louis Marcy (Luigi Parmeggiani) (Italian, 1860–1945) (?)
ca. 1880–1900 (14th century style)
Made in France
Champlevé enamel, silver-gilt
Overall: 5 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 1 in. (13 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1948
Not on view
Displaying the arms of the Ponthieu family and intended to refer to Eleanor of Castile (d. 1290), wife of the English king Edward I (d. 1307), this type of object is, nevertheless, unlike any known from the medieval period.
Marking: [arms, enamled on larger boss] bendy argent and azure of 6 pieces within border gules (unidentifed)
[ Blumka Gallery, New York (sold 1948)]
Husband, Timothy B., and Jane Hayward, ed. The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the End of the Middle Ages. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975. no. 87b, p. 79.
Wixom, William D. "Eleven Additions to the Medieval Collection." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 66, no. 3 (March-April 1979). p. 128, fig. 81.