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Prudence

Enamel on reverse after a design by Étienne Delaune
(French, Orléans 1518/19–1583 Strasbourg)

Date: ca. 1550–60
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Chalcedony, mounted in gold with enamel, rubies, emeralds, diamond, and pearl
Dimensions: Overall, with pendant pearl, without bail: 3 3/16 x 1 7/8 in. (8.2 x 4.8 cm); Overall, central commesso (confirmed): 1 9/16 x 1 7/16 in. (4 x 3.6 cm); 40 x 34.7 mm
Classification: Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.907

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