About This Artwork

Spanish

Pendant Shaped as a Dragon, 1575/1600

Gold, enamel, and baroque pearls
7.8 x 4.7 cm (3 1/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf, 1992.295

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Virginia, Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, Melvin Gutman Collection of Antique Jewelry, 1964-66, cat. 23.

Chicago, The Martin D'Arcy Gallery of Art, The Art of Jewelry 1450-1650, Spring 1975, cat. 18.

The Art Institute of Chicago: Renaissance Decorative Arts from Chicago Collections, March 2, 1987 – June 14, 1987.

Publication History

Peter Stone, "Baroque Pearls," Apollo 69, no. 410 (1959), pp. 107-112, here p. 108.

Ian Wardropper et al, Renaissance Jewelry in the Alsdorf Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 25, 2 (2000), pp. 27, 68-71 and 96, no. 31.

Ownership History

Melvin Gutman, New York, by 1966 [sold, New York, Parke-Bernet, October 17, 1969, no. 82]; Marilynn B.Alsdorf, Chicago [according to Wardropper 2000, p. 4]; given to the Art Institute, 1991.




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