A German enamelled gold backplate of a pendant, circa 1570.

The convex side with enamelling en basse taille in bright red, blue, green and yellow showing the prophet Elijah in his chariot with Elisha before the River Jordan, the concave side with translucent enamel en ronde bosse showing Jonah and the Whale, both illustrating a characteristic German way of covering a pendant or other goldsmithing element at this time, height 3.5cm.

1690 Devonshire Schedule: “Jonas in the Whales Belly being a hollow Gold plate Enamel’d with Green the top of some Case”.


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