Italian 16th Century
Appliqué in the Form of Paired Dolphins on a Scallop Shell
bronze (gilded, gilding rubbed above eyes and on upper part of shell)
13 x 27.3 cm (5 1/8 x 10 3/4 in)
Santa Maria Novella, Florence.  Eugène de Miller Aichholz, Vienna; (his sale, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 18-22 May 1900, no. 34 [pair with NGA 1957.14.124]); Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 1945 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.  According to the 1900 sale catalogue of the Eugène de Miller Aiccholz collection.