"The embossed decoration is of black steel upon a gilt ground. On the skull a combat between knights and Saracens; on the baseband scroll-ornaments connected by mascarons. On the comb, amid a number of trophies, recumbent figures of warriors, with a fortress in background. On the brim, sunken and gilt scroll ornaments.
Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co., Inc., April 24, 1924 for $2,710.36; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., March 30, 1944 for $615."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 625, Art. #266, Album 7, p. 34