"Of four parts and of beautiful form, decorated with highly embossed radiating flutes, V-shaped opening at neck, the upper and principal plate indented with a series of arches at lower centre, imposed upon a fan-shaped arrangement of flutes to wait-plate, the graceful plate of garde-de-rein similarly decorated.
Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Arms & Armor Sale, Sotheby & Co., London, July 9, 1931, thru National Magazine Co., Ltd., August 31, 1931."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 854, art. #14, Album 9, p. 10