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A depiction of the design for the "pelican in her piety" appears in the book of jewellery by the German Jacob Mores, born circa 1540. Cf. V & A catalogue, "Princely Magnificence", London, 1980, G. 35, also "Renaissance Jewellery", Yvonne Hackenbroch, Cambridge, 1979, p. 201, no. 562 for a pendant of similar design with attributed date 1600-1610 and Christie's London, catalogue October, 1991, lot 288