The use of enamelled flowers and foliage was particularly prevalent on the backs and interiors of miniature cases from the early years of the 17th-century. Note the designs by French jewellers such as Etienne Carteron, Francois Le Febvre and Balthasar Mercier as illustrated by Evans. Such influences are to be seen in enamelled jewellery from much of Northern Europe by the middle of the century. Compare the present scrolling ribbon like suspension loop to the one illustrated in the Kugel exhibition catalogue attributed to France circa 1650 (op. cit
., no. 23).
J. Evans, A History of Jewellery, London, 1970; A. Kugel, Joyaux Renaissance, exh. cat. Galerie J. Kugel, Paris 2000, no. 123