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Post Medieval Renaissance Gold Ring with Sapphire

Antiquities - Post Medieval


LOT 0496

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,800 - 2,400
EUR (€) 2,030 - 2,700
USD ($) 2,430 - 3,240
Additional Fees*

Opening Bid: £1,440 (EUR 1,621; USD 1,943)
POST MEDIEVAL RENAISSANCE GOLD RING WITH SAPPHIRE
16th century AD

A D-section gold hoop with scrolled tendrils to the shoulders, scooped rectangular-section bezel with D-shaped ornamented panels, inset facetted corn-blue sapphire. 4.08 grams, 26mm overall, 18.78mm internal diameter (approximate size British R, USA 8 3/4, Europe 19.0, Japan 18) (1").

Condition
Very fine condition. A large wearable size.

Provenance
Property of a Sussex gentleman; acquired before 1990. Accompanied by a positive X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate.

Literature
See Bonewitz, Dr. Ronald Louis, Gems, 2013, p.59-63; Oman, C.C. British Rings 800-1914, London, 1974, plate 26(A).

Footnotes
The stone was examined in detail by Dr. Bonewitz who observed: 'The cutting of the stone is of an early post-medieval date, and comes from a time before the directional cutting hardness of sapphire was recognised.'

Date
Monday 27th February 2017 :
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