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Post Medieval Gold Ring with Spinel

Estimate: £600 - £800
ca. US$748 - US$998
Price realised:  £806
ca. US$1,005
Lot number 0494, Views: 59

POST MEDIEVAL GOLD RING WITH SPINEL 17th century AD A D-section slender gold hoop with ribbed shoulders and white enamel ground, square bezel with white enamel detailing to the faces and underside, chamfered upper face with inset spinel cloison. 2.70 grams, 23mm overall, 17.28mm internal diameter (approximate size British N, USA 6 3/4, Europe 14.0, Japan 13) (1"). Fine condition. Provenance Property of a Birmingham, UK, collector; acquired as part of an old jewellery collection. Literature Cf. Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings, reprinted Ipswich, 1993, item 396. Footnotes Dr Bonewitz notes: 'At the time this ring was made, this stone was undoubtedly thought to be a ruby. No clear distinction was made between spinel and ruby until the 18th century.'

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Timeline Auctions
Title: to Saturday 25 February 2017: Antiquities & Coin Printed Catalogue Auction
Date of the auction: 21 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
Address: Timeline Auctions
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