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LOT 0377

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EUR (€) 4,620 - 6,930
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Current bid: £3,000 (+bp*)
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(1 Bid, Reserve not met)   |   Current bid: £3,000

CIRCA 1600 A.D.
1 in. (22.40 grams, 27.88 mm overall, 21.55 mm internal diameter (approximate size British V, USA 10 1/2, Europe 23.77, Japan 22)).

Substantial gold hoop with ribbed shoulders and underside to the discoid bezel; incuse pelleted border enclosing a skull and single long bone above a bird's nest.

Acquired in the 1980s.
Property of a London gentleman.

This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.11980-210514.

Cf. Chadour, A.B., Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, volume I, Leeds, 1994, item 654, for type.