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Post Medieval Gold and Bloodstone Heraldic Signet Ring

Antiquities - Post Medieval


LOT 643

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,000 - 1,500
EUR (€) 1,130 - 1,690
USD ($) 1,400 - 2,100
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £1,840

POST MEDIEVAL GOLD AND BLOODSTONE HERALDIC SIGNET RING

16th-17th century AD. An English heraldic signet ring comprising a ribbed hoop and quadrangular cloison bezel setting for an engraved bloodstone; the design an heraldic shield with the arms of Waterhouse impaling those of Willis above a scroll bearing the Latin motto 'NON NOBIS SOLUM' (Not For Ourselves Alone). Gold and bloodstone, 18.13 grams, 24 mm overall, internal diameter 21 mm. (Approximate size UK W½, USA 11¼, Europe 26.0, Japan 25).

Condition
Extremely fine condition.

Provenance
With supporting documentation from Beacon Genealogical and Heraldic Research suggesting the arms show a marriage between a gentleman of the family of Waterhouse, Co. York and those of a lady who was the daughter of the family of Willis, possibly of Fen Ditton, Co. Cambridge, Horingsley and Bales, Co. Hertford or Co. Dorset.

Literature
See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings 1930, plate XXI.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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