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LOT 0602

Estimate
GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 7,000 - 9,330
USD ($) 7,740 - 10,320

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£5,400 (EUR 6,300; USD 6,965) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Elizabethan Gold and Rare Champagne Diamond Ring

Later 16th century AD

A natural diamond crystal set with square table facet uppermost in an Elizabethan era gold finger ring; the diamond a natural crystal, amber in colour with inclusions; the ring with keeled D-section hoop, running scrolls to the outer faces, rectangular bezel with cell and lateral swags. 7.37 grams, 28mm overall, 18.82mm internal diameter (approximate size British R, USA 8 3/4, Europe 19.0, Japan 18) (1"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a UK gentleman; acquired from a London gallery in the late 1980s; formerly from a private European collection, formed in the 1960s and 1970s; accompanied by scholarly note TL 005250 from Dr Ron Bonewitz.

Literature
Cf. Chadour, A.B. Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, volume I, Leeds, 1994, item 633 the Archbishopric Freising ring.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 25th November 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

Tuesday 26th November 2019 (Day 1)
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The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN


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