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LOT 0557

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GBP (£) 1,000 - 1,400
EUR (€) 1,100 - 1,540
USD ($) 1,300 - 1,820

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£900 (EUR 991; USD 1,167) (+bp*)

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Jacobean Period Gold Ring with Niello Foliate Scrolls and Heraldic Motif

17th century AD

A gold ring with round-section hoop expanding at the shoulders to an oval-shaped bezel set with 'milky' glass presenting a stylised flower within an heraldic shield; circumferential band to the bezel rim; the shoulders are engraved with foliate scrolls, which continue around and beneath the bezel and which are inlaid with niello. 2.38 grams, 21.97mm overall, 17.96mm internal diameter (approximate size British O, USA 7, Europe 14.98, Japan 14) (3/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
From a Dutch collection, 1960s-1980s.
Literature
See Chadour, A.B., Rings: The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Volume I, Leeds, 1994, for comparable examples, especially for close parallels to the foliate design on the shoulders and bezel.