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Medieval Gold Ring with Point Cut Solitaire Diamond

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 0514

Estimate
GBP (£) 7,000 - 9,000
EUR (€) 7,840 - 10,080
USD ($) 9,250 - 11,900
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £8,060

MEDIEVAL GOLD RING WITH POINT CUT SOLITAIRE DIAMOND
Early 15th century AD

A gold ring with D-section hoop with central rib, widening at the shoulder ending in a lily-shaped flute supporting a four petalled flower set with a natural diamond crystal. 9.03 grams, 23.82mm overall, 19.73mm internal diameter (approximate ring size British T 1/2, USA 10, Europe 22.00, Japan 21) (1").

Condition
Extremely fine condition. A large wearable size. Extremely rare.

Provenance
Property of a central London collector; acquired before 2000; previously from a European jewellery collection. Accompanied by a X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate.

Literature
Cf. Scaisbrick D. Royal, Rich and Renowned, Rings from Imperial Rome to Victorian England, no.9, pp. 26,27; and Dalton O. M. Catalogue of the Finger Rings, Early Christian, Byzantine, Teutonic, Medieval and Later (British Museum 1912) no.984, and for a similar hoop, no.262, both Italian.

Footnotes
The cusped setting anticipates the quatrefoil bezels of Renaissance rings. Dr Bonewitz notes: 'The four visible faces of the diamond crystal are polished, the very earliest form of diamond cutting, and consistent with the Medieval age of the ring.'

Date
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 to Saturday 27 May 2017 - Antiquities & Coins

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