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LOT 0342

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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,390 - 4,520
USD ($) 3,700 - 4,930

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£2,430 (EUR 2,748; USD 2,994) (+bp*)

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STUART PERIOD GOLD, ROCK CRYSTAL AND WHITE ENAMEL RING
17TH CENTURY A.D.
3/4 in. (1.89 grams, 21.50 mm overall, 16.63 mm internal diameter (approximate size British L 1/2, USA 6, Europe 11.87, Japan 11)).

A gold ring composed of a slender hoop embellished with tapering, white enamelled shoulders with black enamelled flourishes, fluted box collet setting, set with a pink foil back and table-cut rock crystal; accompanied by a vintage ring box.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired from Bentley & Skinner, Piccadilly, London W1, 2016.
Property of an East Sussex collector.

Accompanied by a copy of the Bentley & Skinner invoice.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.11669-197584.

LITERATURE:
Cf. The V&A Museum, accession number 1112-1864, for a similar ring; cf. Oman, C., British Rings 800-1914, London, 1974, pl. 3, for similar rings; cf. Chadour, A.B., Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Vol.1, Leeds, 1994, items 757-758, for similar; cf. Oman, C., British Rings 800-1914, London, 1974, pl. III, for a similar ring.

FOOTNOTES:
The V & A Museum explains that during the '...Renaissance, the ring developed from the simple forms of the medieval period into a miniature work of art, combining the skills of the chaser, engraver and enameller as well as the stone cutter.

CONDITION