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Medieval Gold Signet Ring for GRA of EDOILLE

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 0489

Estimate
GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 6,780 - 9,030
USD ($) 8,420 - 11,220
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Bid History: 4   |   Current bid: £8,600
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MEDIEVAL GOLD SIGNET RING FOR GRA OF EDOILLE
15th century AD

A substantial European gold finger ring comprising a broad hoop with six bands of pellet detailing to the outer face and three incuse flowers between the looped ends at the shoulders; discoid bezel with flared rim and beaded edge, Lombardic initials 'A' over 'G R' to the centre with inverted shoe(?) from which sprouts a flower between within plain circle; a legend to the border 'EDOILLE', the name of a place in the Vosges and a French surname derived from it, the second word is possibly Hebrew (?), with bird-on-branch flanked by rosettes at top and fleur-de-lis also with rosettes at side at base; initials 'G R A' to the underside of the bezel. 41 grams, 25mm overall, 19.86mm internal diameter (approximate size British T 1/2, USA 10, Europe 22.33, Japan 21) (1").

Condition
Very fine condition. A large wearable size.

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.

Literature
Cf. Chadour, A.B. Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, volume I, Leeds, 1994, item 604.

Date
Tuesday 20th February 2018 to Saturday 24 February 2018:
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Bid History: 4   |   Current bid: £8,600

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