6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,000
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
A BYZANTINE GOLD AND ENAMEL FINGER RING
MIDDLE BYZANTINE, CIRCA 10TH CENTURY A.D.
The beaded hoop joined to the underside of the circular box bezel, encircled by beading, with a cloisonné enamel rosette, composed of green petals interspersed with blue heart-shaped elements, with a red center, on a white ground, the surrounding ring originally green (mostly-lost)
13/16 in. (2.1 cm.) wide; ring size 3¾
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with Derek J. Content, England, late 1990s.
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