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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 489

    A BYZANTINE GOLD AND ENAMEL FINGER RING

    MIDDLE BYZANTINE, CIRCA 10TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    with Derek J. Content, England, late 1990s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CANADIAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR