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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 490

    A BYZANTINE GOLD FINGER RING

    CIRCA 7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BYZANTINE GOLD FINGER RING
    CIRCA 7TH CENTURY A.D.
    The openwork hoop composed of a guilloche of plain wire framed by plain and beaded wire, the high bezel a series of drop-shaped petals of beaded wire supporting a guilloche of plain wire with granules dispersed throughout, capped with a sheet hemisphere fringed with beaded wire and granulated triangles, a central granule at the peak with a beaded wire fringe
    1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high; ring size 10½


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, early 1990s.
    with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York.
    The Estate of Neil F. Phillips, Esq., Q.C.; Christie's, New York, 18 December 1997, lot 258.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF NEIL AND SHARON PHILLIPS