• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 392

    A GREEK SILVER FINGER RING

    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK SILVER FINGER RING
    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Formed from a solid bar, circular in section, hammered flat to give a diamond-shaped bezel, then bent back upon itself and soldered, the bezel engraved with a palmette, punctuated by three gold studs, enclosed within a hatched border, additional hatching on the bezel sides
    1 3/16 in (3 cm) wide; ring size 11


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    Provenance

    Swiss Private Collection, 1930s.