• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 423

    A ROMAN ROCK CRYSTAL RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN ROCK CRYSTAL RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The convex oval stone engraved with five bees flying between two antithetically arranged trees; mounted as a swivel ring in a modern gold setting
    ½ in. (1.3 cm.) wide; ring size 5


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    Provenance

    Tunisian Private Collection.
    French Private Collection, 1955.