• Vintage and Modern Jewels at S auction at Christies

    Sale 5896

    Vintage and Modern Jewels at South Kensington, Including Fine Hermès Handbags

    19 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 85

    A late medieval gold posy ring

    Price Realised  


    A late medieval gold posy ring
    The broad hoop with lozenge-shaped engraved decoration, each with central five petalled flowerhead (formerly enamelled) the interior hoop engraved, in 'black letter' DE BON and an outline of a heart (for good heart), circa 1500, finger size I

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    Post Lot Text

    Formerly in an English private collection

    N.Mills, op. cit. p.51 no. NM129

    C.f. J. Evans, English Posies and Posy Rings, Oxford, 1931, p.7 for similar examples of inscription