10 December 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 10,000
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A RUSSIAN DIAMOND AND ENAMEL RING
The central dark blue guilloché enamel plaque with the cipher of Tsar Alexander II to the old-cut diamond surround and foliate shoulders, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1870
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Given by Tsar Alexander II (1818-1881) to the vendor's ancestor, William Ansell Day, author of The Russian Government in Poland, 1867
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