11 December 2003
EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
ACQUIRED SINCE THE 1960S
A MEROVINGIAN GOLD, GARNET AND GLASS FINGER RING
Circa 6th Century A.D.
The plain sheet hoop rounded on the exterior, concave on the interior, joined to the underside of the cruciform box bezel, with a pyramid cluster of granulation on each side, the side arms of the cross set with green glass, the vertical transepts set with garnet, a garnet cabochon in the center
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide; ring size 8½
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S. Gohr, et al., Wahre Wunder, Sammler & Sammlungen im Rheinland, no. A21.13, p. 50 (ill.).
Cologne, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Wahre Wunder, Sammler & Sammlungen im Rheinland, 5 November 2000 - 11 February 2001.
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru