London, South Kensington
30 September 1999
A signet ring, the cushion shaped yellow metal stepped head set with a blue/grey sardonyx with applied oriental design character, the triple section shoulders joining to form the reeded shank, in grey felt ring box; accompanied by a black and white machine-print photograph of Presley with Japanese karate instructor Murakami Tetsuji -- 6x4in. (15.2x10cm.) framed, the karate jacket worn by Presley in the photograph bearing the same oriental design character as the ring (2)
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SCHRER/HENTSCHEL/KNORR Private Elvis, Elvis In Germany - The Missing Years, London: Boxtree, 1993, p.136 (illus.)
Presley was introduced to Murakami Tetsuji by his German instructor Seydel Jrgen whilst on a ten day trip to Paris in January, 1960.
This lot should have an estimate of 750-950.
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