Lot 190: Ancient Lapis Cabochon in Gold Finger Ring.
October 23, 2016
Brooklyn, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Large early, 1st millennium B.C., ovoid cabochon lapis stone set in an Islamic gold setting, ca. 12th-14th century A.D. Setting is decorated with a fine pattern of individually cut and set tiny gold circular elements with faux braided borders. Areas of light encrustation and surface patina. Intact.1st millennium B.C., for stone.Provenance:Private NYC collection, acquired from Henry Anavian, Summer Gallery, 20 years ago, 7/8” cabochon; size 9-1/2 finger ring