Lot 12: Gold Ring with Rabbit Heads: NO RESERVE
November 30, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Description: Sold without reserve.
This unusual and charming ring resembles ancient Achaemenid (c. 550-350 BC) jewelry with counterpoised animal figures more commonly found on torques and bracelets. The round band is stamped on the interior 22k (22 carat gold). The ring is decorated with two rabbit heads, mouths touching, their long ears laid back adorning the hoop. Possibly an Asian ring like this was made for tourists who had traveled to the East and brought back such rings as a memento of their journey.
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Provenance: Alexander Gallery, New York, 2006; formerly property of an East Coast collection.
Dimensions: Circumference 49.3 mm.; US size 5, UK size J
Medium: Gold (stamped 22k)