Lot 9: Gothic Garnet Ring: NO RESERVE
November 30, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Description: Sold without reserve.
Possibly 14th-15th century.
This heavy cast gold ring is set with a pyramid-shaped bezel and cut garnet. The medieval band is decorated with heavy gold globules at the shoulders and tapers around the band, widening in two places with additional globules and decorated with tracery in Gothic style. The pyramid-shaped bezel is similar to a ring discovered in the garden of Holyrood Palace and now in the collection of the National Museum of Scotland.
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Provenance: Private Continental European Collection, c. 2010s.
Dimensions: Circumference 65 mm.; US size 11; UK size V
Medium: Gold, garnet