Lot 1821: Post Medieval Inscribed 'Let God Bless You' Ring
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 18th century AD. A silver posy ring with band decorated with scrolling plant motif, inside engraved with 'aue dieu VOUS BENISSE' for 'Let God Bless You', bezel set with a facetted amethyst. 1.62 grams, 20.21mm overall, 18.81mm internal diameter (approximate ring size R, USA 8 3/4, Europe 19.00, Japan 18) (1/2"). Property of a Kent collector; acquired on the UK art market. The stone was examined in detail by Dr. Bonewitz who observed:The facet pattern of the stone shows an early version of the modern 'standard brilliant' cut.
Condition Report: Fine condition.