Lot 1814: Post Medieval Tudor Gold Ring with Bloodstone
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 16th-17th century AD. A gold ring with ribbed shank and tied palmette at the shoulder; deep bezel set with a bloodstone. 1.70 grams, 17.81mm overall, 16.84mm internal diameter (approximate size British M, USA 6 1/4, Europe 13.00, Japan 12) (3/4"). Ex T. Brown collection, Shropshire, UK; acquired 1981, when recorded by M. R. Stokes of the Rowley's House Museum, Shrewsbury, UK. The stone was examined in detail by Dr. Bonewitz who observed: Bloodstone with fine flecks of 'blood' is almost certainly an early import from India.
Condition Report: Fine condition.