Lot 16: Three Western European Rings: NO RESERVE
November 30, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Description: A lot of three rings, sold without reserve.
First, a bronze ring with thin band joined to an oval bezel with polished garnet cabochon.
Second, a metal ring with wide band, joined to a flat oval bezel with heightened center set with a garnet cabochon. Areas of heavy gilding remain surrounding the top of the bezel and the shoulders.
Third, a silver gilt ring with rounded band, flat on the interior, and decorated with Baroque ornaments on the shoulders, joined to a high oval bezel with a single groove around the edge, set with a coral intaglio of a woman her head tilted and slightly bowed. The coral cameo would probably have been acquired in Naples.
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Provenance: Central European Collection
Dimensions: Circumference 54.8; US size 7.25; UK size O [one of three]; circumference 63.5; US size 10.5; UK size U [two of three]; circumference 59.3; US size 9; UK size R [three of three]
Medium: Bronze, garnet [one of three]; Gilt metal, garnet [two of three]; Gilt silver, coral intaglio [three of three]