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Auction Description for The Curator's Eye: Jewelry Auction: Ancient, Asian and Ethnographic - MANY LOTS OFFERED AT NO RESERVE
Auction Description:
The Curator's Eye presents a Jewelry auction containing an impressive selection from several of the most important galleries and dealers around the world. Browse a catalog containing rare rings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches from across Asian, Ethnographic and Ancient history. Find for sale an Important Pre-columbian Chavin Necklace, a Byzantine Cloisonné Ring and a Roman Ring with "SPQR" Cameo alongside Asian jewelry such as an Antique Gujarati Dowery Necklace and a Holdali Jade Pendant. This catalog's broad representation of rare ancient and Asian Jewelry presents a unique opportunity for collectors. Many lots are offered at NO RESERVE. MA Auctioneer License 03309

Jewelry Auction: Ancient, Asian and Ethnographic - MANY LOTS OFFERED AT NO RESERVE (103 Lots)

by The Curator's Eye


103 lots with images

November 30, 2016

Live Auction

Boston, MA, USA

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Early Medieval Ring

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Description: Possibly 7th-8th centuryHammered and rounded medieval band with twisted wires at the shoulders and across the reverse of the bezel, terminating with four globules on both sides and a curved, enfolded design around the raised bezel, set with a greenish colored stone (jasper?).Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Renaissance Gemstone Ring

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Description: This cusped or scalloped setting is typical for later medieval gemstone rings, and shows the intermediary stage between the claw setting and the box bezel. Such rings often appear in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century portraits. These and other portraits provide a means of circumscribing the popularity of cusped rings, which coincide in date with the box bezel type that eventually replaced them. The red glass stone would have been chosen as a more affordable alternative to rubies, the stone of love.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Gemstone Ring: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve. Electrum rings, made from an alloy of gold and silver, were widespread across medieval Europe and the Mediterranean. The shape and central emerald of this ring recalls earlier Byzantine rings which were often surrounded by small pearls. The flat hoop supports an octagonal - almost star- shaped bezel of irregular shape which holds a natural-shaped emerald with its faceted edges. The stone is kept in place by three claws and framed by twisted wire. The surface of the large bezel has ornamental wire circles simulating wires.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Renaissance Ring

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Description: The imagery of two dogs, facing each other and evidently sharing a piece of wood or a bone suggests the idea of fidelity, either in friendship or love. This ring is typical of a class of Italian and German Renaissance rings, usually enameled, representing animals and sometimes people in three dimensions on their bezels. A thin circular hoop is reinforced by soldering to a second hoop sculpted in three-dimensions (in ronde-bosse). There are traces of white enamel on the dogs and of black enamel on the medieval hoop.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Medieval Stirrup Ring: NO RESERVE

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Description: This is a typical Gothic style ring, known as stirrup ring named after it shape, that of a horses stirrup. Typically reserved for ecclesiastical purposes and worn by men of the Church. These are often set with cabochon sapphires, the blue of the stone reminding of their divine powers. The medieval stirrup ring originates in the 12th century and continues till the 14th century, perhaps to emulate the Gothic arches of Cathedrals. This stirrup-shaped ring is set with a dark blue cabochon sapphire and has a solid gold thick hoop, flat in the interior and rounded on the exterior widening toward the bezel.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Renaissance Nominative Ring: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.medieval Rings with simple monograms, like this one, instead of signets, interlaced initials, or merchants marks, are relatively rare. They would not have been used for sealing but merely as signs of identification and status for the wearer. An oval disc-shaped bezel is engraved with the initials MR, and a round flat hoop joins the bezel at the shoulders.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Medieval Gemstone Ring: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.An irregular round cup-shaped bezel holds a small cabochon sapphire. The bezel is flat on the back, and the rounded hoop terminates at the shoulders in one coil. This type of medieval ring was popular in the Gothic period, appearing already in the thirteenth century, and continuing in the fourteenth century, and exists in gold, silver, and bronze set with different gemstones which were believed to have magical properties. The sapphire was generally worn by Clerics and was a reminder of their divine powers.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Medieval Belt Ring

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Description: This belt ring differs from known examples because the buckle terminates in a loop rather than a strap. Most surviving medieval belt rings are 14th-century English, and many were evidently sold to pilgrims at shrines. A single thin gold wire is decorated with gold dots on the hoop and terminates on one side with a belt buckle and on the other with a knot. Belt rings symbolize fidelity, promise, fertility, as well as referring to the sacred belt of the Virgin Mary.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Gothic Garnet Ring: NO RESERVE

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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.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Signet Ring

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Description: 15th century(?)This massive medieval ring has a heavy gold hoop widening at the shoulders to join a thick round bezel with intaglio device surrounded by a cabled border. Engraved in the center of the bezel is a round-faced lion, above which an inscription in Gothic lettering reads in reverse: YN DEDE, (in deed or indeed). This motto perhaps descends from one of the Knights Marchers, or Marcher Lords, who occupied the borderlands between Wales and England and who were granted special privileges and status. In the Middle Ages signet rings were designed with recognizable devices and heraldry to verify receipt, as identification, and as a sign of status. To withstand daily use, signets are often thick and heavy.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Medieval Twisted Band Ring

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Description: This beautiful, wearable medieval ring consists of a spiral-grooved hoop. The band is typical of medieval British iconographic rings fabricated in England and Scotland, and a solid gold version of this type is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Such rings were also used as wedding bands.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Gold Ring with Rabbit Heads: NO RESERVE

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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.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Medieval Garnet Ring: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.Possibly 15th-16th century.The hammered flat gold band on this simple ring is decorated with hatchings and set with an ellipsoid bezel holding a cabochon garnet. Small rectangular gold pieces define the shoulders of the ring, where bezel meets hoop. The red of the garnet may indicate the ring was given as a love token.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Renaissance Revival Ring

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Description: Late 19th-early 20th centuryThe design of the ring goes back to late 16th and 17th century prototypes. Numerous examples of this type in various collections often mistaken for Renaissance rings were made by students learning to become goldsmiths at the Staatliche Zeichenakademie in Hanau in Germany in the late 19th and early 20th century. A slender flat hoop supports a massive projecting bezel incised and decorated with black enamel. The stone has been cut into a pyramid capped with a small square crown, and the bezel and shoulders of the ring are adorned with cast grotteschi-derived strapwork ornament that bears substantial traces of enamel in red, white, and black.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Three Silver and Bronze Rings: NO RESERVE

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Description: A lot of three rings, sold without reserve.First, a heavy gilt silver ring with swags at the shoulders holding in place a large oval bezel with twisted wire surround oval-shaped glass.Second, a cast silver ring with flat bezel set with foiled glass, decorated with volutes at the shoulders, and tapering to a thin round band. Traces of gilding remain around the bezel and shoulders.Third, a cast bronze ring with D-section band, a hexagonal bezel decorated with white enamel spotted with black and arcaded pattern on the sides, set with a colored millefiori glass gem.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Three Western European Rings: NO RESERVE

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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.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Intaglio Ring with Bust of a Woman in Profile: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.Heavy gold ring with a collet setting surrounding an oval intaglio of a woman in profile with a laurel crown. Cameos and intaglios were popular collectors items, and owners would have these set in a Roman style setting.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Merovingian Ring: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.Possibly 6th-7th century.This medieval ring is made from a flat band of sheet gold rolled at the outer edges. Beaded wire surrounds a square garnet, possibly foiled, and the shoulders are decorated with globules grouped in mirror-image pyramid-shaped patterns.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Byzantine Monogram Ring: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.Possibly 7th-8th century.The complex letter monograms seen on these ancient seal rings are often nominative or Christian in meaning. Here the encrypted letters on the circular disk bezel read as E, M, N, P and probably belong to the name of the owner, and a cross in the lower right quadrant expresses his Christian belief.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Byzantine Cloisonne Ring

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Description: This ancient ring has been reassembled in modern times - possibly when the original bezel was detached - by joining a reeded gold band with four gold granules (two on either side) to a circular flat roundel of the same period with floral design in red, blue, green and white cloisonne enamel. The cloisonne technique and colors are typical of that of jewelers of the Middle Byzantine period such as in this complex and delicate enamel decorating the little roundel in the ring.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Byzantine Cloisonne Ring

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Description: With a round projecting bezel composed of cloisonne inlay in red and white enamel in the form of a flower on a dark-blue ground. This ancient ring is an excellent example of its type with its twisted wire hoop which was popular in the late Roman and Byzantine periods. Cloisonn enamel consists of strips of sheet metal, described as cloisons, which form the outline of a decorative pattern and are soldered to the surface. The enamels are laid into the shapes and fired.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Byzantine Cup Bezel Ring: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.Possibly 6th-7th century.Ancient Flat band with a strip of beaded wire forming a ridge, joining at the shoulders a cup bezel with six globules at the base, decorated with beaded wire and set with a garnet cabochon.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Byzantine Monogram Ring: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.Possibly 6th century.This ancient seal ring with a simple round hoop joining a circular disk bezel is engraved with the encrypted letters M, E, and A(?) which when decoded would be the abbreviation of the name of the wearer. The cross in the upper center is a sign of the Christian faith.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Byzantine Ring with Portrait Busts of an Imperial Couple: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.Possibly 9th century.The ancient heavy band is fluted with two grooves that terminate at the flat face of the substantial ring, which is engraved with the busts of an imperial Byzantine couple on either side of a staff with cross finial. The woman has ornamental pendants (pendilia) hanging from her temples indicative of high status. Images of the emperor were widely dispersed across the Byzantine Empire in the form of coinage, and these types of royal portraits are reflected in this engraved image.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Old Maharaja Bajuband of Gold and Diamonds

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Description: Late 19th CenturyMaharaja Bajuband of gold and 175 diamonds arranged in diagonal patterns. 2 tiny emeralds on both ends. A collector piece rarely seen in private collections.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Old Indian Gold Necklace with Crescent Shaped Medallion

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Description: Late 19th CenturyHeavy gold necklace with white and green crystals and a crescent white sapphire medallionPlease note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Old Indian Bazuband Inlaid with Diamonds

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Description: Late 19th CenturyOne gold Bazuband inlaid with diamonds and white enamel on the back. Chain of multiple miniature Barsa Pearls.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Old Indian Pearl Sapphire Drop Necklace on Black Set

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Description: Late 19th CenturyFour white sapphires make up this star pendant. Each jewel is surrounded by Indian old gold, and symmetrical emeralds, rubies, and seed pearls add to the elegant design. Mounted in contemporary black metallic ribbon. Pair of earrings includedPlease note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Chandora Earrings

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Description: Rajasthan, Northern India22K enameled gold earrings with 12mm Chinese freshwater pearl drops and studded with 14 diamonds 3.8ct.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Toda Heaven

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Description: Mysore, Southern IndiaToda tribal dowery necklace from Otty, South India, set in 22Kt yellow gold and studded with 5ct rubies.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

Condition Report: very good

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Royal Flush

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Description: Rajasthan, IndiaTraditional, 20th century necklace from Rajasthan India, made of 22Kt yellow gold and studded with rubies, diamonds and freshwater pearls.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

Condition Report: very good

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Emerald Fantasy

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Description: New Delhi, IndiaA finely made 22K gold Indian necklace studded with 14.66ct of rose cut diamonds and set with 66ct of emerald bead dangles. It comes with an adjustable gold chain and clasp.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

Condition Report: excellent

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Gold enameled  Muhgal style Pendant

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Description: Rajasthan, IndiaTraditional Muhgal style enameled Pendant set with 1ct. rubies and 1ct. diamonds, on a 16 in. (40.6 cm) 14ct. Faceted Ruby bead necklace.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

Condition Report: excellent

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Gold enameled Diamond Ring

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Description: Rajasthan, India - Fine Diamond Jewelry18K enameled gold ring, set with a clean white silver foil back rose cut Diamond. 1.5ct.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

Condition Report: excellent

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Multi Diamond Necklace

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Description: Rajasthan, India - Fine Diamond JewelryTraditional 22K gold necklace from India studded with 640 diamonds 35.7ct. Designed so that only the diamonds touch your skin.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

Condition Report: excellent

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Antique Gujarati Dowery Necklace

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Description: Gujarat, India - ATQ Northern Indian Tribal Jewelry22K gold bead choker necklace with a very large center filigree and granulated gold bead. Gujarat Tribal Dowery necklace.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

Condition Report: very good

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Antique Rajasthan Mughal style Necklace

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Description: Rajasthan, India - ATQ Northern Indian JewelryAntique, late 19th century Mughal Style necklace from Rajasthan, India. This beautiful, unique piece, is made of 22K yellow gold and studded with kunden set diamonds, emeralds, rubies and a basara pearl.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

Condition Report: very good

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Holdali Jade Pendant

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Description: Rajasthan, Northern IndiaAntique, 19th century jade "Holdali" pendant from India, studded with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Also known as Mutton Chop Jade, made popular during Mughal era, worn to protect against heart attack.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Islamic Emerald and Pearl Ring

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Description: Circa 6th-7th century ADThe cast gold ring, with a collet of beaded wire, is set with a fine Egyptian emerald. The Romans and Byzantines left the emerald in its natural shape and only polished the surface. The central stone is surrounded by a thin wire threaded through loops and strung with seed pearls. The substantial bezel is pyramid shaped which was a popular form in that period.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Islamic Intaglio Ring with Boar

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Description: Oval bezel composed of stamped sheet gold, the shoulders shaped in double spirals and palmettes. The decorative sprue at the base of the hoop is typical of Islamic rings, and originally this feature was a remnant from casting rings. Islamic goldsmiths utilized this as an ornament. The intaglio bearing the graceful image of a standing wild boar is likely of an earlier date, possibly Sassanian. The reverse of the bezel is engraved in the gold with the image of a bird.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Three Inscribed Islamic Rings

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Description: 17th-18th century(?)A lot of three inscribed Islamic rings.First, a ring inscribed Pul [partly legible] in a provincial script. This ring follows the style and format of Ancient Javanese rings, and the inscription is perhaps meant to be ornamental.Second, a ring inscribed al-abd Hajji in Naskh script (the servant Hajji). This ornamental gold ring with inscription is made of a dish bezel with punched circles framing the inner medallion with inscription. Similar punched circles form a decorative pattern along on the hoop with engraving.Third, a ring inscribed ?Abdallah bin Yahya? in Thuluth script (?Abdallah son of Yahya?). The Thuluth script on this beautiful gold ring is a medieval style in calligraphy, meaning ?one third? and describes the type of writing, in which letters slope and are not complete to form an elegant and ornamental cursive script.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Islamic Intaglio Ring

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Description: Circa 4th-5th century ADThe massive band, rounded on the exterior, flat on the interior, and ridged on the perimeter joins a pyramid-shaped bezel, rising in a series of receding steps; the bezel is set with a large carnelian intaglio. Engraved into the flat surface is a bird which would have been symbolic to the wearer. In fact, birds were often kept as pets in Roman times. The substantial ring is a wearable example of a notable type found throughout Europe in the late Roman Empire.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Three Islamic Rings

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Description: 13th-14th century; 17th century; 12th-13th century.A lot of three Islamic rings. First, a ring with rectangular bezel is made of cast gold. The central panel is inscribed Husayn Uzdamir in Naskh script, the name of the owner. The bezel is engraved around the center panel and borders with decorative scrolls. On the corners are ornamental pseudo-claws. The shoulders, shaped in palmettes, are also engraved with scrollwork, and a sprue on the band engraved with concentric circles.Second, a pie-dish bezel ring with engraved foliage and scrolls. This ring is from Iran and evidences a time when European styles began to influence Islamic rings, such as here with the Renaissance style ring bezel.Third, a seal ring with rectangular bezel made of sheet metal, on which is engraved a Kufic inscription with the name of the wearer, Yusef Abdullah. Such rings often included inscriptions wishing the owner prosperity, good fortune, happiness, and other good wishes for life.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Fatimid Ring

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Description: 9th-11th centuryThe small turquoise is encircled by five filigree twisted wires, with a thin gold wire holding tiny seed pearls (replaced) passing through the points of the star. The large ring is typical of the craftsmanship of Fatimid goldsmiths, who often worked in southern Spain and were renowned for their ornate style jewelry with filigree and globule decoration. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, was believed to ward off bad luck.Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Matched pair of Islamic gold bracelets set with turquoise cabochons

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Description: An exquisite rare matched pair of Islamic gold bracelets of heavy fused braided wir, original pin-clasps set with turquoise cabochons in intricately granulated settings. No repair. Stones probably replaced in the late 19th or early 20th Centuries. 11th Century AD, Syria or IranPlease note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Roman Lapis Lazuli Intaglio Ring: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.Ancient sheet gold formed into a high bezel set with a lapis intaglio of a winged horse (Pegasus). Lapis lazuli was a valuable gemstone which was imported from as far away as what is known today as Afghanistan.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Carnelian Intaglio Ring with Gryllus: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.An ancient concave hammered gold band tapering towards the back, the bezel set with an oval jasper intaglio of a gryllus (a part human, part animal creature). The image on the intaglio would have been symbolic to the wearer and maybe protective.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Carnelian Intaglio of a Reclining Warrior: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.An ancient delicate ring formed of hollow sheet gold set with an oval intaglio of a reclining warrior wearing a helmet, a shield at his side. Carnelians were a popular gemstone beginning with the Etruscans.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Garnet Intaglio with the Bust of a Warrior: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.Such flat hammered gold bands set with an oval intaglio, probably symbolic to the wearer, were fashionable in ancient Roman times in the 1st century AD. A reddish agate is incised on its oval table with a profile bust of a warrior wearing a prominent laurel wreath (or possibly a Diadoumenos, a youthful figure with a ribbon wrapped around his head).When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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Intaglio Ring with Glass Paste Intaglio: NO RESERVE

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Description: Sold without reserve.Possibly 1st-3rd century AD.Glass paste intaglio gems imitate more valuable intaglios and were widespread in the ancient Roman Empire. The intaglio of a quadruped (perhaps a horse?) is well worn and set inside a stepped oval bezel, the band made of hammered gold with beaded wire along outer edges.When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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