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Emerald intaglio ring
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 33,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
46
Emerald intaglio ring
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 33,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Emerald intaglio ring
The rectangular emerald intaglio carved with an inscription borderd by decorative elements, measuring approximately 20.0 by 17.0 by 3.4 mm., within a silver and gold mounting engraved with flowers and scrolls, mounting probably Chinese, 19th Century, size 6½.
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Catalogue Note

The intaglio's inscription mentions the name David Jolie (or Jolly) Burton and is dated 1200 (AD 1785-6). Although the mounting could conceivably have originated in China or Japan, it is more likely to be Chinese, made for an ex-patriot in Shanghai, due to the abundance of  trading activity between Shanghai and Calcutta in the 19th century. 

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