Lot 9
  • 9

A CONTINENTAL GOLD MARRIAGE RING

Estimate
7,000 - 10,000 USD
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Description

  • gold
  • inside diameter 1 in.
  • 2.4 cm
house form in gold filigree, the band with tall bosses, topped by high scalloped roof with large ball finials at the corners, opening to reveal the words Mazal Tov.

Exhibited

New York, Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion, The Collector's Room:  Selections from the Michael and Judy Steinhardt Collection, 1993, no. 27, illus.

Condition

Two tiny hexafoil flowerheads missing from tops of filigree bosses
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

There is some evidence that in the early medieval period, brides were presented with elaborate wedding rings, which featured a house-like superstructure, embodying the hope that the newly married couple would go on to form a faithful Jewish home.  The few surviving early examples of these rings served as models for similar rings produced in later centuries.