Lot 6
  • 6

Byzantine, circa 1100

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Sold
8,125 GBP
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Description

  • Cameo with a Philosopher or a Male Saint
  • the shank with a French assay mark
  • garnet, set in a later gold ring
  • 22mm., 7/8 in. overall
    inside diameter: 18mm., 11/16 in. 
    ring size: N

Provenance

with Charles Ratton, Paris

Catalogue Note

Compare the ring set with an amethyst cameo illustrated in D. Scarisbrick, The art of gem engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon III, exh. cat. The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa and the Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka, 2008, pp. 175 and 349, no. 202.
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