SPANISH OR SOUTHERN GERMAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY | RING
7,000 - 10,000 GBP
Rings from a Distinguished Spanish Collection (lots 10 and 11)
SPANISH OR SOUTHERN GERMAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY
partially enamelled gold, set with an emerald
24mm., 1in. overall
ring size: O
Overall the condition of the ring is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are some small nicks including to around the head (setting) and to the rubbed setting. There are two small lacunae in the gold at the underside of the head. The hoop is a little warped and unsymmetrical.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Private collection, Germany, reputedly bought in 1911 for 190 Gold Marks;
its sale, Sotheby's London, 11 December 1986, lot 226;
private collection, Spain (acquired through Spink & Sons, 1986)