A gold and diamond ring, possibly Flemish,
Lot 10
A gold and diamond ring,
possibly Flemish, circa 1600-1650
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,670) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A gold and diamond ring, possibly Flemish, circa 1600-1650
The central point-cut diamond within a quatrefoil cluster of table-cut diamonds, alternating with ribbed gold talon motifs, the bezel and shoulders with cross-hatched decoration, traces of black enamel remaining, one diamond deficient, ring size J

Footnotes

  • The talon device may point to Flemish origin. A similar example (Flemish) may be seen in the Koch collection of rings, No 698. The catalogue entry also references the inventory of an Antwerp goldsmith working in Hanau, which mentions in 1614 a "diamant-spitz-claw-ring". The shoulders, bezel and gallery of this ring are intricately incised and engraved as a means to catch the enamel that would have originally completely covered the gold surface; only traces of enamel remain today giving the ring a different look to the one originally intended.

    See Chadour, Anna Beatriz, "Rings, The Alice and Louis Koch Collection", W.S.Maney & Son, Leeds, 1994; Volume I, page 214.
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