A buffalo ring, by Mosheh Oved,

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Lot 1
A buffalo ring,
by Mosheh Oved, circa 1940

Sold for £ 3,600 (US$ 4,448) inc. premium
A buffalo ring, by Mosheh Oved, circa 1940
The bezel modelled as the head of a buffalo with curling horns and raised snout, to a bevelled hoop inscribed to the interior, 'the lights of heaven within me', mounted in yellow gold, unsigned, ring size L½

Footnotes

  • Mosheh Oved (1885-1958) was the owner of the celebrated Bloomsbury antique shop, Cameo Corner. He was an authority on cameos, antique watches and clocks as well as being a writer, sculptor and poet. Whilst sheltering in the basement of Cameo Corner during the blitz, he modelled the first of his animal ring designs out of wax, in order to steady his trembling hands.

    Cf: Auction catalogue, 'Antique and Twentieth Century Jewellery', Spink and Son, December 1992, for animal rings in silver by Mosheh Oved
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