15 juin 2009

An Imperial presentation jewelled gold ring, St Petersburg, 1856

An Imperial presentation jewelled gold ring, St Petersburg, 1856 centred with an opal within circular-cut diamonds, the inside of the shank engraved: Présenté par I.M. L'Empereur de toutes les Russies à Henry Bradbury 1857, with maker's mark A.P. or A.B. in Latin, 72 standard. size y 3/4. Est. 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP PROVENANCE: The engraved inscription presumably refers to the great English naturist, Henry Bradbury (1831-1860), whose work, The Ferms of Great Britain and Ireland (1855), was... [Lire la suite]