28 juillet 2009

Old jewelry sold @ Sotheby's London

English, late 14th/15th century. Finger ring engraved gold, set with a sapphire in hexagonal collet, inscribed: JOYE SANZ FYN (joy without end) on the interior. inside diameter: 1.8cm., 7/8 in.  Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Sold 70,850 GBP PROVENANCE: Found near St. Oswald's Church, Winwick, Cheshire LITERATURE AND REFERENCES : 'Ring is Real Treasure', in The Warrington Guardian, 26 April 2008 French, second half 14th century. Pectoral cross silver, enamelled and engraved on reverse with the lamb of God and the... [Lire la suite]