19 octobre 2016

Three Celtic gold finger rings, circa late 4th century B.C.

Lot 119. Three Celtic gold finger rings, circa late 4th century B.C. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 90,000. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Largest: .15/16 in. (2.3 cm.) wide Provenance: Johan Gilch (d. 1943); thence by descent to his son Alfred Gilch (1918-2013) and his wife, Elizabeth Gilch (b. 1926), Munich; thence by descent. Note: These richly ornamented rings were thought to have been found together and threaded onto a plain gold hoop. One has openwork scrolls emerging from ram heads on each shoulder,... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2015

A Greek gold finger ring, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd Century B.C.

A Greek gold finger ring, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd Century B.C. Estimation: USD 40,000 - 60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Solid-cast, with a broad hoop, rounded on the exterior, flat on the interior, expanding at the shoulders to the flat oval bezel, engraved with a profile portrait of a man facing left, his hair a mass of short wavy locks radiating from the crown of the head, with a fringe arching across his forehead, with large lidded eyes, a prominent aquiline nose, and a small pointed chin, his... [Lire la suite]