Late Medieval Gold Ring with Hexagonal Sapphire

Late Medieval Gold Ring with Hexagonal Sapphire

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art
09 July 2009 | 2:30 PM BST
London

English, late 14th/15th century
FINGER RING

Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 GBP
LOT SOLD. 70,850 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium)

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.

Provenance
Found near St. Oswald’s Church, Winwick, Cheshire

Literature
‘Ring is Real Treasure’, in The Warrington Guardian, 26 April 2008

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