Metals: Gold

Egyptian Lotus Ring

Egyptian, New Kingdom decorated with lotus flowers & baguettes Gold, lapis, turquoise & carnelian The Louvre Source link (could not find anywhere in the English catalog of the Louvre?) — via Pinterest … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Gold Egyptian Revival Scarab Brooch

[Sold via Kentshire.com, no longer viewable. Nothing further known.] … [Read more...]

Egyptian Gold and Lapis Lazuli Earring, New Kingdom

Earring Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside Dynasty: Dynasty 19 Date: ca. 1295–1186 B.C. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Gold, lapis lazuli Dimensions: Diam. 2.5 cm (1 in) Credit Line: Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910 Accession Number: 10.130.1540 Provenance Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while … [Read more...]

Egyptian Revival Scarab Brooch

An Egyptian Revival Gold and Scarab Brooch [nothing further known, no source?] … [Read more...]

Late Medieval Diamond Posy Ring

A fifteenth century English ring yellow gold, mounted with an uncut diamond crystal, of octahedral form cleaved in half in a square box-shaped bezel with chamfered edges, to a twisted cable form hoop with alternating twists of engraved cross hatching. The diamond is of Indian origin. In the fifteenth century India was the sole source for diamonds and they were traded … [Read more...]

Byzantine Bracelet with Grapevine Pattern

Bracelet with Grapevine Pattern Date: late 6th–early 7th century Geography: Made in possibly Constantinople Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gold - sheet, rod; engraved; wire - plain, beaded; granulation; strip - triangular sectioned. Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 7/16 x 2 5/16 in. (5.7 x 3.7 x 5.9 cm) Wt: 74g strap: 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. (2.3 x 14 cm) Classification: … [Read more...]

Roman Gold and Emerald Bracelet

Roman bracelet with emeralds; found in Cologne, the Rhineland or other selected locations across Europe. Source link … [Read more...]

Etruscan Revival Gold Plaque Bracelet

Gold bracelet, Giacinto Melillo, 1870s Designed as nine hinged plaques applied with filigree, granulation and bead work in the Etruscan style, length approximately 195mm, signed GM for Giacinto Melillo, fitted case stamped Giacinto Melillo. Literature Cf: Charlotte Gere, et al., The Art of the Jeweller, A Catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift to the British Museum: … [Read more...]

Sapphire and Garnet Ring Brooch

Ring Brooch Date: 1250–1300 Culture: British or French Medium: Gold, sapphires and garnets Dimensions: Overall: 15/16 × 3/16 in. (2.4 × 0.4 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Gold Credit Line: Gift of Tobias Meyer and Mark Fletcher, 2013 Provenance Found in Ringwood, Hampshire, England (in 1995); Sotheby's, London(July 6, 2007, lot 3); Tobias Meyer and Mark … [Read more...]

Cypriot Gold Pendant

Gold pendant with granulated ornament Period: Late Bronze Age Date: ca. 1400–1050 B.C. Culture: Cypriot Medium: Gold Dimensions: L. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 Provenance: From Cyprus Source link, The Metropolitan Museum of Art … [Read more...]

Late Medieval Sapphire Ring

Late Medieval Sapphire Ring, 14k gold with rubbed over bezel and closed back. Circa 14th-15th century Source unknown. … [Read more...]

Medieval Diamond Finger Ring

From Christie's: Sale Title: IMPORTANT JEWELLERY Location: London, King Street Sale Date: Jun 15, 2006 Lot Number: 0398 Sale Number: 7240 Lot Title: AN EXTREMELY RARE MEDIAEVAL DIAMOND LOYALTY RING Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 British pounds Price Realized: 84,000 British pounds - Sold After Sale Pre-lot Text THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN Lot … [Read more...]

Frankish Garnet Ring

Date: 7th century Geography: Made in Northern France Culture: Frankish Medium: Gold, garnet cabochon Dimensions: Overall: 13/16 x 9/16 x 5/16 in. (2.1 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm) bezel: 1/4 x 5/16 x 3/8 in. (0.7 x 0.8 x 0.9 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Gold Source link … [Read more...]

Greek Gold and Garnet Siren Earring

A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET EARRING WITH SIREN - HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C. Auction House: Christie's Sale Title: Antiquities Location: London, King Street Sale Date: Apr 02, 2014 Lot Number: 0193 Estimate: 1,000 - 2,000 British pounds Price Realized: Unsold Saleroom Notice: This Lot is Withdrawn. Lot Description A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET … [Read more...]

Greek Gold Bracelet

A GREEK GOLD BRACELET HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 300 B.C. Formed from a hollow hoop fashioned from sheet, convex on the exterior, each end with a collar terminal secured by a pin, its tip with granulation, the collars each with twisted wire filigree palmettes framed by beaded, rope and twisted wires and a fringe of petals, small birds at the outer edges of the left … [Read more...]

Egyptian-Revival Faience and Jeweled Brooch

Magnificent and Rare Egyptian-Revival Faience and Jeweled Brooch, Cartier, London Designed as an Egyptian fan, or flabellum, centering an ancient green glazed faience bust of the goddess Sekhmet, depicted with a solar disc and a uraeus (cobra) upon her head, set against a lapis lazuli sky twinkling with diamond stars bordered by a black enamel aureole and repeating … [Read more...]

Greek Amethyst Finger Ring

A GREEK GOLD AND AMETHYST FINGER RING HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C. Composed of two sections hinged together, the lower portion of the hoop set with a small cabochon amethyst, the hoop narrowing towards elaborate moldings below the hinge loops, the upper portion with similar moldings above the hinged loops, joined to the underside of an oblong stepped … [Read more...]

Egyptian-Revival Jeweled Fan Brooch

Egyptian-Revival Jeweled Fan Brooch, Cartier, London, 1923 Composed of an Egyptian glazed steatite plaque of semicircular shape, circa 600 B.C., inscribed with hieroglyphs, the border of papyrus and lotus motifs decorated with pear-shaped cabochon sapphires and square segments of onyx and enamel within a ground of pavé-set old European-cut and single-cut diamonds, the … [Read more...]

Egyptian Revival Brooch/Pendant

An archaeological revival gold and enamel brooch/pendant, by Robert Phillips, circa 1865 Set to the centre with a raised scarab rendered in scarlet guilloché enamel with black enamel spot and stripe detail, between a pair of finely modelled rearing gold cobras with black enamel decoration, suspended from a detachable gold and black enamel coiled cobra suspensory loop, … [Read more...]

“Loyal Desire” Sapphire and Gold Ring

An important high carat gold medieval ring set with a natural irregular hexagonal cut sapphire, decorated with fine engravings and inscribed on the inside of the shank with the text ‘Loyal Desir’ which means legal or loyal desire which indicates the ring is a love token; for marriage or just a token of affection, early 15th century. Source link … [Read more...]

Persian Turquoise Bangle

A Seljuk turquoise-set gold Bangle Persia, 12th Century The ridged, triangular section box-construction shank terminating in a double lion-head clasp and two set oval turquoises, the pyramidic bezel set with a glass rectangle and flanked by two set circular turquoises, a pin fitting at the base of the bezel, the shanks decorated with raised quatrefoils flanked by … [Read more...]

Castellani Scarab Bracelet

Place of origin: Rome, Italy (made) Date: 500-300 BC (made) — scarabs before 1925 (made) — bracelet Artist/Maker: Castellani (bracelet, maker) Materials and Techniques: Gold decorated with applied wirework and granulation, mounted with four carnelian scarabs Museum number: M.35-2001 (V&A Museum, London) This bracelet may have been in the Castellani … [Read more...]

Medieval Heart Brooch

Place of origin: France (probably, made) England, Great Britain (possibly, made) Date: ca. 1400 (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Gold Museum number: 86-1899 (V&A Museum, London) This heart-shaped brooch with its romantic inscription was given as a token of love. It would have been used to fasten a tunic, gown or … [Read more...]

Medieval Amethyst Ring

Medieval gold ring with amethyst crystals. Thirteenth century. … [Read more...]

Earring with Nike Driving a Two-Horse Chariot

Earring with Nike driving a two-horse chariot Greek, Northern Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 350–325 B.C. Height: 5cm (1 15/16in.) Weight: 15.8 gm (0.03 lb.) Gold and enamel Earring in form of Nike driving a two-horse chariot (biga). The figures are modeled in the round and form a pendant suspended from a disc in the shape of a … [Read more...]

Emerald Crystal Watch

Watch set in a single Colombian emerald crystal: c. 1600 Watch, set in single large Colombian emerald crystal of hexagonal form with hinged lid. The movement and dial plate are corroded and cannot be raised out of the setting. The dial plate is enamelled in translucent green and the circular gold suspension loop and button securing the movement at the base are set with … [Read more...]