A gold Renaissance ring, high bezel closed-set with a rectangular-cut rock crystal with quatrefoil lobes decorated with black, white and green enamel, the chased shoulders with enamelled arabesques and volutes to a chased foliate hoop with traces of black enamel, European, possibly German, circa 1600, the stone has dropped a bit so maybe it was taken out.
weight: 7.4 Grams.
ring size: 16.25 mm. 5 3/5 US.
Provenance: Ring collection of Jürgen Abeler, Wuppertal.
Compare: C. Oman, pl. 26D; A.B. Chadour, op.cit. p. 210, no. 685; J. Boardman, D, Scrisbrick, The Ralph Harari Collection of Finger rings, p. 73, no. 171 pl. 171.