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Lot 18 of 472



Lot 18: An Arts and Crafts Amethyst, Enamel and Gold Ring, circa 1900


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The broad top plaque centering a bezel-set cushion-shaped amethyst weighing approximately 9.00 carats, amid a conforming white enamel frame, the deep gallery and shoulders further embellished by polychrome foliate scrolls and floral motifs, mounted in 14k gold

Size: approximate 4
Weight: 9.3 grams
Amethyst: a medium tone of intense violet colour, minor abrasions seen under magnification
This ring features a vibrant violet colour amethyst, framed by white enamel, supplemented by green, black and reddish brown enamel on the band. In the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, women around the world were looking for voting rights, and these Suffragettes sometimes wore ribbons and jewels that symbolized their demand for equality in voting rights. These jewels featured colours Green, White, and Violet, the first letters representing the first letters of the demand; "Give Women Votes". This could be a Suffragette jewel.
Good general condition with some enamel loss

Condition reports are provided as a courtesy to clients and are a qualified subjective opinion only. All items are sold ‘as is’.

November 2017 2,000 – 2,400
1,560 – 1,872
1,300 – 1,560