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Three-Day Fine Art and Antique Auction - September 2011

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A gold medieval finger-ring, in the form of a garter, inscribed Tout Pur Le Meus (all for the better), the garter with a panel of cross-hatching, 18mm. late 14th/15th century  This ring may be a love-ring worn on an upper joint of the little finger, however, it may have been made for a child  For a similar finger ring see British Museum Collection Dalton 977 - a gold  love-ring (for child?), once enamelled,  rounded hoop with figure-of-eight knot at back, shoulders decorated with vases containing single flowers, circular bezel set with emerald, inscription within hoop Pur Le Meux, Bequeathed by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, 1897 Provenance:  Found metal detecting at South Wingfield Derbyshire
sold for £1400.00

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A gold medieval finger-ring, in the form of a garter, inscribed Tout Pur Le Meus (all for the better), the garter with a panel of cross-hatching, 18mm. late 14th/15th century This ring may be a love-ring worn on an upper joint of the little finger, however, it may have been made for a child For a similar finger ring see British Museum Collection Dalton 977 - a gold love-ring (for child?), once enamelled, rounded hoop with figure-of-eight knot at back, shoulders decorated with vases containing single flowers, circular bezel set with emerald, inscription within hoop Pur Le Meux, Bequeathed by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, 1897 Provenance: Found metal detecting at South Wingfield Derbyshire

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