Ceres cameo ring collection realises 200% increase on estimate



2015-06-26 13:54:53

Ceres cameo ring collection realises 200% increase on estimate

The Ceres collection of cameo rings achieved $489,000 at Bonhams London

The Ceres collection of cameo and intaglio rings has sold for 300,000 ($489,150) at Bonhams London, a 200% increase on its 100,000 ($163,050) estimate.

It consists of 101 pieces, some of which datetothe 4th centuryBC.

Bonhams cameo rings The collection is both wearable and historically signficant, adding to its appeal to buyers

The highlight was a red garnet intaglio ringdisplaying a profile of Roman leader Marcus Aurelius. It made 31,250 ($50,953), beating a valuation of 1,500 ($2,445) by 1,983%.

Emily Barber, director of jewellery at Bonhams London commented: "The Ceres Collection is probably the most significant collection of cameos and intaglios to be seen on the market for several generations.

"The strong selling prices achieved accentuate just how rare it is for collections of this type to come up for auction."

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