09-27-2016 09-27-2016
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2932B Boston
September 27, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

High-karat Gold Pavitram Ring

Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2932B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 27, 2016 10:00AM


High-karat Gold Pavitram Ring, India, composed of gold wire centering a knot motif, 7.2 dwt, size 3.

Note: Similar ring designs are pictured in Traditional Jewelry of India, by Oppi Untracht, p. 30. Untracht states that pavitram rings were traditionally made of grass for use in Hindu Brahmanic ceremonies and on auspicious occasions. Any pavitram ring can be used as an amulet to frighten away evil spirits (pp. 29-30).
Estimate $500-700

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.