The Umutkor collar was sold for £242,500 ($380,215) in London on December 3. The royal collar and beads set with garnets and glass belonged to Sansyzbay Umutkor, who bought it circa 1890-1895. The collar was handed down by family descent until it was exported to Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2013.

The Umutkor collar was sold for £242,500 ($380,215) in London on December 3. The royal collar and beads set with garnets and glass belonged to Sansyzbay Umutkor, who bought it circa 1890-1895. The collar was handed down by family descent until it was exported to Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2013.

Amatory Brooch, ca. 1340 - 60, Made in, Saxony, Germany or South Germany, Gold and freshwater pearl

Amatory Brooch, ca. 1340 - 60, Made in, Saxony, Germany or South Germany, Gold and freshwater pearl

Croix de Bonneval L’essor des émaux champlevés à l’époque romane  La technique la plus ancienne, antérieure au Moyen Âge, est celle des émaux cloisonnés, utilisée dans l’empire byzantin et, en Occident, durant le premier Moyen Âge. L’émail est logé dans des alvéoles délimitées par de fines cloisons d’or fixées sur une plaque de métal peu épaisse, le plus souvent en or.

Croix de Bonneval L’essor des émaux champlevés à l’époque romane La technique la plus ancienne, antérieure au Moyen Âge, est celle des émaux cloisonnés, utilisée dans l’empire byzantin et, en Occident, durant le premier Moyen Âge. L’émail est logé dans des alvéoles délimitées par de fines cloisons d’or fixées sur une plaque de métal peu épaisse, le plus souvent en or.

Crown of Lombardy Italy. was likely made for the daughter of Emperor Louis the Pious, Gisela at some point in the 9th century, and passed on to her son. It was definitely used in the coronation of Italian Kings since at least the 11th century

Crown of Lombardy Italy. was likely made for the daughter of Emperor Louis the Pious, Gisela at some point in the 9th century, and passed on to her son. It was definitely used in the coronation of Italian Kings since at least the 11th century

Crown of Charlemagne.. The Crown of Charlemagne was the ancient coronation crown of Kings of the Franks, and later Kings of France after 1237.

Crown of Charlemagne.. The Crown of Charlemagne was the ancient coronation crown of Kings of the Franks, and later Kings of France after 1237.

Pair of Earrings with Birds. Date: 7th–8th century. Geography: Made in Egypt or Syria. Medium: Gold wire, granulation, cast details, pearls. | © 2000–2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pair of Earrings with Birds. Date: 7th–8th century. Geography: Made in Egypt or Syria. Medium: Gold wire, granulation, cast details, pearls. | © 2000–2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

14th cent British Museum. From England. Annular brooch; gold; flat band with knobs round outer edge; chased legend. Gold.

14th cent British Museum. From England. Annular brooch; gold; flat band with knobs round outer edge; chased legend. Gold.

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