London: A Private Preview of the Hercules Collection with Bonhams
Hosted by Core member Maria Vieira
Paddles up for the Hercules Collection Part II @bonhamsjewels. A huge thank you to @vieira88 and the team at Bonhams for our private tour of the more than 250 lots of primarily antique jewelry. As well as marveling at the beauty of 17th century posy rings and Victorian snake rings, we learned about the many layers of meaning in each piece. Take this memorial ring, dated 1781, for example. If you look closely, the ivory is exquisitely painted in sepia to depict a figure mourning under a weeping willow tree.