Ring That Belonged To The Novelists Jane Austen, Sold At Auction
A turquoise gold ring that belonged to famous British romanciere Jane Austen was sold at auction to the sum of £ 152,450 over five times larger than the estimates of specialists, announced Sotheby’s representatives.The ring was deposited to auction house by the writer’s family, along with a note signed by its sister in law, Eleanor Austen, in November 1863.Turquoise ring gold was bid between eight persons and was eventually bought by a private collector who bid by telephone.
The literature specialist at Sotheby’s Dr Gabriel Heaton, discovering a personal item of Jane Austen, which was not known before, is something extremely rare. “There’s something very romantic about that,” he said.
Jane Austen is one of the finest British writers of the nineteenth century, who described the fine nuances of English gentry habits, in novels like “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility”, which immediately became classic novels in British literature.