Skip to comments.Jane Austen's gold ring goes up for auction
Posted on 07/09/2012 5:51:18 AM PDT by C19fan
A turquoise ring which once belonged to Jane Austen is up for auction at Sotheby's next week. But fans of the romantic novelist will need deep pockets if they are to win the rare piece of jewellery, which has a guide price of £20,000 to £30,000.
The turquoise and gold ring came to Sotheby's from Austen's family, complete with a note sent by Jane's sister-in-law, Eleanor Austen, in November 1863, to Jane's niece, Caroline Austen. "My dear Caroline," wrote Eleanor. "The enclosed ring once belonged to your Aunt Jane. It was given to me by your Aunt Cassandra as soon as she knew that I was engaged to your uncle. I bequeath it to you. God bless you!"
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Dear Emma, if they had any Sense and Sensibility and got rid of all Pride and Prejudice, they would use Persuasion on the auction house to put the ring in the Northanger Abbey Museum.
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