French buyer refuses to return Joan of Arc ring to UK

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Martin Bailey:

The French buyer of the Joan of Arc ring is defying the UK authorities, saying that he did not need an export licence. “The ring has returned to France and here it will stay,” declared Philippe de Villiers, the founder of the Puy du Fou historical theme park, speaking at a ceremony to mark the return of the relic at Puy du Fou, near Nantes, on 20 March… Read more

Image: Joan of Arc’s ring was sold by TimeLine Auctions for £297,600.00