An early 19th Century 18ct micromosaic brooch, attributed to Giacomo Raffaelli, the rectangular panel depicting a scene of cupid riding a chariot of shells holding his arrow in one hand and the reigns of two tortoises in the other, after a work by Michelangelo Maestri (Italian 1779-1812) 'Cupid Being Led By Tortoises', all in fine tesserae, the frame bordered by enameled scrolls, flowers, bows and entwined threads with pearl set shell with fringe below, width of mosaic 5.4cm x height 3.4cm
Nicholas Davies - Director
Silver, Jewellery and Militaria
Over the last 30 years Nick has been involved within the Antique Trade. Founding Fieldings in 2001 the company has grown into a major provincial auction house. Nick has seen a wide variety of items during his career from a South Africa Rorke’s Drift Medal, which sold for £39,500 to the iconic Athena tennis dress and racket purchased by Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club from Fieldings in 2015.