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The Christmas Sale - Silver, Coins & Jewellery
Lot 423 : £3,300

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

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Liz Winnicott DGA - Valuer & Auctioneer
Silver & Jewellery

Liz joins Fieldings as a consultant valuer and auctioneer specialising in jewellery and silver. After studying for an MA in Arts Market appraisal in London, Liz spent several years in a regional auction house progressing to a senior position within the company. More recently, Liz has gained her DGA Diamond diploma with distinction and is a member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Her most significant finds to date include a large collection of 19th Century micromosaic jewellery which sold for in excess of £35,000, an L.S.Lowry pen and pencil drawing which sold for £26,500 and a Rodin bronze sculpture selling for £12,700.

Sold for £3,300 hammer