A 19th Century micromosaic attributed to Antonio Aguatti (d 1846) depicting a procession with Apollo in his Celestial chariot preceded by Dawn (Aurora) bringing light to the world surrounded by supporters, after the fresco by Guidi Reni (1575 - 1642) all in fine tesserae and mounted within a rectangular frame width of mosaic is 7.2cm x height 3.8cm. Notes: This fresco is in the Pallavicini-Rospigliosi Palace in Piazza Monte Cavallo, Rome. The 19th Century writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864) relayed his impressions to his wife in 1858 'we went into a large room on the ground floor and looking up beheld Guidos Aurora. The picture is as fresh and brilliant as if he had painted it with the morning sunshine which it represents'. This depiction in micromosaics is not a common theme, three are known in private collections and another is in the Hammond Museum New York State
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.