Lot 472 : Sold for £4,400 hammer

Estimate £800-£1,200

A 19th Century 22ct gold and micromosaic hinged bangle of oval form with side hinges, the top decorated with a curved rectangular micromosaic panel after Guido Reni's fresco 'L'Aurora' depicting a procession with Apollo in his Celestial chariot preceded by Dawn (Aurora) bringing light to the world surrounded by supporters, the sides and reverse decorated with granulation and filigree wirework within a beaded border, circa 1850, depth 2.3cm. Notes: A similar bangle to this lot is illustrated in Micromosaics, The Gilbert Collection, by Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel,p. 252, no. 188.

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