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AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIVAL MICROMOSAIC DOG BROOCH, BY CASTELLANI
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AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIVAL MICROMOSAIC DOG BROOCH, BY CASTELLANI

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AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIVAL MICROMOSAIC DOG BROOCH, BY CASTELLANI
The oval panel depicting a King Charles Spaniel lying on grass, within the fine filigrée gold border, circa 1860, 6.1 cm. wide, in original fitted case
With addorsed Cs maker's mark for Castellani
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium

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Castellani, having revolutionised the concept of micromosaic jewellery both in form and subject matter, meant that any micromosaics with traditional scenes such as flower baskets or animals in Castellani settings represent earlier mosaics which were mounted by him for customers. In particular, the reclining spaniel was a very popular motif.

Cf. G. Munn, Castellani and Giuliano: Revivalist Jewellers of the Nineteenth Century, London, 1984, p.60, illus. 56.

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