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Animal Brooches in Fine Jewellery Auction

Posted on Rachel Littlewood's Blog

You may have already read my blog about the fun Cartier novelty duck which is coming up for sale on 29th April 2014 (FS22/233).

Well the duck is not the only animal being offered for auction in the Spring 2014 Fine Sale on 29th April 2014. There is a charming little brooch of a dormouse in two colour gold. The dormouse is sitting on a sprig of hazelnuts (FS22/214)

A two colour gold brooch designed as a dormouse (FS22/214)

This piece of antique jewellery has black onyx eyes and is contained within a fitted case by 'Garrard'. Weighing approximately 11gms, this delightful piece of jewellery has a pre-sale estimate of £400-£600.

There  is an equally intriguing three colour gold, diamond and black onyx brooch designed as a barn owl (FS22/216) .

A three colour gold, diamond and black onyx brooch designed as a barn owl (FS22/216)

The heart shaped face is set with brilliant cut diamonds with black onyx eyes, again in a fitted case by 'Garrard'. The estimate on this unusual piece is £1,000-£1,500.

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This article was originally published on Rachel Littlewood's Blog on Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:04:59 GMT.

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Rachel Littlewood BA(Hons)Rachel Littlewood BA(Hons)

Rachel Littlewood is a director of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood and has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the business.

Rachel Littlewood joined Phillips International Auctioneers in 1993, having completed a BA(Hons) degree in Art History. Her role within Phillips was as Trusts and Estates Manager, overseeing all of the probate estate work and providing a point of contact for fiduciary clients. She also catalogued the antiquarian books auctions during this time and was involved in the organisation of the Quarterly Fine Sales held at Powderham Castle (near Exeter in Devon) for several years.

Following the closure in October 2000 of the Exeter salerooms of Phillips Auctioneers, due to their restructuring plans, Rachel Littlewood and Christopher Hampton established Hampton & Littlewood Auctioneers in 2001.

Trading as Hampton & Littlewood, Rachel Littlewood catalogued and built up the antiquarian book auctions, of which there were two a year, whilst overseeing the fortnightly auctions, Maritime, Sporting and Quarterly Fine Sales, together with the company advertising and marketing.

Since Bearne's and Hampton & Littlewood merged, Rachel Littlewood has overseen the day-to-day running of the auction rooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter whilst also overseeing human resources, marketing and advertising as well as the production of all fine art catalogues.

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