The sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on November 17 includes this Grand Tour era necklace containing 21 cameos and intaglios, above.
Originally from the collection of Arthur Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington (1807-84), it has a guide of £10,000-15,000.
It is displayed here by jewellery department head Marielle Whiting, who, currently on maternity leave, popped into the saleroom for a photoshoot.
Tennants’ Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver sale in Leyburn on November 13 includes this archaeological revival scarab bangle. Three curved yellow gold bands within a wire and beadwork frame are each decorated with a swivel mounted oval cornelian scarab. Estimate £4000-6000.
A more modest example of the Victorian archaeological revival comes for sale at Sworders’ Live Online sale of Jewellery on September 29. This Etruscan style shield form brooch, c.1870 testing as 9ct gold, is guided at £180-250.
This Victorian period 15ct gold, diamond and enamel bar brooch is included in Hogben Auction Galleries’ timed online sale in Hythe ending on September 30.
The opening bid is £150.