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A gem-set and diamond brooch, by Missiaglia

A gem-set and diamond brooch, by Missiaglia. Photo Bonhams.

Designed as the bust of a Moor, with carved ebony head wearing circular-cut emerald earrings, his single-cut diamond turban surmounted by a kite-shaped diamond ornament, his elaborate robes decorated with single and baguette-cut diamonds and a triangular-cut diamond breastplate, finely pierced and engraved on reverse,diamonds approximately 3.20 carats total, signed Missiaglia, length 5.8cm, fitted case. Sold for £10,200 (€12,813) 

Bonhams. Fine Jewellery London, New Bond Street. 13 Apr 2011 14:00