• Brooch salvaged from the General Abbatucci under the hammer

    From the shipwreck of the General Abbatucci 1869

    By Gemma Jimmison - Harrogate Advertiser

    On offer with an estimate of £400-600 plus buyer’s premium, the brooch was reportedly salvaged from the wreck of the General Abbatucci, a French steamship that was sunk off the north coast of Corsica on May 7, 1869 on its way from Marseilles to Italy.

    A quantity of jewellery was salvaged from the wreckage in 1996 and sold at Christie’s London on October 7, 1997, when the present brooch was lot 259.

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