I never expected anything mad for it as it's in poor condition, but I thought it might have been a little higher.
For a bit of background, it's a pseudo penannular silver brooch with gold filigree. They've said it's one of fewer than a dozen brooches of such high decoration. An estimate of £850-1100 has been put on it, although I thought it would have been a little bit more.
Don't get me wrong, I'm in it for the love of history and as a hobby; I'm more interested in seeing it on display than the valuation. But at the same time I don't want to be taken for a mug.
Would it be worth getting an independent valuation, or am I just being silly? If not, any recommendations on a particular auction house?