Lot 1997

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Friday 31st July 2020

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Marietta Pallis interest, Greek silver Niello box, North West Mountains region, with depictions of the Crucifixion and ascension, collected circa 1910. Marietta Pallis, ecologist, painter and author, was born on 26 October 1882 in Bombay, daughter of Alexander Pallis (Greek scholar and poet) and his wife, Julia Ralli. The family left India in 1892 and settled in Liverpool in 1894. At Liverpool, under the tutalege of F. J. Lewis, Marietta and fellow student Jean Shaw began a survey of the Norfolk broads. In April 1909. Marietta went on to own Long Gores farm, a Marshland property in Hickling, Norfolk

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