Tessa Parry completed her degree in Antiques, History and Collecting at Solent University. She joined Dreweatts in June 2013, having previously worked for another high profile auction house during which time she gained her FGA and DGA qualifications.
Tessa is responsible for valuing and cataloguing the Fine and monthly jewellery sales. Her own particular interest is in antique jewellery, especially the archaeological jewellery by Giuliano and Castellani, to the Art Deco jewellery of the 1930s.
Amongst the many items of Jewellery to have passed through the department since 2013 she counts a sapphire-set quatrefoil brooch by Castellani as one of her most interesting finds, the client had bought the piece for £1 at a car boot sale, and it sold at Dreweatts for £1,600.Another career highlight was valuing an important collection of antique jewellery, with items dating from the 1650s up to the early 1900s, which went on to sell exceptionally well across two sales at the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018.