Delightful and early brooch by one of our most prestigious early jewellers and hallmarked with their makers mark - ‘Stevenson’.
This particular little brooch is a lovely example of his early work, measuring 2.6cm round, with a central cameo constructed of a very early resin/glass quite typical of the era, and beautiful rendered with the profile of a lady in her finery.
Exquisitely claw set with quite frankly too many claws to count ! to a highly polished round border.
Open at the back with original ‘C’ clasp in perfect working order, and hallmarked with ‘Stevenson’ and 9ct.
History of Walter Hunter Stevenson
Walter Hunter Stevenson founded Stevenson Bros at 20 Rundle Street Adelaide and successfully traded between 1878 Adelaide to 1956 in South Australia. With an illustrious career in the trade merchandising diamonds, chains, watches etc and was of course a working gold and silversmith. Eventually he also became the president of the Retailer Jewellers Association and the president of the Federated Jewellers Association.
Very good to excellent, claws all in excellent condition, central cameo panel perfect, C clasp and pin all original with no repairs.
A beautiful and very wearable early Australian antique piece
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