Antique Australian 9ct Art Deco Amethyst Bar Brooch Circa 1915 by A.J. Long and Co.

Collections: Sold Archive

Big, bright and beautiful perhaps best describes this wonderful early Australian brooch by little known manufacturing jewellery A.J. Long and Co. of 288 Little Collins Street Melbourne.

Centering a large 1.3cm round faceted natural Amethyst of light to medium colour, six claw set to a solid gallery, set atop a simple bar brooch which has nicely tapered ends.

Modelled in 9ct rose gold with a yellow wash common of the era, and now is that oldy goldy rosy yellow hue we all tend to love in antique jewellery.
Original double C clasp, pin and safety chain to verso for added security.

Natural Amethyst
1 @ 1.3cm or approx 5cts

4.5cm Long
Gallery and Amethyst 8.7cm rise

4.98 Grams

‘Winged wheel’ Makers mark for A.J. Long and Co.
‘Wheatsheaf’ Guarantee mark for 9ct

Very good antique condition.  Gold has a rose and yellow hue especially to Amethyst gallery.  Original C clasp ad pin to rear, no repairs.  One tiny and minuscule flea bite to Amethyst almost impossible to see with naked eye, noting for accuracy only.  Lovely brooch.

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