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Antique Australian 9ct Gold Double Sided Celestial Locket And Vintage 9ct Chain

Sale price$1,800.00 AUD

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Absolutely exquisite, our early Australian double-sided locket is crafted by one of our very influential early Australian jewellers, Aronson and Co.  

Featuring a tier of natural, half seed pearls perfect in their proportions and a tier of blue glass/paste stones resembling sapphires both in half crescent design and to the bale two appropriately sized natural seed pearls.

Currently there is a lovely arrangement of dry flowers similar to potpourri but certainly can be replaced with your most treasured photographic memories.  

In excellent antique condition, this is a very rare and superbly designed piece, rich in history and ready to continue its life as a cherished heirloom. Complete with a vintage well matched Italian -  UnoAerre  9ct gold chain weighing an impressive 8.1 grams and ready for gifting!

Blue Glass/Paste resembling blue Sapphires
Natural half seed Pearls


Locket - 3.5cm x 2.5cm With bale
Chain - 43.5cm

Locket - 4.3 Grams
Chain - 8.1 Grams

Locket fully hallmarked with Australian hallmarks for Aronson & Co
Chain is Italian - UnoAerre 375 (9ct)

Very good to excellent antique condition.  Chain is vintage and in excellent order.

History of Aronson and Co

Aronson & Co. was the successor of Rosenthal, Aronson and Co. founded in 1878.
David Rosenthal, taking advantage of the opportunities that were to flow from the gold discoveries in Victoria in 1851, had built up a considerable wholesale jewellery and importing business in Melbourne during the 1860’s and 1870’s.

In 1874 David Rosenthal’s business became ‘David Rosenthal and Co., of 15 Collins Street West. The ‘and Co.’ was Saul Philip Aronson who was listed as a partner in 1876.

in 1878 George Alfred Aronson joined the partnership. The firm became Rosenthal, Aronson and Co.

From 1889 to 1892 they were listed at 362 little Collins Street. In 1893 they moved to 275-281 Lonsdale Street Melbourne. Along with their Australian departments they also had offices in London.  By 1898 they were also trading at 97 Queen Street, Brisbane.

At some stage unknown to us, there were four brothers involved in the business….Saul, George, Norman, and Frederick Aronson!

In 1900 the various partnership arrangements involving the four brothers were dissolved.  By 1902 the Australian operations were incorporated as Aronson and Co. Pty Ltd at 297-299 Little Collins street Melbourne.  The newly formed company advertised as manufacturing jewellers and importers. The established wholesaling operation in Sydney and Brisbane were continued, and a branch was opened in Adelaide in 1912.

The Aronsons closed their manufactory in the midst of the Great Depression in 1930.
Norman Aronson had retired in 1927 having spent 53 years in the trade.
Aronson and Co. continued to operate as wholesalers and importers in Sydney until 1947.

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