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Antique Australian 9ct Gold Turquoise Seed Pearl Brooch By Duggin And Shappere Circa 1910

Sale price$945.00 AUD

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Superb and highly collectible this increasingly hard to find antique Australian brooch is by one of our most famous early jewellery firms Duggin and Shappere.

History of Duggin and Shappere

Duggin, Shappere and Co. established their business in Howey Place, off Little Collins Street in Melbourne in 1896.  It was one of the major jewellery manufacturers operating in Australian in the first quarter of the 20th century. Producing an extensive range of gold jewellery for the increasing demand from the ever growing Australian population.  Their use of seed pearls is well known in their original designs of both pendants and brooches.

Their trademark hallmark featuring an ‘Anchor’ was used in conjunction with the guarantee marks of the Manufacturing Jewellers’ Association of Victoria, seen here on this remarkable original design.

Moving premises several times the settled into their final premises at 343 Little Collins Street where they continued until 1932.

Crafted around 1910 from soft hued 9ct rose gold and modelled as our iconic Kookaburra sitting on a branch and embellished with natural Turquoise cabochon and natural seed pearls with a tiny faceted garnet for his eye.

With Duggin and Shapperes’ hallmark to the verso.
Australian jewellery is becoming highly sought after collectible, add this beauty to you collection, its sure to become an heirloom piece!

Seed Pearl

4.5cm x 2.2cm

3.13 Grams

‘Anchor’ Duggin and Shappere hallmarks
‘Wheatsheaf’ M.J.A of Victoria guarantee mark

Very good to excellent antique condition.  All seed pearls and turquoise are original with no sign of re-gluing or replacements.  Original pin and C clasp to rear and both in excellent condition, tightly clasps.

Please note boxes and chains are for display only unless otherwise stated.

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