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Antique Australian 9ct Rose Gold Bangle By Aronson & Co Circa 1910

Sale price$1,850.00 AUD

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Superb antique bracelet by one of our well known early Australian jewellery firms Aronson & Co.

Bearing early Australian stamps for Aronson & Co of a 'flag' symbol, ‘9’ and the ‘Wheat sheaf’ representing Australian guarantee of quantity mark (used between 1889 - 1920's).  The flag symbol was used by Australian jewellery firm Aronson & Co.

Superbly crafted from 9ct rose gold which has had per the style of the era had a gold wash or blooming over the 9ct rose gold which has faded here and there allowing the rose gold to show though.  This gives a lovely antique glow and patina to the bangle.

Set in alternating fashion to the front with created vibrant red Rubies and natural creamy whit half seed Pearls.

Fastened very securely by a hidden push in flat box clasp and for added security a safety chain which we think may be a later addition.

It is becoming increasingly rare and hard to find antique Australian bracelets of this calibre which are hallmarked for the maker so we are sure this one will be a wonderful addition to any serious collectors jewellery wardrobe.

*Please note there is an inscribed devotion to the inside of the bangle - ‘From Digger to W'.


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.

Reference: Australian Jewellers: Gold & Silversmiths Makers & Marks. Cavill, Cocks & Grace

Created Ruby
Natural half seed Pearl

Internal measurements - 5.7cm x 5.2cm
Internal circumference - 16cm
Width at front with ornate detail - 2.1cm

14.14 Grams

‘Flag’ / 9 / ‘Wheatsheaf’ 
Devotional inscription ‘From Digger to W’

Very good antique condition.  As mentioned there is a devotional inscribed to inner bangle.  Gold blooming/wash has faded here and there but this is common and looks quite okay.  Clasp works perfectly.  Minor shallow dings to outside rear of bangle, see photos.  Shallow impressions to inner of bangle behind the gem set front section, shallow and not important to the structure of bangle.

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

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