Antique Australian Art Deco 15ct Rose Gold Turquoise Pearl Brooch By Hardy Brothers Circa 1935

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Epitomising the Art Deco perfectly, this original piece by iconic Australian jewellery firm Hardy Brothers, is simply delightful.

Retaining its original box ( not just of the era! ) this box was made for this piece of jewellery.

The brooch itself is stunning, sinuous and flowing, crafted in 15ct rose gold and set to the central diamond shape motif with a small Persian turquoise cabochon.

Flanking the Turquoise are two small creamy white half Pearls.

To the rear is the original pin and C clasp, keeping this one very secure once pinned.

A must for the early Australian jewellery collector this piece is a future family heirloom!


4cm x 1.6cm

4.27 Grams

Tested via X-Ray Fluorescence as 15ct gold

Very good to excellent antique condition.  Turquoise and Pearls original and excellent.  Pin original, very secure.  Minor marks to gold only.  Lovely piece. Box is in good condition, mark to base, ‘pin’ holes to satin, velvet in very good condition. 


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HISTORY OF HARDY BROS Hardy (1853-Present)

In 1853, John Hardy founded Hardy Bros in Sydney in partnership wth his elder brother Samuel.  Like John, Samuel Hardy was watchmaker but also a silversmith and conducted the family business at St Ives in Cambridge, England.

Throughout the 1850s and 60s, Hardy Bros had expanded business to include presentation silverware and jewellery as required. 
Having the prestigious distinction of being Australia’s only jeweller with a royal warrant.

The firm was described as having ‘ stock of diamonds, jewellery and gems second to none outside of London’. Employing a staff of 25-30 craftsmen and assistance, the business was able to design and set fine gemstones while manufacturing silver plate and trophies made to order.

By 1907, the firm was incorporated as a public company, remaining under the control of the Hardy family until 1980.  Branches were open in Brisbane (1894) and Melbourne (1918).  Many leading early Australian jewellers were attributed to making silverware for the them while they continued to design and craft fine jewellery bearing the mark ‘HB’ registered in 1911.

Over the next 125 years, the business would continue to be regarded as one of the leading jewellery firms in Australia. 

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