Antique Australian Art Deco Era 15ct Yellow Gold Pearl Lavaliere by Joseph Lawrence circa 1925

Quite the impressive and rare piece by Joseph Lawrence Pty Ltd. circa 1925, and hallmarked as such.

This quality piece is modelled in rich buttery 15ct yellow gold through-out and set with genuine pearls in a target motif to the centre, from which suspends an articulated and tapered pearl drop.

The trace chain is lovely, each link gold soldered to the next, a true sign of quality.
At some point in its history there has been a solder repair to the verso.  This is very secure and can by no means be seen from the front. ( Price will reflect this repair ).
Refined, elegant and as truly wearable today as it was 100 years ago.

History of Joseph Lawrence

‘Joseph Lawrence was founded in 1894 in Swanston Street Melbourne.  During the 1910-20’s they were noted for their gem set rings, diamonds pendants and earrings, and much more.
In 1914 the business became a propriety company located at 340 Little Collins street.
By the 1930’s they were producing an extensive range of Art Deco jewellery.  One of the largest manufacturers of solid hand made jewellery in Australia employing over 20 craftsmen at the outbreak of the Second World War’.

Centre motif 1.3cm
Drop 5cm
Chain circumference 43cm
6.48 Grams
‘Knot’ for J Lawrence
’15’ for 15ct gold
‘Hanging fleece’ MJA guarantee mark for 15ct gold
Except for the repair at verso excellent.  All pearls original with no replacements nor re-gluing.  Chain excellent.  Clasp new (not original) and in excellent working condition (14k).

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