Antique Early Australian ‘Duggin & Shappeare’ Turquoise Seed Pearl Brooch

Collections: Sold Archive

Handcrafted by the firm of Duggin & Shappeare one of our finest early Australian jewellery firms.

Circa 1900 this impeccable little frog brooch is 121 years old but he doesn’t look a day over 2!

In incredible condition, all the Persian Turquoise and seed pearls are original and in beautiful condition.  His little eyes are garnet cabochons.

Crafted from 9ct yellow gold and hallmarked to the verso with Duggin & Shappeares infamous ‘Anchor’ hallmark, 9ct and the ‘Wheatsheaf’ guarantee mark for 9ct gold.
With original safety chain and pin, this could be removed and with the addition of a larger jump ring could make a wonderful pendant ! The choice is yours.

Exquisitely crafted and so very collectable as these rare early pieces are , especially in this condition, this piece is a must have for the fine jewellery collector.

Persian Turquoise
Seed Pearl

2cm x 2cm

2.96 Grams

‘Anchor’ for Duggin & Shappeare
‘Wheatsheaf’ guarantee mark for 9ct

Wonderful antique condition.  Turquoise and seed pearls are all original and no re-gluing !  Original C clasp and origin pin which is stamped ‘gilt’, very common for added strength.  Original 9ct gold safety chain.

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

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