An Australian opal diamond and paste bar brooch, by J.J. Williams, Charters Towers, circa 1880, set with a solid opal matrix surrounded by ten old mine cut diamonds on a double ban set
Lot 286
An Australian opal diamond and paste bar brooch by J.J. Williams, Charters Towers, circa 1880
Sold for AU$ 4,270 (US$ 3,642) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Australian opal diamond and paste bar brooch
by J.J. Williams, Charters Towers, circa 1880
set with a solid opal matrix surrounded by ten old mine cut diamonds on a double bar set with ten further diamonds and blue garnet topped doublets, twice marked 'J.J.W/15C', 15 carat yellow gold, fitted blue felt box with gilt lettering

Footnotes

  • Reference:
    Illustrated K.Cavill,G.Cocks and J.Grace Australian Jewellers Gold & Silversmiths - Makers & Marks,1992, Plate 354
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