15ct Art Nouveau turquoise and pearl brooch by Duggin Shappere & Co
A brief history on Duggin Shappere and Co.
Duggin Shappere and Co were one of Australia’s most prolific and famous jewellery firms starting in Melbourne in 1896.Founded by H Duggin and P Shappere became well known for Australian themed jewellery as well as other high end pieces set with diamonds and opals among other precious gemstones. The Great Depression took a toll on this prestigious Australian company, and they closed their doors in 1929, however in their brief time, they produced highly collectable jewellery that is so sought after today.
Click here to see more Art Nouveau jewellery:
Click here to see more antique brooches that are currently in store: