Decorative gold brooch with large bird and four purple paste stones by Lamborn & Wagner, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1870.

Lamborn & Wagner was an early manufacturer of jewellery in Melbourne, having been established by William Lamborn and Leopold Wagner in 1856. The company traded through until 1884, and its work is highly sought after.

Physical Description

Circular gold brooch, the outer circle entwined with gold ribbon, supporting four flowers with light purple paste stone centres, with leaves and tendrils, around a large bird in flight.

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