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Rare Antique Australian Moonstone Brooch, Rhoda Wager
Rare Antique Australian Moonstone Brooch, Rhoda Wager
Rare Antique Australian Moonstone Brooch, Rhoda Wager
Rare Antique Australian Moonstone Brooch, Rhoda Wager
Rare Antique Australian Moonstone Brooch, Rhoda Wager

Rare Antique Australian Moonstone Brooch, Rhoda Wager

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Rare Antique Australian Moonstone Brooch, Rhoda Wager Made in the Arts & Crafts style, this Silver & Lapiz Lazuli Brooch is signed Wager. It is still quite easy to find similar...
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Rare Antique Australian Moonstone Brooch, Rhoda Wager

Made in the Arts & Crafts style, this Silver & Lapiz Lazuli Brooch is signed Wager. It is still quite easy to find similar pieces from this period, but only rarely does one see a signed Wager piece.

Working in Sydney and a member of the Arts & Crafts Society of NSW, Wager is the best known Australian Craft Jeweller of this period. Her jewellery training was in Scotland at the Glasgow School of Arts. After a period in Fiji with her brother, Rhoda Wager relocated to Sydney in 1916. Here she married Percy Ashton, the son of notable Australian Artist Julian Ashton. Rhoda established a successful business employing several staff, before being joined by her niece Dorothy Wager 1928. Dorothy was taught by Rhoda  and they worked together until 1939 when they had a falling out and Dorothy established her own studio. Rhoda retired in 1946, and like Dorothy retained working sketchbooks containing some 1200 designs. These sketchbooks are now at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

Wager's pieces were all handmade and typically included a foliate motif surrounding a central bezel set semi-precious gemstone. Her jewellery was popular and economical to produce.

Metal: Silver

Weight: 3.8 grams

Length: 2.9cm.

Mark: Applied WAGER nameplate 

Reference: For similar examples see page 248 'Australian Jewellers Gold & Silversmiths Makers & Marks' Cavill Cocks & Grace 

Condition: Excellent antique condition.

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