'COOLGARDIE' Australian goldfields 15ct yellow gold brooch with pick and shovel gold nugget specimen and bucket circa 1899 by LARARD BROS. Melbourne fastening with metal brooch pin. Hallmarked Larard Bros on back of pick and on back of shovel a registration plate with number 15 a hanging sheep and a five pointed star above a heraldic bar. These identify the piece as 15ct and Larard Bros as member of the Melbourne Manufacturing Jewellers Association (1889-1920). Then 6N REG 29 3 94 which was the date of registration of the crossed pick and shovel design in Victoria.
Maker: Larard Bros