Antique 9ct Gold Pounamu Bar Brooch Pin C.1870. Rich and vibrant elongated piece of natural Pounamu with ornately engraved 9ct gold detailing. Stamped on both gold pieces. Length: 2.25 inches. width: 3/8 inch. Total Item Weight: 5.89 grams. Pounamu by the Maori people would have been crafted in the 1870’s in Dunedin during the gold rush. The pounamu will be from Queenstown. It is highly collectable and is often blessed using special prayers. Greenstone of this quality all belongs to to the South Island Ngtahu tribe and only they can gather and carve it.
Antique 9ct Gold Pounamu Bar Brooch Pin C.1870.by Louis Wine
Antique 9ct Gold Pounamu Bar Brooch Pin C.1870.
Louis Wine Ltd., Toronto specialists in Antique Silver , Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts, are a 4th generation family business.Louis Wine (1865-1946) founded the company in Dublin, Ireland in 1880. Louis Wine began selling to silver collectors in Dublin from a shop in historic Wellington Quay. In 1908, he located on Dublin's fashionable Grafton Street. To the firm came the worlds leading Georgian Silver collectors. Pieces by Paul de Lamerie, Paul Storr, Hester Bateman and Irish Georgian Silver were constantly on display. Our gallery run by Richard (Louis Wine's great grandson) at 150 Cumberland Street (Yorkville), Toronto, displays a range of fine Antique Silver, Old Sheffield Plate, Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts from the 18th-20th century, including Bateman, Storr, Ramsden, Tiffany, Knox, Liberty, Jensen, Christopher Dresser.