SOLD: Victorian rose gold sovereign case, made in Australia, circa 1900


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Sovereign holders were a fashion that spread around the world in the late Victorian era. Today these coin containers make handsome lockets.

This splendid nine-carat rose gold example is wonderful in the hand – it’s weighty, pleasingly robust, and shuts with a satisfying snap.

One side is plain, the other inscribed with what at first appears to be a monogram, but close examination reveals the simple, loving word DAD.

The interior is particularly nice, with an unusual and striking engine-turned pattern on the coin holder. The carat and maker’s marks are still crisp, another sign of the excellent condition inside and out.

This case made in about 1900 by Rollason & Co Ltd, who were founded in 1888 at 112 Kent Street – just a short stroll from my Sydney store.


• Handmade in nine-carat rose gold, hand engraved with “DAD”
• Approximately 4.5cm (1 3/4 inches) long, 3cm (just over 1 inch) wide
• Weight is 18.4 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: the antique rose gold chain is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like more information about it

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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