Antique Australian Pearl Brooch, Willis & Sons
Antique Australian Pearl Star Brooch by Willis & Sons, Melbourne c1900. This lovely piece is in fabulous condition, with good clear hallmarks and original split pearls. An excellent example for any collector of early Australian Jewellery. With star and crescent motifs, the brooch typical of this period
Metal: 15ct yellow gold
Weight: 8.2 grams
Marks: Three part mark, unicorns head, 15ct, W
Willis & Sons, a Melbourne based firm established in 1858 were originally importers and wholesalers. By 1908, Willis & Sons were located at 350–356 Little Collins Street. After 50 years in the jewellery business, they were one of Australia’s most prolific jewellery manufacturers. “Their gold jewellery was produced for a substantial middle-class market...’
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Condition: Excellent antique condition. No seed pearls missing or replaced.
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