Antique Australian Bamboo Bangle, Willis & Sons
Antique Australian Bamboo Bangle, Willis & Sons, Melbourne. The hinged bangle with alternating plain polished and embossed sections, designed to resemble bamboo.
A not uncommon motif from the Aesthetic movement, bamboo was inspired by the newly discovered Japanese style and represented luck, good health and happiness.
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 and ... cufflinks, dress studs, tie and stickpins were also manufactured." (Cavil Cocks & Grace, Australian Jewellers, Gold & Silversmiths, Makers & Marks)
Metal: 9ct yellow gold
Weight: 24.18 grams
Width: 8 - 10mm
Inside Diameter: 5.5cm
Marks: The inside of the clasp has the typical three-part mark. The Unicorn Head and ‘W’ denote Willis & Sons, and 9 indicates 9ct gold.
Condition: Good original condition commensurate with age and use. The bangle closes well and has safety chain attached. There are a number of small dents and age appropriate scuffmarks.
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