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Antique Australian 18ct Yellow Gold Ring By Larard Bros Circa 1900

Sale price$549.00 USD

Laybys welcome! Contact Us today to secure your dream piece.

A fine quality antique Australian 18ct gold ring by renowned manufacturing jeweller Larard and Son - Melbourne - 1874-1945.

In almost the condition it was made over 100 years ago, crafted in fine 18ct yellow gold, and styled as a traditional wedding band.

Hallmarked beautifully for manufacture by Larard and Son, and interestingly with the name of the particular retailer also, F. Band, who we found with research had an establishment in Moorobool Street Geelong.

"A splendid assortment of silver goods is seen at Mr F Bands Moorobool Street, the stock being well selected , and of the best quality".
(Geelong Advertiser Sat 20th Dec 1901.  Trove.nla.gov.au)

Silky smooth, incredibly comfortable on the finger, in impeccable condition, we doubt this ring has spent much time on the finger…

Perhaps this piece of antique Australian history could be a new/old alternative for a wedding ring and become a future family heirloom as it deserves to be.

HISTORY OF LARARD AND SON, LARARD BROS (1874-1945).

Founded in 1874 as Larard and Son and becoming Larard Bros in 1882 and residing in 42 Little Collins Street East.

John Larard was at that time apprenticed to James Murray of Bourke Street Melbourne.  On the death of their father John and his younger brother took control of the business which in 1882 became Larard Bros.

Larard Bros were manufacturing jewellers, importers, wholesalers and their inventory included rings of all descriptions, muff chains, medals and diamond mountings were a specialty.

Their range of gold jewellery included rings of all descriptions, Alberts, muff chains, masonic jewels and medals.  They were among the more enterprising of the Melbourne manufacturers who designed and produced gold field brooches for the makes in Western Australia.

John Larard retired in 1906 and passed away in 1938 at the age of 86 years.  The firm continued to trade as manufacturing jewellers at Sudgen Place, off Little Collins Street until 1945. Members of the Victorian M.J.A. from its inception in 1889. Their mark “Five pointed Star with a Bar” was used in conjunction with the M.J.A. stamps.

Australian Jewellers: Gold & Silversmiths Makers & Marks. Cavill, Cocks & Grace

STONES
None

MEASUREMENTS
3.26mm Wide

WEIGHT
3.82 Grams

MARKS
‘Star with a bar’ - For Larard Bros / 18 / ‘Sailing ship’ - M.J.A. guarantee mark for 18ct gold
‘F. Band’ - Retailer of Moorobool Street Geelong circa 1900

SIZE
O or 17.5mm diameter US 7 1/5.  Can be resized

CONDITION
Excellent antique condition.  Hallmarks crisp and clear for both maker and retailer.  Minor marks to gold seen under couple only, could be buffed but not necessary.  Gorgeous band.

PURCHASE SUMMARY

Laybys available on all items $400 and over. Contact us for more details.

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