Antique Australian 18ct Yellow Gold Wedding Ring By W. Davis And Louis Cadby Circa 1910
Charming easy Australian 18ct gold ring by W. Davis and retailed by Louis Cadby Melbourne circa 1910 and hallmarked as such.
History of William Davis & Louis Cadby
William Davis was listed at 114 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne form 1892. Trading as a jeweller, diamond setter and gold chain maker. By 1916 the firm had moved to 340 Little Collins street.
A member of the M.J.A. of Victoria Bismarck, a ‘Leopards Head’, was used in conjunction with the Associations guarantee marks.
Incorporated as W. Davis and Son Pty Ltd in 1923. In 1948 becoming W. Davis and Son Jewellers Pty Ltd and moving to its final location at 94 Elizabeth House in the 1950’s.
Louis Cadby (1882-1939) began as Cadby and Winkle in 1880 as gold and silversmith at Little Collins Street Melbourne. By 1882 Cadby was listed separately in the ‘Sands and Mcdougalls Melbourne Directories’ as Louis Cadby.
Trading at 323 Little Collins Street from 1891 to 1934 and became an incorporated company in 1922.
Louis Jephcott, Cadby nephew who had previously his own manufactory also in Little Collins Street was by this time in control of the company.
From 1935 to 1939 Cadby’s business was located at 93 Swanston Street.
According to ’Trove’, a digitalised historical resource, Louis Cadby had retired some years before his death on 5th November 1928 at sea whilst returning from a trip abroad.
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