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Antique Australian 18ct Yellow Gold Wedding Ring By W. Davis And Louis Cadby Circa 1910

Sale price$795.00 AUD

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Charming easy Australian 18ct gold ring by W. Davis and retailed by Louis Cadby Melbourne circa 1910 and hallmarked as such.

Crafted from rich and lush 18ct yellow gold this simple and elegant half round welder is a lovely not too slim not too wide width an 5.5mm, substantially crafted and comfortable to wear.

Hallmarked crisply with L. Cadby and William Davis’ hallmarks and the the M.J.A. of Victorias guarantee marks of a ’sailing ship’.

5.5mm Width
4.0 Grams
Wiliam Davis’ Leopard Head / 18 / ‘Sailing Ship’ M.J.A guarantee mark for 18ct
M or 16.7mm diameter US 6 1/4
Very good to excellent antique condition.  Hallmarks crisp and clear, no thinning to shank.  Charming antique welder.

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

Purchase Summary

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

All our items are antique or vintage unless otherwise stated. Condition will be described, it is the responsibility of the buyer to read descriptions and view photos.  Please refer to our guide Caring For Antique & Vintage Jewellery for more details. 

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Please note: Any duties imposed by countries for importing our items are the buyers responsibility

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