Antique Australian Art Nouveau/Edwardian 9ct Rose Gold Crucifix By Willis And Sons Circa 1905

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Crafted in the early days of the 20th century circa 1905 this lovely 9ct rose gold crucifix has been fire gilded over rose gold giving the front a matte yellow gold colour, the verso is warm rosy hue.

Similar to the ‘blooming’ technique that was a popular process in the late Victorian era into the early 20th century which gave a ‘higher’ carat appearance to jewellery pieces.

An applied scrolling motif bearing three Lily of the Valley flowers drops symbolising ‘a return to happiness’ of which is set with a tiny half seed pearl.

Three vibrant ruby red pastes possibly representing the Holy Trinity give a pop of colour and tones wonderfully with the rich matte finish of the gold.

Hallmarked to the verso with Willis and Sons  hallmark, 9 and the M.J.A guarantee mark of a ‘wheat sheaf’ for 9ct gold.

Red Paste/Glass
Half seed Pearl

5cm x 3.5cm

4.0 Grams

‘Unicorn’ / 9 / ‘W’ For Willis and Sons

Very very good antique condition.  Pastes and Pearls are original, no chips and well set with no replacements or re-gluing.   Matte finish to the front is lovely and present with no fading.  Hallmarks clear.  One tiny miniscule impression to rear only, insignificant. 
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