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Antique Edwardian Australian 9ct Rose Gold Conch Shell Cameo Bangle By Larard Bros 1874-1945

Sale price$1,095.00 AUD

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An elegant piece of antique Australian history manufactured by one of our early Australian jewellery firms, Larard Bros and fully hallmarked as such.

Crafted from 9ct rose gold and featuring as its centrepiece a conch shell carved cameo of a Grecian lady in profile.  Bezel set to a rose gold frame, open to the back and applied to a simple oval 9ct rose gold bangle which is adjustable, enabling this one to fit a variety of wrist sizes.

Crafted during the Edwardian era circa 1910 this refined and elegant bangle is comfortable on the wrist, and can be worn alone or teamed with all your other favourite bracelets and bangles if desired.

Antique Australian jewellery is becoming increasingly hard to acquire and this hallmarked piece will be an asset to any serious collectors jewellery wardrobe.

STONES
Conch Shell Cameo

MEASUREMENTS
Central Cameo setting - 1.6cm x 1.37cm

WEIGHT
7.14 Grams

MARKS
Fully Hallmarked For Larard Bros
’Star with a bar’ - Larards’ symbol / 9 / ‘Wheatsheaf’ guarantee mark

SIZE
This bangle is adjustable therefore 18.5cm to 22.5cm fully expanded.

CONDITION
Very good to excellent antique condition.  No damage, chips, stress fractures to cameo.  Cameo is very secure and solidly set.  Bangle shows no thinning or damage, and is not misshapen.  Lovely condition.

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.