Edwardian / Belle Epqoque ‘Bow’ Lavaliere Circa 1915

Incredible piece by another early Australian jeweller, Morris Middlewick, watchmaker, jeweller, in Perth Western Australia from 1912 to 1930.

Hand made of course in 9ct gold which is neither rose nor yellow, it is that ‘soft antique hued’ gold that simply isn’t seen today.
Set with what we believe to be paste/glass stones used extensively in the Edwardian era (not tested, could possibly be aquamarines) and tiny natural seed pearls.

The design is typical of the Belle Epoque era and features a bow motif set with the pale white to pale blue stones, with three delightful articulated drops.
With original 9ct gold trace chain and 9ct push in box clasp which is in perfect closing order.

Hallmarked to the back with Morris Middlewicks hallmark and 9ct. (Cited in Cavil Cocks and Grace).

These early Australian pieces, especially by lesser known jewellers are becoming scarce and therefore highly sought after.  This piece would make a beautiful family heirloom.

Natural seed pearl
4.2cm drop x 3.5cm width
40cm circumference around neck
(Please measure your neck)
4.66 Grams
‘M’ in a circle for Morris Middlewick
Very good to excellent antique condition.  Chain and clasp are original.  No repairs. One tiny claw missing, unnoticeable and inconsequential.

Please note boxes and props are for display

Purchase Summary

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