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Antique kookaburra, map of Australia and wishbone brooch by Willis

Here is such a beautiful brooch that highlights Australia so well with a map of Australia as well as a wonderful kookaburra both set inside a wishbone.

Made in 9 carat yellow gold by one of Australia's most famous early jewellers, Willis and Sons in the early 1900's, the brooch measures 31.5mm across by 19.3mm and will look wonderful on any outfit where it will no doubt always be admired and smiled upon.

So charming and full of character, this is a wonderful piece of early Australian jewellery that depicts Australia so beautifully.


Stock# ES9328

Maker: Willis and Sons

Circa: 1910



Out of stock


Antique kookaburra, map of Australia and wishbone brooch by Willis


A brief history about Willis and Sons:

Willis and Sons were first established in 1858 by Richard and Thomas Willis, who were jewellery importers and wholesalers. They imported clocks, silver and electro-plated pieces as well making a name for themselves as a leading manufacturer of jewellery. The jewellery they produced often reflected the native Australian flora and fauna with brooches often being in the form of a boomerang often with an Australian animal for example. By the turn of the century the firm had become Australia's leading gold jewellery manufacturer and after 1931 continued just as importers after closing the manufacturing side of the business down. Their jewellery is hallmarked with the gold carat and mark as well as their own registered mark of a unicorn.


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