A deliciously decorated 15 carat gold “puffy heart” pendant made by early Australian manufacturing Jewellers Willis & Sons, circa 1889 -1904. The three dimensional heart is covered on one side with applied decorative floral patterns in rose and green gold, complimented with engraved details. The bail is permanently affixed and can be worn with chains of a diameter up to 3.2mm.
Hallmarked to the back of the bail with the Unicorn mark of Willis & Sons, 15ct and the fleece mark employed by the members of the Manufacturing Jewellers Association of Victoria from 1889. Willis & Sons ceased using the fleece mark in 1904, making it possible to narrow down the manufacturing date for this piece.
Measures 24.28mm from top of the fixed bail to the point of the heart, 14.31mm wide and 6.91mm deep. Weighs 1.7 grams.
The vintage 54cm (21.25″) 9ct figaro link chain is optional.