C1931 9ct Gold Football Jeton B.W.F.C. Best and Fairest, Willis, Australia

$220.00 Australian Football

This is a 9 ct football prize jeton, and the reverse reads " Presented to J. Rosencren, for best and fairest player, by C. Duon, B.W.F.C. 1931" . The Australian hallmark features a unicorn head, a 9,and a W. This belongs to Willis & Sons Pty. Ltd. Brothers Richard and Thomas Willis came to Melbourne in 1860s as jewellery importers and wholesalers. Around 1870 they began manufacturing jewellery. The partnership was dissolved in 1874. Thomas & V. J. Willis then created a company called T. Willis & Co. in 1875. The company was growing and expending to Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. In 1904 the company name changed into Willis & Sons Pty. Ltd. In 1931, the manufacturing side of the business was closed.

40mm including the jump ring and 26 mm wide. 3.7 grams.

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