1960s Mirella WAP Watson Ring Tree Tidy
We have for sale a very pretty little 1960s Mirella WAP Watson Ring Tree Tidy/ ring holder.
It is gold coloured and the ‘trunk’ of the tree contains turquoise and faux pearls: there are a few small stones missing. The top of the tree comprises 6 branches all ending with a faux pearl. The seventh faux pearl, at the centre of the stem, is marked on one side. There is some tarnishing on the tree branches.
This novel, and unusually designed, ring holder would look lovely gracing any dressing table or bed side cabinet.
- 8cm (3.2″) Height (top to base)
- 6.5cm (2.6″) diameter (end of foot to end of foot)
Some Trivia For You
The WAP Watson Ltd Company was founded in 1909 by Walter Archibald Parker Watson in Hockley Hill, Birmingham, UK but sold the company to Augustus Power and Clarence Flint in 1914, whom retained the company name.
The company was known as producers of costume jewellery under the Exquisite brand range. The company continued to expand and move premises before ending up at Vulcan Road, Solihull in 1954. The Mirella trade name was introduced for their gold plated giftware; mirrors, pill boxes, pens etc.
By 1977, the Exquisite jewellery range ceased due to competition from the Far East but the company did gain some ground in the souvenir gift market. The WAP Watson company is best known in the latter part of the 20th Century for their Myths and Magic range of figurines under the Tudor Mint range. The Solihull factory closed in 2000.