Twist Handle Torc Bangle
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For the Iron Age Celts the gold torc seems to have been a key object, identifying the wearer as a person of high rank, and many of the finest works of ancient Celtic art are torcs. The Celtic torc disappears in the Migration Period, but during the Viking Age torc-style metal necklaces, now mainly in silver, came back into fashion. Torc styles of neck-ring are found as part of the jewellery styles of various other cultures and periods.
This piece has been beautifully crafted by AE Williams Pewter - a family run UK pewter manufacturer with a long history :-
The AE Willams’ story began in 1779 when Thomas Williams started a small business from his home in the Welsh borders making pewter flatware and dishes. The company is still owned and operated by his family. Present family are members of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers, as were their forebears and Freemen of the City of London.
Historically A E Williams have produced traditional domestic Pewterware but they have also produced beautiful pieces for Palaces, Cathedrals, Stately Homes and TV, Film and Theatre Companies including Harry Potter, BBC’s Poldark, Les Miserables and even HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones!
A E Williams continue to produce hand cast traditional Pewter and with the addition of a modern Pewter gift range, collectors now have an unrivalled choice of Pewter – each cast with care by craftsmen.