Learn about Edward Fischer

Edward Fischer Edward Fischer (1828-1911) migrated to Australia from Vienna in the early 1850s, and settled into business as a jeweller in Geelong, which at that time was an important commercial centre particularly for the export of wool. It was a very prosperous centre attracting many watchmakers and jewellers, as no doubt there were many well-to-do clients. Fischer was an important jeweller in the town, producing outstanding quality silver and gold wares, indeed, he was commissioned to manufacture the first locally produced Melbourne Cup, and became well known for his design and craftsmanship in producing the Geelong Racing Clubs presentation cups from 1873 to 1890. He was also a quality producer of silverware for Kilpatrick & Co. and Walsh Bros. of Melbourne. In 1891 Fischer sold his business and left Geelong, relocating to Collins Street, Melbourne, where he traded as E. Fischer and Son, Manufacturing Jewellers, Watchmakers and Opticians. Apparently the business was managed by his son Harry. Edward Fischer died in 1911, but the business continued until about 1916. Jewellery by Fischer is marked FISCHER or E. FISCHER, GEELONG.
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A seed pearl and ruby target brooch, Fischer, Geelong. Yellow gold. Weight 9.95 grams. Diameter 35mm. Boxed.

A gold foliate and cameo quatrefoil brooch, attributed to Fischer, Geelong. The carved conch shell depicting a classical female profile within a vine leaf and tendril mount. Yellow gold, length 45mm.

Australian boulder opal brooch yellow and rose gold insect brooch with two boulder opals and small seed pearls, stamped '154' includes original packaging Ed Fischer & Son, total weight of 5.8 grams

An Australian garnet and moonstone gold ring, by Edward Fischer, Ryrie Street, Geelong, circa 1880 set with a round garnet flanked by moonstone all within chased scrolls, marked 'E.FISCHER', 18 carat gold

An Australian agate cameo stick pin, by Edward Fischer, Ryrie Street, Geelong, circa 1880 set with a marquise hardstone cameo carved with a classical Greek maiden in a flowing robe, surrounded by four applied stars and rope work border, marked 'FISCHER', y

Gold and diamond necklace, William Fischer, circa 1960 the flexible 18ct gold collar modelled as a series of interlocking assymetrical polished and textured baton links, centring a fan motif clasp highlighted by baguette and round brilliant-cut diamonds, m

Australian arrow and horseshoe brooch by Edward Fischer (Geelong), c.1890 9ct yellow gold (tested), stamped FISCHER length 56mm. Reference: Australian Jewellers, 19 & early 20th century by Schofield and Fahy, page 186, has a similar brooch by Fischer which

An antique zircon and sapphire bangle by Fischer, centred with claw set orange zircons and colourless sapphires, on an expandable bangle fitting, in 15ct gold.

An Australian antique bar brooch by Fischer, having three claw set shells within foliate decoration and a central articulated shell pendant drop all set in 15ct gold

An antique Australian gold brooch of oval design having engraved detail and applied gold ball and foliate decoration set to the centre with a rose cut diamond in 18ct gold hallmarked Fischer

An antique Australian gold and lapis lazuli pendant and earrings, the 15ct gold oval pendant having applied wirework and rope decoration centrally set with an oval lapis lazuli cut en cabochon having a grape and vine leaf bale suspended from a 9ct gold bel

An Australian silver locket by Fischer Geelong 1851 - 1916 of oval form with hand engraved floral and geometric decoration to locket and bale. (similar example illustrated p.92 'Australian Jewellers Gold and Silversmiths - Makers and Marks' by Cavill Cocks

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