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.
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 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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