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.
A silver ingot miniature. Hallmarked London 1977-1978, James Beebe makers mark.34g. Joined an antique silver pendant. Cross and flowers engraved decoration. Hallmarked, Birmingham 1913-1914 by Tozer, Kemsley and Fischer. 4g.
A.J. Fischer, ‘A Pool in the Creek’, watercolour, signed, entitled and inscribed verso. 37 x 27 cm. Framed under glass. Note: Fischer attended the Royal College of Art, London, came to NZ in 1924 under the La Trobe Cultural Scheme. Became principal of Elam
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