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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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FRASERS Ltd.

142, Queen Street, Brisbane


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Frasers Ltd. - Brisbane - 1920

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Frasers Ltd. - Brisbane - 1921

E.L. Thomson - Managing Director

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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A Listing of Jewellers Working at Bundaberg in 1911

Eppler C.E. - Bourbon Street***
French A. - Bourbon Street
Hand J.P. - Bourbon Street
Macleod J. - Bourbon Street*
Scott S. - Bourbon Street
Robertson B.Z. - Bourbon Street**

Source: Eadie's Illustrated Bundaberg Almanac and District Directory - 1911

* Still in business, now trading as Ritchies Jewellers. Established in 1889.

** See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18484&p=142435&hilit=robertson#p142435

*** See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18484&p=142548&hilit=eppler#p142548

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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A.P. GREENFIELD & Co.

Treasury Buildings, George Street, and Wickham Street, Valley, Brisbane, and Flinders Street, Townsville


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A.P. Greenfield - Brisbane - 1888

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A.P. Greenfield & Co. - Brisbane - 1900

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A.P. Greenfield & Co. Ltd. - Brisbane - 1908

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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ALLAN HARRIS & Co. Ltd.

229, Courier Buildings, Edward Street, Brisbane


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Allan Harris & Co. Ltd. - Brisbane - 1912

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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J. MACLEOD, later, J. MACLEOD & SON, later, RITCHIES JEWELLERS

Bourbon Street, Bundaberg and Maryborough

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J. Macleod - Bundaberg - 1911

Established in 1889 and still in business, now trading as Ritchies Jewellers in Bundaberg.

The McLeods, retired in 1934 and their business passed to James (AJ) Ritchie, who had been apprenticed to Macleod Snr since 1906. James Ritchie retired in 1976 and sold the business to Arthur Frost. In 1988 the firm was acquired by Raymond Dunn, and then passed to his jeweller, Trent Cullum and his wife, Shaye, the current owners, around 2014.

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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SAMUEL DAVIS & Co.

Edward Street and Charlotte Street, Brisbane, and, 4, Coleman Street Buildings, 47, Moorgate Street, London


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Samuel Davis & Co. - Brisbane - 1875

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Samuel Davis & Co. - Brisbane - 1875

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SAMUEL DAVIS & CO

Edward Street and Charlotte Street, Brisbane, and, 4, Coleman Street Buildings, 47, Moorgate Street, London


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The Brisbane Courier
Monday April 29 1878

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F. SCHULTZ

Ruthven Street, Toowoomba


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F. Schultz - Toowoomba - 1885

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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A Listing of Jewellers Working at Rockhampton in 1900:

Bate, R.H. - East Street
Edgar, W.G.J. - East Street
Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey - East Street
Forster, T.B. - Denham Street
Howard, W. - William Street
Howard, J. - East Street
Kingel, Theo. - Denham Street
McCreedy, J.H. - William Street
Sale, S. - East Street
Wiseman, H. - East Street
Wollf, S. & Co. - East Street

Source: Cowie and Cowland's Central Queensland Almanac - 1900

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A. W. SANDERS

106, Queen Street, Brisbane


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A.W. Sanders - Brisbane - 1883

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W.M. BROWNING

281 (formerly No. 51), Chapel Street, Prahran, Victoria


Mr. Browning's establishment is situated in Chapel Street, Prahran, directly opposite the handsome new Arcade. The shop is a commodious two-storied building, occupying a frontage of 16 feet, and has a large factory at the back, where competent men are busily employed in the various branches of the business, which, it may be mentioned, is the oldest in the city, having been established in 1852. A choice assortment of English and Foreign Watches and Clocks, Jewellery, Electro-plated Ware, Optical Goods in great variety, as well as a large selection of Spectacles, are always in stock. Cricket or football clubs can be supplied with Cups, Medals, Trophies, etc., made to order, in any design, on the shortest notice and at most moderate prices. All watches and clocks purchased from this establishment are warranted for twelve months. and clocks are wound and kept in order by yearly contract. Jewellery of every description is made to order or repaired on the premises, and as none but the most experienced hands are employed. and Mr. W. M. Browning, who is a thoroughly practical man, supervises everything personally, a great reputation for first-class workmanship has been earned, not only in Victoria, but also the surrounding colonies. where a large connection has been made, and, through recommendations, is daily increasing. Work is delivered to any address within the city and suburbs, a trap being specially kept for the convenience of customers. who can reach the establishment from Melbourne either by train to Prahran Station, or by the tram which passes the door.

Source: The Year-book of Australia - 1891

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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Fine silver sold by the Melbourne Mint in 1891 to silversmiths and others amounted to 23,369½ ozs., as against 41,279 ozs. in 1890, and 17,955 ozs. in 1889. At the end of 1891, 14,461 ozs. remained in store at the Mint.

Source: Victorian Year-Book - Henry Heylyn Hayter, C.M.G. - 1892

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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......But you must not despise me if I confess to having enjoyed the shops exceedingly : it was so unlike a jeweller's shop in England to see on the counter gold in its raw state, in nuggets and dust and flakes ; in this stage of its existence, it certainly deserves its name of "filthy lucre"; for it is often only half washed. There were quantities of emus eggs in the silversmiths' shops, mounted in every conceivable way as cups and vases, and even as work-boxes; some designs consisted of three or five eggs grouped together as a centre-piece. I cannot honestly say I admired any of them ; they were generally too elaborate, comprising often a native (spear in hand), a kangaroo, palms, ferns, cockatoos, and sometimes an emu or two in addition, as a pedestal — all this in frosted silver or gold. I was given a pair of these eggs before leaving England : they were mounted in London as little flower-vases in a setting consisting only of a few bulrushes and leaves, yet far better than any of these florid designs; but the emus eggs are very popular in Sydney or Melbourne, and, I am told, sell rapidly to people going home, who take them as a memento of their Australian life, and probably think that the greater the number of reminiscences suggested by the ornament, the more satisfactory it is as a purchase.

Source: Les Voyageurs, Historiens et Économistes Anglais - J. Mac Laughlin - 1892

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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JAMES STILLWELL

Corner of Grey and Russell Streets, South Brisbane


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James Stillwell - Brisbane - 1885

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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JOSEPH & Co.

16 & 17, Pall Mall, Sandhurst, Victoria


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Joseph and Co. - Sandhurst, Vic. - 1881

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Joseph and Co. - Sandhurst, Vic. - 1884

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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ANGUS & COOTE

500, George Street, Sydney


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Angus & Coote - Sydney - 1933

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Angus & Coote - Sydney - 1933


William Angus, a Watchmaker, and Edmund J. Coote, a Jeweller, took over the Business of Josiah Mason & Co. (see earlier post) in 1895. Starting off as a retail concern, they appear to have turned to manufacturing following the death of William Angus in 1902, and were in production by 1905.

They acquired the Sutton Electroplate Company in the early 1920's, and Perfection Plate in 1960.

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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WILSON, NAFIS & Co. Ltd.

99, Wharf Street, Brisbane


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Wilson, Nafis & Co. Ltd. - Brisbane - 1920

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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P. KLEEMO & Co. Ltd.

217, Clarence Street, Sydney


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P. Kleemo & Co. Ltd. - Sydney - 1933


Sole agents for Walter Oxley, Sheffield.

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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FELIX LYNN

George Street, Sydney


Felix Lynn arrived at Sydney, from London, on the 8th May 1829.

TO THE PUBLIC - Mr. Felix Lynn, recently arrived from London, Working Jeweller and Silversmith, begs to acquaint the Public, that he has undertaken to superintend the Jewellery Department of Messrs. Cohen and Spyer, George-street. He has an extensive Assortment of every Description of Jewellery of the Best Gold and the newest and most approved London Fashions, consisting of ladies' neck and watch chains ; gentlemen's gold ditto ditto; chased rings, fairy rings, brooches, lockets, and every other description of Jewellery. N.B.-All Order for repairing or Manufacturing Jewellery will be punctually and strictly attended to.

Source: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser - 27th June 1829


An example of the mark of Felix Lynn kindly supplied by member bstaunto:

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FL - SS - NSW

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Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

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P. CHRISSEN

Ruthven Street, Toowoomba


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P. Chrissen - Toowoomba - 1898

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