Finding Firnhaber treasures, Trevor Hancock

Vol 37 no 2, May 2015
Article from Vol 37 no 2, May 2015

Finding Firnhaber treasures, Trevor Hancock


Colonial Australian jewellery is rarely marked with the name of its maker or retailer. Perth jewellery dealer Trevor Hancock sticks his neck out and attributes several pieces to the German-born Adelaide jeweller C. E. Firnhaber, based on stylistic similarities of the works. All of them are illustrated here.

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