Julius Hogarth - Behind the Shop Front - Part 1
Published Australiana, May 2000 Vol. 22 No.2 Download PDF
Julius Hogarth - Behind the Shop Front - Part 2
Published Australiana, August 2000 Vol. 22 No.3 Download PDF
A Silver Dog Collar by Alexander Dick
Published Australian Antique Collector, January to June 1982. The dog collar of 'Tiger' Sydney champion rat killer is one of the most important sporting trophies in Australian silver. Download PDF
An important early Tasmanian silver cup
Published The World of Antiques & Art, August 2008 - February 2009, 75th Edition. A history of the silver two handled loving cup presented to George Augustus Robinson. Download PDF
Charles Rasp and the Model of the Broken Hill Mine
Published in Antipodes Magazine, Edition 1. Download PDF
Essie Jenyns and her Australian Terriers.
Published Australiana November 2011, Vol. 33 no.4. The Australian born actress Essie Jenyns (1864 1920) married the very rich Newcastle brewer Mr. J. R. Wood and left for England with her Australian Terriers to exhibit them at the Kennel Club in London. Before leaving she donated an important cup to the Kennel Club of N.S.W made by Hardy Brothers Sydney set with semi precious stones and enamels by their workmen the Priora brothers. Her kennel name was Woodstock and the Woodstock Cup was sold by me to the Powerhouse Museum. Download PDF
Hidden Corners Firnhaber and Schomburgk in the Digital Age.
Published Australiana February 2012, Vol. 34 no.1. I sold an important malachite mounted silver cup to a client of mine in 1991 before the advent of Trove the digitisation of the nations newspapers by the National Library in Canberra. When I repurchased the cup in 2011 I was able to search for a record through Trove in the South Australian newspapers. In my book written in 1991 I had suggested without proof that the cup was by Schomburgk and was made circa 1860. A computer search showed to be made in October 1861 by Scomburgk. While I was at it I listed all the important items made by Firnhaber and Scomburgk up to this date. The article was incorporated in the important South Australian Museum Exhibition catalogue Bounty Nineteenth – century South Australian gold and silver collated and written by Robert Reason then a decorative arts curator at the museum who facilitated and encouraged the purchase the cup for the permanent collection. Download PDF
John Wood a gentleman turner.
Published Australiana November 2013 Vol. 35 no. 4. John Wood turned a magnificent oval case for the 1906 Woodstock Cup given to the N.S.W. Kennel club by his wife Essie Jenyns. This article discusses his Birch lathe and its accessories Wood being one of the few ornamental Australian turners. Download PDF