Round woodturned object made by Adolph Bruhn & Son circa 1970s-1990s. It was found on top of the plane in Area D5 at Adolph Bruhn & Son's Wood Turners Shop, 283 Coventry Street, South Melbourne. The business was established by Adolph Bruhn circa 1893 in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Upon his death in 1919 it was then operated by Adolph's son Sophus Christopher Bruhn. Upon Sophus's death in 1959 his son Sophus Walter Bruhn took over the business. In 1970 Sophus reduced the scale of the business and relocated to South Melbourne. The business closed upon Sophus's death in January 1990.

Adolph Bruhn migrated to Australia from Germany in 1884, at the age of 29. He arrived in Adelaide where he lived for 10 months before moving to Victoria, where he settled, established his business, married and had five children.

Physical Description

Object is made from chestnut gold- and dark-coloured wood which is arranged in a linear pattern. Object is shaped like a large, shallow dish except that inside it is grooved producing central and peripheral raised areas as opposed to a concave surface. The sides are sloped and a circular hole penetrates the centre of the item. Two symmetrical semi-circular pieces of wood have been glued together.

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