Henry Steiner, born in Bremen, Germany in 1835, and arrived in South Australia about 1858. By 1864 he was in business on the corner of Rundle and Charles Streets, Adelaide. Steiner was one of the most prolific Australian silversmiths, and he exhibited his work both in Australia and overseas. After the death of his wife and two children in the typhoid outbreak of 1883, Steiner sold his business to August Brunkhorst (1846-1919) and left Adelaide. He died in 1914.
An Australian silver goblet, by Henry Steiner, Adelaide, circa 1880, the bowl engraved 'Clare Stallion Show, July 1882 First Prize For Blood Stallion Presented By W.H Young Esq Won By' within a fern leaf and wheat sheaf cartouche, the reverse set with a ca
The 'cma Adelaide Cup', an Australian silver lidded trophy by Henry Steiner, Adelaide 1875, by Henry Steiner, Adelaide 1875, on a beaded circular base and stem issuing stiff ferns about the bowl engraved with flowerheads, scroll cartouche and 'Won By J. R.
An Australian silver trophy cup and cover by Henry Steiner, Adelaide, 1878, the circular foot and tapered standard supporting a floriate and foliate chased bowl inscribed 'For the Three Best Merino Rams Owned By the Exhibitor, Robe Show 26 Sep 1878, Awarde
Silver bachelor's cup set & plate by Henry Steiner, the cup with gilt washed interior, each initialled Bob/ 17th May 1882. Marks: (Crown) H.Steiner / Adelaide (Victoria) (lion passant) ref Jbh no 208. Combined weight: 850 grams; diameter of plate: 22.5 cm.
Silver Adelaide polo club trophy mug by Henry steiner of typical form with gilt interior and loop handle, bearing inscription: 'APC/ Members Handicap/ 2nd Prize/ Won By/ Mad Cap/ 27th April 1889'. Marks: H Steiner/ Adelaide/ (lion passant) (Crown) ref JBH
Rare Waterloo cup three piece silver presentation suite by Henry steiner, a tapering cylindrical body with inverted leaf capped handle and engraved: 'South Australian Coursing Club/ Waterloo Cup/ Trophy/ Presented By / R. Barr Smith Esq/ Won By/ Mess.Rs Hu
Silver Annual Athletics trophy cup by Henry steiner, on a fern tree base, modelled with an Aborigine and a kangaroo, the cup traced and bearing the inscription: 'Adelaide Amateur Athletic Club/ Champion Cup/ 250 Yards Flat Race/ to be Won Three Times By Th
Silver trophy cup by Henry steiner of chalice form incised with flying 'C' scrolls and oak leaves, bearing inscription: 'Laura Oddfellows/ Cup/ Won By/ M.Fitzpatrick/ 7th Novr 1878'. Marks: on foot H.St (Crown) (lion passant) ref JBH no 195 closest. Weight
Silver Christening mug by Henry steiner of cylindrical form centered by an oversized vacant cartouche, flanked by trailing vines, having a scrolled handle and stepped circular base. Marks: H St (kangaroo) (Victoria) (lion passant) similar ref Jbh No173 and
Silver Christening mug by Henry steiner of cylindrical form, engraved with a single cartouche 'Stuart', a slander figural scroll handle of a sea serpent. Marks: (lion passant) H.steiner (Victoria) ref JBH no 200. Weight: 180 grams. Height 10 cm. Provenance
An impressive silver centrepiece by H. Steiner, Adelaide, circa 1875, the domed naturalistically modelled foot supporting a large tree fern standard with spreading branches sumounted by an etched crystal bowl, the base cast with a smaller tree fern, an emu
An Australian silver Royal Victorian Fusiliers presentation cup and cover maker's mark H. Steiner Adelaide circa 1880, the cylindrical body with bright-cut and engraved foliate decoration beneath a domed cover surmounted by a finial cast as a soldier in pe
A collection of ten Australian silver napkin rings, comprising a pair of boxed napkin rings by J. M. Wendt of Adelaide, another pair of napkin rings by J. M. Wendt of Adelaide, two napkin rings by Basse & Co, Adelaide, three napkin rings by A. L. Brunkhors
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