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A Fine Silver Mounted Emu Egg By H. Steiner, Adelaide, Circa 1865

raised on a circular floral embossed foot, the dual branch standard supporting a stippled brown egg mounted to the base with a vine and pendant grapes, the top mounted with oak leaves and a grape vine finial. Impressed marks to base. 329gms total weight, 28cm high. Lot sold 6,900 AUD

Sotheby's. The Connoisseur's Spring Collection, Including the Private Collection of Colin Lennox and Tom Gillies, John Stephens and The Late John Klinger. 28 Oct 08. Melbourne. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com