Rare antique Australian sterling silver centrepiece made in 1870 attributed to Julius Schomburgk.
A brief history on Julius Schomburgk:
Julius Schomburgk was born in Germany in 1819 and like many German gold and silversmiths of the mid-19th Century, emigrated to Australia in 1850. A highly talented and artistic silversmith, he made some superb pieces for the highly esteemed jewellery firms of Henry Steiner and Joachim Wendt. Many pieces that have been attributed to him (he did not stamp his pieces like Steiner and Wendt) are on display in various museums and universities in Australia.
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