An Australian silver cup by Johann Heinrich Steiner, Adelaide, circa 1860
Lot 285
An Australian silver cup by Johann Heinrich Steiner, Adelaide, circa 1860
AU$ 5,000 - 8,000
US$ 4,700 - 7,500
Lot Details
An Australian silver cup
by Johann Heinrich Steiner, Adelaide, circa 1860
raised on a sexfoil base engraved with rocaille shells, the stem with waterlily fronds and leaves, the bowl with band of stiff leaves and engraved "Presented to George Strickland Kingston Esq. M.P. by the committee of the S.A. Rifle Association in token of their appreciation of his exertion in 1861 as the Honry. Secretary of the Society", marked 'H.ST/14/Winged lion rampant', mounted on a wooden plinth, 29.5cm high.

Footnotes

  • Note:
    Sir George Strickland Kingston (1807-1880), engineer and politician, trained as an architect and civil engineer, took an active role in promoting the South Australian Act in 1834. Appointed Deputy Surveyor General, he co-discovered the River Torrens and largely supervised the initial surveys of Adelaide. These surveys were questioned and not used, he was later made inspector of public works and buildings. Some of the existing works under his command are the South East corner of Government House (1839), part of Adelaide Jail (1840), the residence of Cummins, Camden Park (1841) and the first monument to Colonel William Light in Light Square (1843). Kingston was interested in the first volunteer movement and was captain of the east Adelaide Rifles.

    Provenance:"The Pines" Antiques, Ingleburn Sydney, Aug 1972.
    Exhibited:Powerhouse Museum Sydney 1984-1986.
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