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George Nelson: American Modernist

  George Nelson was an American industrial designer who was one of the co-founders of American Modernism. Aside from being...
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Date

17 May 2022

Author

Jason Harris

Silver

WILLIAM EDWARDS: Silversmithing from the Other Side of the World

William Edwards was a prolific silversmith who produced work of the highest quality with the best embossing ever seen in Australia. He had the advantage of being able to produce pieces here in Australia, and also to import other work from his family or...
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Date

16 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Silver

BASSE-TAILLE: A Technique to Mystify

Basse-taille, meaning low-cut in French, is an enamelling technique where the artist creates a low-relief pattern in precious metal such as silver and gold by engraving or chasing. The technique was developed in Italy in the 13th century, and its work enamel was very...
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Date

16 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Silver

AUGUST BRUNKHORST: One of Adelaide’s First

August Brunkhorst was the successor to Henry Steiner and was another notable silverware dealer in Adelaide. After the famous collapse of the Australian economy and the loss of Steiner’s wife and two children from a typhoid epidemic, Steiner decided to sell off his business....
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Date

16 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Silver

J. HENRY STEINER: The Master of Silver

J. Henry Steiner was a very prolific silversmith. He exhibited at many of the great 19th century exhibitions across the world. Despite being born and trained in Germany, Henry Steiner was an ace silversmith in Adelaide who displayed his foremost creations at many inter-colonial...
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Date

16 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Silver

JOACHIM MATTHIAS WENDT: Silversmithing Without a Dent

Joachim Matthias Wendt was a silversmith and watchmaker. He migrated to Adelaide in 1854. His business flourished and within a short time, he had established himself as a watchmaker in Pirie Street. Wendt soon became a well-known watchmaker, gold and silver smith and jeweller....
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Date

16 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

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