Treasure hunt in the South East

MYSTERY: The history of an exquisitely decorated table centrepiece is being investigated with many speculating it is from somewhere in the South East.

A UNIQUELY Australian piece of Colonial silverware seems certain to find a new home later this year and is thought to have come from somewhere in the South East.

The exquisitely decorated table centrepiece – known as an epergne – was created by Henry Steiner, one of the most revered craftsmen of the 19th century, making it even more surprising that its history is a mystery.

“This handsome specimen


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