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William EDWARDS

London, England, Great Britain 1819 – Australia 1889

  • to Australia 1857

The Currie cup c.1862 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: metalwork, trophies, silver: raised, cast, repousséed, chased, fabricated, stamped, gilt, engraved

Primary Insc: stamped under lid: "[emu]/B&MD/[kangaroo]"
Secondary Insc: engraved on front of cup in cartouche: "Prize Cup/AWARDED BY/R. GOLDSBROUGH & Co/WOOL BROKERS./MELBOURNE./TO/J.L. CURRIE. ESQ.R/FOR THE BEST SAMPLE OF AUSTRALIAN GROWN WOOL./EXHIBITED AT THEIR WOOL WAREHOUSES,/FEB.Y 4TH. 1862."
Dimensions: cup 43.0 h x 35.0 w x 20.0 d cm ; weight 2.35 kg
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1024.A-B
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, Victoria