London, England, Great Britain 1819
c.1858 Description: Emu egg jewel casket
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique:
metalwork, decorative design, emu egg mounted in cast silver featuring oxidation, chasing and repoussé Manufacturer's Mark: stamped, '[emu] WE [kangaroo] STERLING SILVER'.
Primary Insc: Inscribed, 'Presented to / Mrs. W. Vial / by the Cornish ladies of Adelaide S. A. / in recognition of her Husband’s services / in saving the life of the / Duke of Edinburgh H.R.M. / at Clontarf NSW / 1st March 1858'.
Secondary Insc: no inscription
Tertiary Insc: no inscription
object 28 h x 24 w cm
: Purchased 2014 Accession No
: NGA 2014.1025 Subject
: Australia, Art period: Colonial, New South Wales