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commenced 1858 /1862

silversmith (organisation)

Presentation casket c.1890 Place made: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: metalwork, presentation pieces caskets, silver: cast, fabricated, stamped, engraved

Primary Insc: stamped under base: "J. M. WENDT/JEWELLER/& SILVERSMITH/ ADELAIDE/AND/BROKEN HILL/crown/sovereign head/lion passant"
Secondary Insc: engraved on front: "The Address contained within this/CASKET/is presented to F. H. Smith Esq/Chairman of Railways Commissioners of South Australia/by leading members of the/MERCANTILE COMMUNITY/in recognition of his efforts to work the Railways on a Commercial basis/MAY 1890"
Tertiary Insc: No incriptions
Dimensions: box (closed) 17.0 h x 27.0 w x 13.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1036
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, South Australia