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William KERR

Londonderry, Northern Ireland 1838 – Sydney, New South Wales

Emu egg centrepiece c.1884 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: metalwork, centrepieces, silver and silver plate: raised, cast, repousséed, chased, fabricated, stamped, engraved; emu egg: cut, mounted; glass: cut, mounted; silver foil:

Primary Insc: stamped on base rim at back: "W KERR"
Secondary Insc: engraved on base rim at front: "Presented to BRO. PETER WILLIAM MINSHAW, FORBES/As a token of esteem, By the Officers & Members of/No. 13 EMPRESS OF INDIA LOYAL ORANGE FEMALE BENEFIT SOCIETY,/Sydney, June, 1884."
Dimensions: 25.0 h x 15.9 w x 11.2 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1295
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, New South Wales