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London, England, Great Britain 1819 – Australia 1889

  • to Australia 1857



Lidded emu egg cup c.1860 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: metalwork, cups, silver: cast, raised, repouss├ęd, chased, fabricated, engraved, gilt

Primary Insc: stamped on outside of base rim: "WALSH & SONS / MELBOURNE"
Secondary Insc: engraved in cartouche on base: "Presented to/Capt. Bryant Tonkin/BY THE CUDDY PASSENGERS/of Ship "Southampton" from Plymouth to Mebourne/24th Dec. 1860."
Dimensions: 27.0 h 9.0 diameter cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1324.A-B