London, England, Great Britain 1819
Emu egg jewel casket
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique:
metalwork, caskets, silver: cast, raised, repousséed, chased, fabricated, gilt, engraved, stamped; emu egg: cut, mounted
Primary Insc: stamped on outside of base, back: "WALSH & SONS/MELBOURNE"
stamped on outside of base, front: "emu/WE/kangaroo"
Secondary Insc: engraved on inner lip: "Presented to Mr. John Palmer by his fellow employe's [sic] and friends as a token of respect, Café de Paris, Melbourne 8th June 1864."
closed 26.0 h x 13.7 w x 9.0 d cm
: Purchased 2014 Accession No
: NGA 2014.1334 Subject
: Australia, Art period: Colonial, Victoria