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London, England, Great Britain 1819 – Australia 1889

  • to Australia 1857

Emu egg jewel casket c.1870 Place made: 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."
Dimensions: closed 26.0 h x 13.7 w x 9.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1334
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, Victoria