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Rodenberg, Germany 1835 – Hanover, Germany 1914

  • Australia from 1858 to 1884, to Germany 1884, Australia 1887-1889, to Germany 1889

Emu egg inkwell c.1874 Place made: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: metalwork, inkpots, silver: cast, fabricated, engraved, stamped; emu egg: mounted; wallaby feet: mounted

Primary Insc: stamped on support stem: "H ST/lion passant/sovereign head/kangaroo" stamped on outside of upper rim: "H ST/lion passant" stamped on outer rim of stopper: "H ST/lion passant"
Dimensions: overall 23.5 h x 29.0 w x 15.0 d cm without base 20.0 h x 8.5 w x 19.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1418.A-C
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, South Australia