J.M. WENDT, Foundation trowel Enlarge 1 /1


commenced 1858 /1862


Foundation trowel c.1874 Place made: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: metalwork, trowels commemoratives, silver: cast, fabricated, stamped, engraved; cedar: turned, mounted

Primary Insc: stamped on back of blade: "crown/JM.WENDT/lion passant/ADELAIDE"
Secondary Insc: engraved on front of blade: "Presented/to/W.?. Marchant Esq./on laying the/Foundation Stone/of the/Strathalbyn Institute/June 5th 1874."
Dimensions: 35 h x 9.9 w x 4.5 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1450