Como, Italy 1817
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1853
Perth, Scotland 1805
Beechworth, Victoria, Australia 1863
Snuff box, in presentation case
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique:
metalwork, snuff boxes, snuff box: silver, silver gilt; presenbtation case: various Australian woods, silver mount snuff box: embossed, chased and engraved. Presentation box: various Australian woods, including huon pine, musk cedar.
Primary Insc: stamped on inside of lid and base of silver box: "CB", [an emu] [ a kangaroo]
Secondary Insc: inscribed on cartouche on lid: ADVANCE AUSTRALIA/PRESENTED/by the Licenced (sic) victuallers of the City of/MELBOURNE/and friends to Mr. W.J. Sugden on his/resignation of the Office/of/CHIEF CONSTABLE/in testimony of their respect and esteem/for the integrity of his character and/his upright, manly and honourable/conduct during his period of office, and/of their sincere wishes for his future prosperity/and welfare./MELBOURNE NOV. 1st 1848".
Tertiary Insc: inscribed on case mount: WJS
a) 4.0 h x 13.7 w x 5.0 d cm b) 8.0 h x 21.0 w x 15.4 d cm
: Purchased from admission charges, 1982-83. Accession No
: NGA 82.1946.A-B