Charles BRENTANIJoseph FORRESTER, Snuff box, in presentation case Enlarge 1 /3
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Como, Italy 1817 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1853


  • to Australia 1829


Perth, Scotland 1805 – Beechworth, Victoria, Australia 1863


  • to Australia 1829

Snuff box, in presentation case c.1848 Place made: 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
Dimensions: 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
Acknowledgement: Purchased from admission charges, 1982-83.
Accession No: NGA 82.1946.A-B