Collection Online
Medium
silver, silver-gilt, emu egg, ebonised wood
Measurements
(a-b) 31.0 × 19.7 × 13.1 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
(Melbourne), (Victoria)
Inscription
(b) engraved in plaque on front of base c.: PRESENTED TO / Deputy Commissary General Horne. / on his retirement / from / ACTIVE SERVICE / as a slight token of esteem and regard / BY THE / Officers & Clerks / who for the last 5 years have served under his orders in the / AUSTRALIAN COMMAND / Melbourne 1st (. under st) April 1869.
Accession Number
D219.a-b-1979
Department
Australian Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Altmann Collection of Australian Silver. Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by John and Jan Altmann, Founder Benefactors, 1979
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Gallery 5
Level 2, NGV Australia
Description
In form of emu egg mounted horizontally on grass tree, gilt interior, leaf-like borders.