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Tea and coffee service
(c. 1886)

Medium
silver, silver-gilt, ivory
Measurements
(a) 23.4 × 25.1 × 15.8 cm (coffee pot)
(b) 20.3 × 24.4 × 15.3 cm (teapot)
(c-d) 18.7 × 21.2 × 13.7 cm (overall) (sugar bowl)
(e) 13.0 × 14.8 × 9.7 cm (milk jug)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Inscription
(a) engraved in rear c.: Presented to / W. F. Hurley Esqre (.. under re) / BY THE RESIDENTS OF SUNNY CORNER / AS A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION OF HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICES / AS THE PIONEER OF SILVER MINING IN NEW SOUTH WALES / and the high esteem in which he is held as a Citizen / April 1886
punched (vertically) in base c.: EVAN JONES / SYDNEY
(b) engraved in rear c.: Presented to / W. F. Hurley Esqre (.. under re) / BY THE RESIDENTS OF SUNNY CORNER / AS A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION OF HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICES / AS THE PIONEER OF SILVER MINING IN NEW SOUTH WALES / and the high esteem in which he is held as a Citizen / April 1886
punched (diagonally) in base c.: EVAN JONES / SYDNEY
(c) engraved in rear c.: Presented to / W. F. Hurley Esqre (.. under re) / BY THE RESIDENTS OF SUNNY CORNER / AS A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION OF HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICES / AS THE PIONEER OF SILVER MINING IN NEW SOUTH WALES / and the high esteem in which he is held as a Citizen / April 1886
punched (vertically) in base c.: EVAN JONES / SYDNEY
(e) engraved on back: Presented to / W. F. Hurley Esqre (.. under re) / BY THE RESIDENTS OF SUNNY CORNER / AS A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION OF HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICES / AS THE PIONEER OF SILVER MINING IN NEW SOUTH WALES / and the high esteem in which he is held as a Citizen / April 1886
punched in base c.: EVAN JONES / SYDNEY
Accession Number
D225.a-e-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
Not on display