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The La Trobe testimonial candelabrum centrepiece
(1854-1855)

Medium
silver, glass
Measurements
(a-h) 81.2 × 50.9 × 52.1 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Inscription
(a) engraved in front of base c.: PRESENTED / TO HIS EXCELLENCY / Charles Joseph La Trobe, Esqr (. under r) / TxHE FIRST LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF / Victoria, / IN CONSIDERATION OF THE HIGH ESTEEM / IN WHICH HE IS HELD / by his fellow Collonists, / and of the signal success which / UNDER DIVINE PROVIDENCE / has attended his administration of the / Government of the Colony, / during fourteen Years.
punched (vertically) in outside of front centre nozzle:
punched in outside of front centre nozzle
punched in outside of front left nozzle:
punched in outside of rear left nozzle:
punched in outside of rear centre nozzle:
punched in outside of rear right nozzle:
punched in outside of front right nozzle:
punched in outside of centre bowl holder c.:
puched (vertically) above upper base c.:
punched above base l.l.:
punched (vertically) in left side of rear:
punched in left side of rear:
punched (verticallly) in rear on shield of figure c.:
punched above lower base in rear l.c.:
punched (vertically) in right side of rear above upper base c.:
punched above lower base in rear l.r.:
Accession Number
D102.a-h-1986
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Hugh M. Morgan, Governor, 1986
© Public Domain
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Formed as three figures emblematic of an Aborigine, gold miner and shepherd, stand beneath large triple fan.