Collection Online
silver, emu egg, silk
(a-b) 27.8 × 9.2 cm diameter (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Adelaide, South Australia
(a) punched in outside rim of base: (lion passant) (...illeg.) (...illeg.) C E F
engraved in plaque in rear c.: Presented by the Officers & Brothers / OF THE / UNITED ANCIENT ORDER OF DRUIDS / to Provincial Secretary / Llandaff Brisbane Mathews / 1st.. Past Provincial President / of the Order in / SOUTH AUSTRALIA / as a token of apreciation / of / the very able manner / in which he has performed / his duties, and for the / great interest he has / shown for the general / welfare of the Order / Adelaide. / 16th.. July / 1863
Accession Number
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, 1981
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
Physical description
Emu egg mounted vertically on chased circular foot, supported by 8 Druid weapons joined by clasp