Collection Online
silver, emu egg, brass, Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)
(a-b) 29.1 × 28.6 × 19.8 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Adelaide, South Australia
(a) punched (inverted) in outside rim of silver base l.c.: (lion passant)
punched in outside rim of silver base l.c.: H•St H•St (emu)
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, 1986
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
Horizontally mounted egg with inserted inkwell, framed inserted diorama scene, egg sits on embossed base.