Search the collections
Dessert Plate - General Post Office Melbourne, circa 1888 Reg. No: HT 12777
- Ornamental ceramic dessert plate, possibly German, sold as a souvenir of Melbourne featuring an image of the 'General Post Office Melbourne'. It is one of a series of desert plates produced for sale at the time of the Centennial International Exhibition held in Melbourne from 1 August 1888 to 31 January 1889. Another plate in the series features an image of the Exhibition Building.
- Ornamental ceramic dessert plate, no maker's mark. The plate is a light pink which is not uniform across the object with white showing through in some places. It has gold decorations in the form of a an elaborate cut-out border with hand-applied gold paint representing looped ribbon. The plate shows some sign of use, due to cutlery marks.
|Dimensions:||223 mm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||buildings, world fairs, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, post offices, ceramics, exterior views|
|Themes this item is part of:||Domestic & Community Life Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Secondary Classification:||Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888|
|Inscriptions:||The number '160' is written in gold paint on the underside.|
|Place & Date of Event:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Central, Victoria, Australia, 1 Aug 1888 - 31 Jan 1889|