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Christening Mug - William G. Boyd, 1947 Object Reg. No: HT 18859

Summary:
Christening mug.
Used and owned by Bill Boyd in the late 1940s and 1950s.
The William Boyd Childhood Collection includes most of the childhood possessions of William (Bill) Boyd, who was born in 1947 and raised in the Victorian town of Maryborough. Kept by Lillian Boyd (Bill's mother) for decades, upon her death the Collection was donated by Bill to the former Museum of Childhood at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. When the Museum of Childhood closed it was transferred to Museum Victoria.
Description:
Birth mug, teacup-like shape, 'EPNS/LEWBURY'.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 75 mm (Width), 60 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: births, crockery, rituals, religions christianity
Themes this item is part of: William Boyd Childhood Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Baptisms & Christenings
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Engraved on side: To/WILLIAM G. BOYD./from/MARYBOROUGH,/R.A.O.B./17.12.47.
User: Mr William Boyd, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
Past Owner: Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, Churchlands, Western Australia, Australia, 1992-2008

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