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Cigar Case - Alfred Taylor, Birmingham, Sterling Silver, 1855-56 Reg. No: HT 21115
- This sterling silver cigar case, made by Alfred Taylor, is hallmarked Birmingham 1855-56. It was presented by a wealthy Australian speculator, squatter and merchant Hugh Glass (1817-1871) to Samuel Henry Bindon (1812-1879), a prominent Victorian politician, 'in remembrance of Professional exertions, Melbourne, 1858'.
- Flattened rectangular, sterling silver case, with hinged lid. Lined with brown leather. Engraved all over with intricate leaf and flower motif. Central panel on obverse engraved with inscription. Hallmarked on reverse across lid and case.
|Dimensions:||16 mm (Height), 55 mm (Width), 120 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||civic mementoes, medal presentations, political identity, public ceremonies|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Samuel Henry Bindon, Politican (1812-1879)|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS|
|Secondary Classification:||Museums & Galleries|
|Tertiary Classification:||heritage displays|
|Inscriptions:||Engraved on obverse: From/ HUGH GLASS ESQRE./ to/ Saml. H. Bindon/ in/ remembrance/ of/ Professional exertions/ Melbourne/ 1858.
Hallmarked on reverse. Stamped with maker's mark: A.T
|Maker:||Mr Alfred Taylor - Silversmith, Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1855|
|Hallmarked:||Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1855|
|Awarded By:||Hugh Glass - Speculator, Squatter & Merchant, Victoria, Australia, 1858|
|Awarded To:||Honourable Samuel Bindon, Victoria, Australia, 1858|