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Wall Plate - Centenary of Victoria & Melbourne, Adams China, circa 1934 Object Reg. No: HT 21482

Summary:
Adams china wall plate featuring an idyllic image of early Melbourne as seen from the Yarra circa 1834. The plate was created by Adams China, Staffordshire, England as a souvenir of Victoria's and Melbourne's centenary, 1834-1934.
Description:
Ceramic glazed plate, transfer printed in green, depicting an idyllic view of early Melbourne from the south side of the Yarra river. The image shows a pair of figures, two small shacks and tents in the foreground, and two tall ships sailing westward down the river across the middle ground. Numerous low rise buildings can be seen on the north side of the river and well into the distance. The plate has a detailed decorative rim featuring a transfer printed pattern of dolphins, cornucopia and Grecian urns, with a hand painted green border.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: celebrations, melbourne centenary 1935
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, The Berry Family Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Centenary of Melbourne
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Front, transfer printed, black text: Melbourne from South Side of the Yarra Yarra 1839. / Melbourne Centenary 1834 - 1934
Reverse: Maker's mark, transfer printed: ESTD. 1657 / ADAMS ENGLAND
Hand painted, green: 1
Maker: Adams China, Staffordshire, England, Great Britain, circa 1934

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