Napkin Ring - All-Australian Exhibition, Silver Plated, Round, 1934-1935 Object Reg. No: HT 30887

Silver plated napkin ring produced as a souvenir of the All-Australian Exhibition, held in the Exhibition Building at Carlton Gardens between 13 October and 10 November 1934. The Exhibition was conducted by the Victorian Chamber of Manufactures and the Australian Natives' Association, in connection with the Victorian Centenary.

The napkin ring features an enamelled image of the Exhibition Building, arguably the most culturally significant and recognisable building in Victoria at the time.
Round silvered metal napkin ring, with an applied enamel badge in the shape of Australia featuring an image of the Exhibition Building and text.
Statement Of Significance:
These napkin rings illustrate the sort of domestic utensils selected as souvenirs for the Centenary of Melbourne/ Victoria. Four of the rings were souvenirs of the All-Australia Centenary Exhibition, and feature an image of the Royal Exhibition Building. This ties in nicely with the building's history as an exhibition venue, and its place as a cultural icon in early 20th century Victoria.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24 mm (Height), 44 mm (Width), 44 mm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: melbourne centenary 1935, exhibitions, victoria centenary 1934-1935, royal exhibition building, tableware, silverware, enamel enamelling, serviette rings
Themes this item is part of: Australian Natives Association (ANA), Melbourne, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Centenary of Victoria
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: On enamel badge: 'CENTENARY EXHIBITION / 1934-5 / VICTORIAN & MELBOURNE'
Organiser of Event: Victorian Chamber of Manufacturers, Victoria, Australia, 13 Oct 1934 - 10 Nov 1934
Organiser of Event: Australian Natives' Association (ANA), Victoria, Australia, 13 Oct 1934 - 10 Nov 1934
Date of Event: All-Australian Exhibition, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 13 Oct 1934 - 10 Nov 1934

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