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Tool - Metal Rod with Hook, circa 1996 Object Reg. No: SH 970012

Metal Tool with a hook on the end used by artist Martha Ash, circa 1996. Martha Ash was born in Poland in 1920 and lost all her family in the Holocaust. She came to Australia in 1949 where she studied ceramics, sculpture silver smithing, enamelling and glass mosaic. This tool was used in the enamelling process probably for use with the kiln. Martha Ash died in September 1996.
Metal tool with wooden handle used in enamelling process. Tool has long thin metal rod extending from handle, rod is hooked at the end and a circular metal guard is attached to the wooden handle to protect the hand.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from (Estate of) Martha Ash, 1997
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.00 cm (Width), 53.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: hook is 3 cms long

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Tagged with: artworks, cultural identity, crafts, jewish communities, jewish customs, jewish immigration, religions judaism, handcrafts, polish communities, polish immigration
Themes this item is part of: Martha Ash, Polish Migrant & Artist, circa 1950s, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: ceramics
Inscriptions: Handwritten on wooden handle: MARTHA.
User: Mrs Martha Ash, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1996
References: Contemporary Craft and Cultural Identity Project, by Deborah Tout-Smith and Anna Malgorzewicz for MoV and Monash Uni History Dept, 1992

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