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Tool - Curved Fork, circa 1996 Object Reg. No: SH 970014

Summary:
Tool with a curved forked 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. Martha Ash died in September 1996.
Description:
Metal tool used in enamelling process. Turned wooden handle, with circular metal hand guard at neck, long metal rod which has been molded into a curved forked end.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from (Estate of) Martha Ash, 1997
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.00 cm (Height), 9.00 cm (Width), 51.00 cm (Length)

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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, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: ceramics
User: Mrs Martha Ash, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1996

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