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Jug - 'Old England and the New', England, 1888 Object Reg. No: SH 990935

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Jug 1888 Centenary Exhibition

Porcelain souvenir jug, made in England, circa 1888. This jug was produced as a souvenir of the centenary of white settlement of Australia and to commemorate the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition, 1888. The imagery is still English and the suggestion is even that Australia is simply new England.
Description:
Porcelain souvenir jug. The jug's ground is off-white inside the container, while the outside is yellow. Around the base and pouring lid of the vessel gold has been applied. The insignia on the front of the jug contains an unusual version of the Australian Coat of Arms in the foreground, a colonial landscape, image of shaking hands, and the sunset in the background.These images are flanked on either side floral arrangements and an unusual version of the English flag in which the Cross of St. Patrick is missing. The handle of the jug is missing
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.00 cm (Height), 10.00 cm (Width), 10.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: civic mementoes, souvenirs, keepsakes, royal exhibition building, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889
Themes this item is part of: Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: text: Old England and the New /ADVANCE AUSTRALIA/TO COMMEMORATE AUSTRALIAS CENTENARY/AND MELBOURNE EXHIBITION 1888
Place & Date Made: England, Great Britain, circa 1888
Date Used: circa 1888

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