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Where is it from?
- A Place & Date Depicted Melbourne, Australia
Box - Wood, Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, Germany, circa 1888 Reg. No: SH 960973
- This cylindrical wooden box with fitted lid was created as a souvenir for the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition of 1888. The graphic depicts the Exhibition Building from the south east, including gardens, approaches and annexes. Though box, made in Germany, was purchased at the Exhibition.
- Cylindrical wooden box with fitted lid. Pale brown varnish. Black text and graphic on one side. Graphic shows the Exhibition Building from the south east, including gardens, approaches and annexes. Lid is slightly concave. Interior raw, natural wood.
- Acquisition Information:
- Loan & Subsequent Transfer from Mr John Cuming, 1997
|Dimensions:||9.00 cm (Height), 7.60 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||civic mementoes, exhibitions, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, keepsakes, packaging boxes, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, woodworking, world fairs|
|Themes this item is part of:||Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Secondary Classification:||Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888|
|Inscriptions:||Side: CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION MELBOURNE 1888 / MADE IN GERMANY|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888-1889|
|Place & Date Made:||Germany, circa 1888|
|References:||E.Willis: 'Souvenirs from the Great Melbourne Exhibitions' Handbook to the Australian Antique and Fine Art Dealers' Fair, Melbourne, October 1996|