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Box - Wood, Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, Germany, circa 1888 Object Reg. No: SH 960973

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.00 cm (Height), 7.60 cm (Width)

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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
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
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

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