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Certificate - Melbourne Exhibition, Awarded to Thomas Gaunt, 1872-73 Document Reg. No: SH 960989

Summary:
Gold medal certificate awarded to Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne, for clocks and watches, at the Melbourne Exhibition, 1872-73. This exhibition was a precursor to the London International Exhibition, 1873.

Lithograph by Charles Troedel, Melbourne.
Description:
Certificate, Gold Medal, London International Exhibition 1873, black, olive & gold print in a heavy cream cardboard frame. Certificate has an olive border with filigree corner decorations. Certificate has illustration of commemorative medallion, in gold, struck for the occasion. On the left of the certificate, the obverse of the medallion shows a female figure, representing Victoria, in classical robes holding a sheaf of wheat. On the right of the certificate, the reverse of the medallion has a border of wheat around the edge with the centre left bare for inscription. This certificate was awarded to Thomas Gaunt, for excellence in manufacture of clocks and watches. It is dated Melbourne, January 1873 and signed G C Levey, Secretary. The lithograph was done by C Troedel.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 34.00 cm (Height), 49.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: awards, exhibitions, exhibitions london international exhibitions 1871-1874, royal exhibition building, world fairs
Themes this item is part of: Thomas Gaunt, Watchmaker & Jeweller (1829-1890), Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: LONDON INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1873/MELBOURNE EXHIBITION/ 1872-3/This is to certify that/Mr Thomas Gaunt/of Melbourne/HAS BEEN AWARDED A/GOLD MEDAL/FOR EXCELLENCE in the manufacture of Clocks & Watches/ Melbourne January 1873. Signed G C Levey, Secretary.
Awarded To: Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1873
Lithographer: Mr Charles Troedel - Charles Troedel, Melbourne Album Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1872-1873
References: For details about the printer, Troedel & Co., see article in the La Trobe Journal, Spring 1998, by Olga Tsara, in Supplementary File 89.1295.

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