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Certificate - Intercolonial Exhibition of Wine Fruit Grain, Awarded to Thomas Gaunt, 1884 Document Reg. No: SH 960981

Summary:
Certificate awarded to Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne at the Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition of Wine, Fruit & Grain, Melbourne, 1884. Awarded for clockwork and emu eggs.

Lithograph by Izett Watson, Melbourne.
Description:
Cream certificate with brown & sepia print mounted in a heavy cream cardboard frame. The certificate depicts a stone archway on which grape vines are growing. To the left stand a group of 3 women all with garlands of fruit & leaves on their heads. They are holding a scythe (representing grain), a vine and an assortment of fruit. A basket of fruit is beside them along with a shovel and rake. A man harvests wheat in the background. At the bottom, a grape press decorates the banner containing the signatures of the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Exhibition and the Honorary Secretary. The lithograph is by Izett Watson, Artist, Melbourne. The certificate was awarded to Thomas Gaunt for Clockwork and Emu Eggs.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 37.80 cm (Height), 50.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: awards, exhibitions, exhibitions melbourne intercolonial victorian wine fruit grain 1884, viticulture
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: VICTORIAN INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION OF WINE FRUIT GRAIN/MELBOURNE VICTORIA/1884/We Hereby Certify That/this Certificate/is awarded to T Gaunt/of Melbourne/for Clockwork & Emu Eggs.
Awarded To: Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1884
Lithographer: Izett Watson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1884

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