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Certificate - Geelong Industrial and Juvenile Exhibition, Gold Medal Certificate Awarded to Thomas Gaunt, 1880 Reg. No: SH 960987
- Gold medal certificate awarded to Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne, at the Geelong Industrial and Juvenile Exhibition, 1879-80. Awarded for Class II: scientific instruments, telescopes, barometers and microscopes, April 1880.
- Certificate, gold coloured lithograph, extensively decorated using Australian flora & fauna. At the top, a tableau gathered beneath a Colonial flag. A woman is seated & holds a laurel wreath in her hands. Those around her are showing her mechanical & industrial objects. The tableau is on top of a temple-like structure with Corinthian columns. In the middle is the certificate & text shaped like a shield. This is being held at the bottom by another female figure standing on steps. Strewn over the steps are various mechanical/industrial items: a wheel/cog system, a palette & T-square. Emus & kangaroos are represented on either side of the shield. The Bay (Corio?) is in the background with sailing ships at Port. On the shield, a building is depicted (possibly the Geelong Mechanics Institute). This certificate was awarded to Thomas Gaunt for Scientific Instruments, Telescopes, Barometers, Microscopes and is dated Geelong, April 1880. Lithograph by A Izett Watson, Artist, Melbourne.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
|Dimensions:||65.50 cm (Height), 47.80 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||awards, exhibitions, exhibitions geelong industrial juvenile 1879-1880|
|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:||Text: GEELONG INDUSTRIAL & JUVENILE EXHIBITION/1879-80/GOLD MEDAL/ Awarded to Thomas Gaunt/Melbourne/Class II. Scientific Instruments/ Telescopes, Barometers, Microscopes/Geelong/April 1880/Signed J H Connor/ President/Edw Hurst/Secretary.|
|Artist:||Izett Watson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879|
|Awarded To:||Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1880|