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Certificate - Intercolonial Exhibition of Australasia, Awarded to Thomas Gaunt, 1866-67 Document Reg. No: SH 960994

Summary:
Certificate awarded to Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne by the Intercolonial Exhibition of Australasia, Melbourne, 1866-67. Awarded for an exhibit of cut colonial pebbles used in spectacles by the jury of Section XVII.

Printed by De Gruchy & Co, Lithographers, Melbourne, 1866.
Description:
Highly decorative certificate in gold, olive, cream & red. Patterned in Florentine/Celtic style. Central scroll, in cream, awards the certificate to Thomas Gaunt for cut colonial pebbles used in spectacles at the Intercolonial Exhibition of Australasia in 1866. At the top of the certificate a gold plate saying 'Victoria'. In the border around the certificate are the names of participants in the exhibition: South Australia, New Zealand, Western Australia, Netherlands India, New Caledonia, Queensland, Tasmania & New South Wales. Lithograph by De Gruchy & Co, Melbourne.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 58.00 cm (Height), 43.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: awards, exhibitions, exhibitions melbourne intercolonial australasian 1866-1867, 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: Text: INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION/OF/AUSTRALASIA/HELD AT MELBOURNE/ 1866 & 7/THIS IS TO CERTIFY/THAT THE JURY OF SECTION XVII/HAVE AWARDED TO THOMAS GAUNT/OF/MELBOURNE/FOR An Exhibit of Cut Colonial Pebbles/used in/Spectacles.
Awarded To: Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1866-1867
Lithographer: De Gruchy & Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1866-1867

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