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Certificate - Melbourne International Exhibition, Awarded to Thomas Gaunt, 1880-1881 Reg. No: SH 960992
- Diploma of fifth order of merit awarded to Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne, for microscopes and microscopic appliances, at the Melbourne Internatinoal Exhibition, 1880-81.
- Certificate on cream paper, black & grey text, in a heavy cream cardboard frame. At the top, 2 winged angels with trumpets hang either side of a Victorian coat-of-arms, with an Imperial Crown on top. The coat-of- arms has symbols of a sheep (representing fleece), a fish, a bullock and a ship, all being important aspects of the Victorian economy in the 1880s. On either side of the certificate stand 2 classically robed female figures, each on a platform. Inscribed on the base of the left platform is WOOL & on the right, GOLD. 2 female figures sit at the base of each platform. At their feet are groups of children engaged in activities relating to aspects of Victoria's economy: mining, agriculture, manufacturing and the arts. The certificate has an elaborate border bearing the shields and names of the colonies and countries participating in the Exhibition. There is a purple seal of the Exhibition Trustees. This certificate, a Fifth Order of Merit, was awarded to Thomas Gaunt for Microscopes & Microscopic Appliances.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
|Dimensions:||50.00 cm (Height), 59.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||awards, exhibitions, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, 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:||Melbourne International Exhibition 1880|
|Inscriptions:||VICTORIA / 1880-1881 / MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITION / FIFTH ORDER OF MERIT / THOMAS GAUNT / MELBOURNE, VICTORIA / AWARDED DIPLOMA / Microscopes & Microscopic Appliances / Signed by J Cosmo Newbery, Superintendent of Juries & Awards; George Collins Levey, Secretary; W J Clarke, President; & Chairman of Committee of Juries & Awards. [Extensive text on certificate]|
|Presented By:||James Newbery - Industrial & Technological Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881
Superintendent of Juries & Awards.
|Awarded To:||Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881|