Ewer - Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1888-1889 Object Reg. No: SH 961397

Summary:
A mother-of-pearl and brass ewer made as a souvenir of the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition held in the (Royal) Exhibition Building from 1 August 1888 - 31 January 1889.
Description:
Pressed brass ewer, circa 1888, with mother-of-pearl body, brass base, spout and handle. The base is decorated with a pattern of swirls and grooves. The handle is decorated with a series of raised dots with two rosettes attached where the handle meets the spout.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 170 mm (Height), 90 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, souvenirs, exhibitions, keepsakes, royal exhibition building, world fairs, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888
Tertiary Classification: Souvenirs
Inscriptions: The International/Exhibition/Melbourne 1888
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Aug 1888 - 31 Jan 1889
References: E.Willis: 'Souvenirs from the Great Melbourne Exhibitions' Handbook to the Australian Antique and Fine Art Dealers' Fair, Melbourne, October 1996

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