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Price Tag - L Tarantoni Mosaics, 1880-1881 Object Reg. No: SH 961448

Label and price tag for a mosaic created by L Tarantoni of Rome, exhibited by the agent for the Italian Court Olivieri e Sarfatti at the Melbourne International Exhibition (MIE), 1 October 1880 - 30 April 1881.
This very rare piece of exhibition ephemera (found under the floorboards of the Exhibition Building in the mid-1980s) offers an insight into the incredible value of many of the objects exhibited. 120 pounds in 1880 roughly equates to 5800 pounds ($11,000) at 2015 values.
Black print on buff coloured card. Thin black border of 2 lines with a decorative motif in each corner. Printed text in Italian and handwritten text in English. Tag is torn into three separate pieces.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, royal exhibition building, world fairs, agents dealers, mosaics
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne International Exhibition 1880
Tertiary Classification: exhibition heritage
Inscriptions: Obverse: Black across top edge: IMPRESA ITALIANA
Vertical: Esposizione Melbourne 1880-81.
Obverse: Handwritten: L Tarantoni/ Class 19 No 114 Catalogue / £Price 120._._
Creator: L Tarantoni, Rome, Italy, circa 1880
Place & Date Exhibited: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1880 - 30 Apr 1881
Agent: Olivieri e Sarfatti, Italy, 1 Oct 1880 - 30 April 1881

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