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Price Tag - L Tarantoni Mosaics, 1880-1881 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
|Dimensions:||90 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)|
|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
Bottom: OLIVIERI E SARFATTI
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|