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Shield - Hans Irvine, Great Western, Framed, 1901-1910 Object Reg. No: SH 901357

Framed shield of Hans Irvine, Great Western

Inscription: "By Special Appointment to H.M. King Edward VII, Hans Irvine, Great Western".

"The Irvine Wine Collection was acquired by Museum Victoria in 1989. It represents the history of the Great Western Vineyard and the achievements of Hans William Henry Irvine, vigneron and politician, from 1888 until 1922. It comprises 130 items ranging from publications, marketing items, packaging materials, wine labels, award medals, ceramics, illuminated address, commemorative trowel, trophy plaques, wine makers tools, and silverware."
Piece of shield shaped glass with bevelled edges with gold leaf border, inscriptions and Royal coat of arms. Mounted with 6 hooks on brown velvet backing and framed underglass, with gold slip and stained wooden frame. A second similar framed shield was lent to Mitchelton Winery in the late 1980s. It was returned 03/1996 and is yet to be registered.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 58.00 cm (Height), 2.50 cm (Width), 55.40 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: shield: 33.30 32.40

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Tagged with: great western, rural industry, trades, viticulture, viticulture winemaking, wine, wineries
Themes this item is part of: Great Western Winery Timeline 1858-1922, Hans William Henry Irvine, Vigneron & Politician (1856-1922), Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Hans William Henry Irvine, Vigneron & Politician (1856-1922), HRH Edward VII (1841-1910)
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Agricultural Shows
Tertiary Classification: awards
Inscriptions: Inscribed shield top c., gold leaf: BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT/[crest]/ TO H.M. KING EDWARD VII. Underside of glass: HANS/IRVINE/GREAT WESTERN.
Creator: Great Western Vineyards, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, (1901 - 1910)
Authorised By: King Edward VII, Victoria, Australia, (1901 - 1910)
Person Named: Mr Hans Irvine - Great Western Vineyards & Champagne Cellars, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, (1901 - 1910)
References: Press release from Wine Victoria Pty. Ltd: The Vigneron March 25, 1909.

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