Terrazzo Sample - De Marco Bros, Black, White & Ochre Marble Fragments in Grey Cement, circa 1920s Object Reg. No: ST 017293

Terrazzo product sample in mixed colours from the De Marco Brothers circa 1920s. The De Marco Brothers were manufacturers and installation specialists of mosaic, terrazzo, ironite and granolithic flooring. Established by Italian brothers Severino and Annibale De Marco who migrated to Australia in the early 1900s, the De Marco Brothers business operated in Melbourne from circa 1914 - circa 1955. They made contributions to many prominent Melbourne building projects including the Myer Emporium (Myers), the T & G Building and the Hotel Australia.
Square shaped terrazzo sample with neutral base and coloured aggregate in black, white and ochre. Black aggregate appears in predominantly large angular pieces with some white marble veins present. White aggregate appears in both small and large angular pieces with some beige or light grey marble veins present in the large pieces. Ochre aggregate appears in large angular pieces with a mottled white and grey appearance. Said by donors to be original style of Roman mosaic. Sample has bevelled edges and surface scratches are visible on front face.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from De Marco Bros, 1928
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 15.24 cm (Width), 15.24 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, floorings, terrazzo, marble, product samples, building stones, victorian tiles
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, De Marco Brothers, Terrazzo Granolithic & Concrete Placing, Melbourne, circa 1914-1955, Annibale & Severino De Marco, Italian Migrants & Terrazzo Workers (1885-1943) & (1894-1961)
Primary Classification: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Secondary Classification: Flooring
Tertiary Classification: tiling
Place & Date Manufactured: Australia, circa 1920s
Manufacturer (Probable): De Marco Bros, Melbourne, Central, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s

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