Pair of silver-mounted carved emu eggs

Maker
J. M. T.
Production date
1896
Description
Pair of emu eggs carved with Australian fauna and an Aboriginal hunter, mounted in silver stands, one with an Edinburgh hallmark for 1896.
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Maker
Production role
Silversmith/goldsmith/Maker
Measurements
Dimensions (LxWxH): 135 x 99 x 290mm (5 5/16 x 3 7/8 x 11 7/16")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 130 x 100 x 285mm (5 1/8 x 3 15/16 x 11 1/4")
Associated notes
These eggs are believed to have been acquired by Matthew Andrews, the donor's father, near Kalgoorlie (Australia) on one of his annual shearing trips from New Zealand, before he married and settled down in New Zealand.
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Other Id
811
10610
Accession number
2007.7.1
Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: J.M.T./ (p)/[thistle head]; Type of mark: Hallmarks; Method: Stamped

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