An Australian silver mounted emu egg inkstand by Jochim Matthias Wendt, Adelaide, circa 1875
Lot 193
An Australian silver mounted emu egg inkstand by Jochim Matthias Wendt, Adelaide, circa 1875
Sold for AU$ 5,856 (US$ 5,480) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Australian silver mounted emu egg inkstand
by Jochim Matthias Wendt, Adelaide, circa 1875
the horizontal mounted egg with an inset diorama of grazing emus in a landscape, raised on a chased oval base with an indigenous hunter holding a club and spear stalking an emu and kangaroo, the inkwell with a cover of a cockatoo perched on a branch, ebony plinth, marks obliterated, 25cm (9.5") high.

Footnotes

  • Reference:
    Hawkins, J.B. Nineteenth Century Australian Silver, Volume Two, colourplate 57
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