Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection
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Australian Carved Emu Egg Collection

c1880s-1920s. Fourteen (14) carved emu eggs, four with silver plate stands, two eggs initialled “E.A.G.” or “P. O’S.” in image, two eggs signed by “Ingram Bros, Melbourne” or Jonaski Takuma, sizes range from 11.8 x 27.5cm to 27 x 30cm (height including stand x circumference). Slight cracks, minor chips, surface loss or foxing to some eggs.

Imagery consists of Australian fauna, such as emu, kookaburra, kangaroos, dingoes and swans; Aboriginal hunting scenes; a stockman with bucking horse; swagmen boiling billy tea; the Australian Coat of Arms; and Sydney Heads with Macquarie Lighthouse.

One of the artists, Jonaski Takuma, was a Japanese craftsman who worked from about 1893 to 1910 in the Imperial Arcade in Sydney. He was among the few carvers who signed their work. Ref: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS).

An image of a bucking horse on one of the eggs, was copied after a painting by Frank P. Mahony (Aust., 1862-1916).

A detailed list is available upon request.

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Item #CL187-42

Price (AUD): $16,900.00  Other currencies

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