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Address, Box, Lid, F2013.3

Physical Description

The address fits in a rectangular 2 part ?maroon ?cloth covered card box (white interior). two lid corners torn. Two page illuminated address mounted in ?maroon leather folder, which closes with a catch in the form of crossed fern leaves. Front of folder has enamelled entwined W S in blue and white and reads "From the Engineers of the Union Steam Shipping Co, of N.Z. Ltd. 1920." Gilded border details. Address has borders showing grapes and leaves on a gold background. Inset scenes (painted) show Auckland Harbour, USSC flag, Mitre Peak, the S. S. Wahine, Lawyers Head and Wellington harbour. It is signed by 18 USSC Engineers.

Provenance

On his retirement from the position of Superintending Engineer at Union Steam Ship Company
The address was presented to the donor's grandfather Mr William Smart

Maker

Maker: Unknown

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Address): x x

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