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Telephone handset

Telephone handset

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Telephone ear/mouth piece was found at the telegraph shack up McGillvary pass. The telegraph building was said to be rather run down and rotted away, according to the donor himself.

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019.09.02

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Ceramic Urn

Ceramic Urn

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Ceramic Urn (dish) flower design with a gold trim and a lid.

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015.01.02ab

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Hand Painted  Urn

Hand Painted Urn

Description:

Hand painted white urn for a dried flower arrangement "made in France".

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015.01.04

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Meat Grinder

Meat Grinder

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Meat grinder (made in the USA) was given to Florence as a wedding gift by her father Arthur Smith.

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015.01.05

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Large Table Knife

Large Table Knife

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Large table-type knife with rusted blade, shank with beaded design, a probably silver handle which flares out near the end to an egg shape and end in a small round section. The engraved design on the handle is intricate, with much beading. Two long column like motifs, one on either side; and a flower motif on the round section. Condition: Blade is generally rusted, and worn on the cutting edge. In general grooves in shank and handle are filled with earth. History: Found in Gates Creek.

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Accession #:

984.31.01

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painted wooden leaf serving dish

painted wooden leaf serving dish

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A hand painted wood carved serving dish that is shaped like a leaf with a handle painted by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. On the back of the dish has a metal hook attached, in which it possibly was put on display as a decorative art piece. The colours of the illustration have greens, blues, and pink tinges. The illustration painted on the dish is considered as "folk art". The floral patterning is represented as "rosemaling", or also known as "rose painting/decorative painting", in which it is from Norwegian origin and is a mix between Dutch painting and traditional folk art. It was named "rosemaling/rose painting/decorative painting" since during the 17th to 18th century, various artists painted roses and other types of flowers. The three main styles of this specific folk art are called Telemark, Hallingdal, and Rogaland, named after the regions of where they were formed. This particular patterning on the serving dish would be Rogaland. Folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic. It is characterized by a naïve style, in which traditional rules of proportion and perspective are not employed. Folk art mainly expresses cultural identity, such as sharing community values, by using various materials of wood, clay, metal, paper, and other resources. It reflects traditional art forms of diverse community groups of ethnic, tribal, religious, occupational, geographical, age- or gender-based, who identify with each other and society at large. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

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Accession #:

021.10.10

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painted hand held scrub brush with wooden block hanger

painted hand held scrub brush with wooden block hanger

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A hand painted red hand held scrub brush a) that comes with a wooden rectangular block (also painted red) with a metal hook at the top and behind it there is a metal hanger as well b). The colours used in the illustration have white, black, green, oranges, and yellow tinges. It was painted by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. The small illustration on the top of the scrub brush is known as "folk art". The floral patterning is represented as "rosemaling", or also known as "rose painting/decorative painting", in which it is from Norwegian origin and is a mix between Dutch painting and traditional folk art. It was named "rosemaling/rose painting/decorative painting" since during the 17th to 18th century, various artists painted roses and other types of flowers. The three main styles of this specific folk art are called Telemark, Hallingdal, and Rogaland, named after the regions of where they were formed. This particular pattern on the scrub brush would be considered as Hallingdal. Folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic. It is characterized by a naïve style, in which traditional rules of proportion and perspective are not employed. Folk art mainly expresses cultural identity, such as sharing community values, by using various materials of wood, clay, metal, paper, and other resources. It reflects traditional art forms of diverse community groups of ethnic, tribal, religious, occupational, geographical, age- or gender-based, who identify with each other and society at large. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

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Accession #:

021.10.13ab

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painted wooden pizza board

painted wooden pizza board

Description:

A wooden rectangular pizza board with a leather tied hanger on the top that was painted by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. On the back of the board has a rosemaling pattern representing the Telemark style. The floral patterning, "rosemaling", or also known as "rose painting/decorative painting", is from Norwegian origin and is a mix between Dutch painting and traditional folk art. It was named "rosemaling/rose painting/decorative painting" since during the 17th to 18th century, various artists painted roses and other types of flowers. The three main styles of this specific folk art are called Telemark, Hallingdal, and Rogaland, named after the regions of where they were formed. Folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic. It is characterized by a naïve style, in which traditional rules of proportion and perspective are not employed. Folk art mainly expresses cultural identity, such as sharing community values, by using various materials of wood, clay, metal, paper, and other resources. It reflects traditional art forms of diverse community groups of ethnic, tribal, religious, occupational, geographical, age- or gender-based, who identify with each other and society at large. The colours of the illustration have pinks, blues, teal, greens, browns, yellow, and orange tinges. On the front of the board has a printed cartoon of a man wearing a plaid chef hat and apron (also wearing a t-shirt) while holding a kebab in his left hand. The chef hat on the top reads "Backyard Gourmet", in which it was manufactured from that same company name. The cartoon has the colours brown, blue, white, green, and dark brown. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.

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Accession #:

021.10.18

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Bottle Opener

Bottle Opener

Description:

Brass bottle opener. Circular with wavy edge. Metal is cut out to make pattern around edge. In the center is a rooster. Circular area around rooster is cut out. Around rooster is "Take Courage" in raised lettering. Attached to the top is the bottler opener.

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Accession #:

012.01.06

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Boxing Tool

Boxing Tool

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Boxing tool. Pair of pliers with several features added. On end of one handle is screwdriver. End of other handle is flat with a triangle cut out of end to form two prongs about 0.6 cm long. On the back of one side of the head of the pliers is a rectangular hammer, on the back of the other side is a small axe.

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Accession #:

012.01.17

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Dish

Dish

Description:

Brass dish with handle. It has a circular base which widens slightly to middle. A curved handle attached to either side. The middle section of dish has a pattern of dents all the way around. Sticker on bottom reads "Solid Brass Handmade in India".

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Accession #:

012.01.08

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Drawer Pull

Drawer Pull

Description:

Drawer pull with an ornate pattern. The top is rectangular, the middle part is circular and sticks out on either side. The bottom is rectangular but narrower than top. Two attachments for screws on back and there is a screw in top one.

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Accession #:

012.01.11

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Drawer Pulls

Drawer Pulls

Description:

Two drawer pulls. Brass (?). The face is octagon with ornate pattern. Handle is attached to middle sides and shaped to fit around bottom. There is a red plastic disk on back of face, and around attachment for screw. There are silver coloured screws in the attachment.

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Accession #:

012.01.10ab

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Glass Chimney for Oil Lamp

Glass Chimney for Oil Lamp

Description:

Glass chimney for oil lamp. It is narrow at base, then widens to middle, then narrows again to top. Lip at top sticks out slightly. On top of lip is pattern of raised bumps. Sticker on outside near top reads "sale price".

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Accession #:

012.01.04

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Glass Chimney for Oil Lamp

Glass Chimney for Oil Lamp

Description:

Glass chimney for oil lamp. Narrow at base, then widens to middle, then narrows again to top. Top is the narrowest section.

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012.01.05

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