Curios

Small household items valued as curiosities or rarities, particularly articles of this kind from China, Japan, and elsewhere in the Far East.

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Date: 1952 Ref: Curios-035-015 Description: Printing blocks include: Sheets of prints include: Quantity: 3 b&w art print(s). 5 printing blocks. Physical Description: Block prints and lead mounted...
Date: 1952 Ref: Curios-035-014 Description: Printing blocks include: Original bookplate made in 1935 Sheets of prints include: Quantity: 2 b&w art print(s). 5 printing blocks. Physical Description: B...
Date: 1952 Ref: Curios-035-013 Description: Printing blocks include: Sheets of prints include: Bottom tray, located in Box 7 Quantity: 3 b&w art print(s). 5 printing blocks. Physical Description: B...
Date: 1904 From: Hughes, Helen Hannah, 1929- : Photographs relating to Rigg and Hughes families Ref: Curios-053 Description: Wooden box originally made to enclose 50 photographic glass plate negatives. Constructed from different unidentified timbers, with hinged lid, secured by bra...
By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: Curios-032-009 Description: Identifies king Assurnasirpal and his achievements and concludes with a description of the palace itself. The full text has been translated by the Asiatic A...
Maker unknown :[Three Sumerian clay tablets with cuneiform inscriptions. Between 2250 and 2100 B. C.]
By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: Curios-007-001 Description: Small clay tablets with cuneiform inscriptions. Two of them date back to 2100 B.C., and one to 2250 B. C. (Curios-007-001-1). All are from the Sumerian civil...
Date: 2000 From: Carr, Edwin James Nairn, 1926-2003 : Collection By: Geological Survey (U.S.) Ref: Curios-010-010 Description: Medal shows an inscribed illustration of the globe of Earth with the Antarctic Regions uppermost. There is a marker at the South Pole, and waves (of telecomm...
Date: 2000 From: Carr, Edwin James Nairn, 1926-2003 : Collection By: Geological Survey (U.S.) Ref: Curios-010-011 Description: Medal shows an inscribed map of Antartica with the Scorpio constellation over it. Website for Geographical locations at www.mountainclimb.com displays this ...
Date: 1967 From: Carr, Edwin James Nairn, 1926-2003 : Collection Ref: Curios-010-008 Description: Pewter medal with a laurel wreath on the side that bears the name of Edwin Carr, New Zealand composer. The medal is encased in a hinged green leather case wi...
Date: 1932 From: Tompkins, Lilian Gladys, 1893-1984 : Collection By: Tompkins, Lilian Gladys, 1893-1984; Tompkins, Gilda Kay, 1936-2018; Royal New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Children Ref: Curios-052-012 Description: Truby King badge which belonged to Gladys Tompkins. Title transcribed from item. Inscriptions: Verso - centre - "3A/ L. G.Tompkins/ 1932".; Recto - Outer e...
Date: 1931 - 1945 By: Rogers, George Henry, 1918-2002 Ref: Curios-049-010/014 Description: Three metal discs: one hall-marked silver pendant, the recto being beaten into the shape of a type of cross, and the verso being engraved with the words 'Fro...
Date: 1942 From: Tompkins, Lilian Gladys, 1893-1984 : Collection By: Tompkins, Lilian Gladys, 1893-1984; Tompkins, Gilda Kay, 1936-2018 Ref: Curios-003-040 Description: Art exhibition award presented to nurse Miss L G Tompkins while in Changi detention camp in Singapore; see her watercolour paintings held by the Library. Qu...
Date: 1990 - 2005 From: Various artists :[Curios formerly belonging to Maurice Gee. 1900s] By: Hosie, Wayne, active 1990-2000s Ref: Curios-023-010 Description: Photograph shows a montage of exposures from objects around the Wellington Civic Square: metal nikau palm, pyramid, and Para Matchitt sculptures. The photogr...
Date: 1770 - 1970 By: State Library of New South Wales. Mitchell Library Ref: Curios-003-033-a Description: Medallion with red white & blue ribbon, showing on obverse: Profile head of Cook with wording 200th anniversary, 1770-1970; on reverse: view of modern Sydney...
Date: 1904 From: Williamson, James 1854-1942 :[Medals belonging to James Williamson. 1904-1935] Ref: Curios-015-005 Description: One side shows an eagle with its wings spread above two dolphins and a scallop shell, with the text: Bronze medal, Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The other ...
Artist unknown :[Miniature portrait of Mary Ann Simpson, nee Hargraves. ca 1890]
Date: 1890 - 1900 Ref: Curios-051-003 Description: Shows a head and shoulders frontal miniature portrait of Mary Ann Simpson, nee Hargraves (or Hargreaves). She wears a tight-fitting bonnet around her head wi...
Date: 1914 From: Land, Mona Winifred Sarah, 1895-1971: Emergency passport and nurse's pip Ref: Curios-051-008 Description: Nurse's pip identified as belonging to Mona Land from when she was a nurse in London during World War One. The motto reads `Tria juncta in uno' (three joined...
Date: 2011 From: Various makers :[Medals awarded to Judith Binney. 2006-2011] Ref: Curios-046-004 Description: Circular disc shows on the obverse the school emblem featuring the 'Lion Rampant', with 'Epsom Girls Grammar Founders Award' engraved around it. The reverse ...
Date: 1883 - 1899 Ref: Curios-038-011 Description: Plain undecorated hand-operated medal press, with the plates for each side of the medal screwed into place. Downward pressure on the handle brings the two p...
Date: 1880 - 1899 Ref: Curios-038-012 Description: Plain undecorated hand-operated medal press, with the plates for each side of the medal screwed into place. Downward pressure on the handle brings the two p...