A silver Ewer presented to sir Charles Hood md, by the Government of South Australia.

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A silver Ewer presented to sir Charles Hood MD, by the Government of South Australia.

The plain ovoid silver gilt body on a pedestal foot, with a long narrow neck flaring at the top with an egg and dart border and forming a rim for pouring, a lightly domed hinged lid surmounted by a sitting kangaroo. The body caged in leaf tendrils with clusters of small gumnuts, and with a looped vine stem handle. Engraved on one side with the coat of Arms of Hood impaling Willett for Sir William Charles Hood MD (1824-1870) and his wife Jane Willett (1826-1866), this separated by the inscription to the front and , on the other side, the arms as used by South Australia. The inscription reads “From / HM Government of South Australia / by the Agent General in London / to / William Charles Hood MD / for valuable services / 1865”. Stephen Smith & Sons, London 1865 (for details of position of marks see appendix 4)

Weight 1064 grs (approx. 34 oz 4 dwt)

Height 38 cm (approx. 15 inches)

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