1904: Arts and Crafts Exhibition Hobart Prize Medal - Awarded to W Golding and Sons Jewellers
1904 Arts and Crafts Exhibition Prize Medal
The second Arts and Crafts Exhibition was held in Hobart in the 'new Post Office' buildings. The exhibition was opened by His Excellency the Governor Sir Gerald Strickland on November 3 (1904) and lasted a fortnight. The first one of the kind in Tasmania was held in September of the previous year. The object of the promoters, The Tasmanian Art and Crafts Society, was "to foster a love for the applied arts among both old and young, so that spare moments, instead of being frittered away, may be applied to woodcarving, metal, leather, stone, glass and china work, drawing, modelling, plumbing, cabinet-making and kindrid subjects. The Arts and Crafts Exhibition "exhibited the results of much patient industry and study, practically applied to the production of beautiful and useful things".
The medal is a young Queen Victoria British penny with text hand engraved on the reverse and gilded. The text is:
ARTS & CRAFTS
W. GOLDING AND SONS