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Money Collecting Dish (Geldbakje)

From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

Description
This is a copper, oval-shaped dish with low (about 2cm) sides, part covered in brass, with brass handle and about 15cm in length.
Size
H 2 cm x L 10cm x W 5-10cm
Object Registration
5114
Keywords
street musicians; copper
Significance
Used to collect coins from those listening to street musicians, particularly the barrel organ grinder. It was customary to rattle the coins in an attempt to attract further donations.
Inscriptions & Markings
Cover displays barrel organ in relief.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM