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Shield: Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand.; 2015.9.5

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Shield: Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand.

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Brief Description

Wooden Steamship Company of New Zealand shield with armorial bearings in either painted plaster or resin. The shield has emblazoned upon it the motto “Per Mare Per Caelum” translated as "By Sea By Skyways" in painted raised letters.

Medium and Materials

Plaster or resin, wood.

Inscription and Marks

"Per Mare Per Caelum" emblazoned on coat of arms of the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand.

Mounting and Framing

Brass eyelet screwed on reverse side of shield.

Subject Keywords

Shipping Lines

General Notes

Gift of A. Adams.

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