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! MAGNIFICENT TESTIMONIAL TO DANIEL COO
! PER, JUN., ESQ.
On Thursday we had the pleasureof inspecting at the establish- ment of Messrs. Brush and Mac Donnell, in George-street, the I most beautiful, specimen of silversmith's work that we have ever ! seen in the colony. It consists of. a very large and elegant flower
vase, manufactured of pure silver. It is of a rustic pattern, com j posed of vine stems, leaves, and fruit, and the vase itself has open
interstices and contains a beautiful ruby glass vase of great rich j ness of colour. The plinth upon which the vase stands is of solid I silver, and of the most massive and highly wrought workmanship. ! The whole is decorated with a bouquet of the beautiful feather I flowers, which the nuns of Valparaiso are so celebrated for manu ! facturing, and which almost mock the beauty of nature. Some I idea of the size and, value of this splendid work of art may be had I when we say that its weight is upwards of 300 ounces, and that the
silver vase alone stands more than 2 feet 2 inches in height with a diameter of about a foot. The cost of the whole is about ¿£250. It bears the following inscription, and we can only say that if this is the munificent style in which the Bank of New South Wales shews its gratitude, those are very lucky persons who are able to
serve it.-" Presented to Daniel Cooper, Jun., Esq., one of the Six j Directors of the Bank of New South Wales, by the unanimous ¡ vote of the Proprietors, on January 20th, 1853, in acknowledg I ment of the unprecedented success of the Bank under , the able [ management of the Board of Directors during the previous twelve