Chaos Theory & the Art of Antique Fairing

Chaos Theory & the Art of Antique Fairing

I was watching TV absently last night whilst planning for the upcoming AAADA Sydney fair and The Chaos Theory came up in conversation between the characters and I scoffed; chaos! Oh so relatable right now. Which got me thinking (and procrastinating) how relatable?

So Wikipedia goes on to explain chaos theory as: Chaos theory is a branch of mathematics focusing on the behaviour of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. Chaos theory is an interdisciplinary theory stating that within the apparent randomness of chaotic complex systems, there are underlying patterns, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, and self-organization….

A Pug’s Day Out; Adventures to the AAADA Antiques & Arts Fair Sydney

The story of “Pugs” starts back in Asia, China specifically in around 400 BC. Before Pugs became in vogue for inner city socialites and hipsters they were favourites of the Buddhist Monasteries of Tibet and kept by the Emperors of China. They were so special to the royals that they were given their own servant (these days they are just referred to as “owners”).

One of my favourite historical stories about Pugs is that of William the Silent, King of Holland. He was at war with the Spanish during the 16th century and was saved…

A TOTALLY UNIQUE WEDGWOOD COLLECTION AT THE ANTIQUES & ART FAIR SYDNEY

 

Many items in this collection have Australian associations either by way of the subject chosen or the potter/ modeller of the piece.

The Wedgwood factory throughout the 20th Century has been a leader in the industry and in addition, has a connection with Australia right back to 1788 when Governor Phillip sent back a sample of clay from Sydney Cove to Josiah Wedgwood to experiment with.

Alan Landis has put together a collection of…

CERAMIC COLLECTORS SOCIETY | A TASTE FOR THE MAGNIFICENT LUXURY | PORCELAIN IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE and ENGLAND

A TASTE FOR THE MAGNIFICENT LUXURY PORCELAIN IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE and ENGLAND CERAMIC COLLECTORS SOCIETY

The seminar takes place on

Sunday 15th September 2019

Registration from 9am with the Seminar to end at 4pm

Mosman Art Gallery 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman NSW 2088

BOOKING FORM

THE LECTURE PROGRAMME 

MR ERROL MANNERS: ‘The Origins of Vincennes, Sèvres, and other Early French Factories’ 

DR MATTHEW MARTIN: ‘We hear that the China, made at Chelsea, is arrived to such perfection as to equal … the finest old Japan’ – Early history of…

Fresh @ Moorabool….

Fresh Stock 

We are pleased to offer some fresh additions to moorabool.com.

As a subscriber, you have first look at our recent finds – and first chance to buy.

This week, some interesting ceramics, early Minton and beautiful Spode, a brass Shakespeare and more additions to the ‘Fresh Picture Gallery’

Enjoy!

Paul Rosenberg, Alard Pett & all @ Moorabool Antiques

Items will remain in the ‘Fresh’ page for 2 weeks, or until sold.

Ph.  (+61) 03 52292970    email: queries@moorabool.com

Fellia Melas Gallery George Gittoes Exhibition dates Extended

George Gittoes
‘White Light’

Due to “Public Demand”
Exhibition Has been Extended
until
 June 26, 2019
Gallery will be open 7 days a week during this exhibition.
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More than 40 works available for sale including Oil Paintings, Works on Paper, Limited Editions and Editioned Photographs

Souljah
oil on canvas
152X122cm

FELLIA MELAS GALLERY
2 Moncur St. Woollahra NSW 2025
02 93635616
NEW TRADING HOURS
TUESDAY – SATURDAY
10AM –  5PM
SUNDAY – MONDAY
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
www.fmelasgallery.com.au
art@fmelasgallery.com.au

Kazari’s extended family: THE KOKESHI DOLL!

From time to time, on our buying trips to Japan, we come across an exceptional collection that we have the opportunity to bring back to Australia and then share with our customers and friends. Recently, this was the case with a unique and varied collection of kokeshi dolls.

We invited kokeshi connoisseur, Kirsten Albrecht to speak to Robert Joyce of her love forkokeshi and how to build a kokeshi collection. You can hear and watch the video Kokeshi at Kazari here.

The traditional and creative kokeshi, plus Kirsten’s talk were such an inspiration that we…

Hordern House Major works from a private collection

Offered from a private Australian collector is this choice catalogue which includes a beautifully-bound copy of Lycett’s Views in Australia; a handsome set of Cook’s three voyage accounts with uniform contemporary provenance; a fine copy of Parkinson, uncut in the original boards; and First Fleet works by Collins, Hunter and Phillip. To view this selection please click here and for a extended suite of views from Lycett please follow the link here.
In addition, our latest catalogue is viewable here which includes two major unrecorded…

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