A very rare Queen Anne Irish matt finish pedestal goblet. Dublin, 1708.
H 19 cm, Weight: 312 grams approx. Maker: David Rummieu.
19th Century Qing Dendritic Agate Snuff Bottle and Rose Quartz Stopper
Art Deco Diamond Bracelet
This magnificent 18 carat White Gold large wrist size – 19.5 cm, finely wrought bracelet, comes from the very popular Art Deco Period. Beautifully styled by a Master Craftsman in the United Kingdom and is in top condition. Items as this are extremely hard to source and we are very proud to be able to offer such high class items such as this beautiful piece of Jewellery in our Collection.
Ebony Sewing, Writing & Jewellery Cabinet
The Ebony Sewing, Writing & Jewellery Table Cabinet has mother-of-pearl inlays and pewter stringing. There is a large turned ebony ring holder on each side, and the cabinet stands on four ebony-turned feet. Lifting the cabinet’s lid reveals various mother-of-pearl sewing tools; the front doors open, revealing four drawers with mother-ofpearl handles. This table cabinet comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.
H 40 cm x 30.5 cm x 42 cm
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
Oil study for Amazons
Oil on canvas laid on board
H 90 x W 60 cm
Signed in full upper right; some rippling of the canvas; housed in a period gilt frame.
A large format portrait of Pearl Schweig (later Copalov, and then Goldman) fancifully portrayed as a warrior from Classical Greek mythology, wearing a plumed helmet and tunic of chain mail and mounted bareback on a large horse. The image is a detailed study for Lindsay’s oil painting Amazons (1939), a larger scale work which now forms part of the collection of the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum, Springwood.
An Earl’s Coronet, in silvergilt with velvet and ermine trimmings, by Hunt & Roskell, the firm formerly known as Storr & Mortimer, a direct line to Paul Storr – perhaps the finest of all the English silversmiths.
Coronets were required at the opening of the House of Lords and some other state functions, but most notably at The Coronation. This example is a smallish size by modern standards but seems to be normal for the time.
A Presentation Token of Tasmanian signifificance in form of a French Slate Clock on its original support corner stand.
This clock was presented to John Stormant the manager of Mt Morriston in Ross Tasmania. Presented to him by George Scott the brother of James and Thomas two of VDL earliest surveyors. Slate and Wood.
Provenance: Scott family descendant
H 150 cm x W 75 cm x D 45 cm
A very fifine and rare miniature James Ferguson Cole and Thomas Cole Carriage clock in its original travelling case with key, c. 1835.
Japanese Satsuma ware Shi Shi temple guardian lion dogs c. 1862 Rare, finely crafted ceramic model of Shi Shi shown in animated play,with golden manes and a chrysanthemum pattern on a dark navy blue ground, with original paulownia wood box, Purchased in Japan.
H 39cm x W 26cm x D 17cm
Regency period painted and parcel gilt cabinet
A rare parcel gilt and painted mahogany incurving cabinet with original marble top.
H 87.5 cm x W 106 cm x D 52 cm
FREDERICK RONALD WILLIAMS 1927-1982
Brick Chimney, Howqua
gouache on paper
57.5 x 76.5 cm
(image: 45.5 x 76.5 cm)
signed lower centre: Fred Williams
Brick Chimney, Howqua, 1969 demonstrates Williams’ mastery of the gouache medium and his sensitive response to a particular place. The Howqua River, 20 kms east of Mansfield towards Mt Buller, inspired Williams to create a series of works on paper over April 1969. This was Williams’ first sustained river series and there is a strong sense that he was exploring how moving water reacts visually and chromatically against the static quality and earthy colours of the surrounding banks. Now a popular camping spot, the Howqua area is littered with remnants of the goldmining that took place in the Howqua hills. Williams described in his diary a “curious old brick chimney left standing on the opposite bank [noting] it looks very strange amongst the trees.” This observation forms the basis of this gouache and a related oil painting of the same title. Over a pre-painted tan base colour, Williams introduces a strip format that emphasizes the horizontality of the landscape and contrasts the flowing river against a more solid bank. On top of this base, vertical elements, including the chimney, were laid down; devices that both anchor and divide the landscape.
Art Deco c. 1930 diamond and amethyst bracelet.
Group of tortoiseshell pique treasures
Sterling silver & tortoiseshell pique tray London, 1915. $275
Tortoiseshell etui with sewing utensils English c. 1880. $700
Tortoiseshell pique patch box English, c. 1800. $450
Tortoiseshell pique pendant for two photographs English, c. 1900. $1,200
A 14ct yellow gold Art Deco box presented as a gift by the King of Spain Alfonso XIII with linear pattern top and bottom black onyx ends red and black enamel geometric design to both sides of the top with rose cut diamonds a matching onyx push clasp opening to reveal a polished interior engraved inside the lid ‘Alfonso R. 20 VIII. 1932’ the case hallmarked 585 Austria and with the maker’s mark JR for Johann Robesch.
Total Estimated Diamond Weight: 0.40ct
Colour I-J Clarity SI
Weight: 108 grams
Victorian 18 Carat Gold Aquamarine Brooch and Detachable Earrings
A fine Victorian 18 Carat Gold Brooch set with foiled back Aquamarines and having foiled back Aquamarine detachable drop earrings. It comes with an independent registered valuation for replacement of $21,500. W 55 mm x L 60 mm drop overall.
One of a set of Four Early Colonial Australian Cedar Dining Chairs featuring a carved top rail, mid bar, and legs, with-drop seats covered in haircloth fabric, 19th century patina, NSW origin, c. 1840.
18kt Yellow Gold Rubellite Tourmaline Ring Attributed to Louis Comfort Tiffany by Tiffany & Co.
18kt Gold, Rubellite Tourmaline
This beautiful and rare antique ring was crafted by Tiffany & Company, circa 1910-1915 and was most likely designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The handmade 18-karat yellow gold ring centers on a large rub-over set cushion cut ‘rubellite tourmaline’ weighing 5.88 carats.
Large impressive Welsh Oak Two Height Oak Dresser
Attractive Georgian Oak Dresser with open plate rack top above base fitted with five drawers and two cupboards doors and supported on bracket feet, good mellow patination.
H 218 cm x W 188 cm x D 47 cm
Bronze cupid fifigured mantle clock
Introducing this French mantle clock featuring a bronze cupid figure atop a rouge marble base. Crafted by J. Mart circa 1880, it boasts an enchanting aesthetic, with its vibrant rouge marble base that is beautifully complemented by the intricate bronze figure of Cupid. The enamelled dial of the clock is another testament to the exquisite craftsmanship of the clockmaker.
H 49cm x W 29cm x D 22cm
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ROBERT PRENZEL 1866-1941
Gumnuts, Blossoms And Leaves, Carved Blackwood, 1912-1925
H 41 x W 30 cm
Most likely a panel removed from a piece of furniture
Impressed Stamp Lower Right “Robert Prenzel” (probably or possibly added later)
Japanese lacquer document box – mid 20th century
A fine quality Urushi (lacquer) box in an unusual caramel cream colour lacquer, decorated with a lyrical display of a peony flower, leaf and stem, fashioned from mother of pearl shell. The box has silver rims and the interior is black lacquer with speckled gold, nashiji technique.
As is the tradition, the original paulownia storage box has the artist’s name, Ishin Honda and the title is ‘ Early Morning Light’.
H 13 cm x W 24 cm X 32 cm H
A rare 18ct gold full hunter fob watch by Timothy Tillotson Jones 1819-1897.
Jones was a goldsmith, jeweller, watchmaker and optician born in Islington, London, where his father was also a jeweller. He emigrated to New South Wales in the mid 1850’s.
The inner cover is engraved “Henry Ainge/ March 6th 1887″. The engine turned case, has initials inscribed to the centre of the front cover. The gold case Birmingham 1887. The ‘Sydney Mail’ of 1892 reported that Henry Ainge had acquired 116 acres of land at Glen Innes.
Portrait of a young Chevalier wearing the Collar of the Order of Saint Michael, his hand resting on his sword hilt.
French School, late 16th century. Oil on panel, 655 x 470 mm (octagonal); originally part of a larger work; a vertical split running the length of the panel has an old expert repair on the reverse; housed in a recent frame.
A beguiling sixteenth-century French portrait of a member of the Order of Saint Michael.
The Order of Saint Michael (Ordre de Saint-Michel) was founded by Louis XI of France in 1469 as a response to the Burgundian Order of the Golden Fleece. It was the highest chivalric Order in France for over a century until the introduction of the Ordre de Saint Esprit in 1578. Its members included the French monarchy and the upper echelons of the French nobility, as well as many important figures of the period such as Cesare Borgia, James V of Scotland, Edward VI of England, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, on whom the Order was bestowed by the French monarch of the time.
The Order was dedicated to the Archangel Michael, whose image was engraved on the gold medallion presented to every member. However, the Order’s collar, or chain, which features twelve enamelled gold scallop shells – symbols of holy pilgrimage – remained its most prestigious insignia right up until 1830, when the Order was dissolved. Only three authenticated examples of the Collar of the Order of Saint Michael have survived: two in Dutch collections (Rijksmuseum and Paleis Het Loo) and one in France (Musée de la Légion d’honneur).
[COOK (Capt. James).] SMITH (Rear-Admiral Isaac)
Mourning ring for Rear-Admiral Isaac Smith, the first member of the Endeavour’s crew to set foot on land at Kamay (Botany Bay) in April, 1770.
[London : maker unknown, ca. 1831]. Diamond, pearl and enamel set into a gold ring with the following inscription engraved on the inside of the band: ‘Rear-Adml Isaac Smith Ob 2 July 1831 Ob 78′. Housed in a crimson morocco box with brass clasp.
An extraordinary survival: a mourning ring for the memory of Rear-Admiral Isaac Smith (1752-1831). Smith is distinguished for being the first Englishman to set foot on the east coast of the Australian continent.
BARDIN, William (c.1740-1798)
The new twelve inch British terrestrial globe, representing the accurate positions of the principal known places of the earth, from the discoveries of Captain Cook and subsequent circumnavigations to the present period 1802.
Manufactured by T. M. Bardin, 16 Salisbury Square, London. With additions to 1807.
GLEESON, James (1915 – 2008)
Figure in psychoscape
Oil on board, 200 x 150 mm, signed lower right. Painted circa 1980s.
A fine example of Gleeson’s distinctive miniature scenes of a nude male figure in a psychoscape, an exploration of body and mind.
PRESTON, Margaret (1875 – 1963)
Sturt’s Desert Pea, 1925
Woodcut, printed in black ink from one block, coloured by hand, measuring 184 x 248 mm (image), signed in the image lower left M. P., signed in pencil lower right Margaret Preston, titled lower left 15 Proof Sturt’s Desert Pea etc., framed in black timber. Printed in an edition of 50 copies.
WARHOL, Andy (1928-1987); FRANKFURT, Suzie; WARHOLA, Júlia
Wild Raspberries. (Presentation copy inscribed by the artist)
New York : the artist, 1959. Folio (445 mm tall), original fuchsia papered boards (faded and paper lost at spine, as usual), title sheet, pp , comprised of 18 single illustrated leaves (one enhanced with original watercolour), one double-page illustration and one sheet with text, interleaved with eight sheets of fuchsia tissue paper, as issued; the complete folio printed in offset lithography by Seymour Berlin, hand bound; a presentation copy, inscribed in pencil on the front pastedown endpaper ‘To Bobby and Susumu / andy Warhol’.
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18th Century glass, porcelain and lead glass. A very good wood carving by Robert Prenzel, and a number of high quality items.
19th Century Sterling Silver and Gilt Ewer
A Superb 19th Century Sterling Silver and Gilt Ewer, this piece is made with exquisite hand cut crystal by Charles Edwards London, c.1883. This world class piece features a child and a lamb on top of the lid, and fine silver detailing throughout the handle and spout.
H 48 cm x W 36cm x D 12cm
19th-Century French Ebonised Boulle Centre Table
Superb 19th-century French Boulle centre table with drawer, stamped with maker: ‘Tostain’, Galerie de la Madeleine, c. 1870. Featuring exquisite bronze mounts, this stunning piece would make for a show-stopping entrance table in the finest of homes.
H 77 cm x W 146 cm x D 94.5 cm
Blue Enamel and Diamond buckle ring
Early 20th century
This stunning blue enamel and diamond buckle ring is a show-stopping early 20th century statement piece. Often worn to signify the loss of a loved one, the buckle ring is a classic design.
Joseph Frost, born in 1954
Czechoslovakian born, now residing in Sydney, Australia.
‘Morning Haze – Yarramalong Valley’
Late 20th century
Oil on Canvas
76 x 102 cm
This lovely landscape from renowned artist Joseph Frost, depicts the morning haze in Yarramalong Valley, NSW.
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