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…

Michael Reid Neridah Stockley: New painting and porcelain works

Neridah Stockley: New painting and porcelain works

Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin is pleased to share new works by Neridah Stockley. Living and working in the Northern Territory, Neridah Stockley has carved a successful career as a painter, known for her harmonious employment of colour and form in her painted depictions of suburbia. This latest offering of work includes a suite of slip cast porcelain vessels, a practice encouraged by her recent award of a six week residency at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdexhen, China.

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Kazari + Ziguzagu SALE at our NEW WAREHOUSE


We need to clear floor-space for our next container of Japanese antiques and collectables so all contemporary furniture pieces are priced to clear! 



157-163 Montague Street, South Melbourne

WED – SUN, 10am-4pm until stock is cleared!


Easy Parking in Thistlethwaite St

Kazari + Ziguzagu

450 Malvern Rd Prahran
Victoria Australia 3181

ph +61 3 9510 2528

Local Melbourne Antique Pop Up Fair sells 18th Century gilt bronze figure for a world class price.

On the opening day one of the finest gilt bronze Amitayus, the Celestial Buddha of Infinite Life, to be seen in Melbourne for some time was sold to a foreign buyer, for an undisclosed but sizeable amount. A similar one was sold in Christie’s Auction House in  New York just last year.

The Celestial Buddha originated from the Tibetan region, possibly inner Mongolia, Dobn Nor. The old Mongol capital; Xanadu was patronised by the Qing Emperors as a centre of Buddhist learning during the time of the figures production.

The Pop Up Antiques Fair is presented by the…

Ken Done the Wynne and Sulman Prizes at the Art Gallery of NSW

We were all thrilled that Ken was selected this year as a finalist in both the Wynne and Sulman Prizes at the Art Gallery of NSW. The Wynne is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, while the Sulman is given to the best subject painting. These three iconic exhibitions are the most famous (and often the most controversial!) in Australia, and our congratulations go to this year’s winners Tony Costa (Archibald), Sylvia Ken (Wynne) and McLean Edwards (Sulman). The finalist exhibitions are on show at the Art Gallery of NSW until September 8th.

Find more information and buy tickets here as…

LIGHT YEARS to Tour: Perth Centre of Photography


Follow the incredible reception in Sydney, Light Years will soon tour to the Perth Centre of Photography (July 5th – August 3rd) and we are already in discussions with other institutions to further tour the show. These are Australia’s leading photo-media artists, presented by Australia’s leading photo-media gallery. As always, Light Years ahead.

See this trailblazing show in Sydney before it closes. Please join our Artists for the Finissage of this groundbreaking exhibition at sundown on the 25th of May. Details below.

Request PDF catalogue: LIGHT YEARS

Michael Reid…

Fresh at Moorabool…. a great collection for you!

Bumper Fresh Stock!

We are pleased to offer some fresh additions to

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

This week, some great English ceramics, mostly pre-1850 and mostly very usable…. plus a few surprises, such as the two bronze animals above, some Staffordshire ‘Royals’, and a great 1930’s Danish Deco vase.


Paul Rosenberg, Alard Pett & all @ Moorabool Antiques

Two recently-discovered works by 18th Century Women Artists

Two recently-discovered works by 18th Century Women Artists
STONE, Sarah (1758-1853). Tahitian Mourner from an Album of forty-five watercolours.
Announcing our new catalogue which includes two important works by 18th Century women artists:
A previously unrecorded album of 45 watercolours by Sarah Stone of Leverian Museum fame. Besides a couple of single images this beautiful album is the only surviving example of Sarah Stone’s work after her marriage. It is therefore one of the most…

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