THE WOODSHED ANTIQUES

Charles II Oak and Walnut 17th century Chest of drawers
The chest is made in two sections with four full width drawers with applied mouldings. England c. 1680.

$4,950


NERILEE ANTIQUES INTERNATIONAL

An Engish 43 piece Minton & Boyle dinner set. Circa 1837.

$7,900


GREENE & GREENE

Mid-Century 18ct white gold, diamonds, Akoya type cultured pearls and natural seed pearl necklace, c.1955.  

$29,500


GREENE & GREENE

Tall pair of English column shaped sterling silver candlesticks with wrapped acorn detail, hallmarked London 1896. (H33cm).  

$3,750


GREENE & GREENE

Platinum and 15ct yellow gold set belle époque diamond and emerald pendant on original platinum chain. Drop shaped diamond weighing approx. 1.1ct, c.1900.  

$16,950


GREENE & GREENE

Original Art Deco opalescent vase by René Lalique entitled “Ceylan”, c.1920. (H24cm).  

$18,950


GREENE & GREENE

Mid-Century 18ct white gold and diamond ‘ballerina’ ring set with natural ruby in the centre weighing approx. 1.94ct, c.1960.  

$12,950


GREENE & GREENE

French Art Deco bronze figure entitled “The Juggler” on a marble round base signed Colinet, c.1925. (H36cm).  

$6,950


GREENE & GREENE

English sterling silver large trophy cup by Frederick Elkington, hallmarked Birmingham 1887. (H41cm).  

$8,950


ABBOTT’S ANTIQUES

A fine 19th Century gilt framed landscape painted ceramic plaque, c. 1880.

$2,950


ABBOTT’S ANTIQUES

A fine Demetre Chiparus Art Deco cold painted bronze & ivory figurine titled ” Simplicity” raised on an elaborate marble & onyx base, c. 1925.

$39,500


RUTHERFORD

Plaque Diamond Ring

A platinum Art Deco ring with pear shape and transition cut diamonds. Total Estimated Diamond Weight: 3.15ct 
Length/Size:  Finger size J and half. 
Age: Circa 1920

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RUTHERFORD

Retro Ruby and Diamond Bracelet 

18ct rose bracelet with synthetic rubies and 1.44ct of diamonds.
Length:  19.3cm
Age: Circa 1940
Origin: Argentina

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RUTHERFORD

Sapphire and Diamond Ring 

An Edwardian platinum ring with a 1.85ct cushion cut certified unheated sapphire with old cut diamonds either side. 
Age: Circa 1905.
Dimension/size: Finger size K and half. 

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RUTHERFORD

Art Deco Diamond and Emerald Watch

Art Deco ladies wristwatch in platinum with emeralds accents and 13.23ct of diamonds. 
Age: Circa 1930 
Dimensions/size: Length 17.5cm 

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RUTHERFORD

Victorian Boxed Gold Earrings 

A pair of 20ct yellow gold Victorian earrings with blue enamel and seed pearls, in original presentation box from Henry Birks & Sons of Canada.
Age: Circa 1880
Origin: Canada 
Dimensions/size: Approximately 3cm wide x 4.2cm high plus 1.5cm hook. 

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RUTHERFORD

Art Deco Diamond Ring with Sapphires   

Platinum Art Deco ring with a central old cut diamond of estimated weight 1.46ct and French cut sapphires. 
Age: Circa 1920
Dimensions/size: Finger size Q.  

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RUTHERFORD

Diamond Cocktail Earrings   

Convertible platinum earrings with 4.52ct of diamonds. 
Age: Circa 1950

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RUTHERFORD

Art Deco Diamond Brooch 

A platinum brooch set with 3.88ct of diamonds. 
Age: Circa 1920

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RUTHERFORD

Antique Diamond Brooch

Description: A platinum and 14ct rose gold bar brooch with 0.93ct of diamonds.
Age: Circa 1920

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PENTIMENTO

Framed miniature of a young woman. English c. 1880.. $900
Bronze Airedale French c. 1900 $2,000
Spelter pug dog French c. 1900.. $2,000
Cold painted Dachshund Viennese c. 1900. $450


PENTIMENTO

Shibayama carved ivory mushroom Japanese c. 1900. $1,450
Shibayama carved ivory apple Japanese c. 1900. $750
Ivory carved apple Japanese c. 1900. $500


PENTIMENTO

Mixed metal Hikite Japanese c. 1900. $250
Carved ivory netsuke of a mouse & baby Japanese c. 1900. $750
Carved ivory netsuke of a horse Japanese c. 1900. $750


PENTIMENTO

Bronze figure of a boy on a marble base French c. 1920. $1,000


PENTIMENTO

Two small wooden carved tea caddies English c. 1840. $1,500 and $2,200
Two small contemporary carved pine fruit. $125 each


PERRYMAN CARPETS

Imperial Chinese Carpet 

This rare and beautiful Imperial Chinese carpet was woven in the Imperial workshops of Xinjiang, China during the Qianlong period (1735/1796) of the Qing Dynasty. 

Woven in silk with metal thread, the design comprises five imperial five-clawed dragons. The dragon in the central rondel is chasing a flaming pearl; set on a field of fretwork and flowerheads. The main wide border is comprised of branched blossoms, the minor border depicts pearls. 

Collected by Joaquim Eulalio do Nascimento e Silva, (1883-1965) whilst he was ambassador to Chongqing, 1944 – 1946. 

Joaquim Eulalio do Nascimento e Silva, Bachelor of Laws, was an eminent Brazilian journalist, editor and diplomat who held numerous important posts including Consul General to London 1927-9, extraordinary envoy to Ankara and Ambassador for Cairo in 1934. From 1934 till 1940 was variously ambassador to Athens, Warsaw and Paris. From 1943-1944 he was summoned to Teheran as envoy before he was appointed Ambasssador to Chongqing in 1944 where he was accredited to Chang Kai-shek. 


J.B. HAWKINS ANTIQUES

A possibly unique timepiece strut clock of large size, clarity of line in
untouched old state by Thomas Cole of London, retailed by Hancock & Co,
London. Number 1591.  H. 10.5 in. W 9.25 in. Circa 1858.

John Hawkins wrote the Standard Reference on Thomas Cole and his clocks in 1975 and is about to commence updating and rewriting the book in light of current knowledge and expertise. All enquiries for inclusion welcome.

$32,500


J.B. HAWKINS ANTIQUES

A fine and rare half hour striking Thomas Cole Carriage Clock in lovely
untouched old state retailed by E&E Emanuel,  By appointment to the, Queen and Royal Family, Portsmouth. Number 1446, H. 7in W. 5in D 2.25in. Circa 1857.

John Hawkins wrote the Standard Reference on Thomas Cole and his clocks in 1975 and is about to commence updating and rewriting the book in light of current knowledge and expertise. All enquiries for inclusion welcome.

$22,500


GRAFTON GALLERIES

Woolly mammoth tusk carved with kangaroos in a bush setting. 
40,000 years old and 1900, from Japan. 
Length – 37 cm

$4,500


ANTIQUE & UNIQUE JEWELS

Georgian 15ct garnet, seed pearl & emerald paste ring with Birmingham hallmark.

$2,290

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ANTIQUE & UNIQUE JEWELS

Hallmarked, 18ct Georgian Pearl & hair mourning ring, London 1823.

$2,690

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ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Libation cup, DeHua (China) c. 1650.

$2,000


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Double walled tea bowl. the outer wall pierced. DeHua (China) c. 1635.

$2,000


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Chocolate Cup. Made in China c. 1700, then decorated in London in imitation of the Japanese.

$500


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Teapot, finely painted in underglaze blue with a bucolic scene. China c. 1740.

$600


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Cup, or soba choko. Painted with a leafy vine. Arita (Japan) c. 1835.

$450


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Tea bowl and saucer, with a polychrome and gilt pattern copying the Japanese. China c. 1740.

$450


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Tall beaker, decorated with prunus. DeHua (China) c. 1680.

$2,000


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Brush Washer, in the form of a leaf. DeHua (China) c. 1680.

$2,400


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Portland Vase, First Edition, Wedgwood c.1790.


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Giant baluster shaped vase in Wedgwood Lustre c.1930, 51cm high.

$7,500


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Cup and saucer decorated with tea plant. Saint Cloud c.1725.

$3,500


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Figure of a sheep. Derby c.1752.

$3,500


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Chocolate cup. Chelsea c.1765.

$1,800


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Portrait Miniature of a young boy. Abraham Daniel c.1795. Mother and Boy’s hair to back, set in gold thread and seed pearls.

$3,000


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Teapot in blue jasper. Wedgwood c.1790.

$4,500


ETRURIA ANTIQUES GALLERY

Sea Lion, by John Skeaping. Wedgwood c.1935.

$650


LAURAINE DIGGINS FINE ART

GENEVIEVE KEMARR LOY 1982 – 
Akwerlkerrmwerlkerr 2021
synthetic polymer on linen
122 x 122 cm
$4,250

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LAURAINE DIGGINS FINE ART

ROBERT CLINCH 
Ghost 2005
hand drawn lithograph on 100% cotton paper edition of 40
28.5 x 25 cm

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LAURAINE DIGGINS FINE ART

STEPHEN BOWERS 
Camouflage Series Dining Setting, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo 2016
jigger-jolley, earthenware, underglaze colour, on-glaze burnished gold and enamel
Diameter 31.5 cm
signed verso
$4,500

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LAURAINE DIGGINS FINE ART

SIDNEY LONG 1871 – 1955
The River Bank c.1895-98
oil on cedar panel
25 x 51.5 cm
unsigned
label verso: 8/ Sid Long/ The River Bank/ 3.0.0/ 3.0.?


LAURAINE DIGGINS FINE ART

ETHEL CARRICK FOX 1872 – 1952
(Interior with Flowers
oil on canvas
43.2 x 60.9 cm
signed lower left: Carric Fox (abraded)


LAURAINE DIGGINS FINE ART

FRED WILLIAMS 1927 – 1982
The Charcoal Burners 1959
oil on composition board
61 x 71 cm
signed lower left: Fred Williams
Copyright Estate of Fred Williams

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LAURAINE DIGGINS FINE ART

JOHN PERCEVAL 1923 – 2000 Aust.   
Adam and Eve and the Garlic Plant 1955
tempera and resin on composite board
72.5 x 91 cm
signed lower left: Perceval 55

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LAURAINE DIGGINS FINE ART

HENRY RIELLY 1845 – 1902 b. London d. Brisbane 
Shooting Near Heidelberg 1875
oil on canvas
53 x 82 cm
signed lower right: Henry Rielly 
private collection, Melbourne

$25,000


SILVER SERVICE ANTIQUES (GUEST)

Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Brooch/Pendant comprising a centre stone of approximately 1.5 carats with a total diamond weight of approximately 5 carats. Circa 1930.


SILVER SERVICE ANTIQUES (GUEST)

A fine and rare early 19th century bi-metallic thermometer, the silvered dial with graduations in Fahrenheit and Reaumur and indications “Degrés du chaud” et “Degrés du froid à Paris”. Additionally there are common references for temperatures “Glace, Oranger, Tempéré, Serres Chaud, Chambre Malade, Vers à Soye, Bains, Chaleur Humaine, Sénegal, Sirie and indications of very high and low temperatures from past years.
The thermometer is cased in a gilded brass surround, the back beautifully engraved with scrolled leaf decoration and signed, A. Naudascher a Saverne.  Circa 1825-30.


SILVER SERVICE ANTIQUES (GUEST)

A very fine jadeite and 18 carat gold hallmarked French Compact, the interior with bevelled mirror and hinged gold lidded compartment for powder. Circa 1930, this delightful piece is in excellent original condition and features a cabochon emerald set within a five petal gold flower on the lid.


SIMPSON’S ANTIQUES

A very rare Australian Colonial cedar Revolving Dumb Waiter with two tiers rotating around a vase and ring turned column, supported on three scroll carved legs with brass castors. Attributed to William Hamilton of Hobart, see his trade label illustrated  in Nineteenth Century Australian Furniture (Fig.140) Original 19th century patina, c.1850. (94cm H. x 68cm Diam.).


SIMPSON’S ANTIQUES

Islay, Tilco a Macaw and two Lovebirds A late 19th century gilt-framed oil on canvas, After Sir Edwin Landseer signed l.r. “J. Collins” (42 x 35).   


SIMPSON’S ANTIQUES

An Early Colonial cedar fold-over Card Table the skirt features a central medallion  of  Huon pine, Tasmanian origin, 19th century patina, c.1845 (76 x 92 x 45).


SIMPSON’S ANTIQUES

An early colonial Australian cedar Sideboard or Side Table of compact size, featuring Huon pine stringing, the drawers with ebonised knobs. Attributed to James Penman, a convict cabinetmaker who worked in Northern Tasmania, and provenanced to Streanshalh, original 19th century patina, c.1840 (77 x 111 x 60).


SIMPSON’S ANTIQUES

An Early Colonial Australian Cedar Easy Chair, 19th century finish, Tasmania origin c.1845.


SIMPSON’S ANTIQUES

A cased Taxidermy display of Australian fish in a naturalistic setting, c.1900 (46 x 88 x 26).


WRIGHT GALLERY FINE ART

After Jean-Antoine Watteau (French 1684-1721) L’Indifferent Early 19th Century (Image Size: H 28cm x W 20cm) Oil on wooden panel. Jean-Antoine Watteau was known to create variations of paintings along with the existence of accepted copies of works by artists of significance within his circle, including Philippe Mercier, Bonaventure de Bar and Nicolas Lancret to name but a few. This version of L’Indifferent appears to be signed upper left and has several indecipherable inscriptions on the panel verso, the brushwork is also closely reminiscent of the technique of Watteau. There are several very small areas of paint loss but overall the condition is good. Provenance: The Estate of David Fyfe-Jamieson, former director of Sotheby’s England.

$20,000


WRIGHT GALLERY FINE ART

T Leslie (British Active 1890s) River Teign, Devon Circa 1890. (Image Size: H 10cm x W 25.5cm) Watercolour on board. Signed T. Leslie. Leslie was a British landscape artist. This finely painted watercolour shows the river Teign which rises in Dartmoor and flows through the county of Devon until it reaches the English Channel at Teignmouth. Leslie later settled in Australia and painted rural Victoria. The painting is in a good condition, recently framed with an acid-free mat and anti-reflective, UV-resistant museum glass.

$1,800


WRIGHT GALLERY FINE ART

Spanish Santos figure of The Archangel Gabriel, 17th Century. (H 34cm x W 14cm x D 7cm) Wood, polychrome paint and gilding. Wear is commiserated with age, and loss of paint. The left hand is missing, with more expensive Santos figures the hands were interchangeable and often made with a wax resin. The wing has been repaired on the rear of the figure. Provenance: Private Collection Sydney Australia

$2,200

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JOSEF LEBOVIC GALLERY

Billboard size poster advertising ‘Bisto

3m high x 2.5m wide 

Bisto was created by two workers of the Cerebos salt works, Mr. Roberts and Mr. Patterson, who were persuaded by their wives to create a product that would guarantee perfect gravy.

The result was Bisto, a meat-flavoured gravy powder so-called because it “Browns, Seasons and Thickens in One”

The first full-page advert for the product appeared in the Daily Mail on February 4, 1910.

Bisto’s first large marketing campaign was in 1919 with the introduction of the Bisto Kids, a cartoon of a brother and sister created by illustrator Will Owen. 

Their accompanying ‘Ah! Bisto’ slogan quickly gained popularity. The two characters were used in many adverts and promotions over the years.


JOSEF LEBOVIC GALLERY

A Collection relating to the artist Rosaleen Norton (Aust., 1917–1979).

Nicknamed the “Witch of Kings Cross”, sexually liberated occultist Rosaleen Norton was “born in NZ during a thunderstorm.” Her family moved to Sydney in 1924 and later she became an artist, a life model, and a journalist. During her lifetime her controversial exhibitions were frequently raided by the police. Ref: Wiki.

Rosaleen Norton (Aust., 1917–1979).
Avant-Propos

C. 1940s. Pencil drawing, titled and signed lower centre and right, 54 x 36.8cm. Slight scuffing, pinholes to image upper left.

A pencil drawing of three figures, a dragon and a castle appears verso. The face of one of the figures resembles Rosaleen Norton.

Uncommon large drawing by Norton of her devilish creatures. 

Item #CL199-141

$4,950


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Rosaleen Norton (Aust., 1917–1979).
[Baphomet]

C. 1950s. Pen and ink, signed lower right, 24.5 x 22cm. Minor creases, uneven edges.

Shows Baphomet, a deity associated with the Knights Templar and later a symbol of the Church of Satan.

A five-pointed pentagram is usually depicted on the forehead rather than this six-pointed star.

Item #CL199-143

$2,950


JOSEF LEBOVIC GALLERY

Robin Smith (NZ/Aust., b.1927).
Rosaleen Norton, Kings Cross [Holding Cat]

1963/2014. Colour digital print from negative-based image, annotated “RVFS 3949”, titled, dated and signed in ink verso, 30.7 x 46.2cm.

Image shows occultist and artist Rosaleen Norton (1917-1979), aka “The Witch of Kings Cross”, in a café with an exhibition of her paintings

Item #CL178-155

$1,100


JOSEF LEBOVIC GALLERY

James Northfield (Aust., 1887–1973).
Travel By Trans-Australian Railway Across Australia

C. 1938. Colour lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101.6 x 64cm. Repaired minor tears. Linen-backed.

Text continues “In comfort, save days. Northfield Studios & J.E. Hackett.” Held in NLA, SLV.

Shows a train with a C class locomotive captioned “To Perth”, travelling across the Australian desert. The background map highlights Sydney, Darwin, and Geraldton.

From 1938 the C class locomotive was used on the Trans-Australian Railway, reducing the journey time by 10 hours. Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL197-36

$11,000


JOSEF LEBOVIC GALLERY

Percy Trompf (Aust., 1902–1964).
Tropical North Queensland, Australia

C. 1935. Colour lithograph, signed in image lower right, 100.8 x 63.5cm. Repaired tears, missing portions and creases to lower portion. Linen-backed.

Text continues “April to Sept. Particulars at shipping and travel agencies. Australian National Travel Association: Flinders St, Railway Bldg, Melbourne,

Australia. Grand Buildings, Trafalgar Square, London. 114 Sansome Street, San Francisco. USA, Moore-Young Litho. Co. Melb. Aust.” Held in NGA.

Item #CL197-30

$5,500


JOSEF LEBOVIC GALLERY

Australia Calls You

C. 1924. Colour lithograph with travel guide, 98.9 x 61.4cm. Repaired minor perforations to image lower right. Linen-backed.

Text continues “To a scenic wonderland of mild winter and glorious summer. An infinite variety of enchanting scenery, from tropical luxuriance to snow-clad alps. Ask for illustrated booklet at railway stations, tourist offices & Australian agencies.

Poster no. 1. Issued by the Australian Railways Commissioners. Waite & Bull Printers, Sydney.”

This image was also used as the cover illustration for a travel guide (64pp), which accompanies this poster and is depicted lower left.

The guide’s cover includes the artist’s name “Allan M. Lewis” and date “1924.”

Item #CL189-16

$8,500  


JOSEF LEBOVIC GALLERY

The Sydney Harbour Bridge Map

1932. Colour lithograph, artist names in image lower centre, 74.4 x 98cm. Foxing, repaired tears and slight perforations to margins and image edges, old folds. Linen-backed.

Text includes “Commemorate the opening [Sydney Harbour Bridge], 19th day of March…1932. Breathes there a man with soul so dead who never to himself-hath-said ‘This is my own, my native land?’ If such there be, go mark him well! This map was designed and drawn by Russell Sydney Lloyd of Bondi, Sydney; figures were drawn by Miss Vic Cowdroy. Copyright Russell Lloyd. Printed by John Sands, Druitt St, Sydney…Published by R.S. Lloyd. Ph: FW 3214. Price: three shillings and sixpence.”

Held in NLA with comment “A humorous illustrated map of Sydney viewed from Rushcutter’s Bay [and] across the harbour…[Image includes] a flying biplane with an exhaust cloud containing the names of Kingsford Smith [and other aviators].”

Item #CL189-44

$3,400


TRINITY ANTIQUES

A VICTORIAN MEMORIAL GOLD NECKLACE

Charles Frederick Hancock established his London jewellery business on the corner of Bond Street and Brunton Street in 1849 and this prestigious store continues today just a stone’s throw away in Burlington Arcade.

Hancocks have held many Royal Warrants and have provided the finest service to most of Europe’s Crowned Heads.

In 1856, His Grace, The Duke of Devonshire commissioned Hancocks to create a suite of jewellery from his personal collection of engraved gemstones for his nephew’s wife, the Countess Granville. Known as the Devonshire Parure, this suite of seven pieces was worn by the Countess at the Coronation of Tsar Alexander 11 when she and her husband represented Queen Victoria.

The Devonshire Parure exists today and worn by the current Duchess of Devonshire.

In 1857 Hancocks received a hugely famous commission from Lord Panmure acting by command of Queen Victoria. They were entrusted with the crafting of the newly created ‘Victoria Cross’ Medal. Awarded to the ‘Bravest of the Brave’, they were cast from the bronze of two canons captured during the Crimean War.

Hancocks continue to craft the ‘Victoria Cross’ Medals today.

Many important pieces of jewellery have been offered by Hancocks including a ruby and diamond necklace which was part of the French Crown Jewells; a ruby and emerald suite from the Seringapatam jewels and a diamond rose brooch by Cartier worn by the Princess Margaret to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11.

Trinity Antiques is delighted to offer a memorial necklace from this historic house of jewellery and silversmiths.

This gold necklace consists of five graduated circular lockets each decorated with a central natural ruby or emerald surrounded by rose cut diamonds all set in silver stars.

This beautifully crafted Victorian necklace brings history and style to life and is presented in its original case.

$16,950


TRINITY ANTIQUES

A RARE STRING OF NATURAL PEARLS

Pearls have long been seen as symbol of wealth and status. Whether in the hands of Cleopatra or adorning the dress and body of Elizabeth the First or Indian Maharajahs; pearls were natural rare gems that needed no interference by man to enhance their beauty.

Found as a result of a naturally occurring irritant entering the oyster, finding such a pearl is rare and the collection of enough pearls to create a necklace of uniform or graduated size pearls can take years. Indeed ,some pearl dealers inherit incomplete stings to which they might add a few more pearls or complete what will be a very expensive piece of jewellery.

When purchasing natural pearls, it is essential to have a certificate of authenticity.

Trinity Antiques has been pleased to have offered several strings of natural pearls to clients in the past and now is delighted to offer another string.

This petite string of 196 natural graduated pearls with an 18ct white gold and diamond clasp offers a rare and delicate addition to the dress of ladies of the greatest discernment.

$6,500


TRINITY ANTIQUES

JEWELLERY FEATURING MAN’S BEST FRIEND

For centuries humans have treasured the companionship of dogs.

Dogs have given love and friendship, guarded possessions, provided warmth, saved lives and found lost children.

Doting owners have had statues, paintings and jewellery made to immortalize their dearest companions.

A popular jewellery form is ‘Essex Crystals’. These consist of domed natural clear crystal rock with a multi-dimensional carving of the subject from behind. The subject is then painted giving a lifelike image viewed from all angles.

These pieces of jewellery were very popular during the Victorian period and later. Still popular today but their creation has ended leading to significant prices being realized.

Trinity Antiques is offering an outstanding Essex Crystal stock pin crafted in 15 carat gold in England c. 1890. It features a Jack Russell skillfully painted and backed by mother of pearl. Surrounding the portrait is a ring of alternating panels of diamonds and rubies. This highly desirable Jack Russell lover or Essex Crystal collector piece is housed in its original case.

$4,950


TRINITY ANTIQUES

Continuing with the canine theme and highlighting the importance of pedigree, a terrier born out of the joining of two of London’s most prestigious jewellery houses, both with Royal Warrants, is also presented. This adorable little chap, crafted by Asprey and Garrards during their brief but unsuccessful marriage, is in 18 carat gold with a pave set diamond body, natural emeralds for eyes and sapphires for a collar. The total diamond weight is 1.50 carats. He hasn’t been ’micro-chipped’ but carries a full set of hallmarks and was ‘whelped’ in 1990.

$8,250


TRINITY ANTIQUES

BLACK & WHITE; THE ENDURING STYLE ICON

For over a century, Western women have worn and admired one style icon more than any other: Black and White.

From the heady, liberating days of the Art-Deco period to Coco Chanel and the fashion parades at a glamorous David Jones city store, Black and White continues to turn heads due to its simplicity and boldness.

The fabulous Dior ‘Little Black Number’ never dates and indeed improves with age just as a bottle of ‘Chateau Lafite Rothschild’. This essential style masterpiece is never complete without a noticeable string of natural pearls or a brooch styled and crafted in a jeweller’s workshop, bathed in the fragrance of coffee and the ‘The Little Sparrow’ singing ‘La Vie en Rose’.

One of the more popular brooches to adorn the stylish lady’s ‘Little Black Number’ is the Jabot or Surete Pin. Originally devised in the mid seventeenth century to secure the ruffled or lace adornment worn by gentlemen in the front of their shirts, they became the ultimate fashion accessory in the Art-Deco period.

Trinity Antiques offers this stylish French Art- Deco pin c. 1920, in the form of a feathered tail arrow. It is crafted in platinum with finely cut graduated onyx squares highlighted by single cut diamonds. Bearing French hallmarks, it is housed in its original purveyor’s case of The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd of London.

$14,500


TRINITY ANTIQUES

THE HEAT TREATMENT OF COLOURED STONES

There is a growing world-wide demand for sizable coloured stones and a quickly diminishing supply coming from small time gem miners, usually in the world’s most dangerous regions.

 Hence, increasingly heat treated stones are being offered. Unfortunately, most clients are unaware of the consequences of heat treatment and/or not informed of the gem’s status.

Heat treatment is used to enhance colour and increase clarity and more commonly found with poorer quality stones.

The value difference can be as much as 50% to over a 100% between ‘Natural’ and ‘Heat Treated’ stones.

As a general rule, coloured stones set in antique jewellery most likely will not have been heat treated but in any case, when purchasing a special piece of jewellery, a registered gemologist’s report stating the heat treatment statis is comforting.

Trinity Antiques will offer a range of jewellery with Natural or untreated coloured stones, including a French Art-Deco  dress clip c. 1920. Set in Platinum, the clip features a natural 4.00 carat sapphire en cabochon surrounded by 52 Old Cut diamonds.

$22,000


TRINITY ANTIQUES

For those who prefer the mystery of emeralds, a platinum and gold ring crafted in England c. 1900, carries a Natural Columbian emerald of 1.00 carat, supported to either side by two Old European cut diamonds of approx. 0.70 carats each.

$12,500


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