Live Auction

Sat 26th Aug 2023

Time: 10:00am

The amazing diversity of items you will find in the pages of this catalogue, have been consigned by more than a hundred vendors, some of whom are saying goodbye to a lifetime of collecting, and some of whom are offering items they have inherited, but don’t really like. Other items are in this catalogue because their owners are down-sizing or moving interstate or for a myriad of other reasons. For whatever reason, when we finish describing, photographing, researching and valuing the great multiplicity of pieces consigned for the auction, the finished catalogue is a source of excitement and wonder as we contemplate how everything has come together in such a beautiful way. It’s worth thanking our vendors once more; without your consignments, we could not create the catalogue you now see.

Session One (Lots 1 – 734)
Saturday 26th August 10.00am AEDT

001-115 Silver
116-246 Porcelain & Ceramics
247-325 Glass & Crystal
326-350 Clocks & Timepieces
351-507 Furniture
508-527 Rugs, Carpets & Textiles
528-550 Lamps & Lighting
551-571 Tribal Artefacts & Artworks
572-582 Antiquities
583-592 Religious Icons & Artefacts
593-734 Paintings & Artworks

Session Two (Lots 735 – 1428)
Sunday 27th August 10.00am AEDT

735-812 Military
813-883 General
884-1046 Chinese & Asian Art
1047-1208 Jewellery, Watches & Luxury Accessories

1209-1275 General Collectables
1276-1295 Vintage & Antique Tools
1296-1318 Railways & Steam
1319-1324 Radios and Gramophones
1325-1330 Cameras & Photographic Equipment
1331-1338 Photographs
1339-1390 Books & Ephemera
1391-1395 Maps
1396-1400 Posters
1401-1428 Autographs

Featured Lots

Lot 1

PAUL BRUNET antique French gilded silver chalice and cover, adorned with lapis lazuli, diamonds, seed pearls, rubies, enamel and paste, with inscription (translation) "Whoever Eats Of This Bread, He Shall Live Forever", circa 1900, 30cm high, 1060 grams

Est: $2,000 - $3,000

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Lot 117

DR WALL WORCESTER antique English blue and white pierced porcelain bowl, 18th century, 6.5cm high, 23.5cm wide

Est: $600 - $1,000

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Lot 270

BAROVIER & TOSO fine Murano Mezza Filigrano glass vase with blue rim, by ERCOLE BAROVIER, engraved "Barovier & Toso, Murano", 19cm high

Est: $600 - $1,000

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Lot 328

An antique French mantle clock, ormolu case with pink Serves porcelain panels, eight day time and strike movement with Roman numerals, mid 19th century, 43cm high

Est: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 423

An impressive antique American Wooton desk, ebonized mahogany with incised gilt decoration and fitted panels throughout, 19th century. Opening to reveal numerous shelves and pigeonholes, with fall-front writing surface supported with mechanical metal bracket lopers. (serial number 01012), 156cm high, 183cm wide (opened), 67cm deep.

Est: $4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 575

A Chinese pottery statue of a male figure with ball, remains of polychrome finish, Tang Dynasty 618 to 907 A.D. Accompanied by a thermoluminescence test certificate from the Oxford Authenticity, United Kingdom, (HK 2123-687). 38cm high

Est: $7,500 - $10,000

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Lot 718

MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985), L'Arbre Vert aux Amoureux 1980, lithograph, 38/50, published by Fernand Mourlot, Paris, with their blindstamp, signed in pencil lower right "Marc Chagall", 55 x 39cm, 88 x 69cm overall

Est: $2,500 - $3,500

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Lot 1050

An antique 18ct yellow gold ring, set with an emerald cut Ceylonese sapphire, flanked by brilliant cut white diamonds, early 20th century, 2.9 grams total

Est: $600 - $1,000

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Lot 1089

A Stunning Art Deco oval platinum brooch, set with diamonds and blue sapphires, early 20th century. PROVENANCE: Originally the property of LOUISA (LuLu) NATHAN of RIPPON LEA in Melbourne (Now a National Trust house). Passed down to her son BEN JONES and his wife MARGARET JONES. Upon Ben's death it was passed to Margaret's close friend from school days YVONNE (Biddy) PAUL, and thence by descent through the Paul family of Toorak in Melbourne. (Note: missing two small sapphires). With a 2017 valuation for $25,000. an impressive 5cm wide, 13 grams

Est: $6,000 - $8,000

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Lot 1335

THE INTERNATIONAL HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION, 1930. An archive of original photographs taken by the expedition members; all bearing typed explanatory labels verso as well as "The Times KANCHENJUNGA EXPEDITION" copyright stamps. Each image also bears a release date: 24 May 1930 (10), 28 May 1930 (12), 21 June 1930 (5), 30 June 1930 (8), 5 August 1930 (9), while the Expedition was in progress. Total: 46 photographs, all 26 x 20cm or 20 x 26cm.

Est: $1,000 - $2,000

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