Live Auction

Sun 3rd Mar 2019

Time: 12:00pm

We are very pleased to offer you our latest catalogue, a fantastic range of International Decorative Arts & Collectables.

The auction starts with a fine selection of beautiful silver (Lots 1 – 50) and is followed by a wonderful range of glass including several pieces of Lalique (Lots 58 – 70). The colourful ceramics section includes some delightful Moorcroft, Gouda and Herend pieces which lead us into the broader area of statues, carvings and other objects of beauty including an impressive bronze & ivory composition by Otto Poetzel (Lot 182), the spectacular car mascot by George Colin shown on our front cover (Lot 196), the exquisite Belgian box from Pouhon (Lot 202) and some superb furniture, in particular the banquet-sized table – 5.8meters long – attributed to Gillows (Lot 261).

A diverse range of artworks, clocks, books, mirrors and other delights is followed by nearly 100 lots of Chinese and Asian interest (Lots 398 – 490) which, in turn, is followed by a most unusual range of autographs: starting with The Beatles (Lot 491) and progressing through, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart and Marlon Brando, we present the first section of the extensive collection of former ANU librarian and bibliophile Colin Steele  (Lots 502 – 510), a group of carefully assembled collections of autographed letters, documents, photographs and signed books where you will find President Clinton alongside Monica Lewinsky, Donald Trump together with Hillary Clinton, Kings and Queens of England, rock stars, artists, authors and 1966 World Cup footballers. You may also want to make time to view the late Gary Kay’s reference library (Lots 344 – 354) and the late Sir Robert Drew’s military, medical and Indian history book collection (Lots 600 – 637).

One of the more unusual and beautiful items in this catalogue is the superb Ronisch baby grand piano (Lot 655) which is the feature of a small section of musical instruments and recordings and is followed by the last section of the sale, Jewellery and watches (Lots 661 – 713) which includes some delightful and unusual little treasures.

We’ve had a great time putting this catalogue together; we hope you enjoy reviewing the contents and we look forward to welcoming many of you at our rooms during the viewing days.

Featured Lots

Lot 1

A George II impressive Irish sterling silver two handled cup, mid 18th century
marks visible but hard to read,
31cm high, 29cm across the handles, 2250 grams
Est: $4,000-$6,000

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Lot 61

LALIQUE "Calypso" glass dish, circa 1930,
stamped "R. Lalique",
27cm diameter
Est: $2,000-$3,000

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Lot 101

MOORCROFT Pair of "Poppy" pattern vases on blue grounds, circa 1930,
signed and stamped "Moorcroft" and "Made In England",
25.5cm high
Est: $2,500-$3,500

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Lot 182

OTTO POERTZEL Medieval scene figure group, bronze and ivory on marble and onyx base, circa 1925,
signed "Prof. Poertzel",
56cm high
Est: $6,000-$8,000

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Lot 196

Sirène car mascot by George Colin, nickel plated bronze, French, 1922-1925,
originally distributed by Hermes, Colin's design was awarded Medaillee for design by L'Auto in 1922,
marked "G. COLIN, 10" with C&L French bronze foundry mark,
on a period oak plinth base,
19cm high overall
Est: $6,000-$8,000

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Lot 212

Thomas Webb ivory cameo glass scent bottle with sterling silver top by Saunders & Shepherd, Birmingham, circa 1895,
with original glass stopper,
7.5cm high
Est: $550-$650

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Lot 247

A Blackamoor hall table and chair, ebonized fruitwood, Italian, 19th century,
superbly carved figural legs with Chippendale revival carved frieze
82cm high, 140cm wide, 59cm deep
Est: $4,000-$6,000

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Lot 261

GILLOWS of LANCASTER (attributed) 24 seat Banquet Table, carved mahogany in the Chippendale style, circa 1890
77cm high, 5800cm wide, 1800cm deep, (19' x 6')
Est: $20,000-$30,000

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Lot 271

A garden bench, solid cast bronze and timber, English, 19th/20th century,
129cm across the arms
Est: $2,000-$3,000

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Lot 357

ANDY WARHOL (1930-1987),
Sunday B. Morning silkscreen print,
inscribed fill in your own signature and Published by Sunday B. Morning verso,
91 x 91cm
Est: $1,000-$2,000

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Lot 398

Famille vert moon flask Chinese porcelain vase on zitan stand, 19th century,
six character mark to base and an additional cartouche in design,
31cm high
Est: $600-$1,000

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Lot 492

HUMPHREY BOGART signature on piece together with photograph,
CoA included,
36cm x 28cm overall
Est: $150-$250

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Lot 502

A fabulous collection of books and autographs featuring the Presidents of the United States, their wives and mistresses, their advisers, associates, staff and Presidential aspirants. Like all the lots in this group, it's a collection with a twist: Almost every volume comes with an associated autograph
Est: $5,000-$7,500

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Lot 685

PATEK PHILIPPE Gents watch in 18ct yellow gold case, circa 1970
Est: $8,000-$12,000

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