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Auction Description for Sotheby's Australia: Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design

Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design (260 Lots)

by Sotheby's Australia


260 lots | 259 with images

25 October 2016

Live Auction

Woollahra, Australia

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A René Lalique 'Ondines' bowl, designed 1921

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Description: A René Lalique 'Ondines' bowl, designed 1921 the opalescent bowl modelled with six mythical Ondines swimming underwater, etched 'R. LALIQUE FRANCE' 21 cm diameter LITERATURE Felix Marcilhac, R. Lalique, Catalogue Raisonné, de L'oeuvre De Verre, Paris, 2004, p. 292 (illustrated, another example)

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A René Lalique 'Avallon' vase, designed 1927

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Description: A René Lalique 'Avallon' vase, designed 1927 the opalescent vase with blue wash modelled with birds amongst abundant scrolling grapes, engraved 'R LALIQUE FRANCE' 'N 986' 15 cm high LITERATURE Felix Marcilhac, R. Lalique, Catalogue Raisonné, de L'oeuvre De Verre, Paris, 2004, p. 436 (illustrated, another example)

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A René Lalique 'Domrémy' vase, designed 1926

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Description: A René Lalique 'Domrémy' vase, designed 1926 the opalescent vase modelled with thistles, moulded 'R LALIQUE' 22 cm high LITERATURE Felix Marcilhac, R. Lalique, Catalogue Raisonné, de L'oeuvre De Verre, Paris, 2004, p. 434 (illustrated, another example)

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A René Lalique 'Primeveres' lidded box, designed 1930

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Description: A René Lalique 'Primeveres' lidded box, designed 1930 modelled with flowers in deep relief to the frieze, the lid surmounted by a central domed floriform handle, moulded 'R LALIQUE' 15 cm high LITERATURE Felix Marcilhac, R. Lalique, Catalogue Raisonné, de L'oeuvre De Verre, Paris, 2004, p. 239 (illustrated, another example)

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A René Lalique 'Dauphins' bowl, designed 1932

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Description: A René Lalique 'Dauphins' bowl, designed 1932 the opalescent bowl modelled with dolphins against spiraling water ripples, etched 'R LALIQUE' 23.5 cm diameter LITERATURE Felix Marcilhac, R. Lalique, Catalogue Raisonné, de L'oeuvre De Verre, Paris, 2004, p. 307 (illustrated, another example)

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An extensive Richard Ginori Vecchio bianco porcelain dinner service (251)

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Description: An extensive Richard Ginori Vecchio bianco porcelain dinner service comprising; two lidded soup tureens, two lidded vegetable tureens, one large fish serving platter, one large asparagus platter, one pedestal fruit stand, two round cake plates, two tête-tête trays, one large round serving dish, two asparagus plates, three artichoke plates, two large serving bowls, twelve crescent salad plates, six avocado dishes, two round rice bowls, three square salad bowls, one large oval serving dish, three medium oval serving dishes, one small oval serving dish, two small oval serving bowls, eight salad bowls, six large dinner plates, twelve medium dinner plates, twelve entrée plates, twelve soup bowls, twelve dessert bowls, one teapot, one coffee pot, one lidded sugar bowl, one lidded jam bowl, three cream jugs, three milk jugs, two medium water jugs, two large water jugs, sixteen tea cups with eighteen saucers and eleven cake plates , fourteen coffee cups with twelve saucers and fifteen cake plates, eight ramekin bowls with ten saucers, two pickle plates, two sauce jugs, two gravy boats, three condiment boats, eight egg cups (251)

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Two Murano glass vases, Adriano Dalla Valentina 2006 (2)

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Description: Two Murano glass vases, Adriano Dalla Valentina 2006 the pink and black patchwork pattern vases of tapering tear drop and moon flask form, signed 'Adriano Dalla Valentina per Signoretti' (2) 32 cm high; 24 cm high

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A Herend 'Kagoshima II' lidded vase, circa 1995 (5)

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Description: A Herend 'Kagoshima II' lidded vase, circa 1995 the vase of tapering octagonal form surmounted with an octagonal domed lid with gilded finial, hand decorated with alternating panels of Chinese birds in landscapes and floral brocades on a green ground highlighted with gilding, limited edition of 50, together with Herend scroll and leather scroll holder (5) 65cm high

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A Bokhara Suzani, South West Uzbekistan, second half 19th century

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Description: A Bokhara Suzani, South West Uzbekistan, second half 19th century the latticework centre field composed of medallions displaying a combination of top and side views of floral motifs, within a narrow border of blue stylised flowerheads, the main border with naturalistic rendering of flowerheads and floral vinery embroidered in a rich palette of red, pink, orange, yellow, green and blue, contained within outer blue flowerhead border 157 x 110 cm PROVENANCE The Textile Gallery, London Private Collection, Sydney

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A silk Qum rug, Central Persia, 20th century

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Description: A silk Qum rug, Central Persia, 20th century an overall design of rows of boteh amongst scattered flowers and leaves to a camel ground, multiple borders, the main border with boteh amongst floral vinery to ivory ground, woven in camel, deep blue, ivory, rust and red 215 x 134 cm

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A small gilt bronze Directoire timepiece, circa 1795

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Description: A small gilt bronze Directoire timepiece, circa 1795 the clock symbolic of fertility, depicting a mortar giving birth to a putto in a puff of smoke which houses the timepiece, the white enamel dial with black Arabic numerals, with an associated watch movement marked 'Baillon Paris' to the back plate, supported on a plinth bearing the applied inscription to the frieze 'Gare La Bombe', supported on four tapering feet 20.5 cm high, 14.5 cm wide, 6.5 cm deep

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CLAIRE JEANNE ROBERTE COLINET 1880-1950 Mexican Dancer (circa 1925) gilt bronze and ivory on onyx base

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Description: CLAIRE JEANNE ROBERTE COLINET 1880-1950 Mexican Dancer (circa 1925) gilt bronze and ivory on onyx base signed 'C.l. J.R. Colinet' to base 48 cm high LITERATURE Bryan Catley, Art Deco and other Figures, Antique Collectors Club London 2003, p. 121 (illustrated another example)

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A Vietnamese egg shell lacquer calligraphy table, 20th century

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Description: A Vietnamese egg shell lacquer calligraphy table, 20th century having a moulded rim to the rectangular top, a plain frieze, supported on square form legs terminating in spreading feet 90.5 cm high, 199.5 cm wide, 43 cm deep

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A floor standing regulator clock by James Murray, circa 1850 (4)

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Description: A floor standing regulator clock by James Murray, circa 1850 having a brass inlaid mahogany case, the stepped caddy top hood over ripple moulding and with canted corners, the trunk with canted corners centred by a glazed door revealing the pendulum, the lower section of the trunk with applied mouldings, supported on a plinth base, the 30cm (12") circular silver brass dial with blued steel pointers, concentric minute hand enclosing large subsidiaries for running seconds with observatory marks and Roman Hours below, inscribed to the dial 'James Murray Royal Exchange' and to the subsidiary dial 'London and Melbourne' the weight driven five pillar movement with rectangular plates, high count pinions, sealed with brass dust plates, the dead beat escapement with Harrisons maintaining power, cylindrical bob pendulum (4) 201 cm high, 47.5 cm wide, 27 cm deep PROVENANCE Vincent Willis of Willis & Sons, Jewellers, Melbourne Mrs Daisy Petley, by descent from the above Ella Morrow, by descent from the above Private Collection Melbourne OTHER NOTES This regulator was the shop regulator of Willis & Sons, Melbourne who eventually became Australia's largest manufacturing jewellers. It is highly likely that the Willis family purchased the regulator from the Melbourne branch of James Murray upon James Murray Jr closing the business.

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A fine pair of Victorian walnut ormolu mounted cabinets, circa 1870

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Description: A fine pair of Victorian walnut ormolu mounted cabinets, circa 1870 the upper section of each with caddy tops, glazed single door with ormolu beading and box line inlay opening to reveal two velvet lined shelves, the lower section inset with finely figured burr walnut panel, ormolu beading, opening to reveal an interior shelf, supported on plinth bases 184.5 x 87 x 35 cm

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A fine pair of Victorian walnut display cabinets, circa 1870 (2)

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Description: A fine pair of Victorian walnut display cabinets, circa 1870 having two glazed doors to the front, opening to reveal an interior glazed shelf, flanked by canted glazed panels, the cabinets surmounted by a pierced fretwork gallery, each supported on a serpentine fronted table, with plain frieze, each supported on barley twist legs (2) 148 cm high, 144 cm wide, 48 cm deep

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Attributed to Jules Leleu A French rosewood and gilt bronze cabinet, circa 1935

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Description: Attributed to Jules Leleu A French rosewood and gilt bronze cabinet, circa 1935 the shaped rectangular rosewood top with chamfered corners and gilt bronze trim, the two doors with keylock handles enclosing the compartmental interior fitted with eleven adjustable shelves, the chamfered corners applied with convex columns terminating in gilt bronze scroll capitals and feet 160 cm high, 163 cm wide, 54 cm deep PROVENANCE Galerie Plaisance, Paris Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above in March 2003

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A Charles II needlework and tortoiseshell framed mirror, late 17th century

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Description: A Charles II needlework and tortoiseshell framed mirror, late 17th century the raised, beveled rectangular plate within a tortoiseshell veneer slip, the tortoiseshell frame with glazed compartments inset with four satin panels worked in coloured silks and metallic thread, the top panel depicting Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden by an apple tree, a Queen with a bird perched on her outstretched hand to one side and a courtier holding out a scroll to the other side, both with foliate surrounds, the panel below depicting an exotic bird amongst trailing floral motifs 74.4 cm high, 58 cm wide

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A Charles II stumpwork, metallic thread and silk embroidered panel, circa 1680

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Description: A Charles II stumpwork, metallic thread and silk embroidered panel, circa 1680 finely embroidered with musicians greeting a traveller, with a walled city to the background, a pond to the foreground flanked by flowers, a lion and deer, framed and glazed 32 x 45 cm

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A George lll papier mâché tea caddy, attributed to Henry Clay, circa 1780

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Description: A George lll papier mâché tea caddy, attributed to Henry Clay, circa 1780 the caddy of elliptical form, the hinged lid surmounted by a brass swing handle, the ebonised ground decorated with trailing husk borders in the 'Etruscan' manner, foiled to the interior 11 cm high, 12 cm wide, 7 cm deep

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A Venetian Blackamoor console table, 19th Century

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Description: A Venetian Blackamoor console table, 19th Century modelled as a kneeling blackamoor attired in coloured robes, supporting the coloured tabletop with tasseled fringe emulating silk drapery to the frieze, supported on a naturalistic base, with leaf edge, supported on paw feet to the front, block feet to the rear 85 cm high, 63 cm wide, 36.5 cm deep PROVENANCE Dallas Auction Gallery, Texas, 7 April 2010, lot 92

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A pair of Spanish pine figures, 18th/19th century (4)

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Description: A pair of Spanish pine figures, 18th/19th century the well carved figures depicted dancing, one playing a horn, each atop a naturalistic carved shell, supported in turn on associated ebonized socles (4) 161.5 cm high (inclusive of base)

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A pair of pietre dure framed panels, 20th century (2)

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Description: A pair of pietre dure framed panels, 20th century having a black marble ground, inlaid with jasper, carnelian, lapis lazuli, and coloured marbles, each depicting birds amongst flowers and butterflies, framed in solid rosewood frames (2) 24.5 x 44 cm

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JOSEF ZASCHE 1821-1881 (Mignon) polychrome overglaze on porcelain plaque

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Description: JOSEF ZASCHE 1821-1881 (Mignon) polychrome overglaze on porcelain plaque signed and inscribed 'Jos. Zasche. Wien' lower right 29 x 14 cm

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A French tortoiseshell and brass inlaid boulle side table/desk, late 19th century

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Description: A French tortoiseshell and brass inlaid boulle side table/desk, late 19th century the rectangular top with inset beige tooled leather writing surface within a cut brass marquetry surround, ormolu mounts and applied mask heads to frieze, raised on four cabriole legs terminating in lion paw feet 73.5 cm high, 100 cm wide, 63 cm deep

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A George IV mahogany kneehole campaign desk, circa 1825

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Description: A George IV mahogany kneehole campaign desk, circa 1825 the rectangular top with hinged flaps enclosing an interior fitted with eleven compartments, the frieze with one false drawer front over two small drawers flanking the recess, raised on four removable tapering reeded legs on casters, drop handles to ends 81 cm high, 72 cm wide (closed), 142 cm wide (open), 50 cm deep

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A Regency ebonised and brass cased bracket clock, Elliott & Company, Royal Exchange, London

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Description: A Regency ebonised and brass cased bracket clock, Elliott & Company, Royal Exchange, London the arched rectangular case with tapering turret shaped surmount, the base encased in a silk backed brass fish scale grid, spherical brass finials and brass drop handles and bracket feet, the sides with silk backed grids, glazed doors, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, pierced brass hands, anchor escapement, brass pendulum, striking on bell, signed on dial and back plate 53 cm high, 31 cm wide, 20.2 cm deep

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A Royal Worcester figure of 'The Bather Surprised', modelled by Sir Thomas Brock, circa 1899

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Description: A Royal Worcester figure of 'The Bather Surprised', modelled by Sir Thomas Brock, circa 1899 finely modelled as a partially clad classical figure, before a tree trunk, decorated in ivory with blush ivory and gilt drape, the trunk in green highlighted in gilt, model 486, puce printed mark and impressed marks to base 65.6 cm high

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The 1985 Foster's Melbourne Cup, 18ct gold, Fortuanato Rocca for Hardy Brothers, won by What A Nuisance (3)

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Description: The 1985 Foster's Melbourne Cup, 18ct gold, Fortuanato Rocca for Hardy Brothers, won by What A Nuisance modelled as a three handled loving cup supported on a tapering stem terminating in a stepped circular foot, resting on a turned blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) socle, inscribed 'Foster's / Melbourne Cup / 1985 / Won by / What A Nuisance' 'OWNERS / MR. D. GOWING / AND MR. & MRS.L.J. WILLIAMS' 'JOCKEY / P.HYLAND - 52 1/2 KG / TRAINER J.F. MEAGHER / TIME / 3.23' , marked 'ROCCA 18CT SUPPLIED BY HARDY BROTHERS LTD.' to footrim, housed in the original bespoke panelled blackwood case, with velvet lined interior, surmounted by a brass handle (3) 894 gms, 29 cm high, 36.2 cm (with base) the case 44.7 cm high, 27.5 cm wide, 30.2 cm deep PROVENANCE Mr and Mrs Lloyd Williams and Mr Dennis Gowing, Melbourne Mr Dennis Gowing, Melbourne, acquired from the above Private Collection, Melbourne, by descent from the above EXHIBITED The Australian Racing Museum, Melbourne, on long-term loan from 2003-2010 The Australian Racing Museum at the National Sports Museum, Melbourne, on long-term loan from 2010-2016 LITERATURE Narelle Symes, Designs & Desires, The Changing Face of the Melbourne Cup Trophy, Mercedes Warratah Press, Melbourne, 2001, p. 33 (illustrated)

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Two silver salvers and three silver sauce boats (5)

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Description: Two silver salvers and three silver sauce boats the largest salver with piecrust rim and raised on four hoof feet, presentation engraved, Poston Products Ltd, Sheffield, 1958, the smaller circular salver with piecrust rim, engraved initial to centre and raised on three hoof feet, a pair of sauce boats with gadroon rims, scroll handles and on three hoof feet, Adie Bros, Birmingham 1960 and a sauce boat with flying scroll handle, raised on three hoof feet, Hardy Bros, Birmingham, 1930 (5) 2226 gms (total weight), largest salver 37.7 cms diameter

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A silver four piece tea service, Adie Bros. Ltd., Birmingham, 1930 (4)

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Description: A silver four piece tea service, Adie Bros. Ltd., Birmingham, 1930 comprising a teapot, hotwater jug, milk jug and sugar basin, each of plain rounded form with a slim collar of stylised palmettes, the teapot and hotwater jug with wooden finials and handles (4) 1690 gms (total weight)

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An unusual Danish Art deco silver ecuelle and cover, designed by Harald Nielsen, mark of Georg Jensen, Copenhagen, 1926-1932

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Description: An unusual Danish Art deco silver ecuelle and cover, designed by Harald Nielsen, mark of Georg Jensen, Copenhagen, 1926-1932 circular with beaded border and ebony scroll handles, the cover with wooden bud and leaf finial with four silver scroll supports, the underside of base marked no. 613, impressed marks to base 616 gms, 25 cm wide over handles

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A Georg Jensen 'Acorn' pattern flatware service designed by Johan Rhode, post 1945 marks (190)

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Description: A Georg Jensen 'Acorn' pattern flatware service designed by Johan Rhode, post 1945 marks comprising; eight dinner knives, eight luncheon knives, eight fruit knives, eight dinner forks, eight luncheon forks, eight pastry forks, eight soup spoons, eight dessert spoons, eight grapefruit spoons, eight egg spoons, eight tea spoons, eight coffee spoons, eight mocha spoons, eight fish knives, eight fish forks, eight oyster forks, two mustard spoons, four salt spoons, one pair of fish servers, two large vegetable spoons, three pairs of salad servers, one cake knife, two pie servers, one pastry server, one icecream spoon, two large serving spoons, two serving spoons, one meat fork four tines, one basting spoon, one pair of poultry shears, a three piece carving set, one bread knife, one letter opener, one cheese knife, one bar pronged cheese knife, one cheese slice, one large meat fork two tines, one meat fork two tines, one cold cut fork, one large soup ladle, one gravy ladle, one small gravy ladle, one sauce ladle, two large sugar shovels, two small sugar shovels, two butter knives, two herring servers, two olive forks, one lemon fork, one large bottle opener, one small bottle opener, one corkscrew, one bar knife, one pair of minature salt and pepper shakers, one pair of grape scissors, one child's pusher (190) 9744 gms (total weight includes stainless steel fittings to knives and utensils)

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A Russian silver and cloisonné enamel kovsh, 26 Artel, Moscow, 1908-1917 and a silver and cloisonne enamel spoon, Moscow 1899-1908 (...

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Description: A Russian silver and cloisonné enamel kovsh, 26 Artel, Moscow, 1908-1917 and a silver and cloisonne enamel spoon, Moscow 1899-1908 the small kovsh with raised prow and hook handle, enamelled with a trailing flower and leaf border above foliate panels in polychrome enamels to white enamel ground within beaded and fringe borders; the spoon with scrolling foliate decoration to stippled ground within beaded border, spiral turning to handle, both with gilded bowls, 84 standard (2) kovsh 11.5 cm long, spoon 18 cm long

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A Russian silver gilt and cloisonne enamel serving spoon or ladle, Grigori Sbitriev, Moscow, 1908 - 1917

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Description: A Russian silver gilt and cloisonne enamel serving spoon or ladle, Grigori Sbitriev, Moscow, 1908 - 1917 gilded heart shape bowl, the underside enamelled with a central interlocking geometric design within white beaded border surrounded by stylised polychrome foliage to stippled ground, the handle similarly decorated, 88 standard 22.3 cm long

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A Russian silver and cloisonne enamel handled paper knife, a silver and cloisonne cigarette case and two silver gilt and enamel egg...

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Description: A Russian silver and cloisonne enamel handled paper knife, a silver and cloisonne cigarette case and two silver gilt and enamel egg cups the paper knife with hardstone blade, the handle enamelled with wirework and polychrome floral motifs to stippled ground, Moscow 1908-1917; the cigarette case enamelled with multi-coloured scrolling foliate to gilded stippled ground,1899-1908, indistinguishable marks to rim, the egg cups enamelled with stylised foliate motifs with pellet borders to gilded stippled ground, Moscow, 1899-1908, all 84 standard (4) knife 23 cm long, case 10 cm wide, egg cups 4.5 cm high

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The 'David Reed' gold nugget, discovered near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, circa 1975

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Description: The 'David Reed' gold nugget, discovered near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, circa 1975 620 gms, 21.866 oz, 11.5cm long PROVENANCE Mr David John Reed OAM, Kalgoorlie Private Collection, South Australia, acquired from the above

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A George lV silver four piece tea service with burner, Edward, Edward Junior, John and William Barnard, London, 1829 (5)

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Description: A George lV silver four piece tea service with burner, Edward, Edward Junior, John and William Barnard, London, 1829 comprising teapot, coffee pot, burner, milk jug and sugar basin; the pots with cast floral finials, the covers having fluted skirting and all with waved rims of bombé form, the bodies with waved collars over arched concave panels tapering and supported on a waved skirted circular foot, leaf capped handles and spouts, the burner on leaf capped scroll feet (5) 3160 gms (total weight), coffee pot 20.4 cm high

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A George lV silver cake basket, Soloman Hougham, London, 1822 and a pair of William lV silver asparagus tongs, probably Mary Chawner...

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Description: A George lV silver cake basket, Soloman Hougham, London, 1822 and a pair of William lV silver asparagus tongs, probably Mary Chawner, London, 1836 the basket of plain rectangular form with rounded corners, a central engraved armorial and applied shell, scroll, foliage and gadroon rim, a hinged swing handle with crested cartouche, raised on a rectangular pedestal foot; together with a pair of asparagus tongs with rectangular pierced blades (2) basket 880 gms, 31 cm long; tongs 215 gms, 26.5 cm long

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A fine pair of George lll oval silver sauce tureens, Thomas Robins, London, 1811 (2)

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Description: A fine pair of George lll oval silver sauce tureens, Thomas Robins, London, 1811 each with stepped partially domed cover with cast shell, scroll and foliage handle and stepped lobed borders, the tureens each with gadroon rim and a shell to each compass point, curved lobing to lower body, an elaborate cartouche applied to each side with armorial, naturalistic branch handles, raised on four lion paw feet with lion mask head surmounts (2) 2615 gms (total weight), 33.5 cms long

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A large and impressive George lll circular silver tray, Joseph Cradock and William K Reid, London, 1819

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Description: A large and impressive George lll circular silver tray, Joseph Cradock and William K Reid, London, 1819 the openwork applied rim designed with scrolls, foliage, wheat sheaves, grapes and bees, the centre engraved with a plumed coronet, bird of paradise and a ribbon scroll with the motto Loyaulte NÁ Honte, with an engraved border of scrolls, flowers and foliage 6800 gms, 64 cm diameter

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A pair of Regency silver and silver gilt goblets, maker I.R., London, 1805 (2)

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Description: A pair of Regency silver and silver gilt goblets, maker I.R., London, 1805 each exterior rim bright-cut engraved with a leaf and bud design, above two ribbon bows supporting a cartouche with engraved crest and between foliate garlands, raised on circular engraved pedestal foot with gadroon border and fluted rim (2) 705 gms, 15.5 cm high

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A pair of Edwardian silver casters, H. Matthews, Birmingham 1904/5 (2)

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Description: A pair of Edwardian silver casters, H. Matthews, Birmingham 1904/5 each vasiform, in neoclassical Robert Adam style, pierced and swag covers, a geometric strapwork band above ram masks and laurel swags with oval vacant cartouche, the lower body with lobed surround and raised on a circular fluted foot with ribbon and laurel leaf border and square base (2) 450 gms, 20 cm high (each)

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Two silver sugar casters, Stokes and Ireland, Chester, 1905 and Horace Woodward & Co. Ltd, London, 1900 (2)

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Description: Two silver sugar casters, Stokes and Ireland, Chester, 1905 and Horace Woodward & Co. Ltd, London, 1900 One of eighteenth century octagonal baluster form, the other of lighthouse shape, the sides profusely embossed with foliate design and the cover pierced and embossed (2) 326 gms (total weight), 21.5 cm high, 14.2 cm high

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A pair of silver plated bronze figural candelabra, Christofle, Paris, 1874 (24)

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Description: A pair of silver plated bronze figural candelabra, Christofle, Paris, 1874 the pattern 'Three Carytid Children in the style of Louis XVI ', probably modelled by Bouret, the supporting central columns finely modelled as rococo child herms, supporting nine scrolling arms with applied leaves terminating in fluted urn candle sockets, each supported on pierced circular bases with fruiting vines, in turn supported on three lion paw feet surmounted by acanthus leaves and an ovoid cartouche, bearing the crest of Henri II de Gontaut, Marquis de Biron, marked to underside "Christofle', Christofle stamp and bearing the serial numbers '882741' and '882742' respectively (24) 87cm high, 87.5 cm high OTHER NOTES A pair of candelabra of this model was shown by Christofle at the International Exhibition, London, 1862

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The highly important Adelaide Hunt Club Cup of 1881, 18ct gold, by Henry Steiner

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Description: The highly important Adelaide Hunt Club Cup of 1881, 18ct gold, by Henry Steiner modelled to a neoclassical form, with an elongated scroll handle, an inverted spout, the collared neck with a band of acanthus leaves above a tapered body bearing the inscription: 'Adelaide Hunt Club Cup/ 1881/ Presented by/ R. Barr Smith/ Won by/ Robertson Bros. B. G. Roebuck./ Ridden by/ T.J.Baker', terminating in an applied band of palm fronds on a circular foot capped by acanthus leaves. Marks: H.Steiner (Crown) Adelaide/ 18.C, identical marks to foot with the omittance of Crown 585 gms, 36.3 high cm PROVENANCE Robertson Brothers, South Australia Private Collection, Adelaide Megaw and Hogg Auctions, Adelaide, 12 November 1984 J.B. Hawkins Antiques, acquired from the above Mr Kerry Packer AC, Sydney, acquired from the above J.B. Hawkins Antiques, acquired from the above Koopman Rare Art, London, 1995-1996 J.B. Hawkins Antiques The Vizard Foundation Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above The Vizard Foundation Collection & Other Important Australian Gold & Silver, Lawson-Menzies, Sydney, 4 April 2012, lot 100, illustrated Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above EXHIBITED Australian Gold and Silver 1851-1900, Sydney Mint Museum, Sydney, March 1995 - March 1996, illustrated All that Glitters: Australian Colonial Gold and Silver from The Vizard Foundation, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, 12 December 2001 - 3 March 2002, no. 31, illustrated On long-term loan to the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2002-2005 On long term-loan to the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2012-2016 LITERATURE The Advertiser, Adelaide, 13 November 1984, p. 1 (illustrated) J.B. Hawkins, Nineteenth Century Australian Silver, Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, England, 1990, vol. 2, pp. 164 (illustrated), 195 (illustrated) Eva Czernis-Ryl (ed), Australian Gold and Silver 1851-1900, Powerhouse Publishing, Sydney, 1995, plate 17, p. 29 (illustrated) Brian Hubber (ed.), All that Glitters: Australian Colonial Gold and Silver from The Vizard Foundation, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, 2001, plates XXIII, XXIV Eva Czernis-Ryl and Kenneth Cavill, Brilliant: Australian Gold and Silver 1851-1950, Powerhouse Publishing, Sydney, 2011, plate 85, p. 54 (illustrated) Robert Reason,Bounty: Nineteenth-Century South Australian Gold and Silver, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2012, p. 128 (illustrated)

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A jadeite pendant

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Description: A jadeite pendant of irregular oval form, carved overall in relief with fish leaping among flowering lotus, the pale translucent stone with some bright green suffusions, box 5.5 cm long

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A jadeite pendant

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Description: A jadeite pendant of oval form, carved in relief with two dragons and a large lingzhi fungus, using areas of bright green and cream in the otherwise pale icy stone to highlight the carving, box 5.5 cm

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A jadeite pendant

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Description: A jadeite pendant carved in pierced relief with a dragon writhing among lingzhi fronds and strings of cash, a bat carved from a russet inclusion in the otherwise pale green stone with darker green suffusions 6.5 cm long

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Two small jade seals (3)

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Description: Two small jade seals each surmounted by a crouching Buddhist lion, one carved from a pale cream stone with opaque markings, wood stand; the other of jadeite carved from a whitish stone with bright green suffusions (3) 5 cm high

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