The Spring Auction Series

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The Spring

Auction

Series

Melbourne, Sunday 29 November 2020


Jennifer Gibson

CEO & Head of Valuations

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Auctions Manager & Specialist

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Deanna Baxter

Business Manager

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Simon Gibson

CFO

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Marilla O’Sullivan

Auction Assistant

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Juliet Hughes

Account Administrator

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Ann Roberts

Consultant Specialist

Asian Art

Jon Dwyer

Consultant Specialist

Australian & International Art

Phil Gore

Consultant Specialist

Clocks, Watches & Barometers

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FRONT COVER:

Lot 89 (Detail)

BACK COVER:

Lot 104

The Spring

Auction Series

Auction

Sunday 29 November 2020, 12 Noon

Level 1, 885-889 High Street

Armadale, Victoria 3143

Viewing

Thursday 26 November

Friday 27 November

Saturday 28 November

10.00am – 5.00pm

10.00am – 5.00pm

10.00am – 5.00pm

Auction Code: GA021

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applicable to the buyer’s premium only,

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Online bidding.

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Monday 30 November

Tuesday 1 December

Wednesday 2 December

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All goods must be collected and paid in

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(unless by prior arrangement) to avoid

removal and storage charges.

All payments are to be made in

Australian Dollars (AU$). Please refer to

the methods of payment in the HOW

TO BUY section on the following pages.

Credit card surcharges apply – 1.2%

(incl GST) for Visa and Mastercard and

2% (incl GST) for American Express.


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How to Buy

All you need to know about the bidding process at auction

Viewing

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prior to the auction date.

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Auctioneers & Valuers.

Symbols

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indicating a special clause associated with the sale of the

item/s. Further information on symbols within our catalogues

can be found on Page 1.

Viewing

Auction viewings are open to the public and usually take place

three or four days prior to the auction date, at the location/s

listed in the auction catalogue and on the website.

Lot Descriptions

Lot Descriptions provide basic catalogue information such

as dimensions, date or age, medium, attribution, provenance

and quantity.

All lots are guaranteed for fourteen (14) days from the

auction date.

Estimates

Estimates are printed in the catalogue beside every lot and

take into account rarity, condition, quality and provenance.

The reserve is the amount at which the item is available for

purchase. The reserve is an undisclosed confidential amount

which is set at, or below the low estimate.

The reserve will never exceed the low estimate at Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers. Many lots are sold without reserve.

Talk to our Specialists

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers are an experienced team of

specialists who are available to discuss items in further detail,

and to offer advice and assistance.

Contact details for relevant specialists can be found on the

inside front cover our auction catalogues and on our website.

Condition Reports

Condition Reports are available on request. Condition Reports

supplement the lot description and provide information on the

condition of an item.

We strongly advise obtaining a condition report if you are

unable to view an item in person prior to the auction.

To request a condition report please email

condition.reports@gibsonsauctions.com.au with the auction

title and lot number/s.

Bidding

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers offer four bidding options:

1. Auction Room Bidding

To bid in person we suggest you arrive early so that you

have sufficient time to register for a bidding number prior

to the auction. If this is your first time bidding with Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers please bring photo identification, such

as a driver’s licence or passport with you.

2. Telephone Bidding

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers offer telephone bidding on all

lots, at all auctions.

Telephone Bidding is a convenient solution if you are unable to

attend an auction in person. A Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers

staff member will call you approximately 5 lots in advance and

with your instruction, bid on your behalf at the auction.

Please note: Telephone Bids must be organised at least 24

hours prior to the auction and that occasionally, the number

of telephone bidders available may be restricted when the

auction is offsite.

To organise a Telephone Bid please follow the link

to the Telephone Bidding form on our website:

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Please fill in & return via email to mail@gibsonsauctions.com.au

If this is your first time bidding with Gibson’s Auctioneers &

Valuers, an email address is to be supplied when you submit

your Telephone Bid, along with clear Photo ID verifying

your address.


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3. Absentee Bids

Absentee Bidding is another convenient solution if you

are unable to attend an auction in person, to speak on the

telephone or if you simply have a strict budget.

An Absentee Bid should be set at the maximum amount

you wish to bid on the lot/s you are interested in purchasing.

Should the lot/s be knocked down at an amount lower than

the bid recorded on your form, the lot will be sold to you for

the lesser hammer price.

Please note Absentee Bids must be received at least 24 hours

prior to the auction to allow time for processing.

To organise an Absentee Bid please follow the link to

the Absentee Bidding form available on our website:

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Please fill in & return via email to mail@gibsonsauctions.com.au

If this is your first time bidding with Gibson’s Auctioneers

& Valuers, an email address is to be supplied when you

submit your Absentee Bid, along with clear Photo ID verifying

your address.

4. Online Bidding

Online bidding allows you to bid via the internet in real

time with a live broadcast of the auction. To bid online visit

our website and follow the ‘Live Bidding’ link under the

Auctions’ tab.

Please register for this service at least 24 hours prior to the

auction to ensure you do not miss your lot.

Please note online bidding is powered by Invaluable.com and

so will incur a 5% fee on successful lots.

If you have not bid with Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers

previously, a photo ID verifying your address will be

required before you can be approved to bid. Please email to

mail@gibsonsauctions.com.au as soon as practical.

International Bidding

If you are bidding from overseas for the first time, you will be

asked to provide a clear Photo ID verifying your address and

a deposit (set at Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers’ discretion)

prior to the auction. The deposit is refundable within 48

hours should you not be successful. If you are successful

the deposit will be deducted from your invoice total. The

remaining balance must be paid preferably by direct deposit.

Bank details are provided in the Payment & Collection section

of this guide.

Payment & Collection

Payments

If you are successful an invoice (AU$) will be emailed or

posted to you immediately after the auction.

You will pay the hammer price, plus the buyer’s premium

(22% plus GST) on each Lot, together with any additional

applicable charges such as GST on hammer.

Payments must be made in full by the final day of Collections

as printed in the catalogue.

Bank Transfer/Direct Deposit is our preferred method

of payment:

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• Personal, Company and Bank Cheques are not accepted

without prior approval.

• Eftpos (no charge).

• Credit cards: Visa and Mastercard (1.2% inc GST merchant

fee) and American Express (2% inc GST merchant fee).

• Please note that credit card transactions over $5,000

will not be accepted over the telephone unless by prior

arrangement.

• Cash payments up to AU$10,000 can be accepted. For any

amount over this, cash is to be deposited directly into our

account at a Bank of Melbourne/St George branch.

Collections

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers are happy to assist and

provide you with recommended transport companies whether

it be a local, interstate or international delivery.

Storage

All items must be paid for and collected within the collection

times advertised for each individual auction. If items are not

collected within this time-frame, Gibson’s Auctioneers &

Valuers reserve the right to charge removal and storage fees.


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Chinese and Asian Ceramics and Works of Art.

Property from a private collection, Melbourne.

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A green-glazed pottery ‘hill’ jar and cover

Han dynasty

of cylindrical form supported on three

bear-form feet, the straight sides

moulded with a frieze of various mythical

animals in a continuous landscape

setting, the domed cover with further

animals and immortals climbing among

the cresting mountain peaks, all beneath

the dark green glaze, the interior and

base covered in a chestnut glaze,

fitted box

19.5cm diameter

Compare with a similar hill jar sold

Sotheby’s, New York, 15 September

2018, lot 1388

$3,000–4,000

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A Tang-style painted pottery figure

of a horse

standing four-square on a rectangular

base, with head lowered and mouth

open, the arched neck with a long

mane falling over one side, a saddle

and saddle cloth on its back, traces of

coloured pigments

46cm long, 45cm high

$900–1,200

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A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl

Song dynasty

with deeply rounded sides incurved

towards the rim, applied overall with

a lustrous black glaze decorated with

four russet splashes on the interior,

the dark glaze falling short of the base

on the exterior revealing the buff body,

fitted box

13.6cm diameter

$3,000–4,000

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A Jian ‘hare’s fur’ bowl

Song dynasty

with deeply rounded sides rising from a

short foot, covered overall in a lustrous

black glaze streaked with russet, the

glaze falling short of the foot revealing

the dark body beneath, box

10.5cm diameter

$1,500–2,500

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A carved qingbai bowl

Song dynasty

with widely rounded sides springing

from a short foot, the interior carved

with a lotus spray beneath the pale

bluish glaze, gilt metal rim; together with

a small shallow qingbai dish, carved

with scrolls, fitted boxes

18.5cm and 9.7cm diameter

$700–900


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A streaked russet-glazed bowl

Song dynasty

of wide conical form standing on a

short foot, the interior and exterior with

a trickled russet glaze falling from below

a cream-glazed band around the rim,

and stopping short of the foot on the

exterior revealing the pale ware beneath

12.5cm diameter

$1,800–2,200

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A Yaozhou celadon bowl

Song dynasty

the deeply flared sides divided on the

interior with six vertical ribs, covered

overall apart from the footring with an

olive-green glaze, fitted box

15cm diameter

$2,000–3,000

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A moulded Yaozhou-style celadon

‘chrysanthemum’ bowl

with deeply rounded sides, moulded on

the interior with chrysanthemum scrolls,

the exterior carved with radiating lines

beneath the overall olive-green glaze,

fitted box

15.5cm diameter

$500–700


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A Ming-style ivory figure of Guanyin

Qing dynasty

seated in Royal Ease on a rockwork

base, holding a small boy clasping a

lotus flower on her lap, wearing loosely

draped robes and beaded necklace, her

face with lowered gaze and hair drawn

into a high coil, box

15cm high

$1,500–2,500

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A carved bamboo figure of Guanyin

Qing dynasty

standing with head slightly lowered,

her hands held in front, one holding a

rosary, wearing a wide-sleeved robe

and shawl draped over her head, box

14cm high

$1,200–1,800

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A rock crystal figure of Buddha

Qing dynasty, 19th century

seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base

backed by a flame-edged mandorla, the

face with serene expression, stand and

fitted box

12cm high

$1,500–2,500


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A set of silver belt fittings

Qing dynasty

comprising a two part buckle, a pair

of oval plaques with pendant dragon

loops and a single oval plaque, the

domed centre of each repousse with a

dragon amongst cloud scrolls within a

band of radiating petals, the reverse of

each with raised straps for attachment,

fitted box

the largest piece 11.5cm long

$800–1,200

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An unusual gilt metal set of hair

ornaments

Qing dynasty or earlier

comprising a tiara of hinged sections

set with birds and florettes, and two

pairs of hairpins each with a flower head

terminal, fitted box

the tiara 19cm wide

the hairpins 12cm and 10cm long

$800–1,200

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An unusual enamelled silver hairpin

Qing dynasty

the two long prongs with a fan-shaped

terminal decorated in filigree with

figures in a pavilion garden below a

border of birds among floral branches,

the filigree highlighted in turquoise and

purple enamel, the sides and reverse

with strings of pendants, fitted box

23cm long

$2,000–3,000

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Other Properties

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A xingyue bodhi seed court necklace

comprising 108 beads interspersed

with three large amber beads,

terminating in an ivory and large

amber coloured bead pendant, and

suspending two strings of metal beads

with two strings of silver fish, amber

and hardstones

50cm diameter

$2,000–3,000

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A gilt bronze vajra

the central boss inscribed with

an apocryphal six-character mark

of Yongle

17cm long

$1,500–1,800

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An ivory figure of a maiden

early 20th century

standing with hands clasped in front,

wearing loose robes and a trailing scarf,

her hair in an elaborate coiled coiffure,

wood stand

31cm high

$600–800

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A carved wood figure of Liu Hai

Qing dynasty, 19th century

his features well defined standing with

left arm raised clasping an inscribed

cash, gazing down to his three-legged

toad climbing up his leg, wearing

flowing robes and a wide-brimmed

straw hat tied over his back, a bat to

one side and the Three Abundancies

tied to his belt

44cm high

$700–900

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A pierced and carved gilt wood panel

of rectangular form, depicting warriors

on foot and on horseback

41 x 30cm wide

$400–600

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Three bronze handwarmers

19th/20th century

comprising two of squat vertically

lobed circular form, each set with a

swing handle, and another of lobed oval

form with straight sides, the covers

pierced with different decorative motifs,

the base of each with an impressed

four-character mark

11.5cm and 9cm diameter

and 8.2cm long

$600–800

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A Chinese bronze censer

probably 18th/19th century

of circular form with loop handles

on a tripod base

15.5cm diameter

$1,200–1,500

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An unusual red lacquered rootwood

figure of Shou Lao

19th/20th century

standing holding a peach in his right

hand, wearing long flowing robes

and a small cloth cap tied with a long

sash, the dark red lacquer with traces

of gilding, wood stand

57cm high

$600–800

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An unusual inkstone

Qing dynasty, late 19th century

of irregular oval form with recessed

center, the darker inclusions in the

brownish textured surface carved with

groups of old Chinese holed coins and

small objects bearing inscriptions, fitted

wood box with a two line inscription

reading Fang Cheng Ni Qian Wen Yan,

Pu Yan Zhai Cang

15cm long

$1,500–1,800

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A carved hardwood document box

of rectangular form, the sides and cover

carved with overall cloud scrolls, set

with chased metal lock plate and hinges

and two metal loop handles

15cm high, 27cm wide, 20.5cm deep

$700–900

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A carved bamboo ‘scholar’s’ brushpot

19th/20th century

of cylindrical form carved in high

relief with a continuous scene of

scholars and attendants variously

occupied among willow and pine trees

with towering rocky cliffs above, a

two-character mark reading Wang Qi

to one side

15.8cm high

$1,800–2,200

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A carved wood ‘prunus’ libation cup

the deep bowl carved on the exterior

in high and pierced relief with flowering

prunus branches

8.5cm high

$300–400

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Two white jade snuff bottles

each of flattened circular form,

carved on either side in low relief

with figures fishing in a lakeside

setting with overhanging pine trees,

stoppers, boxes

each 5cm wide

$1,500–2,000

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A celadon jade snuff bottle

of upright form, the sides carved in

low relief with a dragon among clouds

encircling the sides, and a phoenix

in high relief to one side, the stone of

pale tone with slight areas of russet

suffusions, stopper, box

6.7cm high

$800–1,200

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A white jade ‘piglet’ snuff bottle

20th century

carved as a recumbent pig with open

mouth forming the aperture to the

hollowed body, the white stone with

a small russet suffusion on the top of

its head, an iron-red mark on the left

haunch, stopper, box

6cm long

$400–600

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A white jade snuff bottle

of irregular upright form, partly

retaining the shape of the original

pebble, the white stone with areas of

the russet skin, fitted box

7.7cm high

$600–800

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DONG ZUOBING

calligraphy in oracle bone script

ink on paper, hanging scroll

inscribed and with three seals

66.5 x 26.5cm

$1,500–2,500

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ATTRIBUTED TO

WU CHANGSHUO

calligraphy couplet

ink on paper, hanging scrolls

inscribed and with two seals

84 x 20cm

$600–800

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A pair of large silk paintings

of courtiers and courtesans

circa 1930

119 x 228cm

$1,200–1,500

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A pair of carved wood pole stands

each in the form of a crouching

Buddhist lion, decorated in red and

gilding, an aperture in the back to

support a pole; together with a pair of

lacquered wood seated Buddhist lions

each highlighted in red and gilding

each stand 30cm long,

each lion 16cm high

$300–500

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A collection of fifteen international

auction catalogues of Asian works of

art and paintings

$150–200

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A collection of twelve books and

brochures on Chinese, Japanese and

Tibetan ceramics and works of art

$80–160

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A famille rose ‘boys’ vase

20th century

the ovoid body painted with a

continuous scene of boys at play

beside a pine tree and bamboo growing

in a garden setting, with cloud collar

borders on the shoulders and base,

the tall slender neck with floral scrolls

reserved on a lime-green ground,

the base inscribed in iron-red with an

apocryphal seal mark of Jiaqing

33cm high

$1,000–1,500

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A pair of ‘fishing scene’ vases

20th century

each of shouldered upright form

surmounted by a slender neck with

turnover mouth rim, the sides painted

with an old man and young boy

fishing from a small boat beneath an

overhanging willow tree growing on the

bank, the reverse with an inscription in

black bearing the signature of Wang Qi

with two iron red seals, the base with a

seal of Wang Qi in iron-red

26.8cm high

$600–800

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A set of four porcelain plaques

20th century

each painted with a lakeside scene with

dwellings on the rocky shore among

trees and shrubs with mountains in the

distance, an inscription in black with an

iron-red seal to one side, wood frames

36 x 18cm, 41 x 22.5cm overall

$800–1,200

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An unusual famille-rose wall vase

Qing dynasty

of cornucopia form, the ribbed sides

painted with flowering sprays below

floral scrolls around the shaped and

flared mouth, a small landscape

vignette at the narrow base

20cm long

$600–800


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A famille rose vase

20th century

the ovoid body finely painted with an

insect on a pumpkin beside a radish,

chillies and mushroom, the reverse

with a long inscription in black and with

an oval and a rectangular gilt ground

seal to either side, the base with an

apocryphal four-character mark of

Qianlong in blue enamel

20.7cm high

$800–1,000

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A famille rose vase

20th century

the pear-shaped body well painted with

an insect eating the leaf of a cabbage

among other vegetables and plants, an

inscription in black on the reverse with

an oval and a rectangular gilt ground

seal to either side, the base with an

apocryphal four-character mark of

Qianlong in blue enamel

17cm high

$600–800

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A famille verte rouleau vase

19th/20th century

the sides painted in bright enamels

with a continuous scene of farm

workers in a rural setting, below a diaper

ground border on the shoulders and a

lakeside scene around the neck with

galleried mouth

46.5cm high

$1,000–1,500

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A pair of famille rose ‘butterfly’ dishes

19th/20th century

each painted with a central butterfly

medallion within a frieze of further

butterflies interspersed with flowering

sprays around the ogee-shaped sides,

scalloped gilt-edged rim, the base

inscribed in iron-red with an apocryphal

seal mark of Daoguang, fitted box

13.5cm diameter

$800–1,200

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A large famille rose hexagonal vase

Qing dynasty, 19th century

the sides painted with legendary figures

in a continuous garden setting, below

further figures supported on cloud

scrolls around the waisted neck set with

double lion handles

58.5cm high

$1,000–1,500

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A famille rose rectangular

porcelain plaque

20th century

painted with a figural scene

and long inscription

40 x 20cm

$600–800


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A pair of famille rose cups

19th/20th century

each of deeply flared form, the exterior

delicately painted with a maiden seated

holding a lingzhi fungus stem beside

a recumbent deer, and with further

fungus growing from rockwork to one

side, the reverse with two bats in flight,

the base inscribed with an apocryphal

six-character mark of Tongzhi

7.5cm diameter

$800–1,000

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A famille rose vase

20th century

the ovoid body surmounted by a

slender waisted neck and galleried

mouth, painted with pairs of stylised

chilong centred on a bat encircled with

scrolling flower sprays, all between

lappet and ruyi head borders, the

interior and base glazed in turquoise,

the base inscribed in iron-red with an

apocryphal seal mark of Guangxu

33cm high

$500–800

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A Korean olive green celadon

bottle vase

Choson dynasty, 17th/18th century

the tapering body with slender neck

and cup-shaped mouth; together with

a later punch’ong vase, painted with

brown foliate sprays over the white slip

27.2cm and 18.2cm high

PROVENANCE

The estate of an Australian diplomat

stationed in Korea in the 1960/70s

$300–500

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Two Korean bowls

one 18th/19th century

covered with a celadon glaze;

the other a punch’ong bowl,

15th/16th century, covered with a white

slip over a green glaze on the exterior,

both with spur marks to the interior

19.5cm and 17cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The estate of an Australian diplomat

stationed in Korea in the 1960/70s

$300–500

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A Longquan celadon bowl

Song dynasty or later

of conical form, the flared sides

springing from a small foot, covered

overall with a widely crackled pale

green glaze apart from the footring;

together with a larger celadon-glazed

bowl carved with upright petals on the

exterior of the rounded sides

12.7cm and 15cm diameter

$800–1,000

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A celadon-glazed dish

Qing dynasty, 19th century

with shallow flared sides, carved on the

interior with peony scrolls beneath the

overall pale glaze of bluish green tone

34cm diameter

$300–500


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Two blue and white Swatow dishes

late Ming dynasty

each of saucer shape painted with a

central phoenix medallion within floral

vignettes on a diaper ground border

27.5cm and 27.7cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The Binh Thuan Shipwreck,

Christie’s, Melbourne, 1 March 2004

Private Collection, Melbourne

$400–600

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Two blue and white Swatow dishes

late Ming dynasty

each of saucer shape painted with a

central phoenix medallion within floral

vignettes on a diaper ground border

27cm and 26.5cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The Binh Thuan Shipwreck,

Christie’s, Melbourne, 1 March 2004

Private Collection, Melbourne

$400–600

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Six blue and white Swatow dishes

late Ming dynasty

each of saucer shape painted with a

central phoenix medallion within floral

vignettes on a diaper ground border

26cm to 27.2cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The Binh Thuan Shipwreck,

Christie’s, Melbourne, 1 March 2004

Private Collection, Melbourne

$600–800

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Four blue and white Swatow dishes

late Ming dynasty

each of saucer shape painted with a

central phoenix medallion within floral

vignettes on a diaper ground border

26cm to 28cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The Binh Thuan Shipwreck,

Christie’s, Melbourne, 1 March 2004

Private Collection, Melbourne

$400–600

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Ten blue and white small bowls

late Ming dynasty

each with deep rounded sides

painted with floral scrolls

10.5cm to 11.5cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The Binh Thuan Shipwreck,

Christie’s, Melbourne, 1 March 2004,

lot 538

Private Collection, Melbourne

$400–600

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Six white glazed bowls

late Ming dynasty

each with deeply rounded sides

19 to 21cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The Binh Thuan Shipwreck,

Christie’s, Melbourne, 1 March 2004,

lot 209 (part lot)

Private Collection, Melbourne

$400–600

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Three blue and white Swatow dishes

late Ming dynasty

each of saucer shape painted with a

central phoenix medallion within floral

vignettes on a diaper ground border,

26.5, 26.8 and 27cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The Binh Thuan Shipwreck,

Christie’s, Melbourne, 1 March 2004

Private Collection, Melbourne

$500–700

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Four blue and white Swatow dishes

late Ming dynasty

each of saucer shape painted with a

central phoenix medallion within floral

vignettes on a diaper ground border

27.5cm, 27.3cm, 27.5cm and

26cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The Binh Thuan Shipwreck,

Christie’s, Melbourne, 1 March 2004

Private Collection, Melbourne

$500–800

61

Four blue and white Swatow dishes

late Ming dynasty

each of saucer shape painted with a

central phoenix medallion within floral

vignettes on a diaper ground border

26.3cm, 25.7cm, 26.5cm

and 26cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The Binh Thuan Shipwreck,

Christie’s, Melbourne, 1 March 2004

Private Collection, Melbourne

$700–900


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A blue and white Binh Thuan

shipwreck basin

circa 1600

the deep bowl painted with quatrefoil

panels of flowers and tasselled objects

reserved on a diaper ground, and with

further flowering plants around the

broad everted rim, the reverse with

small cartouches and scrolls

29.5cm diameter

Compare with a similar basin sold,

The Binh Thuan Shipwreck, Christie’s,

Melbourne, 1 March 2004, lot 13

$1,500–2,000

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Four blue and white Swatow dishes

late Ming dynasty

each of saucer shape painted with a

central phoenix medallion within floral

vignettes on a diaper ground border

26.5cm, 26.5cm, 25.5cm

and 27.5cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The Binh Thuan Shipwreck, Christie’s,

Melbourne, 1 March 2004

Private Collection, Melbourne

$400–600


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A pair of blue and white dishes

Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

each freely painted in bright toned

cobalt blue with a pair of birds on

rocks, amongst flowering peonies and

magnolia within vignette borders

27.7cm diameter

$500–800

65

A blue and white vase

Qing dynasty

of chatou form, the rounded sides

painted with The Flowers of the Four

Seasons below the widely flared mouth

19.7cm diameter

$300–500

66

A pair of blue and white dishes

Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

each brightly painted with a central

medallion of a pair of pheasants on

rocks among flowering peony and

magnolia

27.2cm and 28cm diameter

$500–800

67

A set of four blue and white deep dishes

Qing dynasty, 18th century

each painted with flowering sprays

within formal borders

22.7cm and 23cm diameter

$500–800

68

A pair of blue and white bowls

Qing dynasty, 18th century

each with a central scene of a lakeside

pavilion within fruiting and flowering

sprays

24.4cm diameter

$400–600


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A set of five jade zodiac plaques

20th century

each circular disc carved in high relief

on one side with a different animal

of the zodiac below ruyi-shaped

cloud scrolls to the top edge for

suspension, the reverse with a central

four-character medallion in low relief,

the stones of creamish tones, red cord

attachments, boxes

5.3cm long

$600–800

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A celadon jade bird-form waterpot

the figure standing facing forward,

the wings and tail plumes with

archaistic detailing, the hollowed body

with a circular aperture in its back, the

pale stone with some opaque mottling

and faint russet striations

10cm long

$1,500–1,800

71

A jadeite medallion necklace

and two pendants

the necklace with circular medallion

carved in high relief on one side with

Guanyin seated holding a ruyi sceptre

above a writhing dragon, pendent from

a series of jadeite rings and scrolls

attached with coloured cords; the two

small pendants carved from white and

bright green stones

the medallion 5.5cm diameter,

the pendants 4.5cm and 3.7cm long

$400–600

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A green jade figure of a bixie

19th/20th century

the animal recumbent with head turned

to the side, the eyes staring from below

thick brows, and the long tufted tail

coiled up over its hind quarters, carved

from a green stone with some brown

inclusions and creamish mottling

20cm long

$4,000–5,000

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A white jade carving of a mythical beast

20th century

the recumbent animal with head

slightly turned to one side resting on

its forepaws and looking up with alert

expression, the features well defined,

a small red seal on its haunches to one

side reading ‘Wen Tong’, cord attached

8.5cm long

$3,000–4,000

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A carved soapstone figure of a Luohan

19th/20th century

carved from a caramel coloured

stone, the jovial figure seated holding

a Buddhist lion in his hands, wearing

a long flowing robe with incised

decoration, his face with mouth open

in laughing expression, a two character

inscription reading Yuxuan to one side,

wood stand

9.4cm high

$600–800

75

An archaistic jade ‘dragon’ pendant

carved from a pale stone

with areas of grey suffusions, fitted

wood box with inscription reading

Zhan Guo He Ban Yu Long Shou Pei;

together with a pair of pierced pale

celadon jade phoenix plaques, each

bird with outstretched wings and long

tail plumes

the dragon 9cm long

the plaques 6.7cm long

$600–800

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A boxed set of five archaistic

jade carvings

comprising a stylised dragon, a cicada,

a crouching rhinoceros, a bi-disc and a

plaque carved and pierced with a bird

among flowering plants, each labelled in

a fitted black lacquer box painted with a

court scene on the cover,

the base with a five-character

inscription reading Yongzheng Ba

Nian Zhi

the dragon 12.5cm long

the box 28 x 16cm

$1,200–1,800


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A jadeite carving of a qilin

20th century

of flattened irregular form, one side

depicting the animal encircled with bats

and clouds, the reverse with lingzhi and

cash, carved from a pale stone with

bright green suffusions and areas of

rich caramel tones

9cm long

$600–800

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78

A white jade rectangular plaque

one side carved in high relief with

Guanyin seated in lalitasana with

hands held together, holding a ruyi

sceptre, a lotus pod and flower rising

to either side, the reverse with a central

panel of eight low relief characters,

cord attachment

7.2cm long

$800–1,200

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79

A collection of eighteen jade

and stone carvings

20th century

comprising a variety of figures,

animals and birds, box

4.5cm to 9cm

$2,000–3,000

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A carved soapstone figure of a Luohan

20th century

the figure recumbent, wearing loosely

draped robes, his right arm extended

to the Buddhist lion crouched in front,

the pale stone with areas of russet

suffusions

11.5cm long

$400–600


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A pair of coromandel lacquer double cabinets

20th century

each of rectangular form set with two pairs of double doors,

opening to reveal a single shelf on the interior, the exterior

decorated with scenes of maidens at leisure in pavilion

gardens, one maiden dancing to music played by others

whilst their companions sit and listen, the sides with a bird on

a flowering peony branch and the top with cranes beside the

Three Friends, pine, prunus and bamboo, metal lock plates,

locks, hinges and pulls

each cabinet 87cm high, 153cm wide, 46cm deep

$3,000–5,000

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A pair of Chinese mother of pearl inlaid

demilune lacquer side tables

83cm high, 92cm wide, 48cm deep

$1,500–2,500

83

A large Chinese opium bed

19th century

45cm high, 213cm wide, 130cm deep

$1,000–1,500

84

A pair of mother of pearl inlaid

hardwood side chairs

20th century

each with vase-shaped back splat

inlaid with a hanging basket of flowers

below animals, plants and bamboo,

the recessed seat framed with further

inlaid decoration

each 96cm high, 43cm wide,

47cm deep

$400–600

85

A large Japanese pine tansu

168.5cm high, 186cm wide, 53cm deep

$1,200–1,500

86

A pair of marble inset hardwood

side chairs

20th century

each with a square back with slightly

arched double moulded border joined

to the shaped rectangular seat by

entwined coiled struts to either side,

and inset with an inscribed circular

marble plaque

each 94cm high, 54.5cm wide,

43cm deep

$600–800


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An unusual four-panel stone applied lacquer screen

20th century

decorated in high relief with the Eight Horses of Mu Wang in a

continuous landscape of rocks and trees, the horses depicted

in various lively postures, all above panels of different

flowering plants, the decoration predominantly in red, white

and tones of grey and green on the black lacquer ground,

within a mother of pearl inlaid and gilt painted border

each panel 183cm high, 40.5cm wide

$2,500–3,500

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A huanghuali square waistless table

Fangzhuo, 20th century

the flush panelled top within a broad mitred frame with a

double cushion-moulded rounded edge, above an apron of

vertical braces dividing each side into three panels, each

centred with a beaded oval opening, supported on corner

legs of circular section

82cm high, 89cm wide, 89cm deep

For a discussion of square tables see Wang Shixiang,

Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture Vol.1, pp 57-58; and

a drawing of a similar table illustrated by Wang Shixiang,

Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture, Vol II, p.81, B46.

See also a table of this design illustrated by Gustav Ecke,

Chinese Domestic Furniture, p. 63, pl. 47

$9,000–12,000

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A set of four embellished black lacquer panels

Qing dynasty, late 19th century

each rectangular panel inlaid in polychrome ivory and various

hardstones including jade, lapis-lazuli, malachite, carnelian

and rose and amethystine quartz, with vases of flowers and

jardinières of flowering plants, amongst precious objects and

scholar’s attributes, wood frames

each panel 154 x 74.5cm overall

$7,000–9,000

ILLUSTRATED ON FOLLOWING SPREAD

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A hardwood corner leg side table

Tiaozhuo

20th century

the rectangular floating panel top

set in the standard mitred frame

above a short recessed waist and

beaded apron extending to the corner

square-sectioned legs, joined below

the apron by a freize of openwork

angular scrolls

93.5cm high, 174.5cm wide,

48cm deep

$1,500–2,500

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A painted red lacquer cabinet

20th century

of rectangular form, the top with

upswept ends above a pair of drawers

over a pair of doors, the exterior

decorated with shaped panels of birds

and flowering plants reserved on the

overall diaper ground, the sides painted

with flowering peony and hibiscus,

metal lock plates, hinges and pulls

95cm high, 127cm wide, 48cm deep

$300–400

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A painted black lacquer cabinet

20th century

of upright rectangular form, the pair of

doors opening to reveal a single shelf

above a pair of drawers, the exterior

painted with shaped panels of precious

objects, vases and jardinières of

flowering plants on gilt diaper grounds

within floral and diaper borders, the

sides with further flowering plants and

the top with precious objects, metal

lock plates, locks, hinges and pulls

130cm high, 88.5cm wide, 51cm deep

$300–500

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A recessed leg side table

20th century

the flush panel rectangular top

within a mitred frame, extending into

down-swept ends with carved ruyi

terminals and inset panels of scrolling

foliage, the galleried apron with a central

disc joined to ruyi scrolls at either end,

supported on shaped legs joined by side

stretchers enclosing open panels

86.5cm high, 117.5cm wide, 42cm deep

Compare with a similar huanghuali

table sold Bonham’s, Edinburgh,

12 July 2017, lot 348

$1,000–1,500

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An Imari bowl

19th/20th century

decorated with iron-red panels of

dragons and phoenix on an underglaze

blue ground, apocryphal six-character

mark of Chenghua; together with a

Chinese blue and white vase, apocryphal

four-character mark of Kangxi

18.7cm diameter, 14cm high

$150–250

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A pair of Imari vases

late 19th century

each of ovoid form decorated with

panels of garden scenes and jardinières

of flowers interspersed with bird

medallions, all between formal borders

around the short waisted neck and base

24.5cm high

$500–800

96

A garniture of five Japanese Imari vases

19th century

comprising three ovoid vases and

covers and two beaker vases, each

decorated with alternating panels of

garden pavilions and flowering plants

between formal borders

the covered vases 39cm high,

the vases 27cm high

$800–1,200

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A pair of Japanese bronze elephants

Meiji period, 19th century

one with rearing trunk,

both with bone tusks

impressed seal marks

20cm long

$500–800

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A large Wemyss bull dog, Scotland,

circa 1900

decorated throughout with leafy fruiting

blackberry, green painted and stamped

mark Wemyss to the base

28cm high, 40cm nose to tail

$600–800

99

A Wemyss roses jug and basin wash

set, Scotland, circa 1900

both pieces profusely decorated with

leafy roses, painted mark Wemyss and

stamped ‘T Goode & Co., South Audley

St., London W’

the jug 25cm high, the bowl

39cm diameter

$300–500

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An Wemyss tea pot with hand painted

grey and white sparrows, circa 1930s

together with Two Wemyss ware

tankards, Scotland, 19th century

one adorned with apples and the other

with ducks

the tankards 17.5cm high

$300–500

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A Wemyss ware vase painted with

cherries, Scotland, circa 1900

together with a small cylindrical

Wemyss ware plum vase, Scotland

circa 1900

and a slightly larger vase of the same

form adorned with peaches,

the tallest vase 12cm high

$200–300

102

An early large Wemyss cockerel vase,

Scotland, circa 1900

molded in relief with large cockerel

and a fly

with applied rosette bosses

mark to base: painted burgundy

underglaze Wemyss

39.5cm x 32.5cm

$600–800

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Three Wemyss ware pink rose

decorated plates, Scotland, circa 1920

together with a collection of Wemyss

ware, Scotland, circa 1900

comprising of pink rose decorated

inkstand with complete ink pots,

two partial inkwells and a porcelain

candlestick

the largest 22cm diameter,

the candlestick 18cm high

$200–300


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A large Wemyss purple thistle pig,

Scotland, circa 1900

decorated throughout with leafy thistle,

green painted mark Wemyss Exon

2115, B. Adams and impressed mark

Wemyss, Exon to the base

26cm high, 40cm nose to tail

$1,000–1,500

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A Wemyss tabby cat modelled in a

seated upright position with smiling

face applied green glass eyes,

impressed mark ‘Wemyss Ware

R.H. & S.’, puce printed retailers mark

33cm high

PROVENANCE:

Private Collection Melbourne

Lyon & Turnbull, Glasgow, Decorative

Arts, 20th April 2006, Lot 64

$5,000–8,000

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Two small Wemyss pigs, Scotland,

circa 1900

one burgundy and one green

mark to base: impressed Wemyss

ware R.H & S and Wemyss

9cm high (each)

$500–800

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A Wemyss ware jug and tankard,

Scotland, circa 1900

the jug decorated with hand painted

purple flowers, mark to base: incised

Wemyss and tankard decorated

with cherries

the jug 19cm high

$200–300

108

A Wemyss porcelain candlestick,

Scottish, circa 1900

decorated with the three wise monkeys

and their maxim

inscribed ‘I see no evil, I hear no evil,

I speak no evil’, T. Goode & Co and

Wemyss factory mark to base

30cm high

$200–400

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A large Wemyss pig, early 20th century

decorated with pink clover

stamped to the underside ‘WEMYSS

Made in England’

27cm high

$1,000–1,500

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A Plichta porcelain polar bear

hand painted with blue dots,

black factory stamp to the base

16cm high

$100–200

115

A rare Plichta porcelain cat

with green glass eyes painted with

blue cornflowers a white ground with

traditional green glass eyes, green

underglaze mark to the base

‘PLICHTA LONDON ENGLAND,

inscribed ‘Nekola Pinxt’

26cm high

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NOTE

The Bovey Tracey Period relates to

pieces made at the Bovey Pottery-

Tracey factory, the cat in this lot is

marked ‘Nekola pinxt’ for Joseph

Nekola the son of the famous Wemyss

ware painter Karel Nekola.

$200–300

110

A rare Plichta Hippopotamus,

circa 1930

stamped Plichta, London England

to underside

11cm high, 20cm nose to tail

$600–800

113

A Plichta porcelain cockerel,

first half 20th century

painted with the pink clover pattern,

stamped Plichta London, England

23.5cm high

$100–200

111

A Plichta green shamrock pig,

circa 1930

painted throughout with a three leaf

shamrock motif, stamped Plichta,

London England

19cm high, 27cm nose to tail

$300–500

112

Three Plichta pink clover decorated

figures

one a recumbent deer, a koala bear

and a rabbit mark to base: stamp

Plichta London England together with

a Plichta pelican form figurine, London

circa 1950s

handpainted with clovers and a matte

black with white daisy rabbit

the largest 23cm high

$250–350

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Two Georgian bell bowl, hollow stem

spirit glasses, circa 1780

10cm and 11.5cm high

$120–200

117

A Bohemian glass decanter,

19th century

etched with initials S.R.S, intricately

decorated with deer and hounds

among scrolling borders

27cm high

$120–200

118

Two George III mallet shaped cut glass

decanters, circa 1800

the largest 30cm high

$120–200

119

A Victorian sterling silver mounted milk

glass butter dish by Martin Hall & Co.

Sheffield, 1859

in the form of a pail with an engraved

stand and cover surmounted by a

falcon finial

13cm high

$300–500

120

A collection of glass vessels,

mostly 19th century

including two cranberry bowled

wine glasses, an oil decanter, green

pulegoso bowl and an etched wine

tumbler

the oil decanter 18cm high

$100–200

121

Two plain rummers, 19th century

English, one glass in ovoid form

the tallest 13.5cm

$150–250

122

A George III glass rummer, circa 1800

plain with large bowl

15 x 10cm

$300–500

123

A George III Monteith or bonnet glass,

circa 1760

with cut swags and vertical flutes to

bowl, square moulded base

possibly Irish Rex Ebbott sticker to base

12.5cm high

$100–200

124

A large George III wine glass, circa 1820

with facet cut bowl and etched with vine

and leaves

20cm high

$200–400

125

A George III cut crystal decanter

of faceted mallet form

28cm high

$100–200

126

Three cut crystal decanters,

19th century and later

the tallest 30.5cm high

$150–250

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A French Empire ormolu-mounted mantel

clock, late 18th / early 19th century

signed Th. Gay, Hger du Roi, a Turin, the

eight day silk suspension movement

striking on a bell, the three inch enamel

dial with Arabic hours and quarters set

into a variegated grey marble casket

on lions paw feet and a stepped base

surmounted by the figure of a sleeping

child in front of a pillar supporting an oval

tablet with letters cut out in copper: ‘Qui

que tu soit reconnois un raitre. Il est Le Fu

Ou Il doit l’etre’,

40cm high

PROVENANCE

W.F.Bradshaw, 1985

The Owston Collection, Bonhams,

Sydney, 25-26 June 2010, Lot 1173

$3,200–4,800

128

A pair Royal Worcester cabinet plates,

signed H. H. Price

each painted with a central cartouche

of roses and spring flowers, within gilt

embellished cobalt borders, black factory

marks to the base

27cm diameter

$800–1,200

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129

A flame mahogany bombe bureau,

French, 19th century

110cm high, 170cm wide, 58cm deep

$800–1,200

130

An Amphora figure of a girl

the standing figure with applied rose

decorations and basket, pink triangle

lozenge to base

41cm high

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$600–800

131

An Amphora oval figural float vase

decorated with a girl and her dog, with

lily form handles

with stamped mark to the base

20.5cm high

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$400–600

132

A French provincial style fruitwood

cabinet

100cm high, 73cm wide, 45cm deep

$200–300

133

A large Limoges porcelain fish platter

of oval form decorated with floral

sprays and basket weave molding

to the border, red factory stamp to

the base

61cm long

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$200–300

134

A Queen Ann style fall front bureau

103cm high, 92cm wide, 47cm deep

$400–600

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135

A pietra dura marble top

specimen table

of circular form finely decorated

with foliate coloured marble inlay

95cm high, 110cm diameter

$600–800

136

DIANA M ARMFIELD

(BORN 1920)

Stormy Sky Near Vicenza

watercolour

initialled lower left: DMA and titled

verso: STORMY SKY NEAR VICENZA

12.5 x 17cm

$1,000–1,500

137

FRANK MALERBA (BORN 1950)

Thought 2009

charcoal and wash

signed and dated lower centre:

F Malerba 09

95 x 70.5

$400–600

138

A French Provincial style fruitwood

sideboard

104cm high, 246cm wide, 53cm deep

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$400–600

139

A set of ten tapestry upholstered

dining chairs, 20th century

comprising eight dining chairs

and two carvers

length of back 102cm

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$1,000–1,500

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140

A George III style leather top drum table

74cm high, 71cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$140–260


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141

AFTER TAMARA DE LEMPICKA

Women in Blue

oil on canvas

59.5 x 49.5cm

$400–600

142

AFTER TAMARA DE LEMPICKA

Four Women

oil on canvas

59.5 x 49.5cm

$400–600

143

AFTER TAMARA DE LEMPICKA

Two Models

oil on canvas

90 x 60cm

$500–800

144

AFTER TAMARA DE LEMPICKA

The Black Coat

oil on canvas

90 x 60cm

$500–800

145

AFTER TAMARA DE LEMPICKA

The Model

oil on canvas

90 x 60cm

$500–800

146

AFTER TAMARA DE LEMPICKA

Two Models

oil on canvas

59.5 x 49.5cm

$400–600


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147

An Elizabeth II sterling silver cutlery

suite, by W. Drummond & Co. London

circa 1974

a setting for twelve in the Georgian

style

total weight of silver, not including the

knives 3385gms

$4,000–6,000

148

Two George V sterling silver sugar

casters, Birmingham 1915

each of typical form with a pierced

removable cover

total weight of silver 380gms

the largest 20cm high

$300–500

149

Three English sterling silver casters,

1899 and later

each of typical form with a pierced

removable cover

total weight of silver 375gms,

the largest 19cm high

$300–500

150

A Continental silver tea tray, late

19th century

of oval form chased and decorated

throughout with classical motifs,

impressed 800 to the base

total weight of silver 1425grms

57cm across the handles

$300–500


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A set of three George V sterling

silver taper sticks, Garrard & Co. Ltd,

London 1934

with the silver jubilee mark, in the

18th century style, each with a shell

decorated foot and knopped stem

total weight of silver 505gms,

13cm high

$500–800

152

A pair of George III sterling silver candle

sticks, London, 1771

each modelled as a classical tapering

Corinthian column, with weighted

bases, maker’s marks rubbed

32cm high

$800–1,200

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153

A carved gilt wood salon mirror, French,

circa 1820

with an ornate scrolling acanthus

decorated surround

142 x 110cm

$3,000–5,000

154

A collection of thirty Royal Doulton

Shakespeare series ware plates

23cm diameter

$600–1,000

155

A Delft panel decorated with a river

scene, 19th century

39cm long, 32cm wide

$100–200

156

A collection of English and continental

pewter, 18th century and later

the largest jug 19cm high

$200–300

157

A bronze medallion commemorating

the Exposition Universelle, Paris 1878

Artist: Eugene-Andre OUDINE

(1810-1887), medalist:

Alphee Dubois (1831-1905)

The 1878 Exposition Universelle was

the 3rd Exposition Universelle held in

Paris and showcased the industrial

revolution. The Reverse of the medal

depicts the Palais Du Trocadero in Paris

where the exposition was held

5cm diameter

$300–400


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158

A gothic oak sideboard,

in the style of Pugin

178cm high, 235cm wide, 70cm deep

$3,000–5,000

159

An Art Deco black leather club lounge

comprising a couch and two club chairs

the couch 190cm wide

$2,000–3,000

160

A George III glass washer

9cm high, 16cm diameter

$100–200

161

A pair of French gilt bronze mounted

marble table lamps

of baluster form with classical swan

neck loop handle mounts

76cm high

$1,000–1,500

162

A William IV mahogany pedestal

sideboard

with bow front drawers and gadroon

decoration to each pedestal

120cm high, 194cm wide, 70cm deep

$400–600

163

An Edwardian English oak sideboard

176cm high, 122cm wide, 51cm deep

$200–300

158


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164

A pair of Royal Dux figures of the

water carriers

each modelled in rustic dress with a

ewer, pink triangle lozenge to the base

43cm high

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$500–700

165

A carved south German hardwood

pedestal, late 19th century

91cm high, 35cm wide, 35cm deep

$500–800

166

A large Rococo style carved

giltwood frame

exterior 188 x 134cm,

interior 150 x 100cm

$800–1,200

164

167

A Royal Dux figural centrepiece

modelled as a nymph on a shell chariot

with pair of seahorses

mounted to shell form base

37cm high, 37cm diameter

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$600–800

168

A French porcelain figure group of the

flower sellers, 19th century

raised on a circular gilded base,

underglaze blue mark

remnant gold BADA seal

24cm high

$300–400

167


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169

A Royal Dux figure of a nymph

modelled with shell form float bowls

to each side, pink triangle lozenge

to the base

33cm high

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$700–900

170

A Royal Doulton Repton pattern

dinner set

a setting for six with serving platters

and tureens

the largest platter 39cm long

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$200–300

171

An Austrian cold painted bronze figure

of an Arab and camel

12.5cm high

$400–600

169

172

A Royal Dux figural centrepiece

modelled as two nymphs supporting

lily pad float bowls, pink triangle lozenge

to the base

36cm high

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$1,000–1,200

172


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173

A Victorian burr walnut sewing table

with a green brocade work

compartment

73cm high, 51cm wide, 44cm deep

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$300–500

174

A Royal Worcester landscape plate by

Harry Davis, circa 1937

finely painted with a scene Almwick

Castleprinted factory marks and

inscribed Almwick Castle to the base

27cm diameter

$200–300

175

A Royal Worcester gilded cabinet plate

circa 1924

painted with a village scene of Welford

on Avon

signed R. Rushton

factory stamp and titled ‘Welford on

Avon’ to base

26.5cm diameter

$150–250

176

A pair of Worcester handpainted and

gilded cabinet plates, circa 1895

each decorated with a English blue

bird amidst sprays of foliage within gilt

borders on a burgundy ground

23cm diameter

$300–500

177

A pair of of hand painted and gilded

cabinet plates, English, 20th century

painted with apples and peaches,

signed G. Delaney, factory stamped

to base

27cm diameter

$100–200

178

A Louis XV style beech pedestal desk

80cm high, 150cm wide, 76cm deep

$400–600

179

A Chinese red and black lacquer

cabinet, 20th century

with an arrangement of pierced and

carved doors and drawers

102cm high, 108cm wide, 50cm deep

$300–500

180

A Louis V style gilt bronze mounted

marquetry inlaid marble top commode

83cm high, 122cm wide, 54cm deep

$1,000–1,500

181

A First Period Worcester porcelain slop

bowl, circa 1770

decorated with the Fence pattern

inscribed to base: hatched crescent

mark in underglaze blue

10cm diameter

$100–200

182

A broad rimmed and incised reeded

pewter charger, circa 1690

partial touch mark to base and four

ownership marks ‘IH’ within a heart

stamped to rim

42cm diameter

$200–300

173


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183

A stoneware double sided face jug by

Robert Wallace Martin for Martin Bros.,

circa 1910

incised to the base: ‘R.W. Martin bros.,

London & Southall 26.X.98’

23cm high

$3,000–5,000

184

An Indonesian bronze cannon (Lantaka),

18th/19th century

the barrel cast and chased in low relief

with foliage, the fore-sight in the form

of sea-horse, and original peg-mount,

raised on a later wooden carriage

the barrell 98cm long, mounted on the

carriage 156cm long

$2,000–4,000

183

185

Two Georgian cut crystal dishes,

19th century

a covered bon bon dish and a

sweetmeat dish

17 x 17cm covered dish

$300–500

186

A stencil work table, English,

19th century

on bobbin turned tripod stand

75cm high, 55cm wide, 55cm deep

$200–300

187

Two needlepoint tapestries,

19th century

57.5 x 49.5cm each

$200–400

183


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188

An English/Irish pine corner cupboard,

circa 1850

213cm high, 121cm wide, 60cm deep

$500–800

189

A pair of soapstone pin trays

17.5cm diameter

$160–240

190

A Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted

leather top kingwood bureau plat

81cm high, 144cm wide, 74cm deep

$600–800

191

A set of four French brass wall sconces

57cm high, 38cm wide

$320–480

192

A set of four French brass wall sconces

57cm high, 38cm wide

$320–480

193

A collection of antique locks and keys

the largest key 21cm long

$100–200

194

AFTER SAMUEL SHELLEY

(1754 -1808)

Love Healed

print

depicting Cupid and Psyche flying

above a classical landscape

printed lower left S. Shelley, titled

middle Love Healed, printer named

Robert Cooper lower right

date of publication and printer, ‘London

March 14th 1798 published by Inc.

Young No 58 Upper Charlotte Street,

Fitzroy Square’

24 x 19cm

$100–200

188


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195

A pair of French bronze bird figures

decorated with trees and flowers on

finely moulded base

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$800–1,200

196

A fruitwood buffet/cupboard, English,

circa 1790

94cm high, 127cm wide, 58cm deep

$600–800

197

An Art Deco maple dining suite

comprising a sideboard, dining

table and a set of six black leather

upholstered dining chairs

the table 78cm high, 182cm wide,

93cm deep

$2,500–3,500

195

196


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198

A large silvered metal low table in the

Oriental style

40cm high, 208cm wide, 105cm deep

$800–1,200

199

A Chinese export gilded porcelain

teapot

painted and gilt throughout with

butterflies and a woven ribbon form

handle

14cm high

$400–600

200

A Chinese blue glass bottle vase

the silver foil speckled vase with a

globular base rising to a square form

neck, seal mark to the base25.5cm high

$500–800

201

A Chinese hexagonal glass vase

the mottled turquoise opaque glass

form

with a seal mark to the base

36cm high

$600–800

202

A Chinese hexagonal yellow glass vase

the yellow glass form with a stepped

square form foot rising to a flared rim

25cm high

$500–800

203

A pair of Chinese faceted yellow glass

vases

each bottle form vase with a long

tapering neck

24cm high

$500–800

204

A Japanese cloisonné vase,

first half 20th century

decorated with a large leafy

chrysanthemum on a cream ground

27.5cm high

$400–600

205

A Japanese enamel panel of two

cranes

with a red character mark lower left

17 x 11cm

$200–300

206

A Japanese Imari porcelain vase

26cm high

$300–500

207

A Japanese Imari porcelain vase

25cm high

$300–500

208

A set of four 17th century-style

Japanese woodblock prints,

19th century

individually framed

176 x 51cm

$1,000–1,500

209

A Korean elm cabinet

64cm high, 104cm wide, 40cm deep

$300–500

210

A Korean elm chest with iron lock plates

98cm high, 96cm wide, 41cm deep

$300–500

198


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211

211

A Moroccan bone inlaid mirror

108 x 70cm

$400–600

212

A large Moroccan engraved brass tray,

20th century

81cm diameter

$120–150

213

A Chinese Imari porcelain vase,

20th century

47cm high

$400–600

214

A Chinese rosewood low table

45cm high, 94cm wide, 94cm deep

$100–200


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215

A pair of gold speckled Murano glass

wall lights, Italian, 20th century

in the form of tall plumes

71cm high, 34cm wide

$2,000–3,000

216

A louis XV fruitwood side cabinet,

18th century

with elegant scroll panelled doors

and a shaped apron

95cm high, 105cm wide, 46cm deep

$800–1,200

217

A French provincial style fruitwood

dining table

76cm high, 162cm diameter

$800–1,200

215

216


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218

218

Two framed Chinese paintings

of fan leaves

150 x 80cm

$1,500–2,500

219

A French Louis XV style tortoiseshell

clock garniture

eight day bell strike movement

signed to face: Bozzo Augers

the clock 40cm high

$1,000–1,200

220

An art glass vase by Robert Wynns,

2004

of compressed ovoid form with a

lustred blue ground and red enamel

trailing decoration

20cm high

$200–400

221

A limited edition ‘Little Clarice’ porcelain

figure by Kevin Francis

numbered 583/2500 and Kevin Francis

ceramics factory mark to the base

16.5cm high

$80–120


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222

A Japanese cloisonné vase,

first half 20th century

decorated with a band of floriate motifs

on a green ground, two character

signature mark to the base

30cm high

$500–800

223

Two Japanese cloisonné vases,

first half 20th century

each decorated with a band of floriate

motifs on a green ground

24.5cm high

$500–800

224

A pair of Japanese cloisonné vases,

first half 20th century

each decorated with a spray of orchids

on a on a pale green ground

19cm high

$200–300

222

225

A Japanese cloisonné vase,

first half 20th century

decorated with a spray of orchids on a

on a pale blue ground

25cm high

$400–600

226

A Japanese cloisonné vase,

first half 20th century

decorated with leafy yellow flowers on a

on a pale grey/blue ground

22cm high

$200–300

227

A Japanese cloisonné box,

first half 20th century

decorated with delicate cherry blossom

on a green ground

10.5cm diameter

$150–250

225


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228

CHINESE SCHOOL,

18TH CENTURY

ink on silk

164 x 74cm

PROVENANCE

Kazari, Melbourne

$2,000–3,000

229

A painted and lacquered Tibetan chest,

20th century

102cm high, 107cm wide, 50cm deep

$400–640

230

A pair of Chinese export glazed pottery

figures of storks, 19th century

each in tones of green, yellow, white

and brown

28cm high

$1,500–2,500

231

A Japanese bronze vase, Meiji Period

with a slender fluted neck and applied

grasshopper, engraved signature to

the base

25cm high

$200–300

232

A Chinese red and white porcelain vase,

20th century

decorated throughout with panels of

flowers within scrolling borders

37cm high

$300–500

233

A large Chinese export style blue and

white bowl

decorated with a continuous scene

of a port with ships at anchor

16cm high, 36cm diameter

$500–800

228


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234

A George II style dower chest on stand,

Dutch East Indies, circa 1850

87.5cm high, 99cm wide, 44cm deep

$600–800

235

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL

Coastal View 1986

oil on canvas

signed with initials and dated lower

right: L R 86

70.5 x 81cm

$500–800

236

A William IV flame mahogany sideboard

122cm high, 114cm wide, 70cm deep

$600–1,000

237

A large fruitwood wall mirror,

20th century

117 x 97cm

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$120–180

238

A large French plaster wall panel

relief decorated with a Bacchanalian

scene

48 x 166cm

$320–480

239

A set of four balloon back mahogany

dining chairs, English, 19th century

$200–300

240

An Irish linen upholstered love seat,

19th century

length of back 126cm

$400–600

241

A mahogany breakfast table, English,

19th century

72cm high, 135cm diameter

$320–480

242

A Chinoiserie brass mounted lacquer

two tier side table

decorated throughout with flowering

chrysanthemum and horse head

supports to the corners

77cm high, 80cm wide, 37cm deep

$400–600

234


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243

A brass inlaid mahogany mantel clock,

circa 1880

made for the Indian market with a

French time only movement

52cm high

$600–800

244

A pair of French Empire gilt bronze urns

on marble stand

22cm high

$1,500–2,500

245

A pair of simulated bamboo caned

armchairs

each with linen cushions

$400–600

246

An art deco marble and bronze figured

card tray, by Max Valentin (1875–1931)

of circular form with an applied bronze

sculpture of two female nymphs,

signed M Valentin to the base

29cm high

$200–300

247

A late Victorian rosewood nursing

chair with pale pink velvet

upholstery

243

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock

Collection

$120–180

248

A pair of tan linen upholstered sofas,

20th century

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$500–800

249

A large Syrinx conch, Philippines origin

57cm long

$300–400

244


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250

An ornate vintage hall lamp

70cm long

$1,200–1,500

251

A velvet upholstered ottoman of

rectangular form with a buttoned top

and chestnut fringe

42cm high, 82cm wide, 58cm deep

$200–300

252

A museum quality collection of world

wide seashells

the largest 14cm long

$200–300

253

A large French provincial style

fruitwood extension dining table

77cm high, 330cm wide, 129cm deep

$1,000–1,500

254

A large Rococo style carved

giltwood frame

with later painting depicting a

bacchanalian feast

exterior 139 x 194cm,

interior 100 x 150cm

$800–1,200

250

255

An Edwardian marquetry inlaid walnut

bijouterie table

of rectangular form with bevelled glass

panels and a crimson velvet interior

75cm high, 69cm wide, 45cm deep

$500–800

256

A large Rococo style carved giltwood

frame

with a later painting after the work by

Frederic Remington ‘Charge of the

Rough Riders at San Juan Hill’

exterior 115 x 180cm, interior 88 x

150cm

$800–1,200

255


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257

A large English overmantel mirror,

circa 1820

with floral swags and shell cresting

168 x 103cm

$1,500–2,500

258

A French gilt metal mounted marble urn

52cm high, 27cm wide, 15cm deep

$300–400

259

A large Rococo style carved

giltwood frame

with later painting depicting

a battle scene

exterior 136 x 180cm,

interior 108 x 148cm

$800–1,200

260

A large Rococo style carved

giltwood frame

exterior 192 x 125cm,

interior 150 x 77cm

$800–1,200

261

A collection of novels and reference

books

$100–200

262

The Art Union, Volume VIII, circa 1840

one volume of the monthly journal of

Fine Arts, published from 1839 - 1848,

published by Hodgson & Graves, edited

by Samuel Carter Hall, edited by William

Henry Fox Talbot

NOTE

The Art-Union, fore-runner of the

Art Journal, was the most important

British 19th century art magazine.

It was founded in 1839 by the print

publishers Hodgson & Graves. The

first issue was published on February

15th 1839 in an edition of 750 copies.

Samuel Carter Hall was the first editor

and soon acquired an important stake

in the magazine. In 1848 the magazine

was bought by George Virtue and in

1849 the name was changed to The

Art Journal.

$100 - 200

263

A hand coloured engraved map of

Persia by Gall & Inglis of Edinburgh,

circa 1835

titled upper right ‘Map of Persia’

inscribed lower middle ‘published

by Gall & Inglis, 38 North Bridge

EDINGBURGH’

49 x 59cm

$500–800

264

A hand coloured engraved map of

Worcestershire and Gloucestershire by

Edward Weller, London

titled lower right ‘Worcestershire and

Gloucestershire’ inscribed lower right

‘by Edwd. Weller F.R.G.S’

65 x 48cm

$500–800

257


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265

265

A taxidermied shoulder mounted

Taurotragus Oryx (Livingstone Eland)

130cm high

$800–1,000

266

A Collection of International Decorative

Arts Auction catalogues

including Christie’s & Sotheby’s

$100–200

267

A bronzed metal bust of a man with a

parrot perched on his shoulder

signed illegibly to verso E.E. raised on a

shaped square form black marble plinth

34.5cm high

$300–500

268

A large Chinoiserie decorated glass

top desk

77cm high, 180cm wide, 90cm deep

$800–1,200

269

A George III mahogany corner

cupboard, English, circa 1780

219cm high, 125cm wide, 74cm deep

$300–500

270

A three branch brass hanging lamp with

frosted glass shades, possibly English

circa 1880

107cm long

$1,000–1,500


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271

A taxidermied shoulder mounted Oryx

Gazella (South African gemsbok)

160cm high

$800–1,000

272

A handpainted Miller hanging oil lamp,

American, circa 1880

51cm long

$100–200

273

ARTIST UNKNOWN

A View from Victoria, Hong Kong

circa 1850

colour reproduction photo lithograph

inscribed with printed text on margin: A

View from Victoria, Hong Kong, about

1850 by an unknown artist, From the

City Hall Gallery, Hong Kong

22 x 36.5cm

$150–250

274

The Readers Handbook by

E. Cobham Brewer

$120–180

275

An Art Deco walnut coffee table

53cm high, 128cm wide, 114cm deep

$200–300

276

A mahogany leather inset pedestal

desk, late 19th century

74.5cm high, 180cm wide, 98cm deep

$800–1,200

277

A green leather upholstered desk chair

$120–150

278

A Querandi cameo glass vase,

Argentinian, 20th century

of baluster form, etched with green

flowers and leafage on a yellow ground,

cameo mark

Querandi 23cm high

$300–500

271


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279

An Edwardian simulated bamboo

and pollard oak mirror

106 x 75cm

$400–600

280

A New Hebridese stone club

29.5cm

$100–200

281

A needlepoint bag the jadeite handle

attached to a hardstone inlaid gilt metal

surround, together with a turquoise

and coral inset enamelled silver filigree

finger extension conversion brooch

$300–500

282

A pair of Royal Worcester figures of

Liberty and Captivity, circa 1880

modelled as classical maidens, each

holding birds aloft in shot enamel

decorated robes

printed puce factory marks and model

numbers 2/116 to base

the largest 26cm high

$500–900

283

A Doulton Lambeth glazed stoneware

three-piece cruet set, 1882

decorated with beaded leafage on a

silver plate mount and stand,

inscribed initials for Georgina burr,

Alice Longhurst and Emma Shute,

impressed factory mark and date

12cm high

$200–400

279

284

A collection of Doulton Harvest and

Hunting pattern stoneware pottery,

1880/1920

comprising three mugs, a beaker, a

vesta vase, a silver mounted vase,

a miniature loving cup and a floral

enameled vase, each with factory

mark and edition to base except the

vesta vase

the largest 13cm high

$120–200


69

285

A George III fruit wood tilt top wine

table with a pie crust edge and turned

standard

73.5cm high, 76cm diameter

$800–1,200

286

A pair of French provincial style stone

mounted wrought iron consoles,

20th century

90cm high, 157cm wide, 50cm deep

$3,000–5,000

291

Three pieces of decorative glass,

19th century and later

comprising a Victorian amethyst ribbed

round bowl, a large green goblet vase

and a Loetz iridescent vase

the goblet 33cm high

$200–400

292

An art glass vase by Norman Stuart

Clarke (b.1944)

the hand blown green glass vase

decorated with trailing silver tendrils

19cm high

$150–250

287

A cased ‘His Masters Voice’ leatherette

portable gramophone, circa 1920

with a leatherette box of 78rpm

vintage records

the record box 34cm high

$120–200

288

CAROLE VERNET

(FRENCH, 1758 -1836)

Le Marchand de Saucisses

(The Merchant of Sausages)

lithograph

signed in the plate

36 x 25cm

$80–120

289

A Wedgwood gilded creamware dinner

set for twelve

comprising ninety three pieces, with

gilded edges and embossed scrolling

floriate border, stamped ‘Wedgwood of

Etruria and Barlaston’ and editioned to

the base

the largest platter 46.5cm diameter

$200–300

290

A collection of Doulton ‘Harvest and

Hunting’ pattern stoneware pottery,

1880/1920

comprising a coffee pot, two tea pots,

three sugar bowls, four milk jugs and a

lidded jar

the coffee pot 27cm high

$150–300

285


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293

A Persian Heriz carpet

wool pile and natural dyes

338 x 239cm

$3,000–5,000

294

A Persian Kashan rug, Northern Iran

inscribed ‘Kashan Omidi Atelier’

418 x 302cm

$3,000–3,500

295

A Persian Luri Behbahan rug,

Southern Iran, circa 1960’s

with a central red geometric

design on red and green borders

304 x 157cm

$1,500–2,000

296

A Persian Hosseinabad tribal rug

dark red and brown herati pattern

315 x 160cm

$1,500–2,000

297

A Persian Bakhtiari tribe rug,

circa 1960, South Western Iran

with a decorative garden design

on a pink ground

natural dyes, pure woollen pile

310 x 155cm

$1,500–2,000

298

A Persian Mahi Ardabil rug, Iran

herati pattern on a pale pink ground

300 x 195cm

$2,000–3,000

299

A Persian Songor Kolyaie hall runner

with a pale pink geometric design

on a black ground

pure wool pile with natural dyes

292 x 105cm

$800–1,000

300

A Persian Taroom tribal rug, Iran,

circa 1950s

golden ground with navy patterning

240 x 138cm

$1,000–1,500


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301

301

A red Persian Kashan rug, Iran

with natural dyes on a rich red ground

351 x 246cm

$2,500–3,500

302

A Ecbatana Shahrbeft Persian rug,

Western Iran

floral design on an indigo blue ground

370 x 272cm

$3,000–5,000

303

A Persian Najafabad Isafahan

Minakari design rug, Iran

blue floriate borders on a red

and cream ground

300 x 190cm

$2,000–2,500

304

A Persian Malayer hall runner

with a red Herati pattern on a black

ground with ornate cream borders

woollen pile

298 x 105cm

$800–1,000

305

A Chinese rug fragment, reputedly from

the Imperial Palace, Beijing

woven with roundels enclosing qilin on

a yellow ground with flaming pearls and

a lotus decorated border

162 x 78cm

$500–800

306

A Bautou rug, Mongolia circa 1920

168 x 188cm

$700–900

307

A Royal Worcester fruit plate, by Harry

Ayrton, dated 1935

painted with a central cartouche of

peaches and grapes, within gilt borders,

signed H. Ayrton, puce factory marks

and retailers mark for Elkington & Co.

Ltd., London

22.5cm diameter

$120–150

308

Three books on British porcelain and a

book on Auguste Rodin

$100–200


72

309

An ornate Rococo style oval gilt wood

mirror, 19th century

82 x 72cm

$300–500

310

A pair of Royal Worcester handpainted

and gilded cabinet plates by James

Stinton, circa 1929

painted with a central landscape

cartouche, reserved on a rich green

ground with scrolling floriate and foliage

decoration, signed Jas Stinton, gilded

factory mark to base

26.5cm

$600–800

311

A Victorian mahogany cheval mirror

160cm high, 80cm wide, 58cm deep

$300–500

312

A George III mahogany bow front chest

of drawers

108.5cm high, 104.5cm wide,

55cm deep

$500–800

309

310


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313

A George IV mahogany glass top wine

table, English, circa 1830

70cm high, 80cm diameter

$500–800

314

A provincial elm and oak spindle back

rocking chair, 19th century

$150–250

315

A George III carved mahogany red

velvet upholstered elbow chair,

circa 1790

$100–200

316

An Adam style carved mahogany side

cabinet, late 19th century

97.5cm high, 83.5cm wide, 45cm deep

$500–800

321

An English oak provincial side table,

18th century and later

70cm high, 75cm wide, 50cm deep

$300–500

322

A flame mahogany step front glazed

bookcase, English 19th century

205cm high, 127cm wide, 55cm deep

$500–800

323

A French Provincial style fruitwood

coffee table

45cm high, 146cm wide, 85cm deep

PROVENANCE

The Burdon Craddock Collection

$120–200

324

A carved mahogany side cabinet,

19th century and later

with mirror back and gallery on scrolled

supports

123cm high, 63cm wide, 30cm deep

$300-500

325

A French simulated bamboo mirror,

circa 1920

97 x 72cm

$200–300

End of Sale

317

A George III mahogany chest

of drawers

105cm high, 115cm wide,

57cm deep

$500–800

318

Two carved gilt wood shelves

the largest 40cm long

$150–250

319

A George III style mahogany carver,

19th century

$200–300

320

A George III bow front chest of drawers

with carved pilasters

109cm high, 105cm wide, 53cm deep

$500–800

313


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Terms & Conditions of Sale

The terms and conditions of sale listed here contain

the policies of Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers

Pty Ltd. They are the terms on which Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers Pty Ltd and the Seller contract

with the Buyer. They may be amended by printed

Saleroom Notices or oral announcements made

before and during the sale. By bidding at auction you

agree to be bound by these terms.

1. Background to the Terms used in

these Conditions

The conditions that are listed below contain terms

that are used regularly and may need explanation.

They are as follows:

“the Buyer” means the person with the highest bid

accepted by the Auctioneer

“the Lot” means any item depicted within the sale for

auction and in particular the item or items described

against any lot number in the catalogue.

“the Hammer price” means the amount of the highest

bid accepted by the auctioneer in relation to a lot

“the Buyers Premium” means the charge payable by

the Buyer to the auction house as a percentage of

the hammer price.

“the Reserve” means the lowest amount at which

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers has agreed with the

Seller that the lot can be sold.

“Forgery” means an item constituting an imitation

originally conceived and executed as a whole, with

a fraudulent intention to deceive as to authorship,

origin, age, period, culture or source, where the

correct description as to such matters is not

reflected by the description in the catalogue.

Accordingly no lot shall be capable of being a forgery

by reason of any damage or restoration work of any

kind (Including re-painting).

“the insured value” means the amount that Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers in its absolute discretion

from time to time shall consider the value for which

a lot should be covered for insurance (whether or

not insurance is arranged by Gibson’s Auctioneers

& Valuers.)

All values expressed in Gibson’s Auctioneers &

Valuers Pty Ltd catalogues (in any format) are in

Australian Dollars (AU$). All bids, “hammer price”,

“reserves”, “Buyers Premium” and other expressions

of value are understood by all parties to be in

Australian Dollars (AU$) unless otherwise specified.

2. Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers

Auctions as Agent

Except as otherwise stated Gibson’s Auctioneers &

Valuers Pty Ltd acts as agent for the Seller.

The contract for the sale of the property is therefore

made between the Seller and the Buyer.

3. Before the Sale

A) EXAMINATION OF PROPERTY

Prospective Buyers are strongly advised to examine

in person any property in which they are interested

before the Auction takes place. Neither Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers nor the Seller provides any

guarantee in relation to the nature of the property

apart from the Limited warranty in the paragraph

below.

The property is otherwise sold “AS IS”

B) CATALOGUE AND OTHER DESCRIPTIONS

All statements by Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers

in the catalogue entry for the property or in the

condition report, or made orally or in writing

elsewhere, are statements of opinion and are not

to be relied upon as statements of fact. Such

statements do not constitute a representation,

warranty or assumption of liability by Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers of any kind. References in the

catalogue entry to the condition report to damage

or restoration are for guidance only and should be

evaluated by personal inspection by the bidder or

a knowledgeable representative. The absence of

such a reference does not imply that an item is free

from defects or restoration, nor does a reference to

particular defects imply the absence of any others.

Estimates of the selling price should not be relied

on as a statement that this is the price at which

the item will sell or it’s value for any other purpose.

Neither Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers nor The

Seller is responsible for any errors or omissions in the

catalogue or any supplemental material.

Images are measured height by width (sight size).

Illustrations are provided only as a guide and should

not be relied upon as a true representation of colour

or condition. Images are not shown at a standard

scale. Mention is rarely made of frames (which may be

provided as supplementary images on the website)

which do not form part of the lot as described in the

printed catalogue.

Foreign buyers should note that all transactions

are in Australian dollars (AU$)so there may be a

small exchange rate risk. The costs associated

with acquiring a good certificate will be carried by

the purchaser. If the item turns out to be forged or

otherwise incorrectly described, all reasonable costs

will be borne by the vendor.

C) BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY

All property is sold “as is” without representation

or warranty of any kind by Gibson’s Auctioneers

& Valuers or the Seller. Buyers are responsible for

satisfying themselves concerning the condition

of the property and the matters referred to in the

catalogue by requesting a condition report

4. At the Sale

A) REFUSAL OF ADMISSION

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers reserves the right at

our complete discretion to refuse admission to the

auction premises or participation in any auction and

to reject any bid.

B) REGISTRATION BEFORE BIDDING

Any prospective new buyer must complete and sign

a registration form and provide photo-identification

before bidding. Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers may

request bank, trade or other financial references to

substantiate this registration.

C) BIDDING AS A PRINCIPAL

When making a bid, a bidder is accepting personal

liability to pay the purchase price including the

buyers premium and all applicable taxes, plus all

other applicable charges, unless it has been explicitly

agreed in writing with Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers

before the commencement of the sale that the

bidder is acting as agent on behalf of an identified

third party acceptable to Gibson’s Auctioneers &

Valuers and that Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers will

only look to the principal for payment.

D) INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATIONS

All International clients not known to Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers will be required to scan or fax

through an accredited form of photo identification

and pay a deposit at our discretion in cleared funds

into Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers’ account at least

48 hours before the commencement of the auction.

Bids will not be accepted without this deposit.

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers also reserves the

right to request any additional forms of identification

prior to registering an overseas bid.

This deposit can be made using a credit card,

however the balance of any purchase price in excess

of $5,000 can not be charged to this card without

prior arrangement. This deposit is redeemable

against any auction purchase.

E) ABSENTEE BIDS

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers will use reasonable

efforts to execute written bids delivered to us AT

LEAST 24 Hours before the sale for the convenience

of those clients who are unable to attend the auction

in person. If we receive identical written bids on a

particular lot, and at the auction these are the highest

bids on that lot, then the lot will be sold to the person

whose written bid was received and accepted first.

Execution of written bids is a free service undertaken

subject to other commitments at the time of the sale

and we do not accept liability for failing to execute

a written bid or for errors or omissions which may

arise. It is the bidder’s responsibility to check with

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers after the auction if

they were successful. Unlimited or “Buy” bids will not

be accepted. Please refer to our indicative bidding

increments below for appropriate absentee bid

amounts (Section K).

F) TELEPHONE BIDS

Priority will be given to overseas and interstate

bidders. Arrangements for this service must be

confirmed AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR to the auction

commencing. Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers

accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any errors

or failure to execute bids. In telephone bidding the

buyer agrees to be bound by all terms and conditions

listed here and accepts that Gibson’s Auctioneers

& Valuers cannot be held responsible for any

mis-communications in the process. The success

of telephone bidding cannot be guaranteed due to

circumstances that are unforeseen. Buyers should

be aware of the risk and accept the consequences

should contact be unsuccessful at the time of

Auction. You must advise Gibson’s Auctioneers &

Valuers of the lots in question and recommend a

‘Cover Bid’ amount should there be any issues with

technology or communication via the telephone

number provided. Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers

will advise Telephone Bidders who have registered

at least 24 hours before the auction of any relevant

changes to descriptions, withdrawals or any other

sale room notices.

G) ONLINE BIDDING

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers accepts no

responsibility for any errors, failure to execute bids or

any other miscommunications regarding this process.

It is the online bidder’s responsibility to ensure the

accuracy of the relevant information regarding bids,

lot numbers and contact details.

H) RESERVES

Unless otherwise indicated, all lots are offered subject

to a reserve, which is the confidential minimum price

below which the Lot will not be sold. The reserve will

not exceed the low estimate printed in the catalogue.

The auctioneer may open the bidding on any Lot

below the reserve by placing a bid on behalf of the

Seller. The auctioneer may continue to bid on behalf

of seller up to the amount of the reserve, either

by placing consecutive bids or by placing bids in

response to other bidders.

I) AUCTIONEERS DISCRETION

The Auctioneer has the right at his absolute and sole

discretion to refuse any bid, to advance the bidding

in such a manner as he may decide, to withdraw or

divide any lot, to combine any two or more lots and,

in the case or error or dispute and whether during or


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after the sale, to determine the successful bidder, to

continue the bidding, to cancel the sale or to reoffer

and resell the item in dispute. If any dispute arises

after the sale, then Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers’s

sale record is conclusive.

J) SUCCESSFUL BID AND PASSING OF RISK

Subject to the auctioneer’s discretion, the highest

bidder accepted by the auctioneer will be the buyer

and the striking of his hammer marks the acceptance

of the highest bid and the conclusion of a contract

for sale between the Seller and the Buyer. Risk and

responsibility for the lot (including frames or glass

where relevant) passes immediately to the Buyer.

K) INDICATIVE BIDDING STEPS, ETC.

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers reserves the right to

refuse any bid, withdraw any lot from sale, to place

a reserve on any lot and to advance the bidding

according to the following:

Increment Amount

Dollar Range

$20 $0–$500

$50 $500–$1,000

$100 $1,000–$2,000

$200 $2,000–$5,000

$500 $5,000–$10,000

$1,000 $10,000–$20,000

$2,000 $20,000–$50,000

$5,000 $50,000–$100,000

$10,000 $100,000–$200,000

$20,000 $200,000–$500,000

$50,000 $500,000–$1,000,000

Absentee bids must follow these increments and any

bids that don’t follow the steps will be rounded up to

the nearest acceptable bid.

5. After the Sale

A) BUYERS PREMIUM

In addition to the hammer price, the buyer agrees to

pay to Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers the buyers

premium. The buyer’s premium is 22% of the

hammer price plus GST. (Goods and Services Tax)

where applicable.

B) PAYMENT AND PASSING OF TITLE

The buyer must pay the full amount due (comprising

the hammer price, buyers premium and any

applicable taxes and GST) not later than three (3)

days after the auction date.

The buyer will not acquire title for the lot until

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers receives full

payment in cleared funds, and no goods under any

circumstances will be released without confirmation

of cleared funds received. This applies even if the

buyer wishes to send items interstate or overseas.

Payment can be made by the following means:

• Bank Transfer/Direct Deposit is our preferred

method of payment

Account Name: Gibsons Auctions

Bank:

Bank of Melbourne

(A division of St George)

BSB: 193879

Account No: 441701443

Swift Code: SGBLAU2S

Routing Code: 021000021

Bank Address: 197-201 Glenferrie Road,

Malvern, Vic, 3144

The buyer is responsible for any bank fees and

charges applicable for the transfer of funds into

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers’s account

• Personal, Company and Bank Cheques are not

accepted without prior approval.

• Eftpos (no charge)

• Credit cards: Visa and Mastercard (1.2% incl GST

merchant fee) and American Express (2% incl

GST merchant fee)

Please note that credit card transactions over

$5,000 will not be accepted over the telephone

unless by prior arrangement.

• Cash up to AU$10,000 can accepted in

cash. For any amount over this, cash is to be

deposited directly into our account at a Bank of

Melbourne/St George branch

C) COLLECTION OF PURCHASES & INSURANCE

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers is entitled to retain

items sold until all amounts due to us have been

received in full in good cleared funds. Subject to this,

the Buyer shall collect purchased lots within three

(3) days from the date of the sale unless otherwise

agreed in writing between Gibson’s Auctioneers &

Valuers and the Buyer.

At the fall of the hammer, insurance is the

responsibility of the purchaser.

D) PACKING, HANDLING AND SHIPPING

At the request of the buyer, Gibson’s Auctioneers &

Valuers may assist with packing of goods but takes

no responsibility for loss, damage or breakage that

may occur.

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers at the request of the

buyer may arrange for a carrier, packer or shipper to

have the property packed, insured and shipped at

the buyer’s expense. All packing, shipping, insurance,

postage & associated charges will be borne by the

purchaser.

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers can assist with

removal companies that the buyer can use but takes

no responsibility whatsoever for the actions of any

recommended third party.

E) CULTURAL HERITAGE EXPORT LICENCES

Unless otherwise agreed by us in writing, the fact

that the buyer wishes to apply for an export licence

does not affect his or her obligation to make full

payment immediately, nor our right to charge

interest or storage charges on late payment. It

is the Buyer’s responsibility to check Australia’s

Protection of Moveable Cultural Heritage Act 1986

before purchase. If the Buyer requests Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers to apply for an export licence

then we shall be entitled to charge a fee for this

service. We shall not be obliged to rescind a sale nor

to refund any interest or other expenses incurred

by the Buyer where payment is made by the Buyer

in circumstances where an export licence is not

granted.

F) REMEDIES FOR NON-PAYMENT

If the Buyer fails to make full payment immediately,

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers is entitled to exercise

one or more of the following rights or remedies (in

addition to asserting any other rights or remedies

available under the law)

i) to charge interest at the ANZ visa credit card

rate as published weekly in the Australian

Financial Review

ii)

iii)

iv)

to hold the defaulting Buyer liable for the

total amount due and to commence legal

proceedings for it’s recovery along with interest,

legal fees and costs to the fullest extent

permitted under applicable law

to cancel the sale

to resell the property publicly or privately on

such terms as we see fit

v) to pay the Seller an amount up to the net

proceeds payable in respect of the amount bid

by the defaulting Buyer. In these circumstances

the defaulting Buyer can have no claim upon

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers in the event that

the item(s) are sold for an amount greater than

the original invoiced amount.

vi)

vii)

to set off against any amounts which Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers may owe the Buyer in

any other transactions, the outstanding amount

remaining unpaid by the Buyer.

where several amounts are owed by the Buyer to

us, in respect of different transactions, to apply

any amount paid to discharge any amount owed

in respect of any particular transaction, whether

or not the Buyer so directs.

viii) to reject at any future auction any bids made by

or on behalf of the Buyer or to obtain a deposit

from the Buyer prior to accepting any bids.

ix)

to exercise all the rights and remedies of a

person holding security over any property in

our possession owned by the Buyer whether by

way of pledge, security interest or in any other

way, to the fullest extent permitted by the law of

the place where such property is located. The

Buyer will be deemed to have been granted such

security to us and we may retain such property

as collateral security for such Buyer’s obligations

to us.

x) to take such other action as Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers deem necessary or

appropriate

If we do sell the property under paragraph

(iv), then the defaulting Buyer shall be liable

for payment of any deficiency between the

total amount originally due to us and the

price obtained upon reselling as well as for

all costs, expenses, damages, legal fees and

commissions and premiums of whatever kinds

associated with both sales or otherwise arising

from the default.

If we pay any amount to the Seller under

paragraph (v) the Buyer acknowledges that

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers shall have all

of the rights of the Seller, however arising, to

pursue the Buyer for such amount.

G) FAILURE TO COLLECT PURCHASES

Where purchases are not collected within three (3)

days from the sale date, whether or not payment

has been made, we shall be permitted to remove the

property to a warehouse at the buyer’s expense, and

only release the items after payment in full has been

made of removal, storage handling, insurance and

any other costs incurred, together with payment of all

other amounts due to us.

6. Extent of Gibson’s Auctioneers &

Valuers Liability

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers agrees to refund

the purchase price in the circumstances of the

Limited Warranty set out in paragraph 7 below.

Apart from that, neither the Seller nor we, nor any

of our employees or agents are responsible for

the correctness of any statement of whatever kind

concerning any lot, whether written or oral, nor

for any other errors or omissions in description

or for any faults or defects in any lots. Except as

stated in paragraph 7 below, neither the Seller

ourselves, our officers, agents or employees give any

representation warranty or guarantee or assume any

liability of any kind in respect of any lot with regard

to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose,

description, size, quality, condition, attribution,

authenticity, rarity, importance, medium, provenance,

exhibition history, literature or historical relevance.

Except as required by local law any warranty of any

kind is excluded by this paragraph.

7. Limited Warranty

Subject to the terms and conditions of this

paragraph, the Seller warrants for the period of

fourteen (14) days from the date of the sale that

any property described in this catalogue (noting

such description may be amended by any saleroom

notice or announcement) which is stated without

qualification to be the work of a named author or


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authorship is authentic and not a forgery. The term

“Author” or “authorship” refers to the creator of the

property or to the period, culture, source, or origin

as the case may be, with which the creation of such

property is identified in the catalogue.

The warranty is subject to the following:

i) it does not apply where a) the catalogue

description or saleroom notice corresponded

to the generally accepted opinion of scholars

and experts at the date of the sale or fairly

indicated that there was a conflict of opinions,

or b) correct identification of a lot can be

demonstrated only by means of a scientific

process not generally accepted for use until

after publication of the catalogue or a process

which at the date of the publication of the

catalogue was unreasonably expensive or

impractical or likely to have caused damage to

the property.

ii)

iii)

iv)

the benefits of the warranty are not assignable

and shall apply only to the original buyer of the

lot as shown on the invoice originally issued by

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers when the lot was

sold at Auction.

the Original Buyer must have remained the

owner of the lot without disposing of any interest

in it to any third party

The Buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy against

the Seller in place of any other remedy which

might be available, is the cancellation of the sale

and the refund of the original purchase price

paid for the lot less the buyers premium which is

non refundable. Neither the Seller nor Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers will be liable for any

special, incidental nor consequential damages

including, without limitation, loss of profits not for

interest.

v) The Buyer must give written notice of claim

to us within fourteen (14) days of the date of

the Auction. The Seller shall have the right,

to require the Buyer to obtain two written

opinions by recognised experts in the field,

mutually acceptable to the Buyer and Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers to decide whether or not

to cancel the sale under warranty.

vi)

the Buyer must return the lot to Seller in the

same condition that it was purchased.

8. Severability

If any part of these Conditions of Sale is found by any

court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part

shall be discounted and the rest of the Conditions

shall continue to be valid to the fullest extent

permitted by law.

9. Copyright

The copyright of all images, illustrations and written

material produced by Gibson’s Auctioneers &

Valuers relating to a lot including the contents of this

catalogue, is and shall remain the property at all times

of Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers and shall not be

used by the Buyer, nor by anyone else without our

prior written consent. Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers

and the Seller make no representation or warranty

that the Buyer of a property will acquire any copyright

or other reproduction rights in it.

10. Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions and any matters

concerned with the foregoing fall within the exclusive

jurisdiction of the courts of the state in which the

auction is held.

11. Pre-Sale Estimates

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers publishes with each

catalogue our opinion as to the estimated price range

for each lot. These estimates are approximate prices

only and are not intended to be definitive. They are

prepared well in advance of the sale and may be

subject to revision. Interested parties should contact

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers prior to auction for

updated pre-sale estimates and starting prices.

12. Sale results

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers will provide auction

results, which will be available as soon as possible

after the sale. Results will include buyer’s premium

(22% plus GST). These results will be posted at

www.gibsonsauctions.com.au.

13. Goods and Service Tax

In accordance with A New Tax System (Goods

and Services Tax) Act 1999 Gibson’s Auctioneers

& Valuers Auctions will collect on behalf of the

Australian tax office (ATO) a Goods and Service Tax

(GST) of 10% on all applicable transactions.

ABN: 26 440 767 899

GST is applicable on the hammer price in the case

where the seller is selling property that is owned by

an entity registered for GST. GST is also applicable

on the hammer price in the case where the seller is

not an Australian resident. These lots are denoted by

a dagger symbol † placed next to the estimate.

GST is also applicable on the buyer’s premium.

Overseas buyers and buyers non-resident in Australia

will not be charged GST on both hammer price and

premiums under the following conditions:

1. The items are exported through a Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers approved freight

company including Australia Post

2. The items are exported within 60 days of the

date of the sale

The invoice supplied by Gibson’s Auctioneers &

Valuers for purchases will be regarded as a Tax

invoice for GST purposes.

14. Resale Royalty Scheme

Under the legal obligations of the Resale Royalty

Scheme for Visual Artists Act 2009, sellers must

provide the following information to comply with

the act:

• was the artwork acquired after 8 June 2010?

• is the sale/reserve price (including GST) $1,000

or more?

• is the artist from Australia or a country listed in

the Regulations to the Act?

• is the artist alive, or deceased less than 70

years?

The seller:

i) acknowledges that he or she understands his or

her legal obligations under the Resale Royalty for

Visual Artists Act 2009 (the Act);

ii)

iii)

iv)

undertakes to comply with all requirements of

the Act, including by providing its agent, the

company, with accurate information sufficient for

compliance with sections 28 and 29 of the Act;

undertakes to indemnify the company for any

loss incurred by the company as a result of

the vendor’s failure to comply with any of the

vendor’s legal obligations under the Act; and

acknowledges that if he or she fails to comply

with any of his or her legal obligations under

the Act, the company may provide the vendor’s

name and contact details to Copyright Agency

Limited (CAL).

Lots subject to payment of the Resale Royalty

Scheme will be denoted by the §. The Australian

Resale Royalty is a flat rate of 5% on the hammer

price (including GST). The Australian Resale Royalty

is payable by the seller in addition to the buyers

premium plus any applicable GST.

15. Jewels & Watches

GEMSTONES

Gemstones have historically been subjected to a

variety of treatments to enhance their appearance.

Sapphire and rubies are routinely heat treated to

improve their colour and clarity, similarly emeralds

are frequently treated with oils or resin for the same

purpose. Other treatments such as staining or dyeing,

irradiation, filling or coating may have been used

on other precious and semi-precious gemstones

and organic material. These treatments may be

permanent, whilst others may need special care to

preserve their appearance. Buyers should assume

that each lot has been subject to some form of

treatment and that the estimates reflect this.

A number of laboratories issue certificates that

give detailed descriptions of gemstones, and in

the event that Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers has

been supplied with or obtained certificates for any

lot, this shall be noted in the catalogue. However,

as there may not be consensus between different

laboratories on the degree, or types of treatment

of the gemstones, Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers

supplies these without warranty.

Buyers should assume that all gemstones sold by

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers may have been

subjected to such treatments, and that the catalogue

estimates reflect this.

PEARLS

Pearls, like gemstones, are also subject to various

treatments. Buyers should assume that any pearls

sold by Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers may have

been subjected to such treatments, and that the

catalogue estimates reflect this.

WATCHES

Please note: All watches sold by Gibson’s

Auctioneers & Valuers are sold on an “as is”

basis. Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers makes no

representation or warranty that any watch is in

working order. Many watches have been repaired

over their lifetime and may contain non-original parts.

The absence of any reference to the condition of a

watch does not imply that the lot is in good condition

and without defects, repairs or restorations. Buyers

should be aware that a general service, change of

battery or further repair work, for which the Buyer is

solely responsible for, may be necessary.

ESTIMATED WEIGHTS

If a stone has a known weight, it has been weighed

out of the mount. If a stone has an estimated weight,

it is an approximate weight only and has been

measured by us in the mount and is a statement of

opinion only. The information is given as a guide only

and Buyers should satisfy themselves with regard to

this information as to its accuracy.


Lot 141

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