Antique & Design

 

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Title  A very rare gilt copper Ceremonial Mace of the 19th century known as a Soota

Dimensions

Height 104 cm

Width 18 cm

Depth 10 cm

Weight 2.7kg

Description

A rare beautifully made ceremonial mace in repousse copper and mercurial gilding.  Apparently similar but smaller examples were brought out of India in the 1980's by an English Antiques connoisseur. This item is twice that size. Hand beaten from sheets of copper or brass. The skills in this repousse work is formidable, working to form the image from the inside out including the well figured leopards head.  Made in four sections and joined internally with hand cut steel screw thread. The entire piece is then mercurial gilded with real gold.

This type of mace  known as a Soota or souta was usually carried by a Soota berdar as part of the regalia of a Maharaja.

A similar example was sold by Christies in October 2011 in south Kensington for GBP 13,750.

 

Indian 19th century.

 


Price AUD $5950

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Title    A heavy ormolu French Empire Jewel Casket With Putto on black marble pedestal

Dimensions

Width 18cm

Height 10cm

Length 13cm

Description

Ormolu Empire jewel casket with sleeping putto top. Raised on lions paw feet and gilt ormolu wreath on patinated bronze casket. Mounted on black marble base.


French Circa 1820

Price AUD $2,950

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Title Superb quality cast Prussian Berlin iron jewellery box 1835

Dimensions

Height 13cm

Length 23cm

Depth 16 cm

Description

19th century Berlin solid cast iron jewel casket in the manner of K.F. Schinkel. Original Prussian blue hand stitched silk lined interior. It has its original key and lock. The key turns but the lock needs lubrication to loosen it again. Exquisite attention to detail and without restorations or repairs. Superb quality casting. Height 13cm Width 23 cm Depth 16 cm weight 3.2kg

Price $1795

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Title    A Grand mercurial gilt heavy bronze candelabrum French Rennaissance style 19th century

Dimensions

Height 43 cm

Width 37 cm

Depth 37 cm

Candle base height : 27cm



Description

A Superb quality French ormolu candelabrum with with six arms emminating in two heights from a beautifully formed candelabra base.

Scroll arms or solid bronze with acanthus scrollwork and rams heads supporting neoclassical acanthus adorned wax trays and original candle cups.

It is very rare to find such a wonderful piece of ormolu and in such good condition. The gilding is flawless and original

 

French, Paris , circa 1840


Price $12,500

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Title   Well carved Louis XV giltwood table mirror

Dimensions

Height 26 cm

Width  17 cm
Depth 4 cm


Description

Beautifully carved watergilt Lousi XV table mirror with watergilt finish in real gold leaf. the mirror has a integrated stand or can be hung on a wall.

it also retains it's original mirror glass.

 

French 19th century

 


Price $ 595

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Title  Pair or rare Swedish porphyry and ormolu candlesticks Karl Johan period

Dimensions

Height 19 cm

Width 11 cm

Depth 11 cm


Weight 2.5 kg


Description

Rare pair of Swedish Porphyry candelsticks with mercurial gilt bronze mounts.

This gorgeous pair are in excellent condition and the Swedish stone is unique and faultless, no chips or repairs.

In the Empire manner, with reeded column with chisseled floral acanthus scrollwork with palmette top. Still retain their original bronze wax drip trays / bobeche that hold the candle.

 Porphyry was mined in Alvdalen since 1788 . It was later aquired by the King of Sweden Karl XIV Johan, and these candelsticks would date and come from this source.

The lower platform base with turned ornamentation and shaped bases are all original and the gilding is flawless and original

 

Swedish, Stockholm, circa 1825


Price AUD $8995 pair

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Title French Gilt Bronze Ormolu Candlestick with Roman figure with bow circa 1790

Dimensions

Height 26cm

Length 7.5cm

Depth 7.5cm

Description

Gilt bronze candlestick Roman god circa 1790 Original mercurial gilding. The bow and quiver are cast separately and fine chisselled details to the face and hands complete a most devine ormolu candlestick


France, Circa 1790

Price AUD $2,400

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Title Superb heavy silvered  Tiger pendant with green stone centre

Dimensions

Height 70 mm

Width 55 mm
Depth 25 mm

 

Weight 125 grams


Description

Chinese silvered filligrework metal mounted Jade like pendant with double sided motif of a crouching tiger, surrounded by wirework silver butterflies. The top mount with a silver loop for suspension by a chain or silk cord.

 

Superb quality green jade like stone disk with good patina.

 

 

Purchased in the 70's by a retired Attache

Chinese , Circa 1890

Price  $195

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Title  Vintage Danish signed George Jensen Yin Yang pendant

Dimensions

Width 53mm

Thickness 3 mm

Length of original chain 650mm

Weight 65 grams



Description

A genuine George Jensen solid pewter pendant .

This vintage Pewter pendant design # 295 is made in Denmark signed Jorgen Jensen. The piece is in good condition, and probably dated circa 60s.

Jorgen Jensen was another well-known Danish pewter artist/craftsman. Born in 1931, the son of a realtor, he’s often mistaken for the son of silversmith Georg Jensen, who had the same name. For a short time, he worked at Georg Jensen's workshop, but moved first to Montreal then Stockholm before setting up a studio from 1960-1965 in the basement of a building his father owned in Copenhagen. Jensen liked to work in pewter because he found it pliable and affordable. Unlike the other Jensens, he created simple, fine jewelry in pewter.

"Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts" there is a little piece of Yin in every piece of yang and vice versa.

All pewter 1960s vintage including original chain.

Measurements: disc width 3mm think diameter 2"

A few surface scratches and minor dings appropriate for this vintage.

 

 

Danish Mid 20th century


Price $120

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Title Bronze Chinese DRAGON statue on burgundy marble base French 19th century

Dimensions

Height 12cm

Length 14cm

Depth 8cm

Description

Gorgeous bronze Griffin or Dragon statue with stretched wings and firmly footed on a rouge marble base.. Fienly chisseled scales to the body and resting on four well carved paws.

French made for the oriental gentleman collector.
Ideal as a paperweight.
Price SOLD

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Title Louis Philippe Hand Mirror Marquetry
Louis Philippe Hand mirror marquetry

Dimensions

Width 14cm

Length 26cm

Description Louis Philippe Hand mirror with marquetry inlay in box wood on birds eye maple. Good original pen work and patina and retains its original bevel edged mirror. First half of the 19th century France.
Circa 1820

Price SOLD

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Title Rare Pair Of Onyx Urns
Rare pair of Onyx urns Dimensions Height 30cm Depth 16cm Diameter 16cm

Description Rare pair of lidded Onyx urns with gilt mounts in the Italian manner. Priced per pair.

Price SOLD
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Title Tortoiseshell Miniature Lute
Dimensions Height 6cm Length 20cm Depth 6.5cm

Description Tortoiseshell miniature lute with ivory and mover of pearl shell inlays and brass stringing. A wonderfully cute souvenir of the Grand Tour.
Circa 1900

Price SOLD
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