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Title    Australian cast iron foundry plaque from Ballarat Jas Smith Pty ltd circa 1920

Description

 Antique Australian cast iron foundry plaque from Ballarat Jas Smith Pty ltd circa 1920

A matching example is located in the collection of the yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum .

James Smith originally from Aberdeen emmigrated to Australia in 1852 and set up his foundry and engineering works in Ballarat Victoria.

Own a piece of Australian histopry from Victoria.

Australian circa 1920

 

Dimensions:

Height : 9.5cm

Width : 14cm

Depth : 0.7cm

Weight : 300 grams


Price  AUD $245

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Title  Large antique ornate sculpted charger with gilt highlights 19th century Berlin Lauchhammer original


Description

Large antique ornate sculpted charger with gilt highlights 19th century Berlin Lauchhammer original.

 

Cast and signed by the Lauchhammer foundry in berlin in the late 19th century this display platter could easily be mistaken for bronze but in fact was made of the much rarer and much harder to produce material of cast iron. the jewell like quality of this example with its mercurial gilt ormolu highlights adds to the luxury of this gorgeous design.

19th century foundries tried to perfect casting of extremely high quality iron decorative items and those foundries in Berlin certainly succeded. Buderus foundry still makes superb quality castings and is known for their extreley delicate antique jewellery etc.

 

 

Prussian Berlin mid 19th century

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 47cm

Diameter 47cm

Depth : 3 cm


Weight 4.3 kg

 


Price AUD $1295

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Title Large superior quality French Campagna shape urn in solid cast iron similar to Napoleon era Berlin iron 1850

Dimensions

Height 33.5cm

Diameter 15cm
Weight 3.6 kg


Description

Large single French antique Campagna shaped urn or mantle vase with well shaped flared bowl and fitted handles.

The vase top resting on ornate four sided pedestal base with bas relief panels.

Originally this Cassolette vase would have been used as a mantle urn or for the centre of a table as it is finished all round. It may have contained a bouquets of hand made silk flowers adorning an ornate fireplace.

This is a superior quality of the vases signed MIGNON and of much finer detailed carving to the casting mould.

It is similar in quality to the magnificent jewellery made in cast iron in Berlin during the Napoleonic wars.

 

French mid 19th century



Price AUD $1150

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Title    Empire Swedish Gustavian wine cooler antique painted toleware lidded basket or coal bucket

Description

 Antique Empire period black painted wine cellarette . A tapering shaped toleware lidded bucket . This neoclassical moveable wine cooler in steel or tinned iron tapering 8 sides with two gilt ring pull handles and Apollo sculpture ormolu to front. The hand beaten shaped top with bronze Louis XVI ormolu handle and wrought iron hinges.

Raised on wrought iron feet this unique basket or wine cooler would be ideal used as a waste paper basket or wine  spirits cooler container.

This ornate example may have been made for a very prosperous Empire period home as the ultimate coal scuttle bucket or for any number of uses.

A rarity for any neoclassical interior, this basket still retains its original Swedish country painted finish  and has nice original patina unrestored and in very good condition for its age. It would suit uses many uses.

Swedish 1820 in the Gustavian manner

 

Dimensions:

Height overall : 46 cm

Width : 50cm

Depth : 38cm



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Title Rare pair of late 18th century Wedgwood style cast iron urns 1780

Dimensions
Height 25cm

Width 13 cm

Depth 12 cm


Description


Vary rare pair of neoclassical late 18th century Imperial Russian vases. Finely worked bulbous body with cast neoclassical elements in the Wedgwood manner. These unusual urns have different ornamental sculptures to each side and have applied neoclassical Medusa head handles to each side. The rim of each vase is nicely worked and the whole is mounted on a stepped quire base, held together by a hand cut square nut and thread.


Price AUD $2,850 pair

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Title Rare cast pireced work Schinkel design Berlin Iron pen vase

Dimensions

Height 10cm

Diameter 8cm

Description

One for the collection of rare Berliner Eisen antiques. This genuine antique 1820's unique vase or urn has pierced carved sides and is of a beautiful waisted shape and raised on three lion paw feet in the Ancient Roman manner. Superb casting includes Prussian eagles and acanthus scrollwork and would most probably have been made in Biedermeier era Berlin. No foundry stamps but definitely first 1/4 of the 19th century. You may see similar examples at the MAK in Vienna or the SCHINKEL museum in Berlin. The design is by the famous Prussian Royal Court architect

Karl Friedrich SCHINKEL.

Origin : Berlin 1820


Price AUD $795

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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

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Title Rare Pair Antique Berlin Iron Candlesticks after a Schinkel design
Dimensions Height 30cm Diameter 10cm

Description Rare pair Berlin Iron candlesticks In the manner of K.F. Schinkel on tripod base and fine pierced acanthus details. This design has been copied by modern fine arts casting Buderus Foundry but these are the real 19th century castings
Circa 1825

Price AUD $2,200
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Title Large Signed pair of French Campagna shape urns 1850

Dimensions

Height 34cm

Diameter 16cm
Weight 8 kg the pair


Description

Large pair of French antique Campagna shaped urns with well shaped flared bowl and fitted handles.

The vase top resting on ornate four sided pedestal bases with bas relief panels.

The sides are signed MIGNON .

Originally they would have been used as mantle urns and would have contained bouquets of hand made silk flowers adorning an ornate fireplace.

French mid 19th century

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Title Rare Pair Berlin Iron Caryatid Candlestick 1825

Dimensions

Width 8cm

Height 31cm

Depth 8cm

Description Rare Pr Berlin Iron caryatid candlesticks with turned columnar pedestals and square bases. A very rare item of the late Empire Biedermeier period
Circa 1825

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Title Antique Cast Iron Crucifix Inscribed Inri 1830
Cast iron Crucifix Inri 1830

Dimensions

Height 20cm

Description rare Berlin Cast iron Crucifix Inri 1830, probably Sayner foundry.

Superb detail
Circa 1830

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Title Medium Cast Iron Crucifix Inri 1830
Dimensions Height 25cm

Description Medium Cast iron Crucifix Inri Berlin 1830, one of a collection of three. This one is extremely detailed with scull and cross bones atop of the last feast. Turly a casting of the very highest quality and in the best condition
Circa 1830

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Title  Rare pair of Large cast metal canopic urns in the Ancient Egyptian style

Dimensions

Height 20cm

Diameter 16 cm
Weight 6 kg  or 3 kg each


Description

Large ancient Egyptian style pair of canopic urns with the heads of Pharaoh Osiris mounted top. Note the royal beard below the chin and the cartouche engraved cast into the body of the urn.

The jar lid lifts off the urn and is complete with a metal unsert that lifts out . The body with cast bass relief and heiroglyths  and the dish base with winged scarab ornament.

Bronzed waxed finish.

 

French early 20th century

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Title Large Signed steel WMF centrpiece tazza , mid century

Dimensions

Height 8cm

Diameter 24cm

Description

Large Artware Stainless steel presentation Tazza or unusual steel base in organic form.

Stamped WMF the material Cromargan was used exclusively by WMF since the 1920's

This Bowl would date from the late 1960's early 1970's.

In superb condition.

Germany , mid 20th century

Price AUD $150

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Title  Pair of Heavy Antique French wrought Iron Gates 1850

Dimensions

Height 240cm

Width combined 204cm

Depth 8cm


DESCRIPTION:
Pair of French heavy antique iron gates.

Beautifully wrought in solid iron, these gates are in original condition and a truly remarkable example of the blacksmith's ironwork. Nice gothic rosette centre to each panel and a shaped scroll top to the centre.

very solid and heavy French gates. Ideal as a courtyard focus and very secure. Still retains its original pivot hinges.
France Circa 1850

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Title Cast Iron Chestnut Urn
cast iron Chestnut urn Dimensions Height 30cm Diameter 21cm

Description Sheraton style heavy cast iron Chestnut urn with lift lid

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Title Large Elegant Cast Iron Chestnut Urn
Large elegant cast iron Chestnut urn Dimensions Height: 52cm Diameter: 35cm

Description Large Georgian style cast iron Chestnut urn with lid in the Sheraton manner

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Title Large Berlin Iron 1815 Crucifix
Large Berlin Iron 1815 crucifix Dimensions Height: 45cm

Description Large Berlin Iron 1815 crucifix. Such wonderful cast detail is the first time in history where iron casting was taken to the heights of precision art work due to the excessive costs of the Napoleonic wars. Few cast iron pieces of this type still survive . Please see our other two crosses from the same collection
Circa 1815

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Title Imperial Russian Ornate Metal Urn Signed
Imperial Russian ornate metal urn Signed Dimensions Height: 36cm

Description Imperial Russian ornate metal urn Signed to base. Lovely cast details of the finest quality. the original lid with acorn finial top and acanthus scroll edging. late 19th century

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Title Pair Antique Cast Iron Berlin Tazza
Pair antique cast iron Berlin tazza Dimensions Width: 21cm Height: 9cm Depth: 21cm

Description Pair antique cast iron Berlin tazza after Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Berlins most famous architect of the 19th century. priced per pair. Nicely worked ornate cast bases

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Title Antique French Cast Iron Horse Fireback

Dimensions

Height 39cm

Width 46cm

Description French antique French Cast iron Horse fireback fireplace insert to reflect heat. Nicely sculpted horse figure. the fire back plate is cast 15mm thick and weighs a total of 13.2 kg.


Circa 1870

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Title Berlin Iron Sarcophagus Inkwell
Berlin Iron sarcophagus inkwell Dimensions Height 10cm Length 9cm Depth 6cm

Description Berlin Iron sarcophagus inkwell . Extremely rare cast iron Empire inkwell in the shape of a sarcophagus raised on lions paw feet . The top with Napoleons hat. The interior fitted with inkwell and powder and underneath in finely cast iron the likeness of Napoleon's body resting in state . These types of inkwells are very rare and illustrate the saying "the pen is mightier than the sword". This type are rare and cast in iron and stem from Berlin in the 1820's
Circa 1820

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Title Rare Berlin Iron Candelabra By Offenbach
Rare Berlin iron candelabra by Offenbach Dimensions Height 22cm Length 19cm Depth 10cm

Description Rare Berlin iron candelabra by Offenbach signed to base. Extremely high quality casting Jewel like quality. The double candles mounted with the bust of a Roman senator
Circa 1830

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Title French Napoleon Iron Fireback
French Napoleon iron fireback Dimensions Height 56cm Length 53cm

Description French Napoleon iron fireback 19th century cast iron with a polished patina. Rare!
Circa 1815

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Title Pair Berlin Iron Tazza After Kf Schinkel
pair Berlin iron tazza after Kf Schinkel Dimensions Height 10cm Length 21cm

Description pair Berlin iron tazza after K. F. Schinkel the famous architect of neoclassical Berlin in the Biedermeier period. These stand on a well shaped ornate foot and are American castings of the original 1820's design
Circa 1815

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Title    Empire Swedish Gustavian wine cooler antique painted toleware lidded basket or coal bucket

Description

 Antique Empire period black painted wine cellarette . A tapering shaped toleware lidded bucket . This neoclassical moveable wine cooler in steel or tinned iron tapering 8 sides with two gilt ring pull handles and Apollo sculpture ormolu to front. The hand beaten shaped top with bronze Louis XVI ormolu handle and wrought iron hinges.

Raised on wrought iron feet this unique basket or wine cooler would be ideal used as a waste paper basket or wine  spirits cooler container.

This ornate example may have been made for a very prosperous Empire period home as the ultimate coal scuttle bucket or for any number of uses.

A rarity for any neoclassical interior, this basket still retains its original Swedish country painted finish  and has nice original patina unrestored and in very good condition for its age. It would suit uses many uses.

Swedish 1820 in the Gustavian manner

 

Dimensions:

Height overall : 46 cm

Width : 50cm

Depth : 38cm



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Title Large Rare Berlin Iron Crucifix 1815
Large rare Berlin Iron crucifix 1815 Dimensions Height 45cm

Description Larger rare Berlin Iron crucifix 1815 illustrated (247) in Willem Aroenhoevel's Book "Iron for Gold". Beautifully cast in jewel quality cast iron
Circa 1815

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Title French Empire Iron Firplace Reflector
French Empire Iron firplace reflector Dimensions Width 41cm Height 46cm

Description Finely cast iron French Empire Period Fireback heat reflector plate with the form on an angel. 1820, very heavy
Circa 1815

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Title Victorian Cast Steel Tole Ware Casket
victorian cast steel tole ware casket Dimensions Height 12cm Length 11cm Depth 8cm

Description heavy victorian cast steel tole ware casket with steel/ iron lid and inner lid of lead. Possibly an early tobacco humidor or a tea caddy
Circa 1815

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