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Highlights from The Decorative Arts Collection of the late J.O.Fairfax installed in the Leonard Joel Sydney Office




VIEWING 39 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025 Saturday 26 August 11am-6pm Sunday 27 August 11am-6pm Tuesday 29 August 11am-6pm Wednesday 30 August 11am-6pm Thursday 31 August By Appointment


Robert Williams

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Emily Sinclair

National Head of Single-Owner Collections & Sydney Office 02 9362 9045 | 0403 142 106

Administrator & International Liaison 02 9362 9045 | 0437 506 887

Art Specialist 02 9362 9045

Trevor Fleming

Sally Robin

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Retford Park, Bowral


The Philanthropist and Connoisseur So much has been written about the Fairfax family and story that for me it is as though I have been invited inside a discreet aspect of Australian social history. My first drive to Retford Park, with its beautiful English-inspired gardens and Victorian Italianate mansion that greeted me, belied the truly diverse, international and complex nature of James Fairfax’s collecting style. As the appointed auctioneer it is my privilege to be managing this private collection for the estate and I feel very lucky indeed to be part of what is essentially the “collecting” chapter of the biography of this great Australian. Now with this auction, his life of connoisseurship finds its ultimate philanthropic expression.

JOHN ALBRECHT Managing Director & National Head of Collections



An unpretentious yet grand collecting methodology The Decorative Arts Collection of The Late J.O. Fairfax features over 600 lots of

forward to sharing this collection with our clients in Australia and indeed, all

superb Asian works of art and textiles, European furniture, porcelain, silver and

over the world.

photography that reflect the passions and travels of a man with an unpretentious,

Proceeds from the auction will be invested in a fund, The James Fairfax

yet grand and meticulous collecting methodology.

Foundation, which will provide income to help support charities that Mr Fairfax

As we travel through the collection we are given valuable lessons in the fine art of

supported during his life, including The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, The

collecting and the value of provenance. Each subject reveals a wealth of cultural

Children’s Medical Research Foundation and WWF.

heritage, intellect, astute investing and sometimes humour. Unfettered by

We look forward to welcoming you to the viewing of this historic collection at our

budget and motivated to acquire only the best examples of type, this collector’s

premises in Sydney, from 26-30 August.

refined eye uncovered objects of great appeal. Numerous visits to Retford Park, the home of this most personal collection, and conversations with Mr Fairfax’s nearest and dearest, have made researching this


collection a fascinating experience. As a UK-trained specialist I am delighted

National Head of Single-Owner Collections

to offer so many pieces of international calibre and flavour and I am looking


Highlights from The Decorative Arts Collection of the late J.O.Fairfax installed in the Leonard Joel Sydney Office


SESSION I THURSDAY 31 AUGUST 2017 6.30PM DECORATIVE ARTS Lots 1 - 102 ETHNOGRAPHIC Lots 103 - 130 JAPANESE Lots 131 - 166 CHINESE Lots 167 - 215 Please note that provenance notes for each lot are on handwritten cards provided by the estate. No purchase receipts are available unless otherwise stated.


Decorative Arts

LOTS 1 - 102

By collecting from the heart, Mr J.O Fairfax AC has created an authentic collection and a lasting legacy. ROBERT WILLIAMS, NATIONAL HEAD OF SINGLE-OWNER COLLECTIONS

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1 A SET OF SIX ROYAL WORCESTER AUSTRALIAN WILDFLOWER SERIES PLATES Painted by A.Shuck; two plates marked 9762 (T) and 9762 4F, two marked Ellis Rowan Series, initialled AS (GG) and (PP) each titled, illegible, one signed R.Austin Rd No 564935, one signed W.Hart, titled Cunningham (G4), all with Quaker grey border and gilded rim, dated 1913-1917, 23cm diameter $3,000-5,000 2 A SET OF EIGHT ROYAL WORCESTER AUSTRALIAN WILD BIRD CUPS AND SAUCERS Painted from watercolour designs by Ellis Rowan, each signed W.Powell, titled; Turquoisine, Splendid Grass and Bourke’s Parakeet - Red-eared Fire-tailed, Black-rumped Parson and Marked Grass Finch - Gouldian and Crimson Finch, cups 10.8 saucer 16.8cm diameter, (8) $3,500-5,500

3 A PAIR OF AUSTRALIAN ARTS & CRAFTS WALNUT CHAIRS WITH ANOTHER SIMILAR ARMCHAIR, PROBABLY BY W.H.ROCKE & CO OF MELBOURNE Each upholstered in striped fabric, two matched and one larger, the largest 76 width x 80 depth x 102cm height

5 A QUEEN ELIZABETH II ROYAL PRESENTATION SILVER AND GOLD CIGARETTE BOX BY GARRARD & CO LTD, LONDON 1972 Decorated with reeded bands within floral cast borders, the hinged cover embellished with EIIR coronet in gold, enclosing gilded interior, 396 grams, 13cm width

PROVENANCE: Purchased 1985, Christie’s Milton Park Bowral, No 75 $800-1,200

PROVENANCE: Presented by HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh to Sir Hughie Idwal Edwards, VC, KCMG, CB, DSO, OBE, DFC Governor of Western Australia (1974-1975) and Mrs Dorothy Carew Edwards when H.M the Queen returned to the U.K for the General Election. Then gifted to James Oswald Fairfax AC on his 50th birthday in 1983 by Dorothy Carew Edwards. $1,000-2,000

4 A PIETRA DURA MARBLE TOPPED COFFEE TABLE, BY LESLIE WALFORD Of circular form on a bamboo form bronze base, signed Leslie Walford with dedication to his friend James Fairfax to base, 77cm diameter $600-900


6 A SET OF FOUR VICTORIAN NOVELTY KANGAROO SALTS BY JOHN SAMUEL HUNT FOR HUNT & ROSKELL, LONDON 1856 Each modelled as a kangaroo on grassy rockwork base with shell form salt, 1338 grams, 12.5cm high, (4) $7,000-10,000

9 A COMPREHENSIVE VA VISTA ALEGRE PORTUGAL PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE, CUSTOMISED WITH FAIRFAX MOTTO Embellished with blue bands picked out with gilded stars, each with lion rampant armorial and ‘Lucem Fer Fac’ banner, a version of the Fairfax family motto ‘O Torch Bear Light’

7 A LATE 19TH CENTURY CONTA & BOEHME ‘SYDNEY HERALD NEWSPAPER’ FIGURAL TOBACCO JAR A polychrome painted caricature study reading the Sydney Herald, marked 2557 to cover, 25.5cm high

OTHER NOTES: Comprising; 1 large covered soup tureen with plate, 2 medium sized covered vegetable dishes, 1 gravy boat, 7 dinner plates, 12 entree plates, 18 side plates, 10 soup bowls, 13 crescent shaped side plates, 3 butter dishes, 5 coffee cups, 4 coffee cup saucers and 2 small diamond shaped dishes (85) $700-1,000

PROVENANCE: Reputedly purchased due to the resemblance of a Fairfax family member, this rare example depicts the Sydney Herald $300-500 8 SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE COMMEMORATIVE SILVER BY STUART DEVLIN FOR DAVID JONES, 1973 The goblets boxed, together with a set of four spoons (6) $1,000-2,000

10 A GOOD EARLY GEORGE III SILVER WAITER BY JOHN CARTER, LONDON 1768 With pierced rim finely cast with beaded C scrolls, flower heads and foliage, the well engraved with coat of arms of Fairfax with Bangnell in pretence, on three pierced feet, 417 grams, 18.5cm diameter $800-1,200



11 A SUBSTANTIAL GEORGE III ‘EAST INDIA SHIPPING’ INTEREST SILVER SALVER PROBABLY BY WILLIAM BAGNALL, LONDON 1814 With gadrooned rim on paw foot with unusual pineapple cartouche, the central well engraved with armorial, dedicated to the underside; Presented to Thomas Briggs Esq, Commander of HMS Clorinde by the following Commanders of East India Ships in Testimony of the high sense they entertain of hi professional abilities and for his great attention to them while under his convoy until their safe arrival in England in August 1844Arch Swinton, Cha Graham, Ja Fairfax, In R Franklin, Hen Christopher, Ja Sotheby, Simon Lee, Alex Nairne, Hugh Reid, 47cm diameter, 2988 grams $3,000-5,000 12 A CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN JUG, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The footed jug, decorated to the exterior in lovely underglaze blue with figures surrounded by pavilions and flowering trees, a band of lotus petals to the lower section, and the raised foot, with a boat near mountains, the shaped lip with a floral, ‘ruyi’ design to the inner rim, with spotted loop handle, 14cm high $500-1,000 清 外銷青花小瓷壺 估價: $500-1,000

13 AN EAST INDIA COMPANY CHINESE EXPORT TUREEN AND TWO DISHES, QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1775 The tureen painted with floral swags and sprays, with gilded hare mask handles, the plates painted with jovial European figures within landscapes, 23cm diameter and 31cm width, (3) LITERATURE: Tureen illustrated: Art & Australia, Vol. 3, No. 4, page 262 $1,800-2,800 14 A RARE BERMUDA ‘CHIPPENDALE’ HALL CHAIR, CIRCA 1780 With pierced flat back splat and drop in seat on cabriole front legs with ball and claw feet, of pegged and joint construction, 54 width x 57 depth x 104cm height $1,000-2,000 15 A PAIR OF PORTUGUESE MAHOGANY ELBOW CHAIRS, MID 18TH CENTURY The carved top rail and waisted frame enclosing a pierced vase shaped splat, with scrolling arms above drop in seat on cabriole legs, claw and ball feet joined by stretchers, 62 width x 56 depth x 113cm height $1,200-2,200 16 AN ITALIAN LATE 17TH CENTURY WALNUT PRIEDIEU, CIRCA 1680 The hinged top with gadrooned edge above frieze with rosettes, supported by columns on platform base with hinged lid on moulded plinth, 75 width x 55 depth x 86cm height $1,000-2,000 17 A RARE GERMAN FAIENCE HAWK FORM JUG, POSSIBLY GLIENITZ, CIRCA 1765 Boldly painted, the handle modeled as an entwined branch, 35cm high PROVENANCE: Stodel Collection sticker (marked Fay 171) to base $1,800-2,800 18 AN ITALIAN MONTELUPO TIN GLAZED EARTHENWARE DISH, 17TH CENTURY Boldly painted with stylised striding figure, 30cm diameter $800-1,200 19 A 17TH CENTURY NORTH EUROPEAN WALNUT AND FRUITWOOD TRIC-TRAC GAMES TABLE The cover with central burr walnut veneer with feather banded border, lifts to reveal internal parquetry games board on turned legs with x-shaped stretcher, the cushion sided top unpins from the base, 105 width x 58 depth x 82cm height $1,800-2,800




20 AN ITALIAN MARBLE GROUP CARVING, ATTRIBUTED TO LORENZO BARTOLINI (ITALIAN 1777-1850) On plinth with inscription Cane con Beccaccia (Il Cane di Orazio Hall), [dog with woodcock / the dog of Orazio Hall], 88 width x 36 depth x 42 height Inscribed: BARTOLINI DIEDEABBOZZATO, A SNO KLEIBER NEL 1825 TERMINO IN SEGNO DI RICONOSCENZA ALL AMICO ORAZIO COTANZA HALL LI 1840 Translates: “Bartolini gave sketch, a sno Kleieber in 1825, completed as a sign of recognition, a friend of Orazio and Costanza Hall, 1840”

PROVENANCE: Reputedly purchased from Heim Gallery, London, 1969 according to estates original provenance notes LITERATURE: For discussion of the grave designed and executed by Lorenzo Bartolini for Sebastiano Kleiber, please see: Acordon, Angela. “Il Monumento a Sebastiano Kleiber Di Lorenzo Bartolini Nel Cimitero Degli Inglesi e Alcune Proposte Sui Suoi Committenti e Sulla Cronologia Delle Sue Opere.” Mitteilungen Des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol. 45, no. 1/2, 2001, pp. 263–284

OTHER NOTES: Lorenzo Bartolini has a well documented connection to Sebastiano Kleiber and his heirs/ friends Alfred and Orazio Hall, the shared tomb of whom Bartolini designed and completed. Sebastiano Kleiber was a powerful merchant in Tuscany during this period, who passed in 1836, the inscription noting a recognition of his patronage, potentially commissioned by the inheritors of his copper mine. $5,000-8,000

21 AN IMPRESSIVE EGYPTIAN PORPHYRY BASIN, POSSIBLY ROMAN Of oval form carved with well, 36 width x 25 depth x 13cm height PROVENANCE: Purchased in 1993 from McWhirter in London according to estate provenance card $2,000-3,000


22 A RARE PAIR OF CHARLES II BEECH AND OAK JOINED STOOLS, CIRCA 1670 The single plank chamfered top above plain freeze, block and ring turned legs joined by stretchers, each 46 width x 24 depth x 54cm height $1,200-2,200 23 A RARE CHARLES II OAK LONG JOINT STOOL, CIRCA 1670 The single plank top above plain freeze, block and ring turned legs joined by stretchers,128 width x 32 depth x 51cm height $1,500-2,500 24 A CHARLES II LABURNUM AND OAK JOINED CHEST, CIRCA 1680 Typically formed in two parts, the two plank top above geometric mitre-moulded front on stile supports, 102 width x 54 depth x 93.5cm height $1,400-2,400

26 A JAMES I SILVER SEAL TOP SPOON BY DANIEL CARY, LONDON 1624 The shaped finial on fig shaped bowl, 46 grams, 16cm $800-1,200 27 A CHARLES I SILVER SEAL TOP SPOON BY DANIEL CARY, LONDON 1628 The shaped finial on fig shaped bowl, 58 grams, 16.7cm $1,000-2,000 28 A LARGE PROVINCIAL SILVER SEAL TOP SPOON, CIRCA 1630 The large seal top engraved with initials MN IS, the large fig shaped bowl stamped with makers mark WL then another three times on the stem, 53 grams, 17.8cm $1,000-2,000

25 A VERY RARE PAIR OF ELIZABETHAN SILVER LION SEJANT SPOONS BY WILLIAM CALDWELL, LONDON 1598 The lion supporting a fleur de lis coat of arms on faceted tapering stem, 96 grams, (2) $4,000-6,000

29 A LARGE PROVINCIAL SILVER AND PARCEL GILT SEAL TOP SPOON, CIRCA 1630 The large seal top engraved with initials MS RS, the large fig shaped bowl stamped with makers mark I?G, 45 grams, 17cm $1,000-2,000 30 A RARE SCANDINAVIAN SILVER GILT SEAL TOP SPOON, CIRCA 1650 The oval bowl with hallmarks, the stem with maidens head finial and engraved with initials IL, 39 grams, 16.5cm $1,000-2,000 31 A FINE WILLIAM AND MARY SILVER PORRINGER AND COVER, LONDON 1689 The cover with foliate knop finial above swirling foliate chased decorative cover, the body with band of conforming palmette from the base, engraved W.S.M, hallmarked maker rubbed RC? Cover not marked, 616 grams, 21 width x 15.5cm high $3,000-5,000



32 AN EXCEPTIONAL QUEEN ANNE SECRETAIRE TOILET MIRROR, CIRCA 1700S With original bevelled plate glass, the feather banded fall front enclosing secretaire with pigeon holes and drawers, resting on pull out arms flanking shaped drawer fitted with compartments and pair of boxes, 41 width x 26 depth x 89cm height $1,000-2,000

34 A GEORGE I WALNUT AND FEATHERBANDED CHEST OF DRAWERS, CIRCA 1720 Three short above three graduated drawers on bracket feet, 102 width x 55 depth x 100cm height

33 A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT WING ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 1710 The padded shaped back, shaped wings and outscrolled arms standing on walnut cabriole legs carved with cartouche motif at the knees, upholstered in exceptionally fine petit and gros point tapestry with figures, birds and animals, 80 width x 79 depth x 112cm height

35 A REGENCY CHINOISERIE IVORY AND POLYCHROME PAINTED SIDE/SEWING TABLE The top lifting to reveal compartment, the escutcheon placed on frieze dummy drawer, on tapered legs, 48 width x 37.5 depth x 73cm height $1,000-2,000

PROVENANCE: Purchased from Mallett in 1992 according to provenance note $3,000-5,000



PROVENANCE: Purchased from David Jones Gallery 1976 $1,200-2,200

36 A GEORGE II WALNUT SIDE TABLE, SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY The dish top above single drawer, oak lined with compartments, the shaped apron on cabriole legs with fan carved pad feet, 75 width x 51.5 depth x 70cm height $800-1,200


37 A GOOD WORCESTER SERVING PLATTER, CIRCA 1770 Of rectangular form with canted corners, the blue scale ground with gilded reserves of exotic birds, butterflies flowers and insects, 39 x 29cm $800-1,200 38 A RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY BOW ‘SEASONS’ AUTUMN FIGURE Modelled carrying a wheat sheaf with blossoms, the leaning figure of a boy polychrome painted on a scrolling naturalistic base, 22.5cm high PROVENANCE: Penfold Nyland Collection sticker verso Hyam & Co 158 Brompton Road London label $600-800


39 AN EXCEPTIONAL GEORGE III MAHOGANY PEDESTAL PARTNERS DESK, CIRCA 1765 The sloping and adjustable top with finely carved gadrooned border above three drawers frieze enclosing on long drawer with central partition and leather mounted pull out board, supported by the pedestals each with three drawers flanking a kneehole cupboard, mirroring the partner side with dummy frieze drawer, with key, 135 width x 78.5 depth x 83cm height One key PROVENANCE: Purchased Mallett & Son London in 2000 Mallett Millennium by Lanto Synge ‘Fine Furniture and Works of Art, page 102 illustration 99 OTHER NOTES: The form and quality of the desk exhibit attributes of pieces that have been attributed to the St Martin’s Lane syndicate of cabinet makers whose output is epitomised by the leading 18th century furniture designer and manufacturer Thomas Chippendale. $12,000-20,000

40 A WILLIAM AND MARY SILVER PORRINGER, LONDON 1693 With S scroll handles on curved lobed and fluted lower band, bright cut band and crest, initialled T.P M.D 1696 to base, makers mark worn, 115 grams, 13.5cm at widest $700-900 41 A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE SILVER CANDLESTICKS BY ANDREW RAVEN, LONDON 1702 Each on stepped base with canted corners, the turned stem terminating in spool shaped socket, the base engraved with coat of arms, 667 grams, 16.8cm high PROVENANCE: Art Gallery of N.S.W Rare & Beautiful Things, 1961 No 132 $5,000-8,000

42 A LARGE QUEEN ANNE BRITANNIA STANDARD SILVER TANKARD BY JOHN GIBBONS, LONDON 1706 Of slight tapering cylindrical form engraved with crest, corkscrew thumb piece and scrolled handle engraved SKE, stepped domed cover, 1050 grams, 21.5cm high $2,500-3,500 43 A QUEEN ANNE BRITANNIA STANDARD SILVER TANKARD BY JAMES ROOD, LONDON 1711 Of slight tapering cylindrical form with bifurcated thumb piece and scrolling handle engraved RH, the flattened cover with reeded rim, 569 grams, 16.5cm high $2,800-3,800


44 A QUEEN ANNE BRITANNIA STANDARD SILVER CHOCOLATE POT BY NATHANIEL LOCKE, LONDON 1712 Of tapered cylindrical form with domed cover and faceted spout with scrolling wooden handle, the base engraved AR, hallmarks to cover and pot, total weight 523 grams, 21cm high $2,800-4,800 45 A FINE AND RARE GEORGE I SILVER COFFEE POT BY AUGUSTINE COURTAULD, LONDON 1716 The high domed top and bell finial above faceted and C capped spout on tapered cylindrical form and stepped base, engraved arms of Bucknall, 622 grams $3,000-5,000 46 A GOOD GEORGE I DOUBLE-LIPPED SILVER SAUCEBOAT BY AUGUSTIN COURTAULD, LONDON 1725 With gilded interior, double C scroll handles on heavily cast body on stepped oval spread foot, engraved with armorials of Wyndham of Orchard Wyndham (ancestor of the Earls of Egremont), 21cm width, 555 grams $3,200-4,200 47 A GEORGE I BRITANNIA STANDARD SILVER TANKARD BY MATHEW MADDEN, LONDON 1716 Of tapering cylindrical form with reeded band, the bifurcated capped thumb piece and scrolled handle engraved ST, makers mark ‘Ma’, 617 grams, 17cm high $2,000-3,000 48 A GOOD GEORGE I SILVER CASTER BY PAUL DE LAMERIE, LONDON 1737 The finial on chased and pierced high dome cover with cartouche of intertwined cornucopia on reeded band, the waisted body embellished with lion masks joined by festooned garland above moulded stepped circular foot, 24.5cm high $7,000-10,000



49 A GOOD PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER WAITERS BY ABRAHAM BUTEUX, LONDON 1728 Of plain square form with everted molded rim on four bracket feet, total weight 546 grams, 15cm, (2) $1,000-2,000

50 A GEORGE II IRISH SILVER ALMS DISH, DUBLIN 1730 Of plain circular form with everted rim, engraved with crest, 440 grams, 23.5cm $700-900 51 A GEORGE II SILVER COFFEE POT BY ROBERT MAKEPEACE, NEWCASTLE 1738 Of plain tapering cylindrical form with folded in foot, the bell shaped finial on stepped dome cover, acanthus capped spout and wooden handle, 881 grams, 22.5cm high $1,500-2,500


52 A GEORGE II SILVER COFFEE POT BY AYME VIDEAU, LONDON 1745 Of tapering cylindrical form with tucked in foot, the stepped dome cover with bell finial, scrolling wooden handle, engraved with crest and armorial, total weight 952 grams, 24.5cm high $1,500-2,500 53 A GEORGE II SILVER SAUCEBOAT, LONDON 1758 With gadrooned shaped rim and acanthus capped handle, on shell and gadrooned molding on spread foot, engraved with lion rampant and spear crest, 579 grams, 22cm width $1,000-2,000 54 A LARGE CHANTILLY KAKIEMON ‘SEAU A BOUTEILLE’ WINE COOLER, CIRCA 1735 Of cylindrical form with dragon form handle mounts, painted with squirrel and Kakiemon flowers, red hunting horn mark, 16 height x 19cm diameter $3,000-5,000 55 A GOOD MATCHED PAIR OF CHANTILLY KAKIEMON RAFRAICHISSOIRS, CIRCA 1730 Of typical form with branch and leaf handles, each painted with squirrel and Kakiemon flowers, red hunting horn mark on one, 9.5cm high, (2) $2,000-3,000




56 A FINE AND RARE SET OF FOUR LARGE LOUIS IV PROVINCIAL WALNUT FAUTEUILS OPEN ARMCHAIRS, CIRCA 1700S Each with shaped flat back over scrolling arms over shaped seat rail on cabriole legs joined by x-shaped stretcher, upholstered in yellow buffalo suede, each 65 width x 69 depth x 108cm height

58 A FINE CHANTILLY LEAF-SHAPED CUP AND SAUCER, CIRCA 1735 Each painted in Kakiemon style with leaf branch and pomegranate design, brown-edged rims, the cups handle and saucers stalk picked out in green, both with red hunting horn mark $1,800-2,800

PROVENANCE: Purchased from Mallett in London as from Château de Savigny-les-Beaune France according to provenance note $4,000-6,000

59 A CHANTILLY KAKIEMON ‘ECUELLE’ PORRINGER COVER & STAND, CIRCA 1735 Of quatrelobed form painted with Kakiemon flowers and insects, the cover with flower knop, the tray with brown-edged rim, red hunting horn mark, tray 23.5 width, dish 15.5cm width, (2)

57 A PAIR OF CHARLES X EMPIRE EGYPTIAN REVIVAL PALAIS ROYALE CANDLESTICKS IN ORMOLU & MOTHER OF PEARL, CIRCA 1810 The acanthus cast socles supported by three neo Egyptian heads, the faceted stems terminating in claw and ball feet on circular foot, each 20cm high $800-1,200


OTHER NOTES: For similar examples refer to the Metropolitan Museum New York $2,000-3,000 60 AN EXTREMELY RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE CHANTILLY KAKIEMON VERRE A LIQUEUR, CIRCA 1735 This rare form not recorded in any literature on Chantilly, painted in a Kakiemon design, 8cm high $2,000-3,000

61 ‘THE SIR CECIL BEATON CBE DESK’ A FINE LOUIS XVI TULIPWOOD & PARQUETRY BUREAU EN PUPITRE The three quarter pierced gallery top above the tooled leather mounted sloping top, flanked by narrow drawers to the sides above the front tambour shutters enclosing nine small drawers bordered with purpleheart, embellished all round with trellis sycamore parquetry and boxwood stringing framed by ormolu beading, on tapering legs headed by foliate ormolu mounts, joined by two open galleried platform shelves with figured central olivewood oval inlay, ending in ormolu feet, the interior stencilled 103, 77 width x 54.5 depth x 133cm height Two keys PROVENANCE: 1980 Christie’s Sale Catalogue of Contents of Reddish House, Broad Chalke, the former home of Sir Cecil Beaton C.B.E. Lot 54 page 35 Purchased: Partridge Fine Arts, London, ref. 20486 $25,000-35,000






62 A LOUIS XVI STYLE SAVONNERIE CARPET, 20TH CENTURY The carved design, a pale ivory field with an oval flourish of flowers within a blue ribbon surround, the ivory field with shaped foliage border enclosing festoons of flowers executed in pink, blue, green and gold, 402 length x 295cm width PROVENANCE: Purchased: Galerie Catan, Paris, 1966, one of the most important carpet and tapestry galleries in Paris from 1956 to 1981 $1,000-2,000 63* A RARE FRENCH ‘VIERGE OUVRANTE’ CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF NELSON, 19TH CENTURY The torso opening to reveal a depiction of Nelson’s death at Trafalgar, 19cm high $800-1,200

66 AN ATELIER BERNARD APT FAIENCE MARBLEIZED DINNER SERVICE, 20TH CENTURY Extensive service, mostly signed, 122 pieces OTHER NOTES: Comprising; 14 dinner plates, 21 soup plates, 10 side plates, 14 entree plates, 17 double handled soup bowls, 1 large covered soup tureen, 1 long oblong serving dish, 2 covered comports, 1 hot chocolate pot, 1 oval platter, 1 large platter, 2 large round platters, 8 coffee cups, 9 coffee cup saucers, 9 teacups and 11 teacup saucers (122) $1,000-2,000

70 A GEORGE III SHERATON STYLE MARBLE TOPPED CONSOLE Of restrained form with band of parquetry inlay on straight tapered legs, 88 width x 50 depth x 76cm height $700-900 71 A GEORGE II GREY VEINED MARBLE TOPPED WALNUT CENTRE TABLE, CIRCA 1730 With incised carved cabriole legs terminating in pad feet, 104 width x 58 depth x 73cm height $1,000-2,000

67 A FRENCH PROVINCIAL FRUITWOOD FARMHOUSE TABLE, LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY The three plank top framed and on cabriole legs with shell motif carved apron, 224 width x 96 depth x 76cm height $800-1,200

72 A RARE AND FINE GEORGE III LION MASK STRAINER SPOON, POSSIBLY ORLANDO JACKSON & JAMES YOUNG The finely modelled lion mask handle above acanthus and vine wrapped reeded stem terminating in pierced frilled bowl, marks obstructed by piercing, 280 grams, 31cm long

64 FRENCH PROVINCIAL FRUITWOOD CANE BACK DINING CHAIRS, A SET OF SIX AND TWO CARVERS, CIRCA 1880 The carvers with red leather seats and arms, the six with floral carved crests, the cane seats with serpentine carved seating rails above channel grooved cabriole, the carvers 55 width x 56 depth x 97cm height $1,000-2,000

68 A ROYAL SAXON MEISSEN KAKIEMON LARGE DISH, MARK FOR KNIGLICHE HOF CONDITOREI, CIRCA 1740 Painted with the ‘gelbe lowe’ pattern, with tiger curled around flowering bamboo and prunus, with interspersed blossom, dark brown rim, blue crossed sword mark within purple enamelled HC mark and inventory number 250, impressed 22 - 3 to base, 33.5cm diameter $2,000-3,000

LITERATURE: London Goldsmiths 1697-1837 A.G.Grimwade pp 755, 559 The Collectors Dictionary of the Silver & Gold of Great Britain & North America by Michael Clayton p283 Fig 561d (illustrated) $1,500-2,500

65 A SEVRES STYLE ‘CELESTE’ PORCELAIN PLATTER, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY Of elongated octagon form, centrally painted with court scene of a mother and daughter at play pulling her daughter on a ribbon bound trolley horse, within an architectural garden, 41cm width $1,000-2,000

69 A RARE ROYAL SAXON MEISSEN KAKIEMON BOWL AND COVER, JOHANNEUM MARK, CIRCA 1728-1731 Embellished with kakiemon designs, the cover with crouching hare finial, blue crossed sword mark and incised Johanneum marks, 12.5cm diameter $1,800-2,800

This item has received CITES approval for sale within Australia. Please note your country’s regulations regarding the importation of natural material.

73 AN IRISH GEORGE III STERLING SILVER TWO-HANDLED FOOTED CUP BY CHARLES TOWNSEND, DUBLIN 1771 Of baluster form with acanthus capped handles, finely chased and embossed with flute player, lamb and birds amongst c scrolls and floral sprays, engraved with crest and letter L in swan mounted cartouche, 443 grams, 15.5cm high $1,000-2,000


74 A GEORGE III SILVER SNUFFER TRAY BY JAMES MORRISON, LONDON 1760 Of waisted shaped form with shell capped handle on four pad feet, engraved with coat of arms, 260 grams, 19.5cm width, with silver plate snuffers of the same period (2) $700-1,000 75 A GEORGE III SILVER TANKARD, LONDON 1765 Of tapering cylindrical form with reeded band, the foliage capped thumb piece and scrolled handle engraved AS, makers mark rubbed, 775 grams, 19cm high $1,500-2,500 76 A GEORGE III SILVER COASTER BY EDWARD LOWE, LONDON 1775, WITH PAIR, PROBABLY BATEMAN CIRCA 1795 The first with pierced gallery on three ball and claw feet, the pair with fruitwood turned bases, marks rubbed, 13 and 12cm diameter, (3) $2,000-3,000

77 A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III SILVER SAUCEBOATS BY PARKER & WAKELIN, LONDON 1776 Each with ribbon tied reeded rim, handle and collet foot, engraved with crest, 1274 grams, (4) $4,000-6,000 78 A GEORGE III SILVER CAKE BASKET BY ROBERT HENNELL, LONDON 1782 Of Neoclassical design with pierced, engraved and bright cut detailing, engraved with crest to well, 36.5cm width, 739 grams $1,000-2,000

81 A MATCHED VICTORIAN SILVER FLATWARE TABLE SERVICE, VARIOUS MAKERS AND DATES, 1845-1858 In the Albert pattern and near comprehensive setting for twelve, (81)

79 A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER COASTERS, POSSIBLY JOHN TOULIET, LONDON 1795 Of restrained form with reeded wirework gallery, the silver well with engraved ‘Arm & Anchor’ crest mounting a turned wooden base, 14cm diameter $1,000-2,000

OTHER NOTES: Comprising; 11 table knives, 12 entree knives, 9 table forks, 12 entree forks, 11 soup spoons, 11 dessert spoons, 10 tea spoons, 1 large fish slice, 2 butter knives, 1 pair of sugar tongs and 1 sugar sifter spoon (81) $2,000-3,000



80 AN UNUSUAL GEORGE III SILVER SOUP LADLE BY THOMAS PHIPPS & EDWARD ROBINSON, LONDON 1804 The eagle form handle on tapering stem to acanthus capped oval bowl, 379 grams, 36.5cm long $800-1,200

82 A VICTORIAN SILVER ‘JAPONAISE’ AESTHETIC PITCHER AND TWO GOBLETS BY JOHN ALDWINCKLE & JAMES SLATER, LONDON 1882/4 Of tapered form, the jug with bamboo handle, each chased with cranes, blossom and butterflies, each hallmarked, 898 grams, tallest 20cm, (3) $700-900 83 AN INTERESTING VICTORIAN SILVER TEA POT BY STEPHEN SMITH, LONDON 1873 Finely chased and embossed with oak leaf design on an oak bark textured ground, with branch finial, 469 grams, 21.5cm width $600-800

84 AN ENGLISH 19TH CENTURY METAMORPHIC FLAME MAHOGANY GENTLEMANS DRESSING CABINET The rectangular top with hinged panels opening to reveal baize lined compartment below the ratchet lift up mirror on two cupboard doors revealing four fitted drawers to one side and cabinet on the other, on plinth base, 74 width x 51 depth x 75cm height $800-1,200 85 AN IMPRESSIVE GEORGE IV MAHOGANY PIER TABLE, PROBABLY SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1820-1830 The red granite top above carved apron and finely deep carved acanthus capped s-scroll legs terminating in claw feet, straight back legs, 103 width x 56 depth x 91cm height $1,400-2,400

86 A MATCHED IMARI DINNER SERVICE, MOSTLY DAVENPORT LATE 19TH CENTURY In typical palette picked out in gilt, (42) PROVENANCE: The Estate of the late Mervyn Horton OTHER NOTES: Comprising; 1 large covered soup tureen and platter, 1 small covered soup tureen, 2 covered vegetable dishes, 1 large grooved meat platter, 1 small platter, 1 teapot, 18 dinner plates, 9 soup bowls, and 8 side plates (42) $1,000-2,000


88 87 A GEORGE IV BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY LAP DESK ARTISTS BOX, CIRCA 1825, ON LATER STAND With inset tooled leather top opening to vacant compartment with adjustable brass arms, the side with inset brass handle of fitted drawer containing compartments with original paints by Reeves & Inwood and others, 53.5 width x 39 depth x 79cm height including stand

89 A CENTRAL PERSIAN SULTANABAD CARPET, LATE 19TH CENTURY A particularly beautiful example with an unusual golden yellow ground, displaying a central design of floral sprays in vases, with tonal ‘abrash’ changes in the blue corner spandrels, 188 length x 120cm width

PROVENANCE: Purchased Connor Galleries, 1992 $1,200-2,200

OTHER NOTES: Smaller Sultanabad rugs are less frequently encountered. Like all pieces large and small, they are characterised by a likeness of palette and designs reflecting the “decorative arts” rather than “tribal” aesthetic. Sultanabad was the old name for the township of Arak in central Persia, and during the 2nd half of the 19th Century carpet production expanded in catering to the burgeoning European taste for the designs and palette of the rugs from the area. William Morris is accredited with the growing popularity of such carpets. Sultanbad products are often referred to as “Zieglers”, while the Manchester based Swiss firm Ziegler & Co were responsible for much of the production during the last quarter of the 19th century. $2,000-3,000

88 A SHIRVAN MARASALI PRAYER RUG, AZERBAIJAN, 19TH CENTURY A fine example with repeated ‘boteh’ paisley motif on a blue ground, with spandrels above the ‘Mihra’ or prayer arch containing designs imitating combs and scissors, 150 length x 125cm width PROVENANCE: Purchased: Nomadic Rug Traders, 1993 EXHIBITIONS: ‘Pathways Through Paradise; Oriental Rugs in Australian Collections’ Exhibition. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, September, 2004 LITERATURE: Nomadic Rug Traders, Illust. plate 16 “Floored Genius”, Sydney Morning Herald, 1/9/2004, Peter Fish $3,000-5,000 26

PROVENANCE: Purchased: Nomadic Rug Traders, 1993

90 A KIRMAN PRAYER RUG, SOUTHERN PERSIA, CIRCA 1900 Finely woven depicting the garden of paradise with exotic birds and animals in intertwining branches above ponds and ducks, surrounded by a pale blue border of birds and blossoms, 200 length x 140cm width $1,000-2,000 91 AN ARMENIAN KULA RUG, SOUTHERN CARACAS EARLY 20TH CENTURY With repeated cloud band motif of cochineal red on a light blue field, finished with a separated meander border, 192 length x 140 width PROVENANCE: Purchased: Ahmet Guler, Star Carpet Store, Urgap Turkey, Kayser Cad No. 14, 1978 $800-1,200 92 A KUBA RUG, AZERBAIJAN EARLY 20TH CENTURY Woven with an all over repeat design of stylised floral bouquets and vases on a black ground, finished with a red stylised flower and leaf border, 190 length x 121cm width PROVENANCE: Purchased: Brian Moore, 1987 $800-1,200

93 A WOVEN TENT ENTRANCE HANGING, SOUTHERN TURKESTAN, CIRCA 1900 Of typical design and composition, 158 length x 127cm width LITERATURE: Art & Australia, Vol.3, No.4, page 258-259 $800-1,200 94 A BAKHTIARI CARPET, SOUTH WESTERN IRAN Featuring nomadic flower motifs against a reddishbrown background, surrounded by separated borders of geometric design, 287 length x 102cm width PROVENANCE: Purchased: Kuwait, 1978 $700-900 95 A SENNEH TURKISH KILIM RUG, EARLY 20TH CENTURY With alternating animal motif in geometric designs, 208 length x 121cm width $700-900

96 A MESHAD CARPET, EASTERN PERSIA, CIRCA 1930 Displaying a central blue and red medallion on an ivory ground with blue spandrels to each corner, 226 length x 136cm width $800-1,200

100 AN INDIAN MINIATURE DEPICTING AN EROTIC SCENE, 19TH CENTURY Depicting a male and female lover recumbent on a carpet in mountain foothills, their saddled horses tied to the tree at a nearby river, 27.5 x 21cm $500-1,000

97 AN INDO DUTCH COLONIAL BRASS MOUNTED HARDWOOD CHEST With scrolling brass mounts and swing carry handles, on turned feet, 50 width x 50 depth x 49cm height $500-800

101 A MUGHAL MINIATURE DEPICTING A NOBLE MAN ON HORSEBACK, 19TH CENTURY The male figure mounted on a finely bridled horse, gazing at a courtesan wading through the stream, circa 1800, 23.5 x 18cm $500-1,000

98 AN 18TH CENTURY PERSIAN QU’RAN MANUSCRIPT PAGE, DEPICTING THE STORY OF JOSEPH Gouache on vellum, with script verso, 16.5 x 27cm within double side view perspex box frame $1,000-2,000 99 A MINIATURE DEPICTING A FEMALE IN A YELLOW DRESS, POSSIBLY INDIAN 19TH CENTURY The woman finely painted depicticted in a tiled courtyard, 30 x 20 cm $600-1,200

102 A MUGHAL MINIATURE OF A YOUTH HOLDING A CANDLE AND INCENSE BURNER, LATE 17TH / EARLY 18TH CENTURY Painted on a sparse grey ground with gilded edge, 8 x 14cm within perspex box frame $300-500 103 AN UNUSUAL MUGHAL MINIATURE, 18TH CENTURY A partly robed beauty modestly clasping a sheer robe, adorned in jewels, 10 x 14.5cm within perspex box frame $700-900

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104 A PINK SANDSTONE HEAD OF A DEITY, INDIA Depicted with an elaborate jatamukata, the head 18cm high, including stand, 34cm high $600-800 105 TWO BRONZE FIGURES, PROBABLY NIGERIA, AFRICA One depicting the Queen of Sheba, the other a male fertility deity, the largest 18.5cm high $500-700 106 A SHONA STONE SCULPTURE OF A SPIRIT ANIMAL, ZIMBABWE In the form of a standing mythical spirit animal with hands held to its mouth, carved from a single piece of mottled green stone, 21.5cm high


PROVENANCE: Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney, 1985 $1,500-2,500


107 A CLAY HEAD, POSSIBLY NIGERIA Depicted wearing headress, possibly Nok peoples, 31cm high $800-1,200 108 A CHIEFLY STOOL, FANTI TRIBE, GHANA, WEST AFRICA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY Made for chiefly use, the base of the seat of the stool carved in the form of a standing male lion, an animal of great power and majesty, the curved seat with native repair and a worn patina, 59 width x 37 depth x 55cm height PROVENANCE: Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 1990 $2,500-3,500



109 TWO AMHARIC MANUSCRIPT SCROLLS, ETHIOPIA The larger perspex case measuring 28 width x 7.8 depth x 44.5cm height including brass fixtures (2) OTHER NOTES: Ethiopian healing scrolls were used to eliminate illness by purging evil spirits and demons from a sick person. Part of a larger healing ritual, the scrolls were commissioned by the illiterate to combat grave illnesses. $2,500-3,500 110 AN ETHIOPIAN BRASS KEY, TOGETHER WITH AN ETHIOPIAN BRASS POT The key with an ornate handle, the pot with profusely incised decoration to body and neck, the key 28.5cm length PROVENANCE: The brass pot presented by Haile Selassie’s father to Admiral Gilly according to provenance notes $300-500 111 A DEER FORM EFFIGY VESSEL, COLIMA, MEXICO (200-600AD) In the form of a deer laying on the ground, this unusual piece clearly has Deer horns but the face of a dog, the body incised with concentric diamond shapes, 17cm high PROVENANCE: Purchased Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney, 1983 From the collection of the late Rudy Komon and Robert Shaw $2,500-3,500

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112 A DOG FORM EFFIGY VESSELL, COLIMA, MEXICO (200-600AD) Depicted in curled recumbent position with head resting on paws, spout on the back, 12cm high PROVENANCE: Purchased Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney, 1983 LITERATURE: Illustrated; Art and Australia Vol.3, No.3, page 186 $2,500-3,500 113 A STIRRUP VESSEL IN THE FORM OF A STANDING WARRIOR, MOCHE, PERU (100700AD) The figure in low relief with painted geometric design, 17.5cm high $800-1,200



114 THE CLAY HEAD OF A SMILING DEITY, VERACRUZ STYLE, MEXICO Depicting Mesoamerican humor with protruding tongue and swollen cheeks, 20.5cm high including stand $800-1,200 115 A LARGE AND FINE ZIA POTTERY VESSEL, NEW MEXICO, EARLY 20TH CENTURY Finely painted with stylised birds and foliage in red, black and tan ochre, 47cm diameter

116 A LARGE AND FINE ZIA POTTERY VESSEL, NEW MEXICO, EARLY 20TH CENTURY Finely painted with stylised birds and geometric designs in red, black, and tan ochre, 43cm diameter PROVENANCE: Purchased: Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1988 $4,000-6,000

PROVENANCE: Purchased: Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1992 $4,000-6,000



117 A KAMANGGABI CULT HOOK, ARAMBAK TRIBE, KARAWARI RIVER This large and impressive Cult Figure known as Yipwon are from the Lower Karawari River area, carved from a single large piece of timber, the whole figure is seen in profile, the large head at the top is followed by a series of concentric hooks, the base of the figure is an unusual double leg form, 250 high PROVENANCE: Acquired from Wayne Heathcote (1973) Extract from letter from Wayne Heathcote “To the best of my knowledge the KARAWARI Hook Is stone carved, I bought it as such, and the people at the time held the piece in very high ceremonial importance, and were reluctant to part with it.” OTHER NOTES: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, describes these figures as; “Local oral tradition describes the origin of these distinctive images. When the spirit of the Sun, who formerly inhabited the earth, was carving the first slit gong (a large musical instrument), the pieces of wood chipped from the carving came to life as spirits who lived with the Sun in the men’s ceremonial house. One day these spirits killed one of the Sun’s male relatives and drank his blood, after which they stretched themselves out against the wall of the house and turned back into wood. Angered by their act, the Sun ascended into the sky while the Yipwon remained on earth as patron spirits of warfare and hunting. Large Yipwon images such as this one were owned collectively by clans, while smaller portable examples were individually owned and served as amulets, carried in net bags by their owners to bring success in hunting and battle.” $15,000-25,000

118 A SET OF COCKFIGHTING BLADES IN A DECORATIVE CARVED CASE, BALI, INDONESIA, 19TH CENTURY The finely carved case in the form of a Barong figure, a mythical protector in Balinese Hindu culture, the case measuring 21.5cm high $1,500-2,500 119 A BALINESE CARVED BAMBOO CEREMONIAL CONTAINER With incised designs of a figure swimming in a sea of suffering, the stopper in the form of a bird, 33cm high $400-600 120 A GILT RED LACQUER WARE OFFERING DISH, BURMA, LATE 19TH CENTURY The bowl risen from ring and turned column base, 51cm diameter $400-600 121 A CARVED SANDSTONE ARCHITECTURAL RELIEF, POSSIBLY KHMER Finely carved with a figure of a dancing female deity, possibly Ravana, 40cm high $3,000-5,000 122 A CLAY HEAD OF A DEITY, MON, THAILAND, 8TH-10TH CENTURY Depicted with down cast eyes, smilling, 29.5cm high including base $1,000-2,000 123 A CLAY HEAD AND TORSO OF A DEITY, PROBABLY MON, THAILAND, 8TH-10TH CENTURY Depicted with joined eyebrow and full lips, 57cm high including base $2,000-3,000 124 A STUCCO HEAD OF A BUDDHA, THAILAND Depicted with full lower lip, 16cm high including base $600-800

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125 A CLAY HEAD OF A DEITY, DVARAVATI, THAILAND, 6TH-8TH CENTURY Depicted with serene smiling expression, 34cm high including base $1,000-2,000 126 A HEAD AND BUST OF A BUDDHA, SUKHOTHAI, THAILAND, 13TH-15TH CENTURY Depicted with down cast eyes wearing ushinisha topped with a flaming cintamani, 59cm high inclusing base $8,000-12,000 127 A STANDING BUDDHA, LOBURI, THAILAND, 12TH-13TH CENTURY An early standing Buddha in royal attire with hands held out to the front in vitarka mudra, the gesture of philosophical debate, 24cm high PROVENANCE: Purchased: David Jones Gallery, Sydney, 1964 $3,000-5,000

128 A TORSO OF A WALKING BUDDHA FIGURE, SUKHOTHA THAILAND, 13TH-15TH CENTURY Of typical robed form, 41.5cm high including base $3,000-5,000 129 A BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA IN THE AYUTTHAYA STYLE, THAILAND, 17TH CENTURY Depicted adorned and with both hands vitarka mudra, 35cm high including base $2,000-3,000 130 A STANDING BRONZE BUDDHA, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, THAILAND, 18TH CENTURY A fine example of the Ayutthaya style Buddha with a serene face and standing in samabhanga, his right hand in abhayamudra and his left pendent along the left side of his body, floating away from the flaring hem of his garment, depicted wearing a belt around his waist with a centre fold falling between slightly swelling thighs, the head with an ornate diadem surmounted by his conical ushnisha, 123cm high including base $15,000-25,000




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It is obvious that James Fairfax was struck by the refinement and beauty of Japanese art; a looking glass into the cultural pursuits of Edo’s aristocracy. TREVOR FLEMING, JAPANESE ART SPECIALIST

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131 A JAPANESE SCROLL PAINTING, MT FUJI, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY, SIGNED TORIN-GA, KANO SCHOOL Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink on paper depicting Mount Fuji from and a coastal outcrop, signed Torin Ga, the reverse signed Torin ga Miho Fuji (Fuji from Miho by Torin), Kano Torin (1679 1754), 113 x 68.5cm including mount, the artwork 52 x 34cm OTHER NOTES: There is scant information about this artist other than he was a painter, draughtsman and adopted son and pupil of Kano Togen. $2,000-4,000 132 ZEN SCROLL, INK ON PAPER, EDO PERIOD, C.1800, SIGNED DOKUAN Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink on paper featuring a passage of a poem by eighth century Chan Buddhist recluse Hanshan 白雲抱幽石, ‘White clouds embracing the hidden stones’, the artwork excluding mount 94 x 24cm OTHER NOTES: Not much is known about Dokuan other than he was active around the end of the 18th Century. His calligraphy also featured on scroll paintings by the master Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799). $400-600


133 A JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT, ANDO HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) Oban size, woodblock print of Futami-ga-ura in Ise Province from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji sanjûrokkei), 1858, 34 x 23cm $300-400 134 A LACQUER TEBAKO (ACCESSORIES BOX), EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO HASHI-ICHI Formed as a section of bamboo, realistically rendered in natural colours and decorated in gold lacquer with small sprigs of bamboo, the lid decorated on a roiro black ground with a bird flying to her young in the nest in takamakie, 14cm width x 11cm depth x 5cm height PROVENANCE: Purchased: Spink & Son Ltd, 1991 OTHER NOTES: This work is unsigned but attributed to Hashimoto Hashiichi I (1817-1882) who was known for intitating the style takemozo-nuri in which he made perfect imitations of bamboo in lacquer. $2,000-3,000



135 A FINE LACQUER FOUR-CASE INRO, EDO PERIOD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, BY HASEGAWA SHIGEYOSHI I OR II Bearing a kinji ground and decorated with the rare motif of a long tailed bird of paradise on cherry blossom in takamakie and hiramakie, the reverse sparsely decorated with flying sparrows and blossom, the interior risers in nashiji, signed Hasegawa Shigeyoshi saku with red pot seal hashira, 8.5cm high PROVENANCE: Purchased: Barry Davies Oriental Art, 1988 $4,000-6,000 136* A FOUR CASE JAPANESE LACQUER INRO, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY, SIGNED YAMADA YOSHIOKI Of classic form, the roiro ground shading to nashiji, main decoration of two geese in silver and gold takamakie with kirikane highlights to their feet and similar theme continuing on the reverse, ensuite kagamibuta netsuke of a sparrow flying amongst foliage, signed Yamada Yoshioki Tsuku, 8cm high PROVENANCE: Purchased: Y.Tsuruki & Co, Kyoto, 1988 135

OTHER NOTES: Geese are known to fly in pairs and therefore symbols of happy marriage and fidelity. $4,000-6,000 This item has received CITES approval for sale within Australia. Please note your country’s regulations regarding the importation of natural material.

137 A FINE LACQUER FOUR-CASE INRO, EDO PERIOD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, SIGNED JITOKUSAI GYOKUZAN Bearing a rich kinji ground and lacquered with three hiramakie and takamakie cranes in flight and two cranes on the reverse. The details in gold, silver, black, red and lacquer and interior rims and shoulders in fundame, signed: Jitokusai Gyokuzan with Red pot seal, 7.5cm high 137

PROVENANCE: Purchased: Spink & Son Ltd, 1989 OTHER NOTES: Cranes have been a popular subject matter in Japanese art and culture since ancient times. In both Chinese and Japanese mythology, cranes were believed to live for 1000 years, and were an embodiment of the wish for luck and longevity. It is said a flock of cranes flying together represents many good wishes. $3,000-4,000



138 A FOUR CASE JAPANESE LACQUER INRO, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY, SIGNED TOSHIHIDE On a roiro ground with a black crane flying over reeds and waves rendered in togidashi makie, the interior in black lacquer, signed on the front Koshu with additional red seal of Koshu, signed on the underside Toshihide above a red seal reading Tokei, 7cm high PROVENANCE: Purchased: Spink and Son Ltd, 1990 OTHER NOTES: Toshihide (also known as Hisahide) was a member of the Tatsuke lacquer family, whilst Koshu (1760-1822), refers to the artist responsible for the design. He was a well known Kyoto artist who studied under Maruyama Okyo. $3,500-4,500 139 A JAPANESE LACQUER FOUR-CASE INRO, LOTUS THEME, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY On a nashiji ground, three-case inro decorated in gold, red and silver takamakie and mother of pearl inlay, with a continuous design of a kingfisher perched on a lotus plant with leaves and flowers, the interior in gold fundame lacquer, 11cm high PROVENANCE: Purchased: Spink & Son Ltd, 1990 140

OTHER NOTES: The lotus represents the emergence of the pure from the unclean, the lotus flower emerging from the mud at the bottom of the pond. $2,500-3,500 140 A RARE JAPANESE THREE CASE LACQUER INRO, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY, SIGNED KAJIKAWA Extremely fine gold lacquer three-case inro in the rare form of an eggplant, a hawk on one side and Mount Fuji on the reverse, all in various shades of gold and silver lacquer in takamakie and hiramakie with silver and gold kirikane, signed Kajikawa on the base with red pot seal, 12cm high OTHER NOTES: The combination of Mt Fuji, the hawk and eggplant allude to the popular tradition that Tokugawa Ieyasu’s (First Shogun and unifier of Japan) three favourite things were first, Mt Fuji; second, hawks; and third, eggplant. The trio were henceforth considered good luck when represented together. This inro is particularly fine and the unusual shape would have been incredibly difficult to achieve, even for the acclaimed Kajikawa studio; a tour-de- force of lacquer techniques. $6,000-8,000 139


141 A FINE FIVE CASE JAPANESE LACQUER INRO, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912), 19TH CENTURY, SIGNED SHOSAI/ SHOUEI Of typical form and on kinji ground, a five case silver and black hiramakie and takamakie inro depicting an imposing hawk on a prunus, amongst spring blossom, the reverse with a continuing sakura design, 8cm high PROVENANCE: Purchased Barry Davies Oriental Art, 1987 $4,000-6,000 142 A FINE JAPANESE MAKIE TANSU, LACQUER CABINET, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Comprising three main drawers, two smaller drawers and top sliding doors, decorated overall on a rich nashiji ground with main theme of sparrows flying among bamboo in hiramakie and takamakie, the interior drawers in nashiji, silver door pulls and carrying handles, 45cm width x 28cm depth x 47cm height OTHER NOTES: Recalling the story of the ‘cut-tongue sparrow’ (shitakiri suzume) – an old man goes out to cut firewood when he sees a wounded sparrow. Being kind-hearted, he takes it home to care for it, but his wife cuts out the bird’s tongue in a fit of jealousy. The old man goes out to look for the sparrow and finds it deep in a bamboo grove. In the end, the old man is rewarded with treasures while his wife is punished. $30,000-40,000


143 A PAIR OF JAPANESE LACQUER HOKAI, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Each of typical form, with ribbed sides and canted corners, supported on four tall spreading feet, decorated overall with roiro black lacquer, edges and feet with brass kanagu (metalwork fittings) engraved with scrolling foliage, black lacquer interior and traditional orange cord, each 33cm width x 33cm depth x 36cm height PROVENANCE: Purchased: Spink & Son Ltd, 1991 OTHER NOTES: Hokai were primarily used outdoors at picnics or flower outings. $2,000-2,500



144 A FINE AND RARE JAPANESE LACQUER STAND, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY Of lobed, pentagonal form decorated in dense nashiji and silver and gold hiramakie with leafy vine tendrils interspersed with snowflake roundels containing sprays of grass and silver dew drops, the rim adorned with five original silk tassels fixed to gilt copper kanagu fittings, 26.5cm high PROVENANCE: Purchased: Spink & Son Ltd, 1992 EXHIBITIONS: “Sparse Shadows, Flying Pearls”, Queensland Art Gallery, 2005 OTHER NOTES: This piece was used as a stand for a water-bowl for the tea ceremony or other object that would have been placed on a padded silk cushion. With sumptuous use of gold and silver, tables of this kind are extremely rare and were only used by those of the highest nobility. A similar shaped stand is thought to reside in the collection of the Kyoto Imperial Palace where it forms part of a matching set of lacquer furniture, probably made as a wedding gift for a member of the imperial family. $35,000-45,000 145 A FINE JAPANESE LACQUER SAGEJUBAKO (PICNIC CONTAINER), EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY The double hexagonal frame lacquered in roiro and decorated with bamboo in hiramakie and copper-gilt carrying handle, the set comprising; a hexagonal four-tier stacking food box decorated with classical flora and meandering stream in gold lacquer, tokkuri (sake container) in nashiji and hiramakie and a hexagonal food tray with hiramakie sparrows and bamboo on a nashiji ground, 42cm width x 17cm depth x 31cm height PROVENANCE: Purchased: Hiroshi Yanagi, Kyoto, 1994 EXHIBITIONS: “Sparse Shadows, Flying Pearls”, Queensland Art Gallery, 2005 $6,000-8,000

147 A JAPANESE MIRROR, LACQUER CASE AND STAND, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY, SIGNED FUJIWARA KANEKO The box decorated with scrolling foliate decoration and Paulownia crest, opening to reveal an ornately carved mirror decorated with lotus and scrolling foliage, the folding stand with similar decoration tied with a silk cord, signed Fujiwara Kaneko, the mirror 24cm high, overall including stand 53cm high OTHER NOTES: Mirrors used in the Edo Period, and earlier were made from bronze, nickel, and iron with the surface highly polished. The reverse would often feature a intricately carved design. It is very rare for early examples to be extant with accompanying furnishings. $3,000-4,000 148 AN IMPRESSIVE JAPANESE LACQUER CABINET AND STAND, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912), 19TH CENTURY On a black ground, the main ribbed cabinet decorated in plum, the base with a short sliding drawer in hiramakie peacocks and the sliding doors in an assortment of birds, highlights in scrolling grasses and gilt brass kanagu fittings, unsigned, 63cm width x 33cm depth x 89cm height $2,000-3,000 149 A NEGORO LACQUER KATAKUCHI, MEIJI PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Negoro lacquer over wood, Katakuchi / Choshi (spouted sake server), 19cm high PROVENANCE: Purchased: David Jones Art Gallery, 1986 OTHER NOTES: Associated with the Buddhist temple in Negoro where the wares are first thought to have originated, Negoro was popular in the 15th century and remains one of the most highly regarded forms of lacquer in Japan, particularly in the tea ceremony. $500-1,000

146 A JAPANESE MIRROR, LACQUER CASE AND STAND, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY, SIGNED FUJIWARA YOSHIHIRO The stand and case decorated with a variation of an aoi family symbol, the mirror inscribed: Murata Yama Shire (keeper of castle) Fujiwara Yoshihiro, mirror 52cm high, overall including stand 90cm high OTHER NOTES: Mirrors used in the Edo Period, and earlier were made from bronze, nickel, and iron with the surface highly polished. The reverse would often feature an intricately carved design. $1,500-2,000



150 A JAPANESE WOOD FIGURAL NETSUKE OF A MOUSE, EDO PERIOD, EARLY 19TH CENTURY Simply carved netsuke of a mouse sniffing for food, with the eyes inlaid in horn and the wood slightly worn on the tail, showing good patina, unsigned, 3cm high $800-1,000 151* TWO JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE, EDO PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY, ONE SIGNED ASAHI GYOKUZAN The first a netsuke in ivory of a kneeling skeleton with skull signed Asahi Gyokuzan; the second an ivory netsuke figure of a seated Buddhist monk with an alms bowl, rubbed signature, the tallest 8cm high $1,500-2,500 This item has received CITES approval for sale within Australia. Please note your country’s regulations regarding the importation of natural material.

152 A RARE WOOD NETSUKE OF A FOX, EDO PERIOD 19TH CENTURY Standing upright with its front paws held to one side of its head with short pointed ears, narrow eyes, long pointed muzzle and slightly open mouth, natural himotoshi on tail section, 7.5cm high PROVENANCE: Purchased: Spink & Son Ltd, 1989 $3,000-4,000 153* AN IVORY OKIMONO OF A BANANA, LATE MEIJI (1868-1912) or TAISHO PERIOD (1912-1926), EARLY 20TH CENTURY A naturalistic Japanese stained and carved ivory study of a banana, partly peeled and realistically rendered, circa 1900-1923, 12cm length $2,000-3,000 This item has received CITES approval for sale within Australia. Please note your country’s regulations regarding the importation of natural material.

154* A FINE OKIMONO OF A STREET VENDOR, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912), SIGNED JOUN A very finely carved ivory okimono of a seated street vendor, his various utensils lacquered and inlaid, signed by the artist, ‘Joun’ on a tsuishu (cinnabar) lacquer reserve, 13cm length PROVENANCE: Purchased: Victoria & Ray Tregaskis, 1997 $2,000-2,500 This item has received CITES approval for sale within Australia. Please note your country’s regulations regarding the importation of natural material.

155 A WOOD SCULPTURE OF JIZO BOSATSU, MUROMACHI / MOMOYAMA PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 16TH CENTURY Jizo seated on a gold lotus pedestal (later Edo addition C.1800) shown in the guise of a serene monk with shaved head, his right hand carrying Shakujo (staff) and in his left a Tama or Buddhist jewel, 34cm high including pedestal (the seated figure 17cm high) PROVENANCE: Purchased: Y.Tsuruki & Co, Kyoto, 1988 OTHER NOTES: Jizo Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) is one of the most beloved Japanese deities, traditionally seen as the guardian of children, and in particular, of children who died before their parents. Jizo is often translated as ‘Womb of the Earth’, where ji means earth, while zo means womb. Zo can also be translated as ‘repository of treasure’; thus Jizo is often translated as ‘Earth Store’ or ‘Earth Treasury’. $10,000-15,000 156 A JAPANESE WOOD GUARDIAN FIGURE, EDO PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY Depicting one of the four guardian kings (shitenno), wearing ancient Chinese-style armour, his left arm raised (missing weapon), traces of original pigment, 57cm high including base (the figure 46.5cm high) OTHER NOTES: The Shitenno are Buddhist protectors of the four directions. In Japan they are often shown as martial figures wearing Chinese armour warding off evil and protecting the world from malicious spirits $7,000-9,000 157 A BRONZE MODEL OF TANJOBUTSU (SHAKA AT BIRTH), EDO PERIOD, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Cast in the form of the historical Buddha Shaka immediately after his birth, naked to the waist, his right hand pointing to the heavens and his left pointing to the earth, on a lotus base, traces of gold gilding, 14cm high OTHER NOTES: According to legend, his mother Mahamaya gave birth to him from her right side. The infant then took 7 steps and, pointing to the heavens with his right hand and to the earth with his left hand, proclaimed, Tenjou tenga yuiga dokuson (I alone am the honoured one in the heavens and on earth). ref: Jaanus ( $1,000-2,000 158 A PAIR OF JAPANESE BRONZE RABBIT SCREEN SUPPORTS, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Realistically cast screen supports modelled as rabbits in patinated bronze, unsigned, each 12cm high $800-1,200


159 A JAPANESE IMARI BOWL, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Of circular form with a scalloped rim, the exterior painted with floral panels, the interior with six similar panels with a central design of a traditional basket of flowers, 19cm diameter $400-600 160 A JAPANESE SETO WARE VASE, MONKEY THEME, MEIJI PERIOD, 20TH CENTURY, SIGNED Of baluster shape and painted with monkeys amongst spring flowers, signed Machimoto Owari-ya Seizo, 35cm high $800-1,000 161 A JAPANESE STONEWARE VASE, 20TH CENTURY Painted with an abstract floral design, signed Anzan or Yasuyuma, 17cm high $200-400 162 A JAPANESE CELADON GARDEN SEAT, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Square shaped garden seat, raised relief design of bamboo in celadon porcelain, the top with a pattern of blue and white floral $800-1,200 163 A JAPANESE CELADON VASE LAMP STAND, 20TH CENTURY Of bottle shape, a celadon vase converted to lamp stand, 50cm high to brass fitting including base $200-300 164 A JAPANESE ELM RICE CONTAINER, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Of tapering coppered form, an elm rice barrel, 52cm diameter x 52cm high $800-1,000 165 A KOREAN CHEST WITH IRON FITTINGS, 19TH CENTURY Of rectangular shape, in elm with iron fittings and hinged lid, 93cm width x 41cm depth x 38cm height $500-1,000 166 AN IRON IKEBANA VESSEL, 20TH CENTURY, UNSIGNED Of circular form, a shallow ikebana vessel in iron with square inlet, the surface worked in a traditional ishime (rock surface) finish, 14cm diameter, 4cm high $300-400




LOTS 167-215

Exquisite beauty radiates from every work within this fine collection of Chinese art, imbued with imperial taste, auspicious motifs and political nuances. It is a veritable treasure trove for the discerning collector. SALLY ROBIN, CHINESE ART SPECIALIST





167 A CHINESE HARDSTONE LIBATION CUP WITH TWIN HANDLES The smooth, mottled brown carved stone incised with a band of key fret design at the rim, the overall mottling appearing as if marble, the handles carved with a scalloped, scrolling motif and the cup on a raised straight foot, 12cm width, together with wooden stand $3,000-5,000 硬玉雙耳酒杯 估價: $3,000-5,000 168 A CHINESE ARCHAIC-STYLE HARDSTONE LIBATION JUG On a tripod base, carved in relief to the exterior with a double key fret band to the rim, a wider band of dragon design to the body, above a continuous line of archaic-style script, the attached handle in the shape of a qilin, the jug 8.5cm high, 11cm when on integral stand $5,000-7,000 高古式硬玉酒器 估價: $5,000-7,000

169 A CHINESE RUSSET JADE PHOENIX-SHAPED VASE AND COVER, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), Carved with a seated phoenix carrying the deep vessel upon its back, the vessel carved with low relief archaistic bands and in high relief a pair of qilin, one climbing on the side from the head of the phoenix, and one atop the cover, the neatly carved plumes of the phoenix with a central design, the feet neatly tucked under and carved to the base, together with the auspicious ‘ruyi’ motif. The phoenix and qilin often depicted together are symbolic of prosperity and good fortune, the jade 18cm high, 24cm when on integral stand $8,000-12,000 清或乾隆時期 鳳凰壺型褐玉擺件 估價: $8,000-12,000

172 A FINE CHINESE JADE CARVING OF BI XIE, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The mythical animal recumbent and carved with full rounded body, the head turned backwards, and grasping a long, leafy ‘lingzhi’ spray (the sacred mushroom) in its mouth, its back paws slightly raised, the pale green jade with a few russet inclusions, 10cm width, together with decorative wooden stand

170 A CHINESE SHOUSHAN SEAL OF SQUARE-FORM Surmounted by a ferocious Buddhist lion, the square seal with an incised design, including a band of ‘endless knots’ one of the Eight Auspicious symbols of Buddhism, and the character for dragon ‘long’ incised to the four sides, and incised to the base with a four-character mark, 8.5cm high $1,500-3,500 壽山石方印 估價:$1,500-3,500

173 A CHINESE MOTTLED WHITE JADE CARVING OF A WINGED HORSE The mythical white figure, recumbent, with nostrils flared and dragon-like features, possibly depicting the auspicious Bailongma, the White Dragon Horse, 17cm width $3,000-5,000 白玉斑紋飛馬擺件 估價:$3,000-5,000

OTHER NOTES: For similar, please see Christie’s, New York, 30 March, 2005, lot 111; Sotheby’s, London, 6 November 2013, lot 283; Sotheby’s, London, 14 May, 2008, Lot 583 $5,000-8,000 清 玉雕貔貅擺件 估價: $5,000-8,000

171 AN EARLY CHINESE WHITE JADE CARVED FIGURE OF A BIXIE, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The mythical horned animal in a crouching position and carved with full rounded body, grasping a leafy ‘lingzhi’ spray (the sacred mushroom) in its mouth, 8.4cm width, together with plain wooden stand $5,000-8,000


174 A SUPERBLY CARVED CHINESE JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL HORSE, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The mottled white jade figure, recumbent atop a bed of swirling waves and rockwork, with finely combed mane, its head turned towards a collection of books bound together with a flowing sash, symbolic of one of ‘the four accomplishments’ upon its back, the body depicted with scales and a dragon tail, in keeping with the Chinese legend of Haima (Sea Horse), 17.25cm length, with carved wooden stand PROVENANCE: Purchased at or prior to 1976; with A British Antique Dealer’s Association label attached


OTHER NOTES: For similar, please see; The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - Jadeware (III), Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 90; Sotheby’s, New York, 11 September, 2012, Lot 294; Sotheby’s, London, 7 November, 2012, Lot 375; for another example from the Qing dynasty with a similar motif on porcelain, please see: Sotheby’s, London, 6 November, 2013, Lot 156, According to the Liji (Book of Rites), Fuxi, a legendary ruler of Ancient China, was observing all under heaven, when he saw a fantastical figure emerge from the river. This creature had the form of a horse, the head of a dragon and the scales of a fish. The markings on its back inspired him to invent the eight trigrams, which led to the invention of writing, depicted by the books bound to the

mythical horse’s back. Later writings described the creature as having the essence of heaven and earth, with the form of a horse and the scales of a dragon, such as represented by the present lot, and it was said to appear when a sage ruled the land. The design is referred to as haima (sea horse). Naturalistic bases in jade carving, such as waves and rocks were a Ming dynasty innovation, and were later perfected during the Qing dynasty, as can be seen with this figure. For another mythical horse jade figure, longma please see: Christie’s Hong Kong, 28th November 2006, lot 1419 $40,000-60,000 清 白玉海馬負書擺件 估價: $ 40,000-60,000



175 A CHINESE SPINACH JADE CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), 18TH CENTURY Of lotus form, the cover carved as a lotus pod, with circular nodes simulating seeds, encased by overlapping lotus petals to the box and cover in low relief, with a straight foot rim, with wooden stand, 9cm diameter

176 A CHINESE EXPORT CANTON ENAMEL TABLE BELL, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795), LATE 18TH CENTURY With a flower-head and down its length with alternating leaf bands in black and pink. The body painted with peonies in famille rose between bands of broad leaf designs and scrolling floral patterns, 14cm high

PROVENANCE: Purchased at or prior to 1976; old Sotheby’s sticker, lot 481 attached

PROVENANCE: Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London in 1991; with a copy of certificate by the British Antique Dealer’s Association, London, dated 13 May 1991 $1,000-1,500 乾隆 十八世紀後期 廣東外銷彩釉搖鈴 估價: $1,000-1,500

LITERATURE: Illustrated in Art and Australia, Vol. 3, No. 4, p.258 OTHER NOTES: For a similar, though larger spinach jade flower dish from this period, please see: Christie’s, New York, 30 March, 2005, Lot 133 $3,000-5,000 清或康熙十八世紀, 碧玉蓮花紋蓋盒 估價: $3,000-5,000

177 A PAIR OF CHINESE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL FIGURES OF DEER, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The lovely standing figures, with their heads turned, one facing to the left, the other to the right in mirror image, finely cast with gilt metal antlers, ears and hoofs. Their bodies decorated with scattered flowerheads of pink and blue in gilt outline, a black mane all on a lovely apple green ground, their faces finely detailed, the eyes with turquoise, and navy, their mouths with red enamel lips and white teeth, 25cm high, 14cm length (2) OTHER NOTES: For a similarly decorated figure of a deer, please see Christie’s, Hong Kong, 30 May 2012, Lot 3929; also see Christie’s London, 12 November 2004, Lot 415 $4,000-6,000 清 景泰藍鹿擺件 (一對) 估價: $4,000-6,000



178 AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF CHINESE CLOISONNE SHEEP FIGURES, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795), CIRCA 1760 Their recumbent bodies styled overall with elaborately curled fleece in white enamel, decorated with brightly gilded horns, ears and finely styled feet, their naturalistic mouths with black and turquoise enamel, their round eyes beautifully depicted, 9cm high, 14cm length (2) PROVENANCE: Purchased: Mallett, 1995, from the Martyn Cook Exhibition OTHER NOTES: For a similarly detailed pair of cloisonné animal figures, please see the Qianlong pair of yellow ground enamel deer, Ex John Macallan Swan RA (1847-1910) Collection $6,000-8,000 179 A METAL FINIAL OR ARMREST In the shape of a Buddhist lion head, finely detailed, 9.5cm high, together with pedestal base $800-1,200 動物頭像頂尖或扶手 估價: $800-1,200


180 A CHINESE GILT BRONZE CLOISONNE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL WINGED RAM, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), 19TH CENTURY In the recumbent position, with the legs tucked neatly underneath the body, the head raised supporting a pair of large curving horns, the back fitted with a pair of sculpted, removable wings, enamelled overall with stylised scrolling on a turquoise ground, with highlights of pale blue, pink, yellow, green, red and black enamel detail, with gilt horns, hoof, the facial features decorated with a scaly design, 18cm length $1,200-1,800 清十九世紀 景泰藍銅山羊像 估價:$1,200-1,800 181 A RARE PAIR OF SAPPHIRE BLUE PEKING GLASS WINE GOBLETS, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), MID-19TH CENTURY In European style, the shape taken from an English Georgian design, each 9cm high (2) PROVENANCE: Purchased: Ray and Victoria Tregaskis, NSW, 1993; Ex Fine Chinese Works of Art, No.79, illustrated $1,000-2,000 清十九世紀中期 藍寶石色水晶高腳杯(一對) 估價: $1,000-2,000

182 A CHINESE EXPORT UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN OVAL BUTTER DISH AND COVER, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), CIRCA 1750, NANKING CARGO Decorated to the exterior and lid with pagodas, rocks and sprays of blossom, with a decorated handle, the official Nanking cargo seal ascribed by Christie’s Amsterdam attached to the base, 11.5cm length PROVENANCE: Purchased from Christie’s, Amsterdam, Nanking Cargo Auction, 1 May, 1986, Lot 4521 (part of) OTHER NOTES: This butter dish was part of the famous Nanking Cargo, that had been intended for export to Holland from Canton in 1752 aboard the Dutch East India Ship, the Geldermalsen. This butter dish is one of more than 150,000 pieces that survived for 235 years at the bottom of the South China Sea, discovered off the island of Singapore, well protected having been neatly packed within crates of tea. For an almost identical example, please see the butter dish in the British Museum Collection, London, museum number: 1986,0701.18.a $800-1,200 清 外銷青花山水黃油碟 估價: $800-1,200

183 A CHINESE ZHANGZHOU BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN DISH, 17/18TH CENTURY The Zhangzhou “Swatow” export ware bowl, with underglaze blue and white design, with a central stylised ‘fu’ character, for good fortune, typically surrounded by a band of floral design, 29cm diameter $600-800 十七或十八世紀 漳州窯青花盤 估價:$600-800 184 A LARGE PAIR OF CHINESE JARS AND COVERS, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), 19TH CENTURY On a pale blue ground, each decorated to the exterior in underglaze blue with Foo Dogs playing amongst cloud scrolls, each approximately 32cm high (2) $1,000-2,000 清 青花獅子紋冬瓜罐(一對) 估價: $1,000-2,000 185 A CHINESE CAFE-AU-LAIT GLAZED PORCELAIN BOWL, 19TH CENTURY With everted rim, the pearlescent monochrome crackle glaze stopping short of the raised foot, glazed to the base, 21cm diameter $500-800 十九世紀 醬斑瓷碗 估價: $500-800 186 A LARGE CHINESE CELADON BOWL, 19TH CENTURY Of deep form, the body covered evenly with crackle glazed celadon, with brown rim, the straight foot unglazed, 24cm diameter $800-1,000 十九世紀 青瓷碗 估價:$800-1,000

187 TWO CHINESE FIVE-LOBED LOTUS BOWLS, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), 19TH CENTURY, SPURIOUS FOUR-CHARACTER QIANLONG SEAMARK The matching bowls, one with a turquoise enamel painted ground, the other with yellow enamel, decorated overall with auspicious Buddhist emblems including the Lotus pattern, the endless knot tassels, the ‘ruyi’ bats, and ‘shou’ symbols for longevity, each with a straight foot and gilt rim, each measuring approx 20cm diameter (2) $500-800 清 五瓣蓮花碗,底落青花”大青乾隆年制”款(一對) 估價: $500-800 188 A COLLECTION OF THREE CHINESE PORCELAIN VASES Mounted as lamps, one of globular form, the other two of baluster shape, each decorated with bands of lotus petals and floral design, with wooden stands (3) $1,800-2,800 瓷花瓶(三件) 估價: $1,800-2,800 189 A SMALL CHINESE PORCELAIN EGG-CUP, WITH FENCAI ENAMELS, GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1871-1908) Decorated to the exterior with a band of ruyi-lappet design above a green enamelled dragon on a yellow ground, resting above a band of waves, 5.5cm high $150-250 光緒 粉彩雞蛋杯,底落“大清光緒年制”款 估價: $150-250

190 A CHINESE PORCELAIN FIVE-LOBED FOOTED BOWL, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), TONGZHI MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1861-1875) The exterior decorated with overglazed enamels, depicting figures in scholarly pursuits, the interior of the bowl covered in an overall turquoise glaze, the base with six-character mark in red overglaze, 21.5cm high $500-800 清同治 五瓣帶足碗,底落“大清同治年制”款 估價: $500-800 191 A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE ‘CHICKEN’ BOWLS AND MATCHING COVERS, QING DYNASTY, (1644-1911), AFTER QIANLONG Painted to the exterior with a continuous celebrated scene depicting the young boy Jia Chang facing a rooster, and stamping his left foot to call the chickens, set against jagged rockwork and blossoming peonies issuing from leafy stems, the hen and the four chicks nearby, on the reverse an inscription in black enamel of an imperial poem by the Qianlong Emperor acknowledging the emulation of earlier chicken cups, the poem dated to the bingshen year (1776) and followed by two iron-red seals reading ‘qian’ and ‘long’, the base with underglaze blue Qianlong seal mark, 11.4cm diameter, with pierced wooden stands (2) OTHER NOTES: Reference: Please see the pair of cups in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Museum’s Special Exhibition of K’ang-hsi, Yungcheng and Ch’ien-lung Porcelain Ware from the Ch’ing Dynasty in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1986, cat. no. 144; and two cups from the Sir Percival David collection and now in the British Museum, London, published in the Illustrated Catalogue of Qing Enamelled Wares, London, 1991, pl. A823 and A827 $500-800 清或乾隆后 浅口粉彩孩童喂鸡图盖碗 估價:$500-800

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192 A FINE FAMILLE ROSE ‘DAYAZHAI’ CHINESE YELLOW-GROUND GRISAILLE-DECORATED DISH, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908) The shallow rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the interior decorated in grisaille with two bees above flowering peony, with an inscription in iron red, Dayazhai and a seal, Tiandi yijia chun (Springtime in Heaven and Earth, One Family), all reserved on the yellow enamel ground, the exterior painted with enamels on a white ground with stylized scrolling lotus, the base with the iron-red four-character mark, Long qing chang chun (‘Eternal Prosperity and Enduring Spring’). 26cm diameter, with fitted silk box PROVENANCE: Purchased: Connor Galleries, in October 1999 LITERATURE: Ronald Longsdorf, Dayazhai Ware: Porcelain of the Empress Dowager, Orientations, March 1992, pp45-56. OTHER NOTES: For very similar, see Sotheby’s, London, 9 November 2016, Lot 159; Christie’s, Hong Kong, 3 December 2008, Lot 2210 $8,000-12,000 清光緒 大雅齋黃地粉墨彩牡丹桂花紋盤 估價: $8,000-12,000


193 AN EARLY CHINESE LONGQUAN CELADON MALLET-SHAPED VASE, SONG DYNASTY (960-1279), OR LATER Well-potted, with a cylindrical body, rising from a low foot-rim to a canted shoulder, and terminating by a dish-shaped mouth. The neck with crackle glaze, flanked by an applied pair of serpentine dragon-fish handles. Covered overall in a fine bluish-green glaze, the unglazed hand-pared footrim revealing the dark brown dressing, with glazed base, 26.5cm high EXHIBITIONS: ‘Sparse Shadows, Flying Pearls’, QAG, 27 August 2005 - 27 November, 2005, illus. in Catalogue.

OTHER NOTES: Celadon vases of this ‘mallet’ shape generally known under the Japanese term kinuta, are among the most sought-after Longquan vessels. It has been suggested by several scholars that this shape, despite resembling a paper mallet, may in fact have been introduced to China as a glass vase or bottle from the Islamic west, possibly Iran. Reference: For similar, please refer to the mallet vase in the V&A Collection, London, given by Sir Alan Barlow, as illustrated in Rose Kerr’s, Song Dynasty Ceramics, V&A Publications, London: 2004; $10,000-15,000 似宋代早期或之後 龍泉雙耳瓶 估價: $10,000-15,000

LITERATURE: Southeast Asian Ceramics Society, Chinese Celadons And Other Related Wares In Southeast Asia, Singapore 1955, pp. 160-163, pls. 72 & 73

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194 A CHINESE GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY MODEL OF A TREASURE CHEST, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The locks and handle with a golden yellow glaze, 11cm high OTHER NOTES: The tomb offering, ‘mingqi’ designed to be buried with the departed to provide for the next world, ‘symbolically’ containing valuable items within the chest. $800-1,200 明 綠釉箱形器 估價:$800-1,200 195 AN EXCEPTIONAL CHINESE GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A BACTRIAN TWO-HUMPED CAMEL, TANG DYNASTY (618-906AD) Standing fours-quare on long legs upon a rectangular base, its long neck raised to support the well modelled head, with mouth open, and nostrils flared, as if braying, the amber-ochre glaze dripping majestically over the body, mouth, legs, and tail. The powerful neck with thick plaits of fur on the underside, with groomed mane. The slender cream-glazed humps leaning in opposite directions; 80cm high with fitted wooden stand. This dating of this figure is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test (266 c67), tested prior to October 1990 PROVENANCE: Ex Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 23 October, 1990, Lot 194; originally one of a pair sold from a Private Collection, Ex Sotheby’s, London, 10 June, 1986, Lot 9 LITERATURE: This figure has been written about in a number of articles, including the Financial Review, 25/10/1990 and The Age 20/10/1990. OTHER NOTES: At the beginning of the Tang Dynasty, the domestic two-humped bactrian camel had already been used by the Chinese for at least a thousand years. They were valuable animals, sought after for their reliability to courier men and merchandise along the silk route as the ‘ships of the desert’. Private gentlemen of means often kept camels as a sign of their wealth and position. Tomb figures such as this camel were used by the imperial elite to provide for the afterlife. Reference: For similar, please see: Christie’s New York, 17 March 2017; Christie’s, New York, 18 September, 1997, Lot 131; Sotheby’s, New York, 16 September, 2008, Lot 96; a similar figure of a Bactrian camel is illustrated by Mizuno in Toujitaikei, vol. 35, Tousansai (Tang sancai), Heibonsha series, 1977, pl. 100. See, also, the similar figure of slightly larger size (83 cm.) sold at Christie’s Paris, 15 June 2005, lot 130; a camel of the same model from the Edward T Chow Collection was included in the Exhibition of Chinese Tomb Pottery Figures, University of Hong Kong, 1953, Catalogue No D33. $40,000-60,000 唐 黃釉雙峰駝俑 估價: $ 40,000-60,000



196 A CHINESE MANDARIN OFFICIAL’S SUMMER HAT, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), GUANGXU PERIOD (1871-1908), CIRCA 1880 This fine example in the form of a conical crown of split bamboo cane, covered with a seamless piece of white silk gauze and decorated with tassels of red braided Manchurian silk, surmounted with a gilt copper finial supporting a crystal sphere, with gold brocade edging, with a green plume holder and peacock feather attached PROVENANCE: Purchased: Linda Wrigglesworth at Irving Galleries, London, “Echoes from China” Exhibition, in 1991, 4033/20a, Catalogue No. 80; Ex Traphagan School of Fashion, New York, USA. Collected in 1908, Acquisition no. C.8.49.B OTHER NOTES: When the Manchus assumed control of China in 1644 to establish the Qing dynasty, they introduced a new system of coloured hat finials to identify the rank of nobles and officials. The crystal sphere, as seen here, is indicative of a fifth rank official. The wearer would have accompanied this hat with either a silver pheasant or a badge of rank Reference: For a very similar example, please see: Christie’s, New York, 19 March 2008, Lot 114; the summer hat in the Newark Museum, Gift of the Iris Barrel Apfel Collection; the Collection of Ken Rutherford, NSW, as illustrated in Judith Rutherford and Jackie Menzie’s, Celestial Silks, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004, cat. no. 59 $3,000-5,000 清光緒 官帽 (暖帽) 估價: $3,000-5,000


197 A CHINESE MANDARIN OFFICIAL’S WINTER HAT, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The hemispherical paper-stiffened padded crown with upturned brim, covered with red braided silk, surmounted with gilt filigree stylised spike supporting a crystal sphere, jade holder (which would have held a peacock feather), stays and lining OTHER NOTES: For a very similar example, please see: the Newark Museum, Gift of the Iris Barrel Apfel Collection; the Collection of Ken Rutherford, NSW, as illustrated in Judith Rutherford and Jackie Menzie’s, Celestial Silks, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004, cat. no. 60. The crystal sphere is indicative of a fifth rank official. The plumes were awarded for service to the throne and would be transported from hat to hat as the seasons changed. This winter court hat represents the second style of crown decoration where braided red silk tassels were used rather than densely packed red silk floss. $4,000-6,000 官帽 (暖帽) 估價: $4,000-6,000

198 A CHINESE RED SILK KESI LADIES FORMAL ROBE, 19TH CENTURY Decorated with an evenly spaced monochrome pattern of round medallions, enclosing a pair of five-clawed dragons in profile contesting a flaming pearl, set against lotus scrolls. The border at the wide cuffs and neck, with a detailed and colourful floral pattern surrounding the Eight Precious Buddhist emblems, including the unending knot, conch, lotus and double fish pattern on a golden ground, with a trimmed band of couched gold metal thread with fret pattern in brown.The floral borders are woven in the kesi technique, with matching wide horseshoe cuffs and neck edgings, against a silver thread ground, using silk and metal thread together, mounted in a perspex case measuring 197 width x 16 depth x 163cm height PROVENANCE: Purchased: James R. Lawson Pty Ltd., November 1972, No. 330; Ex Mr. Igor Zurich Collection, Adelaide. LITERATURE: Peter Fish, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 November, 1997 on Chinese textiles. OTHER NOTES: Red silk was used for various celebrations and this robe was probably an under robe to a more elaborate waistcoat or over garment. The dragon roundels indicate that this robe was used within the Imperial court by the wife of a first degree prince. Reference: Please see the similar c1880-1940 monochrome roundel designs on silk that form part of the Addiss Bequest of 1983 at the V&A Museum, London, as illustrated in Verity Wilson’s, Chinese Textiles, Fig. 90, p81; for very similar late 19th century example, please refer to the informal lady’s robe at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, as illustrated in Robert Jacobsen’s, Imperial Silks - Ch’ing Dynasty Textiles, Vol. I, Fig 100. $4,000-6,000 晚清十九世紀 紅地刻絲女袍 估價:$4,000-6,000 198


199 199 A CHINESE EMPEROR’S SURCOAT (GUNFU), QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The navy satin with four woven kesi imperial dragon medallions, fastened at waist level with spherical metal buttons and silk loops, the lining a pale blue silk with a subtle monochrome key fret pattern, the arm span measuring 166cm OTHER NOTES: The gunfu was a surcoat traditionally worn by the emperor over his court robe. It is usually midnight blue and knee length so that the court robe could be seen below the hemline. The Qing dynasty regulations stipulated its use for ceremonial occasions, though imperial portraits frequently depict the ruler with this overgarment. Reference: For very similar, please refer to the Gunfu in the Imperial Robes Collection, from the Forbidden City, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, as illustrated in Ming Wilson’s, Imperial Chinese Robes From the Forbidden City, No. 5, p28; an Imperial Consort’s version of the same, originally from a Private Australian Collection, Christie’s from the Linda Wrigglesworth Collection, New York, 19 March, 2008, Lot 12 $6,000-9,000 清 石青色團龍紋彩雲金龍紋袞服 估價: $6,000-9,000


200 A FINE EXAMPLE OF A CHINESE MANCHURIAN LADY’S WAISTCOAT, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), CIRCA 1870 Worn by a lady in waiting to the Empress of China. The bright blue silk damask, woven with butterflies and prunus blossom. The black borders are embroidered with bamboo, cherry blossom and more butterflies. The black border is edged with a ribbon of flowers. Lined in turquoise blue silk. Extremely unusual and exceptionally elegant, 76 x 140cm, in perspex case measuring 131 width x 16 depth x 162cm height PROVENANCE: Purchased from Linda Wrigglesworth, London in 1991, “Echoes from China” Exhibition, Irving Galleries, 3203, Catalogue No. 128 OTHER NOTES: It was the waistcoats ‘chaogua’, worn over the court robes that gave the women’s court dress its distinctive patterns. All were blue-black in background, though their rich decoration was subtly expressive of the imperial splendour of the court. $4,000-6,000 清 藍地對襟女坎肩 估價: $4,000-6,000

201 A RARE CHINESE SILK ROBE FOR EMPRESS DOWAGER CIXI, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), EARLY GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908) The very beautiful robe embroidered on a chestnut silk with peonies in green, lilac and ice blue, decorated with auspicious emblems for good fortune and longevity, and exquisitely edged with golden thread. A rare pleated hem, indicates an Imperial winter robe, presented in a perspex case measuring 227 width x 20 depth x 149cm height PROVENANCE: Purchased: Linda Wrigglesworth, Sydney, November 1999; Butterfield and Butterfield, San Francisco, 7-9 November, 1998 OTHER NOTES: For a very similar robe, please see the late Qing dynasty robe, gifted by Captain and Mrs. James Thach, 1946 to the Metropolitan Museum, New York; and another robe for the Empress Dowager in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, and illustrated in Mary Tregear’s, Chinese Art, No.156, p193. $10,000-20,000 清光緒早期 慈禧太后紅地牡丹團壽氅衣 估價: $10,000-20,000

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202 AN IMPRESSIVE CHINESE IMPERIAL YELLOW DRAGON ROBE, (LONGPAO JIFU), QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), DAOGUANG PERIOD (c1820) This excellent and rare Manchu nine-dragon robe, has been embroidered with the finest silk and couched gold-wrapped thread on a rich satin ground of imperial yellow. The very auspicious design, symbolising the wearer’s wish for a long life. There are eight dragons on the outer garment, with an unseen ninth dragon concealed in the inner panel of the robe, representing the Confucian ideal of eight fields protected by a ninth encircling it. The front and back designed with endless scrolling clouds threaded with the five imperial colours swirling around the coral coloured bats of good fortune and happiness. The five-clawed dragons couched in gold thread, clasping the flaming pearl of wisdom and shou symbol for longevity, provide the wearer of the robe with eternal power. Resting above the four mountains of the immortals, with a deep hem of cresting waves and the lishui stripe, within similarly decorated black silk borders and gold braid and woven gold wan-fret edgings repeated on the horse-shoe cuffs of the black silk sleeves woven in damask with a single roundel of dragons contesting a flaming pearl. In a perspex case measuring 207.5 width x 16.5 depth x 173.5cm height PROVENANCE: Ex Private Collector, Taiwan, whose family had descended from the Manchu’s; illustrated in Sotheby’s, New York, May 1981, Lot 174; Purchased: Linda Wrigglesworth, London, Irving Galleries, 1991, 4005/2699 Catalogue no. 136 EXHIBITIONS: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Celestial Silks, Chinese Religious Court Textiles, 31 August - 24 October, 2004, illus. catalogue no. 28. LITERATURE: This robe has appeared in several journal articles. OTHER NOTES: This imperial yellow jifu would have been worn by the Empress for official duties, important sacred ceremonies, or when giving an audience in her chambers. This style of dress, was depicted in the 1759 Court regulations revised by the Emperor Qianlong. For women, dragon robes in yellow were reserved exclusively for the empress dowager, the empress and the emperor’s first ranking consort, and was considered the most auspicious colour. Literature: G. Dickinson and L. Wrigglesworth, Imperial Wardrobe, Berkeley, rev. ed., 2000; Rutherford, J., and Menzies, J., Celestial Silks: Chinese Religious and Court Textiles, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 31 July - 24 October, 2004; Steele, V. and Major, J.S., China Chic - East Meets West, Yale University Press, London, 1999; Vollmer, J. E., Ruling from the Dragon Throne: Costume of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, 2002; Cammann, S., China’s Dragon Robes, The Ronald Press Company, New York, 1952 $40,000-60,000 道光 明黃緞繡雲龍紋吉服袍 估價: $40,000-60,000 202 54


203 AN IMPORTANT CHINESE IMPERIAL PRINCE’S ROBE, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), CIRCA 1800-1830 The black silk Autumn Dragon Robe with imperial dragons couched in golden thread, with auspicious Buddhist and Daoist symbols, and medallion roundels of dragons on the skirt of the robe, mounted in a perspex case measuring 240 width x 15 depth x 166cm height PROVENANCE: Purchased from James R. Lawson Pty Ltd., in November 1972, No. 333; Ex Mr. Igor Zurich Collection, Adelaide $10,000-15,000 清嘉慶道光 石青龍雲朝袍 估價: $10,000-15,000


204 A CHINESE TWELVE SYMBOL EMPEROR’S SEMIFORMAL COURT ROBE, JIFU, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), CIRCA 1850 This robe made for the Emperor, is beautifully decorated with the twelve symbols of imperial authority, arranged discreetly among a number of other symbolic and auspicious motifs. On the shoulders of the robe are the sun and the moon, on the front panel above the dragon is a constellation, below that is the fu symbol and the axe head, representing the power to judge and punish respectively, further down is the seaweed, to represent purity, and a pair of sacrificial cups, for filial piety. On the back above the dragon is a motif of mountains, and also the entwined dragons and golden pheasant for adaptability and literary refinement, above a flame motif for wisdom, and the millet symbol to represent the wearer of the garment’s ability to feed his people. The use of white thread lifts the embroidered billowing waves and creates an illusion of life and movement. The robe shines with the lustre of the finest silken threads. This robe is lined with imperial yellow silk, mounted in a perspex case measuring 230 width x 16 depth x 183cm height PROVENANCE: Purchased: Linda Wrigglesworth, London, Irving Galleries, 1991, 4045 Catalogue No. 137 EXHIBITIONS: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Celestial Silks, Chinese Religious Court Textiles, 31 August - 24 October, 2004, illus. catalogue no. 27 LITERATURE: This robe has appeared in several journal articles.



OTHER NOTES: Blue robes were worn by the emperor at events associated with Heaven. The emperor, possibly Huangdi would have worn this robe during the day of the ceremony taking place at the Temple of heaven. Here, the emperor would pray for rains and an excellent harvest. For centuries, the ‘twelve symbols’ were associated with the principal annual sacrifices offered by the emperor on behalf of the people at the great imperial alters. References: Rutherford, J., and Menzies, J., Celestial Silks: Chinese Religious and Court Textiles, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 31 July - 24 October, 2004; Steele, V. and Major, J.S., China Chic - East Meets West, Yale University Press, London, 1999; Vollmer, J. E., Ruling from the Dragon Throne: Costume of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, 2002; Cammann, S., China’s Dragon Robes, The Ronald Press Company, New York, 1952; G. Dickinson and L. Wrigglesworth, Imperial Wardrobe, Berkeley, rev. ed., 2000 $35,000-55,000 清或之前,藍地十二章云龍紋吉服袍 估價: $35,000-55,000

205 A CHILD’S WINTER HAT, CHINA, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), LATE 19TH CENTURY The very handsome hat, with a quilted classical design PROVENANCE: Purchased: Linda Wrigglesworth, London, September 1999. $1,000-2,000 清十九世紀晚期 兒童冬帽 估價: $1,000-2,000 206 A RARE AND MOST HANDSOME MANDARIN’S COURT HAT, CHAOGUAN, WITH ORIGINAL BOX, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), CIRCA 1870 The gilded hat spike indicates a fourth rank by the blue Peking glass spike and blue cabochon. The official would wear this hat when wearing his chaofu robe and piling collar. The hat is covered with a red flossed silk instead of the traditional tassels. A centrally placed (simulated) pearl on the rim indicates the front of the hat, with green peking glass plume holder. The hat with original box. Hats of this style rarely appear on the market. The laws pertaining to the jewelled hats were written in 1636. The jewel on these hats closely resembles the lamaist stone called Rdo-rje ‘master’ stone, symbolising a pure mind, the gem capable of cutting through any substance, but which itself could not be penetrated. Many priests of the lamaist church wore hats surmounted by such ‘master stones’.

207 TWO CHINESE FEATHER PLUMES, WITH BOXES, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), CIRCA 1870 One fine very rare plume, bound with red silk, where extending from the plume eye, further small eyes are bound closely into the plume, with its own box

208A A SET OF FOUR CHINESE SILK HANDSCROLLS, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), POSSIBLY QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Depicting children engaged in leisurely pursuits, set against a green background (4)

PROVENANCE: Purchased: Linda Wrigglesworth, 1996. $1,000-2,000 清 翎羽(兩套) 估價:$1,000-2,000

PROVENANCE: A copy of a certificate dated 25 May 1964, describing the work from O.A.A.C.A. (The Oriental Art and Antiques Collector’s Academy) accompanies this work $1,200-1,800 清或乾隆 絲綢畫卷(一套四幅) 估價:$1,200-1,800

208 A CHINESE WORK ON PAPER, 20th CENTURY CHINESE SCHOOL The festive work, brightly coloured and painted with a flying dragon clasping pearls, and a crane standing on one leg, while diving for fish, 45 x 35cm $200-400 二十世紀 紙質畫 估價:$200-400

PROVENANCE: Ex Private American Collection; Purchased from Linda Wrigglesworth, London, in 1996. LITERATURE: G. Dickinson and L. Wrigglesworth, Imperial Wardrobe, Berkeley, rev. ed., 2000 OTHER NOTES: For similar, please see: Christie’s, South Kensington, 9 November 2012, Lot 1298 $6,000-10,000 清 朝冠(一套) 估價: $6,000-10,000




209 A CHINESE LANDSCAPE PAINTING, HANGING SCROLL, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644), 15TH CENTURY ZHE SCHOOL Daijin School also known as Zhe School, Ming Dynasty The painting depicts a travelling scholar-gentleman crossing a bridge at day’s end, sitting astride his weary horse, his head turned back from where he has travelled, perhaps symbolising an air of nostalgia for days passed. He is followed closely by an attendant on foot carrying a jar of wine and a wrapped box of food. His destination is the rustic country house of a recluse scholar or artist. A peasant dressed in a red garment, stands expectantly at the gate. The food and drink being carried is to nourish a conversation far from the busy world. Two pine trees, possibly symbolising the two friends, dominate the foreground, the painting measuring 160cm x 95cm PROVENANCE: Purchased in 1992, from Three Dynasties gallery, Kyoto; Ex Togendo Collection, Japan



OTHER NOTES: As a young man, the artist Daijin, Founder of the Zhe School, travelled to the Nanjing capital, with his father, where he failed to make a name for himself so returned home. Where his reputation grew such that c. 1425 he was recommended to the Xuande Emperor (r. 1425-35), and he went to Beijing in the hope of securing an academy appointment. His plans were thwarted, however, by the envy of the established painter Xie Huan (fl c. 1368-1435), a favourite artist and adviser to the Xuande Emperor, who claimed to detect anti-government bias in Dai’s works. Xie took offence to Dai’s depiction of a fisherman wearing a red coat, an attire suitable for officials, but certainly not for commoners. The Xuande Emperor agreed with Xie, and according to the scholar Lang Ying, the eunuch responsible for recommending Dai was executed. Dai, however, escaped at night to Hangzhou and returned to the Zhe academy afterwards. It is interesting to note that there is a commoner dressed in red in this work as well. $5,000-8,000 明十五世紀,山水畫 立軸 估價: $5,000-8,000

210 A FINE CHINESE PAINTING OF AN EAGLE, HANGING SCROLL, EARLY 17TH CENTURY, ANONYMOUS, AFTER WEN TONG (1019-1079), FRAMED The eagle is perched standing alone on a mountain peak near a cascading waterfall, the calligraphy to the upper right, translation, ‘painted by Wen Tong, an eagle stands alone’. The monochrome ink palette, suggestive of symbolising the integrity of a principled Confucian scholar, the painting measuring 160cm x 103cm PROVENANCE: Ex Collection of Connoisseur and Collector, the British Heiress Lady Ann Juliet Dorothea Maud Tadgell, formerly Lady Juliet de Chair, Somerset; Purchased from Michael Leach Gallery, London, 1986 OTHER NOTES: The eagle in Chinese art represents boldness and the character ‘ying’ is homophonous with the word for hero. The popular depiction in painting of an eagle standing alone, is a rebus for ‘yingxiong duli’, meaning ‘a hero who stands alone is peerless’. It alludes to a poem from the Yuan dynasty referring to the scholar-officials who were not willing to bow to foreign rulers, even at the cost of their political advancement. $5,000-8,000 明晚期清早期十七世紀早期 無名氏鷹畫像 立軸帶框 估價: $5,000-8,000

211 A CHINESE RED LACQUER ‘DOUBLE HAPPINESS’ DOCUMENT BOX With gilt raised decoration to the front, depicting a dragon and phoenix design with the characters ‘xixi’ for double happiness, with a metal lock to the front, 73 width x 48 depth x 30cm height $800-1,200 清十九世紀 紅漆描金雙喜紋蓋盒 估價:$800-1,200 212 A FINE CHINESE HUANGHUALI SCHOLAR’S CABINET, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), 18TH CENTURY The beautiful yellow rosewood cabinet, of classical form, the lid lifting to reveal an inner tray and to release the two front rectangular doors, which in turn reveal the inner five drawers, all brass-mounted original fittings, with rectangular handles at the sides, and two ‘hu’ vase-form handles at the front, resting on a shallow base with a gentle cut-out scroll at the front, 33 width x 23 depth x 32cm height


PROVENANCE: Purchased: Raymond and Victoria Tregaskis, Sydney, 1993 OTHER NOTES: These classical small cabinets perfectly reflect the Chinese tradition of fine cabinet making. Often referred to as a Seal Chest, or Guanpixiang, they seem to have had various uses. Reference: For a similar, earlier cabinet, please refer to Mossgreen, Melbourne, 16-17 November, 2009, Lot 10; and another similarly dated, Christie’s, Hong Kong, 3 June, 2015, Lot 2822 $5,000-8,000 清十八世紀 黃花梨文房櫃 估價: $5,000-8,000



213 A FINE CHINESE HONGMU HEXAGONAL SIDE TABLE, 20TH CENTURY The natural colour of the yellow rosewood apparent on the table surface, with six elegantly tapered legs, the table, with finely cut-out shaped cartouches to the side, 73cm high $1,200-1,800 二十世紀 紅木六角桌 估價:$1,200-1,800 214 A FINE PAIR OF BLACK LACQUER AND GILT ARM CHAIRS For a foreign market, the central back panels and seat decorated with a theme of pagodas in mystical mountains by river landscapes, with continuous floral design to the arms and legs, 56cm width x 46cm depth x 104cm height PROVENANCE: Purchased: John Sparks, London, 1964 $5,000-8,000 黑漆描金扶手椅(一對) 估價: $5,000-8,000 215 A CHINESE DISPLAY TABLE, LATE QING DYNASTY (1644-1911), 19/20TH CENTURY Profusely carved and decorated with repeated dragons and other auspicious symbols, including the ‘shou’ medallion symbol for longevity, the ‘chi’ medallion of good fortune, and the ‘xi’ character for joy, together with imagery of deer and bats for good wishes, 100cm width x 61cm depth x 71cm high


PROVENANCE: Purchased: Connor galleries in 1991, Ex Bonython Family Collection $2,000-4,000 晚清 雕花木桌 估價: $2,000-4,000


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SESSION II FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2017 11AM DECORATIVE ARTS Lots 216 - 310 ART & PHOTOGRAPHY Lots 311 - 517 Please note that provenance notes for each lot are on handwritten cards provided by the estate. No purchase receipts are available unless otherwise stated.


Decorative Arts

LOTS 216 - 310

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216 A VICTORIAN PAPIER-MACHE TILT TOP OCCASIONAL TABLE The top finely painted with courting couple within an architectural garden, on twist support and platform base, 105 tilted and 70cm down $500-800 217 A SHIRAZ CARPET, SOUTH PERSIA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY Of central medallion design, 172 length x 106cm width PROVENANCE: Purchased: Kuwait, 1978 $300-500 218 A GEORGIAN RED CHINOISERIE TOILET MIRROR Decorated with raised figures and Oriental motifs picked out in gilt, the mirror with acorn finial supports, 80cm high $300-500 219 A PAIR OF ITALIAN WALNUT CANDLESTICKS CONVERTED TO LAMPS, 19TH CENTURY, WITH A LATER GILDED LAMP The pair with turned and acanthus molded shafts on triform block base with scroll feet, tallest 88cm high $600-800


220 A BOW CANDLE HOLDER, TOGETHER WITH ROCKINGHAM GROUP FIGURE, LATE 18TH CENTURY The candle holder modelled with cockerel sheltering in arbour, the group with boy petting his dog, tallest 18.5cm, (2) $200-300 221 A RARE SET OF FOUR WORCESTER DR WALL ‘PINE CONE’ PLATES, WITH A PAIR OF BOWLS, ALL CIRCA 1770’S Each with cross hatched crescent mark, 24cm diameter, (6) $600-800 222 A COLLECTION OF WORCESTER 18TH CENTURY PORCELAIN Comprising; ‘Mansfield’ sparrow beak jug, a dish cover and tray and a bowl, all with crescent marks, widest 19cm $500-800 223 A SET OF SIX LATE 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH PORCELAIN BOTANICAL STUDY PLATES Each centrally painted with floral spray within gilded trellis border, 23.5cm diameter, (6) $300-500

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223A AN IMARI STYLE COVERED JAR CONVERTED TO A LAMP, 20TH CENTURY On stepped base with pleated shade, 52cm high to fitting $100-200

224A A CLAY HEAD, PROBABLY MAJAPAHIT ERA, INDONESIA Depicted with typical expression, 12.5cm high including base $300-500

224 AN ENGLISH REGENCY EBONISED CANED ARMCHAIR With caned back splat on sabre front legs, the chair embellished with brass buttons, 52 width x 55 depth x 87cm height $300-500

224B AN INDIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A FEMALE, WITH INDIAN WHITE METAL BOX The box tests part silver, 13.5cm high, the bronze figure 30cm high (2) $200-400

225 AN UNUSUAL GEORGE III PEDESTAL EWER, CIRCA 1820 The frosted body on diamond cut cup, the thumb cut stem on star cut spread foot, 27.5cm high PROVENANCE: Purchased: Mallett London 1994 $300-500 226 A GROUP OF GEORGIAN GLASS, COMPRISING SET OF RUMMERS POSSIBLY WATERFORD PENROSE Also with two sets of flutes 15 and 3 with thumbnail cut bases $500-800 227 A PAIR OF GEORGE III DECANTERS TOGETHER WITH AN UNUSUALLY LARGE CUT GLASS DECANTER OF THE SAME PERIOD Each of mallet form, 24 and 33cm high, (3) $400-600 228 AN OAK JOINED STOOL IN THE JAMES I MANNER BUT 19TH CENTURY The chamfered top above delicate knull carved frieze on spiral turned legs on block and stretcher supports, 46cm high $100-200



229 AN INTERESTING GEORGE II INDENTURE WITH THE SEAL OF ROBERT BOUTIDEN PARISH OF ST KEVERNE, CORNWALL, DATED 1748 Ink on vellum, appears to be pertaining to an agreement between two gentlemen in Cornwall, mounted within oak frame, 85 x 67cm out of frame $200-300 230 A FIGURED MAHOGANY CHEST OF DRAWERS, MID 19TH CENTURY The veneer on pine, with turned handles and escutcheon, on bun feet, 104 width x 54 depth x 100cm height $600-800 231 A PAIR OF VICTORIAN CARVED OAK FOOT STOOLS The fluted, block and turned legs joined by x-shape stretcher with central finial, each 40 width x 40 depth x 43cm height (2) $300-500 232 AN ITALIAN GESSO ROCOCO REVIVAL FLOOR LAMP, EARLY 20TH CENTURY Modelled with putti amongst scrolling acanthus, mounted from iron base, 155.5cm height $500-800 233 TWO FRENCH LOUIS XVI STYLE MARBLE TOPPED WALNUT SIDE TABLES, 20TH CENTURY Of typical form with verde marble tops, the larger 61 width x 46 depth x 45cm high $200-300

234 A BOHEMIAN OPALINE AND BLUE GLASS LAMP WITH HEIBERG LAMP, BOTH 19TH CENTURY The first of Orientalist design, picked out in gilt, both mounted for electricity, 60 and 47.5cm to fitting, (2) $500-800 235 A MATCHED FAVIER FRENCH FAIENCE PART DINNER SERVICE Embellished with hand painted birds of paradise OTHER NOTES: Comprising; 13 side plates, 8 dinner plates, 14 entree plates, 2 soup bowls, 5 bowls, soup tureen, gravy boat, large platter, small square platter and 2 ashtrays (48) $300-500 236 A BRASS WIREWORK MOUNTED LAMP, WITH YELLOW CRAQUELURE LAMP Both 20th century, 42cm high $200-300 237 AN ART NOUVEAU GALLE CAMEO GLASS VASE Overlay and acid etched design with grasshopper on foliage, signed Galle, 17.5cm high $400-600 238 A COMPREHENSIVE SPODE ‘BLUE BIRD’ TEA SERVICE Embellished with birds and fruit basket design OTHER NOTES: Comprising; 13 side plates, 8 bowls, 9 dinner plates, 3 cream jugs, 1 large jug, 3 sugar bowls, 4 egg cups, 4 coffee pots, 5 teapots, 4 tea cups, 9 tea cup saucers, 6 coffee cups and saucers (75) $300-500

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239 A ROSENTHAL ‘SARASTRO MAGIC FLUTE’ PART TEA SERVICE BY BJORN WIINBLAD Each piece with finely gilded detail in relief, each piece signed, comprising four demitasse cups and saucers, tray with jug and sugar bowl and cover and large charger $400-600 240 AN ITALIAN NOVELTY 925 SILVER AND ENAMEL DUCK FORM DECANTER, 20TH CENTURY The textured finished silver mounts coloured in enamel, mounting shaped glass body, marked 925, 27.5cm high $500-800 241 AN ITALIAN MODERNIST 925 SILVER PITCHER Of dimpled form, hallmarked maker BR, probably Brandimarte Firenze, 661 grams, 19cm high $500-800


242 A CONTEMPORARY CAVIAR BOWL WITH CARVED HORN SPOONS Together with two crystal champagne flutes and a modernist silver decanter (3) $100-200 243 A BRNO CHAIR BY KNOLL, ORIGINALLY DESIGNED BY LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE Tan leather seat back and arm rests on flat bar, Knoll fabric to underside of seat, 59 width x 60 depth x 78cm height $400-600


244 A GLAZED EARTHENWARE SCULPTURE BY ALEXANDER LECKIE, CIRCA 1970 Depicting a man on a horse, glazed in colours, incised signature, 40cm high $1,000-2,000 245 A LARGE DAVID & HERMIA BOYD EARTHENWARE POT With incised decoration and gradient fern green, signed to the base, 27cm high $300-500 246 A STONEWARE TEAPOT, TOGETHER WITH FRENCH SARREGUEMINE CORN DISH The teapot marked W.F Q, (2) $100-200 247 A PETER TRAVIS STUDIO POTTERY VASE, 1967 Embellished with swirling carved geometric design washed with white blue and brown slip, signed to base, 23cm wide $300-500



248 A LES BLAKEBROUGH PORCELAIN JAR AND COVER, CIRCA 1980 Embellished with blue and orange abstract glaze, seal mark to base, 24cm high EXHIBITIONS: ‘Les Blakebrough : ceramics’, Object Gallery, Sydney, 19 November 2005 - 15 January 2006 $400-600 249 A LES BLAKEBROUGH PORCELAIN CHARGER, CIRCA 1990 Painted with floral spray, seal mark to base, 43.5cm diameter $300-500 250 GEORG JENSEN TUJA PATTERN 182 PIECE FLATWARE SET, DESIGN BY MAGNUS STEPHENSEN In good used condition, marked Georg Jensen


OTHER NOTES: Comprising; 26 table knives, 19 entree knives, 22 butter knives, 17 table forks, 14 entree forks, 18 fish forks, 8 cake forks, 14 dessert spoons, 11 jam pot spoons, 19 soup spoons, 10 teaspoons and 4 large serving spoons (182) $500-800 251 A TRAVEL CLOCK BY CARTIER Quartz movement, circular white dial with Roman numerals, signed case, with blue enamel, in gilded case, reference number 7522 02941, 75 mm diameter $160-240


252 A SMALL TRAVEL CLOCK/ALARM BY HERMES Manual wind movement, circular egg shell coloured dial with Roman numerals, signed dial and movement, imitation wood case, dial 30mm $300-400 253 THREE GOLD AND SILVER MONEY CLIPS Two money clips by Tiffany & Co and one other, all in sterling silver and 18ct gold $200-300


254 A PAIR OF GOLD AND TIGER-EYE CUFFLINKS Of ball and claw design, featuring a tiger-eye bead measuring 10.03 mm, mounted in 18ct yellow gold $500-700 255 A SET OF GOLD STUDS BY TIFFANY & CO Attributed to Schlumberger, the three of ‘Woven Knot’ design, each to a sprung bar fitting, styled in 18ct yellow gold, boxed $600-800



259 255A A SMALL LIDDED BOX WITH CUFFLINKS The rectangular form with three pairs of cufflinks, including a pair of chalcedony and continental silver cufflinks, a pendant and a tie-pin $80-120 256 A PAIR OF STAR SAPPHIRE CUFFLINKS The retro cufflinks, each set with a star sapphire cabochon, mounted in 18ct gold $300-500 257 A VINTAGE PARKER PEN The Parker Sonnet detailed with black enamel to gold plated case $300-500

260 A CONTEMPORARY OYSTER VENEER HUMADOR CIGAR BOX, WITH ANOTHER SMALLER HUMIDOR The larger with pen-work armorial, fitted interior to both, 30 width x 26 depth x 17.5cm height $200-300

263 DUNHILL ESTUPENDOS CIGARS, 7 INCH Vintage unopened box of 10 cigars $800-1,200 264 ROMEO Y JULLIETA HABANA CORONAS, 5.5 INCH Two vintage unopened boxes of 25 cigars $200-300

261 DUNHILL ESTUPENDOS CIGARS, 7 INCH Vintage unopened box of 10 cigars $800-1,200

265 DAVIDOFF NO1, NO2 GRAND CRU CIGARS, 5.5 INCHES Two cabinet boxes of 25, one in cellophane, both unopened $400-600

262 DUNHILL ESTUPENDOS CIGARS, 7 INCH Vintage unopened box of 10 cigars $800-1,200

258 A PROPELLING TOOTHPICK TOGETHER WITH A KEY CHAIN The propelling toothpick with London hallmarks, circa 1923. The key chain of triangular and horse shoe form, all mounted in 9ct gold $300-400 259 LUXURY CIGAR COMPENDIUM COMPRISING; DAVID LINLEY HUMIDOR, HERMES ASHTRAY, DUNHILL CIGAR CASE AND CUTTER, CALF LEATHER HOLDER The humidor made for Dunhill, all with makers marks, 24 width x 22 depth x 16cm high, (5) $1,000-2,000



266 DAVIDOFF NO3 CELLO’S CIGARS, 5.5 INCHES Two boxes of 25, unopened $400-800 267 MONTECRISTO HABANA NO4 CIGARS, 5 INCHES AND FONSECA HABANA NO1 CIGARS, 6.5 INCHES Two boxes of 25, unopened $600-800 268 A VINTAGE AUSTRALIAN ABC BULLION 999.8 SILVER 1.0028KG INGOT Marked No 9030, stamped S.R.Mitchell company Ltd Australian Refiners, 1003 grams, 8.5cm $500-700


269 AN 18TH CENTURY CONTINENTAL SILVER SALVER, POSSIBLY LISBON CIRCA 1760 With shaped rim in shell and flower head design, the well with bright cut garland border, on claw and ball feet, 488 grams, 26cm $500-800 270 A PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY, INDIAN COLONIAL SALT AND PEPPER POTS BY HAMILTON & CO AND LATTERY BROTHERS OF CALCUTTA Each of cylindrical form with pierced cover, engraved Salt & Pepper, 8.5cm high (2) $300-500 271 A GERMAN 800 STANDARD SILVER NEOCLASSICAL ‘HISTORISMUS’ BATCHELOR COFFEE SET BY GEORG ROTH & CO HANAU, CIRCA 1900 In a French Louis XVI style, comprising; pot, sugar box and jug, 631 grams, tallest 18cm, (3) $600-800




272 A GEORGE I SILVER MUG, LONDON 1723 Of plain cylindrical form with C scroll handle and tucked in base, makers mark indistinct, 322 grams, 12cm high $500-800 273 A GEORGE II SILVER MUG BY WILLIAM PRIEST, LONDON 1749 Of plain baluster form with C scroll handle, 339 grams, 12.2cm high $500-800 274 A GEORGE II SILVER GROUP, THE SALTS BY DAVID HENNELL, LONDON 1747, THE CASTOR BY JOHN DELMESTER The salts with chased and embossed floral designs on shell pad feet, with blue glass liners, the castor of baluster form, 16cm high, (3) PROVENANCE: Castor with ADA sticker $400-600 275 A RARE PAIR OF GEORGE II SCOTTISH SILVER TRENCHER SALTS BY PATRICK GRAEME EDINBURGH, ASSAY MASTER’S MARK OF ARCHIBALD URE, EDINBURGH, 1729 Of faceted and waisted octagonal form, engraved initial ‘J’ with later blue resin liners, 7cm width, (2) $300-500

276 A COLLECTION OF GEORGIAN SILVER DECANTER LABELS Brandy by John Reily, London 1807, Hollands by Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson, London 1800, Whisky by T&P, Birmingham 1803, Madeira & Claret pair by Edward Thomason 1818, 74 grams, (5) $500-800 277 A GEORGE II STYLE SILVER PLATE SNUFFER TRAY AND PAIR OF SNUFFERS Of waisted shaped form and two rests and fluted capped handle, with matched snuffers, neither hallmarked, total weight 556 grams, 19.5cm width, (2) $100-200 278 A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER SALTS BY SARAH BUTTALL, LONDON 1770 Of oval form with gadrooned rims and pierced arcaded bodies with vacant cartouche, on claw and ball feet, with blue glass liners, 9cm width, (2) $300-500 279 A SMALL GEORGE III SILVER MUG BY WALTER BRIND, LONDON 1770 Of tapering cylindrical form with C scroll handle, engraved with three arrow crest, 182 grams, 8cm high $300-500


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280 A GEORGE III SILVER SNUFF BOX BY JOHN SHAW, BIRMINGHAM 1809 Bright cut with the name Henry Cardwell Jnr, the cover with inset Queen Anne gold guinea 1713 $200-300


284 AN EARLY GEORGE III SILVER WAITER BY ELIZABETH COOKE, LONDON 1768 With gadrooned shaped rim, the well engraved with armorials, on three claw and ball feet, 397 grams, 21.5cm $600-900

281 A GEORGE III SILVER SOUP LADLE BY ROBERT SALLAM, LONDON 1769 Together with a sauce ladle of the same period maker probably George Baskerville, other marks rubbed, 197 grams, (2) $300-500


282 A GEORGE III SILVER SNUFFER TRAY BY PETER, ANN & WILLIAM BATEMAN, LONDON 1804 Of oval form with reeded rim, together with cream jug from the same period by Peter & Jonathan Bateman, 256 grams, (2) $300-500

286 A GEORGE III SILVER BOAT SHAPED BASKET BY WILLIAM FOUNTAIN, LONDON 1795 With reeded handle and fine bright cut band with roundels on oval foot, with gilt interior, 314 grams, 18cm high $400-600

283 GEORGE III & IV SILVER TOAST RACKS BY REBECCA EMES & EDWARD BARNARD I, LONDON 1816 AND CHARLES THOMAS FOX, 1825 Each of typical form on ball feet, total weight 548 grams, 16.5cm long, (2) $400-600

287 A GEORGE III SILVER TABLE BELL, LONDON 1809 The baluster handle above reeded bands and gadrooned rim, with silver spherical clapper, engraved with initials SME?, (no makers marks), 160 grams, 12cm high $600-800

288 A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV SCOTTISH SILVER SERVING SPOONS BY J.A, EDINBURGH 1831 In fiddle pattern engraved with initial H, 226 grams, 30cm long, (2) $400-600 289* A VICTORIAN SILVER FISH SLICE AND FORK BY THE LEVESLEY BROTHERS, SHEFFIELD 1860 Each with pierced and engraved foliage bird and butterfly on ivory handles longest 31cm $200-300 This item has received CITES approval for sale within Australia. Please note your country’s regulations regarding the importation of natural material.

290 A GROUP OF SILVER PLATE, LATE 19TH CENTURY AND LATER Comprising; pair of breakfast dishes, engraved with coronet crest, a Baker Silverware cylinder server, teapot stand and two toast racks $200-300 291 A VICTORIAN SILVER ‘KINGS PATTERN’ SOUP LADLE BY TH/TH, LONDON 1875 Of typical form engraved initials to handle, 323 grams, 33cm long $300-500


299* A BOXED SET OF EDWARDIAN SILVER PLATE AND IVORY OYSTER FORKS Retailed by Hardy Brothers Hunter Street Sydney PROVENANCE: Provenance: presented to J.O.F by Lady Lloyd Jones’ son Charles, according to Lady Fairfax provenance note $200-300 This item has received CITES approval for sale within Australia. Please note your country’s regulations regarding the importation of natural material.

300 TWO BOXED SETS OF MEXICAN SILVER AND LAPIS LAZULI CABOCHON TOPPED COFFEE SPOONS Each with twisted stem and plenished bowl $200-300 301 TWO SILVER COMMEMORATIVE COIN SET ASHTRAYS, CHURCHILL AND ELIZABETH II Each with inset coin, 1956 Churchill crown and 1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Crown, (2) $100-200 296A

292 A 19TH CENTURY IRISH ANGLICAN INTEREST SILVER PLATE TEAPOT AND MILK JUG Embossed with floral spray, cartouche dedication ‘Presented to the Reverend Charles Johnson by the Parishioners of Barragh, 30th Nov 1859’ $200-300

296 A MINIATURE SILVER TANKARD BY CHARLES BOYTON & SON, LONDON 1932 Of tapering cylindrical form with fleur de lis capped thumb piece and scrolled handle, 310 grams, 10cm high $300-500

293 A PAIR OF VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER CHAMBER CANDLESTICKS WITH SNUFFERS BY WILLIAM & GEORGE SISSONS, SHEFFIELD 1862 Of conventional form with removable snuffers, engraved with six point star crest, 679 grams, 17cm width, (2) $600-800

296A A SILVER-PLATED AND RUBY GLASS NOVELTY HONEY POT FORMED AS A BEE, BY MAPPIN & WEBB Together with a French silver plate mounted wine decanter by Etain, (2) $200-300

294 A VICTORIAN SILVER JUG BY EDWARD & JOHN BARNARD, LONDON 1854 Of helmet form, the blue glass mounted with silver strapwork surrounding cartouche with engraved horse crest, on four scroll feet, 256 grams (without liner), 15cm high $300-500 295 A VICTORIAN NOVELTY SILVER AND GLASS BUTTER DISH AND TRAY BY HENRY WILKINSON & CO, SHEFFIELD 1855 The glass dish cut and frosted with handles, mounted with silver cover and recumbent cow finial, on concentric tray, both hallmarked, 298 grams, 18cm diameter $300-500


297 TWO BOXED SETS OF SMALL SILVER NOVELTY SEAL TOP SPOONS BY S.J.ROSE & SON, LONDON Each set depicting versions of early seal top spoons $200-300 298 THREE SILVER BUTTER DISHES, 925, STERLING AND CONTINENTAL SILVER Various marks, London probably Hardy Brothers, Otero and 925 hallmarks, 189 grams, (3) $200-300

302 AN EDWARDIAN SILVER JUG AND CHAMBER STICK, SHEFFIELD 1905 AND LATER The jug of faceted form, the chamber stick of conventional form with hinged holder, total weight 562 grams, tallest 21cm, (2) $300-500 303 AN INTERESTING GROUP OF SILVER AND SILVER PLATE CHRISTENING ITEMS, EACH ENGRAVED A.J.O.F 1933 The mug sterling by Adie Brothers Ltd 1930, the cup plate by Hardy Brothers, the egg cup plate by Hardy Brothers from H.R, the baby feeder and spoon sterling by Hardy Brothers (5) $300-500 304 A GROUP OF STERLING AND 800 SILVER NOVELTIES Comprising; pair of perfume bottles and nozzle, Mexican match box holder, 925 sterling table bell and modern silver vodka decanter label, (6) $200-300 305 A GROUP OF SILVER PLATE ITEMS Comprising Hardy Brothers embossed biscuit box, Christofle tongs, pair of unmarked coasters, unmarked port decanter label, unmarked measure, Hardy Brothers sterling napkin ring and unmarked snuffers, (8) $200-300

306 A QUANTITY OF SILVER AND SILVERPLATE TEA, DEMITASSE, SALT AND MUSTARD SPOONS, GEORGIAN AND LATER Comprising; pair of fiddle back condiment ladles by WT, London 1791, four bright cut Georgian teaspoons, five teaspoons by James Deakin & Sons Sheffield 1907, five demitasse silver spoons by Hardy Brothers and others $100-200 307 A SET OF TEN AUSTRALIAN STERLING SILVER NATIVE ANIMAL BOXED TEASPOONS BY ZYGMUNT LIBUCHA FOR MAKERS MARK MELBOURNE Each in original box with certificate and card, (10) $300-500 308 AN INTERESTING GROUP OF THREE AUSTRALIAN STUDIO FINE 99.9 SILVER LEAVES Each signed H1996, 1980 and 2000, no other hallmarks but tested 99.9 pure silver, total weight 189 grams, longest 28cm $200-300


309 A CONTINENTAL, 800 SILVER BOWL Of simple restrained form with everted rim, unmarked but tested 800 parts silver, 1601 grams, 34.5cm diameter $500-800 310 A CONTINENTAL 800 SILVER ECCLESIASTICAL ‘IHS’ BAPTISMAL SHELL FORM DISH Unmarked but tested at 800 parts silver, 229 grams, 19cm $100-200 308



Art & Photography

LOTS 311 - 517

“This personal selection of photography and works on paper illustrates Mr Fairfax’s unwavering support of local artists as well as offering an intimate insight into his artistic tastes and aesthetics.” SOPHIE ULLIN, NATIONAL HEAD OF ART

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311 JACQUES-HENRI LARTIGUE (French, 1894-1986) Two Women and an Automobile gelatin silver print signed lower right: J.H. LARTIGUE 30 x 19.5cm $800-1,200 312 ANDRE OSTIER (French, 1907-1994) Portrait of Bonnard gelatin silver print inscribed verso: 11/86 n.9852 titled verso: Portrait of Bonnard Paris American Art label verso 29 x 29cm $700-900 313 HAROLD PIERCE CAZNEAUX (1878-1953) Apse School, Surry Hills gelatin silver print 26 x 20.5cm $800-1,200 314 JOHN F. WILLIAMS (1933-2016) Fatephur, Sikhri 1965 gelatin silver print signed lower right: JWILLIAMS 24 x 24cm PROVENANCE: Byron Mapp Gallery, Sydney, 1997

EXHIBITIONS: ‘John Williams: Twenty Years on the Street’, Byron Mapp Gallery, Sydney, 13 August - 7 September 1997 $400-600 315 DAVID MOORE (1927-2003) Redfern Interior 1949 gelatin silver print, selenium toned titled and dated lower left: Redfern Interior / 1949 signed lower right: David Moore 32 x 42.5cm PROVENANCE: Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 1996 $1,000-2,000 316 JOHN F. WILLIAMS (1933-2016) Hofburg, Vienna 1976 gelatin silver print signed lower right: JWILLIAMS 24 x 36cm PROVENANCE: Byron Mapp Gallery, Sydney, 1997 $400-600 317 DERRY MOORE (British, born 1937) Hyderabad: Three Indians in front of a Palace gelatin silver print 30.5 x 29cm $600-800

318 HAROLD PIERCE CAZNEAUX (1878-1953) Mustering Sheep 1937 gelatin silver print titled and dated verso: Mustering Sheep / 1937 artist’s name inscribed verso 24.5 x 34cm $400-600 319 HAROLD PIERCE CAZNEAUX (1878-1953) Evening on the Clarence River c.1930 sepia photograph 18.5 x 24cm $400-600 320 ARTIST UNKNOWN (20th Century) Panorama of Kingston, Norfolk Island c.1900 gelatin silver print (2) 22.5 x 26.5 cm (each) PROVENANCE: Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 2011 LITERATURE: ‘Collector’s List No. 153’ Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 2011, pp.11, 33 $200-400


321 YOUSUF KARSH (Armenian-Canadian, 1908-2002) Winston Churchill 1941 gelatin silver print signed lower left: Yousuf Karsh 21.5 x 17cm

327 GREG WEIGHT (born 1946) Clyde Bank gelatin silver print 34.5 x 45cm $400-600

PROVENANCE: Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 2010 (no. 144) $2,000-4,000

328 DERRY MOORE (British, born 1937) Calcutta: Indian Woman on a Palace Balcony gelatin silver print 33 x 49cm $600-800

322 JEFF CARTER (1928-2010) The Little Woman, Ultimo 1959 gelatin silver print, selenium toned signed lower right: Jeff Carter titled and dated at base: The Little Woman, Ultimo 1959 37 x 25cm PROVENANCE: Byron Mapp Gallery, Sydney, 1997 $4,000-6,000 323 W. A. NICHOLS (19th Century) Tent Life sepia photograph titled lower left on mount: Tent Life 14 x 19.5cm PROVENANCE: Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 1992 $300-500 324 W. A. NICHOLS (19th Century) Settler’s House sepia photograph titled lower left on mount: Settlers House 13.5 x 20cm PROVENANCE: Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 1992 $200-400 325 HERBERT PONTING (British, 1870-1935) Mother & Baby Seal c.1912 gelatin silver print 25 x 35.5cm PROVENANCE: Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 2001 LITERATURE: ‘The Collector’s List No. 91’, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 2001, no.60 $1,200-1,800 326 HAROLD PIERCE CAZNEAUX (1878-1953) Pavement Artist gelatin silver print 21 x 19cm $800-1,200


329 HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (French, 1908-2004) Henri Matisse, Vence, France 1944 gelatin silver print (printed 1997) signed lower right: Henri Cartier-Bresson artist’s stamp imprinted lower left 27.5 x 37cm PROVENANCE: Byron Mapp Gallery, Sydney, 1997 $1,000-2,000 330 WILLIAM YANG (born 1943) Patrick White #1, Living Room, Martin Road 1988 gelatin silver print with ink text edition 1/10 titled, dated and stamped lower left signed and numbered lower right inscribed lower right 45 x 36cm

332 WILLIAM YANG (born 1943) 30 Chaps 1992 gelatin silver print edition 2/10 signed, dated, stamped and numbered lower right titled at base 28 x 40.5cm PROVENANCE: State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998 EXHIBITIONS: As above $600-800 333 MAX DUPAIN (1911-1992) David Lichine, Ballet Russes 1938 gelatin silver print signed and dated lower right: Max Dupain ‘38 47.5 x 38.5cm PROVENANCE: The Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 1990 $800-1,200 334 MAX DUPAIN (1911-1992) Rachel Cameron, Henry Legerton, Strelsa Heckelman, Kirsova Ballet 1938 gelatin silver print signed and dated lower right: Max Dupain ‘38 50 x 39.5cm

PROVENANCE: State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998

PROVENANCE: The Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 1990 $800-1,200

EXHIBITIONS: ‘William Yang Diaries: A Retrospective Exhibition. 25 Years of Social, Personal and Landscape Photography’, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 14 February - 26 April 1998 $600-800

335 MAX DUPAIN (1911-1992) Helene Kirsova, Ballet Russes gelatin silver print unsigned 50.5 x 40cm

331 WILLIAM YANG (born 1943) Patrick White, Manoly Lascaris, Garden 1982 gelatin silver print with ink text edition 1/10 titled, dated and numbered lower right signed, stamped and numbered middle left 35.5 x 45.5cm

PROVENANCE: The Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 1990 $800-1,200

PROVENANCE: State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998 EXHIBITIONS: As above $600-800

336 MAX DUPAIN (1911-1992) Helene Kirsova, Kirsova Ballet 1938 gelatin silver print signed and dated lower right: Max Dupain ‘38 50 x 38.5cm PROVENANCE: The Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 1990 $800-1,200



337 MAX DUPAIN (1911-1992) Serge Lifar and Tamara Toumanova, Ballet Russes 1938 gelatin silver print signed and dated lower right: Max Dupain ‘38 49 x 39.5cm PROVENANCE: The Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 1990 $800-1,200 338 MAX DUPAIN (1911-1992) Tamara Toumanova, Ballet Russes 1938 gelatin silver print signed and dated lower right: Max Dupain ‘38 50 x 38cm PROVENANCE: The Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 1990 $800-1,200

339 ARTIST UNKNOWN (20th Century) Untitled (Outback) type-c print unsigned 49.5 x 35cm $200-400 340 MELISSA MCCORD (born 20th Century) The Bushman’s Lament 1994 type-c print edition 1/100 titled, signed and dated verso inscribed by the artist with artwork dedication verso 46.5 x 63.5cm $300-500 341 MELISSA MCCORD (born 20th Century) Ma & Pa Kettle 1985 colour photograph edition 1/10 signed and dated lower right: Melissa McCord / 85 numbered lower left: 1/10 24.5 x 35.5cm $300-500 342 PETER HEATH (born 1928) Evolute of a Square: Talisman for a Boy 1977 colour photographs (9) 70 x 39cm


EXHIBITIONS: ‘Peter Heath Artworks’, Gallery A, Sydney, 29 October -19 November 1977, no.10 $500-700 343 ARTIST UNKNOWN (20th Century) A Still from ‘Melba’ featuring Linda Cropper as Nellie and Hugo Weaving as her husband 1986 colour photograph 20 x 25.5cm $300-500 344 PAUL BEADLE (1917-1993) Eight Figures and Taxi Sign 1968 bronze signed and dated with artist monogram 10 x 22 x 5cm $700-1,000

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345 MARTIN SHARP (1942-2013) Tree - Bonsai velvet, microfibre and canvas with wire structure unsigned 35 x 20 x 20cm

348 ROBERT HAGUE (born 1967) XX Sunne 2001 painted steel signed and dated to base: R. HAGUE ‘01 13 x 12 x 17cm

351 MARK ARBUZ (born 1953) Banana Ma Dreams...Oops 3 ceramic unsigned 9.5 x 26 x 22cm

LITERATURE: Mendelssohn, J., ‘The Yellow House 1970-72: 20th Anniversary Exhibition Catalogue’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1990 [illus. p.14] $800-1,200

PROVENANCE: Gift from Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, 2004 $700-1,000

PROVENANCE: Watters Gallery, Sydney, 1980 $200-400

349 PETER D. COLE (born 1947) TV Room No.2 1980 wood signed and dated to base: Peter.D.Cole/ 1980 17 x 23 x 15cm

352 20th CENTURY SCHOOL Figure bronze unsigned Transfield foundry stamp near base 14 x 18 x 15cm $200-400

346 SANDRA TAYLOR (born 1942) Copacabana...Gateway to Gosford ceramic unsigned 15.5 x 33 x 27cm $300-500 347 ANNA CULLITON (born 1968) Bed of Nails 2010 ceramic and nails signed and dated to base: anna culliton / 2010 10.5 x 24 x 11.5cm PROVENANCE: NG Art Gallery, Sydney, 2010 EXHIBITIONS: ‘Miss Molly’s Ceramic Circus: Anna Culliton’, Art Gallery, Sydney, 26 October - 13 November 2010 $200-400

PROVENANCE: The George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 1980 EXHIBITIONS: The George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 6-29 May 1980 $300-500 350 LYNDON DADSWELL (1908-1986) Untitled bronze unsigned 19.5 x 14.5 x 7cm $800-1,200

353 LIONEL BAWDEN (born 1974) 5x5 #19 2003 wood signed, dated and inscribed to base: L Bawden 5x5 #19 03 18 x 11 x 27cm $400-600 354 SUKEY ERLAND (British, born 1927) Erect Otter bronze edition 7/10 numbered near base 47 x 50 x 34cm PROVENANCE: Purchased from the artist, 1997 $800-1,200

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355 LUCERO ISAAC (Mexican, born 1936) Following the Clue of Andrea Colonna 1990 mixed media artist plaque attached verso 43.5 x 38.5 x 20.5cm PROVENANCE: Gerald P. Peters, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1991 (label attached to base, stock no.C-8467) EXHIBITIONS: ‘Lucero Isaac - Forsaken Dreams’, Gerald P. Peters, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, July 1991, no.7 $300-500 356 JOAN GROUNDS (American, born 1939) Seven Ceramic Cups 1972 ceramic signed upper right: J. Grounds 11 x 45.5 x 27cm EXHIBITIONS: ‘Joan Grounds Ceramics’, Watters Gallery, Sydney, 16 August - 2 September 1972, cat.11 $300-500


357 STEPHEN BOWERS (born 1954) Teapot with Sulphur Crested Cockatoo earthenware, underglaze colour, on-glaze burnished gold and enamel signed to base 20 x 16 x 12cm PROVENANCE: Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney (label attached to base, stock no.3562F) $400-600 358 ROGER SCHOLES (born 1950) Hanging Male Nude 1980 mixed media signed and dated on label attached to base 103 x 24 x 22cm $200-400 359 GEOFF NEIL (born 20th Century) Unknown Soldier 1991 huon pine signed and dated to base: 91/ Geoff 41 x 23 x 20cm PROVENANCE: Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, 1991 (label attached to base, stock no.3718A) EXHIBITIONS: Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, 1991, no.24 Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW, 1992 $200-400



360 TIM PRYTHERO (American, born 1962) Dunlop Street 1990 mixed media signed and dated verso: T. Prythero 90 37 x 75 x 30cm PROVENANCE: Gerald P. Peters, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1990 (label attached to base, stock no.C-8222) $1,000-1,500 361 GREG JOHNS (born 1953) Continuous Division 1980 steel unsigned 48 x 38 x 38cm (not including base) PROVENANCE: Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, 1983 $4,000-6,000 362 IAN GENTLE (1945-2009) Courting Goose I 1988-89 eucalypt unsigned 29 x 44 x 30cm

366 ROBERT KLIPPEL (1920-2001) Opus No. 543 1985 wood assemblage signed with initials, dated and inscribed to side: RK. AK. 1985. 543. 149 x 56 x 51cm PROVENANCE: Watters Gallery, Sydney, 1985 LITERATURE: Edwards, D., ‘Robert Klippel’, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2002, (illus. accompanying CD-ROM) $15,000-25,000 367 ERWIN FABIAN (born 1915) Stellaris 1987-88 steel unsigned 96 x 62 x 55cm PROVENANCE: Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, 1989 $4,000-6,000

PROVENANCE: Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1989 $100-200 363 IAN GENTLE (1945-2009) Little Drongo 1988-89 eucalypt unsigned 88 x 81 x 2cm $200-400 364 ROBERT PARR (born 1923) Web and Leaf 1980 metal signed and dated to base: R. PARR 1980 87 x 84 x 40cm PROVENANCE: Watters Gallery, Sydney, 1980 $1,800-2,500 365 BERNARD HESLING (1905-1987) Doves enamel on metal frame table top signed lower left: HESLING 41 x 85 x 44cm $1,200-1,800

366 © Andrew Klippel. Courtesy of The Robert Klippel Estate, represented by Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich/Licensed by Viscopy, 2017


368 ERWIN FABIAN (born 1915) Helios steel unsigned 77 x 56 x 78cm PROVENANCE: Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, 1987 $4,000-6,000 369 ERWIN FABIAN (born 1915) Wing 1979-80 steel unsigned 65 x 63 x 59cm $3,000-5,000 370 MARK ARBUZ (born 1953) Vic Baa (Lawn Mower) leather, sheepskin, spirit dyes, acrylic unsigned 48 x 40 x 40cm PROVENANCE: Watters Gallery, Sydney, 1980 $300-500 371 JOAN GROUNDS (American, born 1939) Mugs on Shelf 1971 ceramic signed with fingerprint and dated to side: 23.2.71 37 x 15 x 14cm $200-400 372 ALEXANDER SETON (born 1977) Vinyl Fizz 2004 ceramic edition 1/9 signed, dated and numbered verso: 1/9 A. Seton. 04 16 x 14 x 9cm $1,500-2,500

373 DAVID ROSE (1936-2006) Berry’s Lane as Willow Pattern Plate 1986 ceramic signed, dated and inscribed to base: Berry’s lane as willow pattern plate/ david rose 1986 4 x 40 x 40cm $200-400 374 RHONDA HAMLYN (born 1944) Tortoise woven wool unsigned 107 x 74cm $200-400 375 ARTIST UNKNOWN (20th Century) Untitled (Nitty Gritty) woven wool title embroidered top left 45 x 44cm $150-250 376 ARTIST UNKNOWN (20th Century) Untitled woven wool 110 x 150cm $150-250 377 ARTIST UNKNOWN (20th Century) Two Painted Wooden Panels oil on wood 119 x 86cm; 61.5 x 85.5cm OTHER NOTES: The two panels are originally from Retford Hall, Darling Point, which was the first residence purchased by Mr Fairfax. $400-600

378 MELISSA ZINK (American, 1932-2009) Lesson: The Construction of Surrealist Memory oil on board (5) and painted wood sculpture (1) each oil on board signed lower right: Zink wood sculpture signed near base: Zink oil on board: 20 x 20cm (each) wood sculpture: 37 x 63 x 56.5cm PROVENANCE: Gerald P. Peters, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1988 (label attached to base of sculpture, stock no.C-6789-0) $1,000-2,000 379 TIM JOHNSON (born 1947) Window to the World oil on canvas 100 x 80cm PROVENANCE: David Bluford, Sydney, 1991 $1,200-1,800 380 RADA PENFOLD RUSSELL (1922-1980) Scorpio Chained by Establishment mixed media on canvas signed lower right: RADA titled lower left: SCORPIO CHAINED BY ESTABLISHMENT 76.5 x 102cm $300-500 381 CRAIG JUDD (born 1957) Complicit 1988 oil on canvas artist name, title and date inscribed verso 182.5 x 152cm $300-500 382 JAMES CLIFFORD (1936-1987) Bengal Tigers acrylic and enamel on canvas signed lower right: Clifford stamped lower right : JAMES CLIFFORD / SYDNEY 122 x 92cm $400-600 383 DAVID LARWILL (1956-2011) No. 8 Pity 1984 oil on linen signed and dated verso: David Larwill/ 1984 110 x 96cm $10,000-15,000



383 © The Estate of David Larwill. Courtesy of Fiona Larwill and Sotheby’s Australia.


384 HELEN LEMPRIERE (1907-1991) Birth of Venus (Naissance de Venus) oil on board signed lower left: H. Lempriere 90 x 59cm PROVENANCE: Woolloomooloo Art Gallery, Sydney, 1994 EXHIBITIONS: ‘Surrealistes et Symbolistes Grande Palles’, Salon de Independentes, Paris, 1954 $200-400 385 ALUN LEACH-JONES (born 1937) Noumenon XXXIV, Time Piece acrylic on canvas artist name inscribed verso on frame: Alun Leach-Jones titled verso on frame 138 x 137.5cm $2,500-3,500 386 MARGARET MORGAN (born 1958) Couched in a Certain Rhetoric 1985 oil on plywood signed, dated and titled lower right: Couched in a Certain Rhetoric / Morgan 85 titled verso 118.5 x 238.5cm $400-600 387 THELMA CLUNE (1900-1992) Celebration 1964 oil on board signed lower right: THELMA CLUNE 49.5 x 75cm $200-400


388 WILLIAM GRONOW DAVIS (born 20th Century) North Queensland Hillside 1971 oil on board signed and dated lower right: Gronow Davis 71 37.5 x 56.5cm $300-500 389 BARBARA CAMERON (1900-1990) Hawaiian Welcome 1985 oil on board signed and dated lower right: BARBARA CAMERON / 85 24.5 x 34.5cm $300-500



390 DOROTHY COOPER (born 20th Century) Kidnap at Faraday State School 1972 oil on board signed and dated lower right: Dorothy C 72 titled and signed verso 44.5 x 63cm $200-400

393 MAX WATTERS (born 1936) Pony Club House Denman oil on board signed lower right: M WATTERS inscribed verso on frame with artist name and title 74.5 x 54.5cm $1,500-2,500

391 ELNA BENDIXEN (Danish, 1887-1959) Danish Landscape watercolour 39.5 x 58cm $200-400

394 HENRI BASTIN (1896-1979) Opal Camp, West Queensland 1968 oil on board signed and dated lower right: HENRI/ BASTIN 1968 inscribed verso: OPAL CAMP/ W. QLD 59 x 89.5cm $1,200-1,800

392 SUZANNE MACMICHAEL (born 20th Century) (i) The Hill Paddock; (ii) Garden Scene mixed media (2) each signed lower right: S. Macmichael (i) titled and signed verso (i) 49.5 x 36cm; (ii) 41.5 x 60cm $200-400

395 HENRY MCKAIN (1939-1990) Strawberry Hills 1989 oil on canvas signed and dated lower right: ‘89/ H McKain 50 x 75cm PROVENANCE: Gallery Savah, Sydney, 1992 $100-200

396 TWENTIETH CENTURY SCHOOL Rooster, Hen and Eggs oil on wood panels signed with initials lower right: S.M. 42 x 73cm $100-200 397 BRYAN WESTWOOD (1930-2000) Untitled (Still Life) oil on canvas signed with initial lower left: W 76 x 91cm $1,500-2,500 398 WILLIAM GRONOW DAVIS (born 20th Century) Jodhpur 1989 gouache on paper signed with initials and dated lower right: GD ‘89 48.5 x 72cm PROVENANCE: Acquired directly from the artist, 1991 $200-400



399 DAVID STRACHAN (1919-1970) Landscape with Road, Near Blackheath 1960 oil on canvas signed and dated lower left: D Strachan ‘60 National Trust label verso 49 x 100cm PROVENANCE: Mrs Veronica Rowan, Canberra Phillip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, 1989 EXHIBITIONS: ‘David Strachan 1955-1968’, Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, August 1968 (no.9) ‘David Strachan’, Macquarie Galleries, Canberra, 18-25 October 1969 (no.2) ‘David Strachan’, Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide, June 1970 (no.8) S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, February - March 1993 Brisbane City Hall Art Gallery, Brisbane, March - April 1993 Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, May - June 1993 City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, July - September 1993 $5,000-7,000 400 BENJAMIN EDWIN MINNS (1864-1937) Landscape 1905 watercolour signed lower left: B. E. MINNS 05 25 x 34.5cm $800-1,200


401 WILLIAM GRONOW DAVIS (born 20th Century) Everlastings I 1970 gouache on paper signed with initials and dated lower right: WGD 70 28.5 x 46cm PROVENANCE: Upper Grosvenor Galleries, London (label verso) $200-400 402 KILMENY NILAND (1950-2009) Mail Order Bride watercolour signed lower right on post: Kilmeny Niland 30.5 x 23.5cm PROVENANCE: Charles Hewitt, Sydney, 1997 $200-400 403 WILLIAM GRONOW DAVIS (born 20th Century) Turkish Landscapes 1978 gouache on paper (3) each signed with initials and dated lower right: GD ‘78 5 x 15cm; 7.5 x 5cm (2) $100-200

404 CHRISTOPHER HOBBS (born 1945) Steerpike’s View Over Gormenghast 1998 mixed media on paper signed with initials and dated lower right: CH 98 inscribed lower left: Steerpike’s/ View over Gormenghast 25 x 35cm PROVENANCE: Chris Beetles, London, 2000 (label verso) $200-400 405 TWENTIETH CENTURY SCHOOL House in Landscape oil on board unsigned 29 x 19cm $100-200 406 LANCE SOLOMON (1913-1989) Vase of Flowers oil on board signed lower left: L. SoloMON 18.5 x 13.5cm PROVENANCE: Gallery 460, New South Wales, 1989 $400-600

407 WILLIAM GRONOW DAVIS (born 20th Century) Wild Flowers and Green Grass 1984 gouache on paper signed with initials and dated lower right: WD ‘84 14.5 x 23.5cm PROVENANCE: Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 1985 $200-400 408 WILLIAM GRONOW DAVIS (born 20th Century) Studio Window and House 1984 gouache on paper signed with initials and dated lower right: WD ‘84 23.5 x 15cm PROVENANCE: Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 1985 (label verso) $200-400 409 PAUL JONES (1921-1997) Boy at Sing Sing oil on board signed lower right: Paul Jones 19.5 x 24.5cm PROVENANCE: Clune Galleries, Sydney (label verso) $500-700

410 NICHOLAS NEDELKOPOULOS (born 1955) A Nice Way to Spend the Day 1990 oil on canvas signed, dated and inscribed verso: A Nice Way to Spend the Day/ 1990/ Nicholas/ Nedelkopoulos 5 x 15cm PROVENANCE: Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney, 1990 $200-400 411 SARAH RAPHAEL (British, 1960-2001) Daedalus Plays with the Baby Minotaur oil on paper titled on label verso 45 x 29.5cm PROVENANCE: Agnew’s Fine Art Dealers, London (label verso) $500-700 412 SARAH RAPHAEL (British, 1960-2001) The Young Harpinna Accepts Oinomaos’ Marriage Proposal oil on paper titled on label verso 45 x 29cm PROVENANCE: Agnew’s Fine Art Dealers, London (label verso) $500-700

413 SARAH RAPHAEL (British, 1960-2001) Herakles Tries to Think Heroic Thoughts oil on paper titled on label verso 44 x 29cm PROVENANCE: Agnew’s Fine Art Dealers, London (label verso) $500-700 414 SARAH RAPHAEL (British, 1960-2001) Echo Tests the Water oil on paper titled on label verso 46.5 x 28cm PROVENANCE: Agnew’s Fine Art Dealers, London (label verso) $500-700 415 SARAH RAPHAEL (British, 1960-2001) Three Women Prepare to Take Off Their Clothes oil on paper titled on label verso 44 x 29.5cm PROVENANCE: Agnew’s Fine Art Dealers, London (label verso) $500-700

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418 SARAH RAPHAEL (British, 1960-2001) Pelops Flatters Harpinna oil on paper titled on label verso 43.5 x 29cm PROVENANCE: Agnew’s Fine Art Dealers, London (label verso) $500-700 419 CARL PLATE (1909-1977) Contradiction of Recovery 1960 PVA on board signed and dated lower right: Carl Plate ‘60 90 x 60cm LITERATURE: Art & Australia, vol.3 no.3, p.187 $2,000-3,000 420 SHARON DAVSON (born 1954) Together We Can 1995 oil on canvas signed and dated lower right: SHARON/ DAVSON/ ‘95 75 x 100cm PROVENANCE: Aquired directly from the artist, 1998 OTHER NOTES: Offered together with a digital print of the original work, edition 1/250, signed, titled and numbered below image, 46.5 x 62cm $200-400 421 CAROL MOTHNER (American, born 1943) Transformations: Attachment egg tempera on panel signed lower right: C. MOTHNER 25 x 19.5cm PROVENANCE: Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 2001


416 SARAH RAPHAEL (British, 1960-2001) Three Women Leave Home oil on paper titled on label verso 44 x 29cm

417 SARAH RAPHAEL (British, 1960-2001) Thyestes’ Children Playing in the Garden oil on paper titled on label verso 44 x 29.5cm

PROVENANCE: Agnew’s Fine Art Dealers, London (label verso) $500-700

PROVENANCE: Agnew’s Fine Art Dealers, London (label verso) $500-700


EXHIBITIONS: Gerald Peters Gallery, “Carol Mothner - Lives of a Saint: Transformations”, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 29 June - 28 July 2001 $2,000-4,000 422 EUROPEAN SCHOOL (20th Century) Barcelone oil on board signed and titled lower right: F. Picabia / Barcelone 50 x 40cm $1,500-2,500

423 LOUIS MCCUBBIN (1890-1952) Farmyard (The Back Door) oil on board signed lower left: L McCubbin 34 x 24cm PROVENANCE: Mervyn Horton Collection, Sydney $1,000-2,000 424 EUROPEAN SCHOOL Untitled (Village by the River) oil on canvas 30 x 46cm PROVENANCE: Gift from John Stephen from the Estate of Angus MacDonald $1,500-2,500

429 GODFREY MILLER (1893-1964) Reclining Nude pencil on paper unsigned 26.5 x 36cm $600-800 430 GODFREY MILLER (1893-1964) Nude 1981 pencil on paper signed with initials and dated lower right: gm / 81 24.5 x 18cm PROVENANCE: Darlinghurst Galleries, Sydney (label verso) $500-700

431 CHARLES SAMUEL KEENE (British, 1823-1891) The Student pencil on paper 16.5 x 8cm $200-400 432 ERIC WILSON (1911-1946) Study of Two Old Men pencil on paper (double-sided) signed lower right: Wilson 10 x 12.5cm PROVENANCE: Artarmon Galleries, Sydney, 1986, no.109 (label verso) $300-500

425 BERNARD CUMMING (born 20th Century) Little Girl in a Pony Cart oil on canvas signed lower right: Bernard Cumming 89 x 199cm $300-500 426 WILLIAM LEE HANKEY (New Zealand, 1869-1952) A Riviera Market oil on canvas signed lower left W Lee Hankey 62.5 x 72.5cm PROVENANCE: Sotheby’s, Sydney, 14 August 1990, lot 182 $2,000-4,000 427 GEORGE LAMBERT (1873-1930) Figure Drawing c.1910 pencil on paper signed lower right: GLambert 48 x 30cm PROVENANCE: Collection of the Late Maurice Lambert, R.A. Artarmon Galleries, Sydney (label verso) $800-1,200 428 ARTIST UNKNOWN (20th Century) Nude pencil on paper unsigned 19.5 x 35cm $200-400



433 WILLIAM DOBELL (1899-1970) American Sailor Dancing with a Woman pen on paper 11.5 x 11cm $700-900 434 FRANCIS LYMBURNER (1916-1972) Aden 1952 pen and ink on paper titled and dated lower right: aden / 1952 signed lower left: Francis Lymburner 26.5 x 33.5cm $400-600 435 JOHN BELL (born 1938) Mother and Children 1979 ink on paper signed and dated at base: John Bell/ 1979 15 x 15cm $150-250 436 FRANCIS LYMBURNER (1916-1972) Stage Door ink and wash on paper titled verso: STAGE DOOR 26 x 19.5cm $400-600


437 FRANCIS LYMBURNER (1916-1972) Dock Scene, Circular Quay, with a Study of Ten Heads (verso) pen and wash on paper (double-sided) signed lower right: Lymburner 25 x 19cm $800-1,200 438 HENRY GILBERT JONES (British-Australian, c.1804-1888) Aboriginal Family pencil on paper 10 x 12cm $300-500 439 LOUDON SAINTHILL (1919-1969) Mr Pen & Mrs Fold (2) watercolour and pencil on paper (2) inscribed under Mr Pen: For Rada on her Birthday / 1844 / for Evermore / from L. and H. 1949 16 x 11.5cm (each) PROVENANCE: Gift of Liz Gage Hardy, 1994 $1,500-2,500

440 NIGEL THOMPSON (born 1945) Casualty Ward I 1985 pencil on paper signed and dated lower right: NIGEL THOMPSON / 85 25.5 x 37cm $1,000-2,000 441 JAMES GLEESON (1915-2008) The Centaur Chiron Even in Reduced Circumstances Continues the Instruction of Esclepius 1978 ink and collage on paper signed and dated lower right: Gleeson 78 69 x 50.5cm PROVENANCE: David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney, 1978 EXHIBITIONS: ‘James Gleeson: Recent Paintings’ Watters Gallery, Sydney, November 1999 Watters Gallery, Sydney, 30 April - 24 May 2003 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, 4 - 27 September 2008 ‘James Gleeson: Beyond the Screen of Sight’, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 29 October 2004 - 27 February 2005 (label verso) ‘James Gleeson: Beyond the Screen of Sight’ National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 18 March - 13 June 2005 (label verso) $1,500-2,500 442 SAVAH HATZIS (born 20th Century) Grossdingharting, Germany ink on paper signed and dated lower left: Hatzis 93 titled at base 31 x 23.5cm $300-500 443 HANS HEYSEN (1877-1968) Boy with Goat Herd 1905 conte pencil on grey paper heightened with white signed lower left: HANS HEYSEN 31.5 x 22cm PROVENANCE: Macquarie Galleries, Sydney (label verso) $1,500-2,500 444 LIONEL LINDSAY (1874-1961) Cumberland Street and Cumberland House 1907 pencil and wash on paper signed and dated lower left: LIONEL LINDSAY / 07 18 x 24.5cm PROVENANCE: Artarmon Galleries, Sydney (label verso) $800-1,200


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446 445 LIONEL LINDSAY (1874-1961) Old Gloucester Street 1911 pencil on paper heightened with white signed lower right: LIONEL LINDSAY 21 x 31cm PROVENANCE: Artarmon Galleries, Sydney (label verso) $800-1,200 446 GEORGE PENKIVIL SLADE (1832-1896) The Cottage, Paddington 1870 pencil and wash, heightened with white, on paper titled, signed with initials and dated lower right: THE COTTAGE - PADDINGTON / 20th Aug 1870 / GPS 17.5 x 25cm PROVENANCE: Academy Arts Pty Ltd, Sydney (label verso) $1,000-2,000 447 DOUGLAS DUNDAS (1900-1981) Rue de Seine 1928 pencil on paper 22 x 12cm PROVENANCE: David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney, 1986, cat.DD55 (label verso) $200-400


448 ARTIST UNKNOWN (20th Century) Bridge Study pencil on paper (double-sided) unsigned verso: small studies of men and horses 11.5 x 17.5cm $200-400

451 ROBERT EMERSON CURTIS (1898-1996) Building the Restaurant 1966 watercolour and ink on paper signed and dated lower right: R Emerson Curtis. 3/’66 50.5 x 72cm $800-1,200

449 KENNETH SEARLE (born 1951) Composition Sketch for West No. 5 pencil on paper signed with initials lower right: K.S. 32 x 62cm

452 SHARON DAVSON (born 1954) Untitled (Is Anyone Out There Working) pencil on paper signed and dated lower right: Sharon/ Davson/ ‘82 19.5 x 31cm $200-400

PROVENANCE: Watters Gallery, Sydney, 1991 $600-800 450 MICHAEL FITZJAMES (born 1948) Untitled (Park Series) 1979-80 pencil on paper signed upper right: Michael Fitzjames 45 x 67cm PROVENANCE: Macquarie Galleries, Sydney (label verso) $300-500

453 RHONDA HAMLYN (born 1944) Untitled pen on paper unsigned 27 x 38cm $200-400

454 ROBERT KLIPPEL (1920-2001) Untitled 1986 collage on paper signed with initials and dated lower right: RK. 86. 12.5 x 21cm PROVENANCE: Watters Gallery, Sydney, 1987, cat.239 $700-900 455 ROBERT KLIPPEL (1920-2001) Untitled 1989 mixed media on paper signed with initials and dated lower right: RK.89. inscribed verso: Dear James Fairfax / Thank you very much / for your support / yours / Andrew Klippel 9.5 x 21.5cm PROVENANCE: Gift of Andrew Klippel, son of the artist $700-900 456 ENID CAMBRIDGE (1903-1976) Ruth Drawing Foxgloves 1974 pastel on paper signed and dated lower right: Enid Cambridge / 1974 19 x 25cm PROVENANCE: Bridget McDonnell Gallery, Melbourne (label verso) $200-400 457 RHONDA HAMLYN (born 1944) Optimism 1991 mixed media on paper signed with initials and dated lower right: RHSH 91 titled lower left (side): OPTIMISM 29.5 x 30cm PROVENANCE: Watters Gallery, Sydney, 1992 $400-600 458 MATTHEW McCORD (born 20th Century) Sand Pit Turn Off 1991 pastel on paper signed and dated lower right: McCord / 91 22 x 30cm $300-500 459 MARGARET STONES (born 1920) Everlastings 1971 watercolour signed on stalk: MARGARET STONES inscribed at base: Helichrysium bracteatum W. Australia / various coloured forms coll. Prof. B. Grieve + / others, 1971 / cult FW 1.10.74 32 x 25.5cm $800-1,200

461 460 MARGARET STONES (born 1920) Gentianella Diemensis (Central Plateau Form) 1981 watercolour signed right of root: MARGARET STONES inscribed lower left: Gentianella Diemensis (Central plateau form) / Habit x1 / Developing fruit gynoccum / part of corolla & opening bud x4 / stigma x12 inscribed lower right: Coll: Near Ouse Rd, Monpeelyata / Canal, Central Plateau, Tas., / 8.1.81, Margaret Allan & Alan Gray 21 x 24.5cm $800-1,200

461 PETER HARRISON (born 20th Century) Imperial Cormorant 1986-87 acrylic on paper titled, signed and dated lower right: IMPERIAL CORMORANT - CAPE HORN / HARRISON 86 inscribed verso under frame backing: For James / In memory of our / voyage to the Antarctic / Best wishes / Peter Harrison / Cape Horn / January 1987 40.5 x 28cm PROVENANCE: Gift of the artist $400-600


462 IAN STENNING (born 20th Century) Chinstrap Penguin reproduction print edition 346/400 signed and numbered below image 42 x 36.5cm PROVENANCE: “Society Explorer”, Antarctica, January 1987 $150-250 463 TWENTIETH CENTURY SCHOOL Lizard and Fruit 2003 mixed media on paper signed with initials and dated lower right: SD 03 18 x 25cm $100-200 464 ELIZABETH GOULD (1804-1841) Silvery-Grey Petrel (Procellaria Glacialoides) 1840 watercolour and pencil on paper signed, dated and inscribed lower left: South pacific ocean/ May 1840. J. & E. Gould 35.5 x 51cm OTHER NOTES: This watercolour was painted sailing from Sydney to London. It was later drawn on stone (in reverse), with the resulting lithograph published in the Gould’s ‘The Birds of Australia’ c.1848 (label verso) $800-1,200

468 JAMES JACQUES JOSEPH TISSOT (French, 1836-1902) Promenade dans la Neige 1880 etching signed and dated in plate below image: J. J. Tissot/ 1880 56.5 x 26cm PROVENANCE: Neville Keating Pictures, London (label verso) LITERATURE: Matyjaszkiewicz, K., (Ed.), ‘James Tissot’, Phaidon Press and Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1984, p.122 [illus. pl.119]

465 PAUL JONES (1921-1997) Irises mixed media on paper (5) each signed with initials or signed lower left or right: Paul Jones 34 x 23cm; 30 x 20.5cm; 27.5 x 18.5cm; 28 x 19cm; 26.5 x 17.5cm

OTHER NOTES: This etching is the first of three published states, before the addition of a text by Keats in the title margin: ‘She will bring in spite of frost / Beauties that the earth hath lost.’ This is one of several personifications of Kathleen Newton as one of the months or seasons. $2,000-4,000

OTHER NOTES: Together with a personal letter from the artist detailing his period of drawing irises. $1,200-1,800

469 JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR (French, 1877-1943) Marchande de Fleurs au Trocadero 1931 engraving edition 1/7 monogrammed in plate: L signed and numbered below image 19.5 x 14.5cm

466 CHRISTOPHER BOOCK (born 1947) Untitled 1972 mixed media on paper signed and dated lower right: BOOCK ‘72 22.5 x 22.5cm PROVENANCE: Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney (label verso) $100-200


467 JEAN-AUGUSTE-DOMINIQUE INGRES (French, 1780-1867) Four Portraits lithograph signed and dated in plate inscribed with publisher below image top left: Katherine Anne (North) Lady Glenbervie, nat 16 Feb 1760, mort 6 Feb 1870 top right: Sylvester (Douglas) Lord Glenbervie, nat 13 May O.S. 1744 lower left: The Honble Frederic Sylvester Douglas, nat 8 Feb 1791, mort 21 Oct 1891 lower right: Frederic (North) Earl of Guildford, nat 7 Feb 1766 54 x 42cm $1,000-1,500

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PROVENANCE: Baron R. de Rothschild, Paris $400-600


470 PAULA MODERSOHN-BECKER (German, 1876-1907) Die Gänsemagd c.1900-1902 etching with aquatint signed in pencil lower left below image by the artist’s widower O. Modersohn and inscribed f. P. Modersohn-Becker 25 x 20.5cm PROVENANCE: Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 4 August 1992, no.13 LITERATURE: Perry, G., ‘Paula Modersohn-Becker: Her Life and Work’, The Women’s Press, 1979, London, [illus. pl.13] $6,000-8,000

471 LEON KOSSOFF (British, born 1926) Going Home 1984 etching edition 53/60 signed, dated, titled and numbered below image 40 x 51cm PROVENANCE: Rodney Broad, Esq. Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney EXHIBITIONS: ‘Leon Kossoff’ Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney, 1993 (label verso) $1,200-1,800

472 S. SHELLEY (18th Century) Flavia sepia engraving inscribed in plate below image: S. Shelley pinx. C. Taylor sculpt. Flavia. On her rais’d arm reclined her drooping head. London. Published May 1; 1787 By C. Taylor No.10 near Castle Street, Holborn. 10 x 8cm OTHER NOTES: Likely a page from Taylor, C., ‘The Cabinet of Genius containing Frontispieces and Characters adapted to the most Popular Poems’, London, 1787. $100-200


486 473 EUROPEAN SCHOOL A Suite of Five French Costumes: Cour de Charles VII 1460; Cour de Louis XI 1480; Cour de Francois I 1530; Cour de Henri II 1550; Cour de Henri III 1580 engraving 25 x 15cm $300-500

476 L. ROY DAVIES (1897-1979) The Union Club, Bligh St 1926 woodcut edition 68/100 monogrammed in plate: LRD signed, numbered and titled below image 15 x 17cm

474 NEIL MOORE (born 1950) Untitled 1997 etching edition artist’s proof signed and editioned below image 10 x 14.5cm $100-200

PROVENANCE: Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 1989 $300-500

475 SAMUEL PALMER (British, 1805-1881) The Sleeping Shepherd, Early Morning c.1857 etching inscribed in plate below image: Samuel Palmer. 5 9.5 x 7.5cm PROVENANCE: The Fine Art Society PLC, London, 1999 LITERATURE: Lister, R., “Catalogue Raisoneé of the Works of Samuel Palmer”, Cambridge University Press, 1988, p. 180 OTHER NOTES: This etching is in the fourth (and final) state, as published in ‘Etchings for the Art Union of London’ by the Etching Club, 1857, pl.5 $800-1,200


477 LIONEL LINDSAY (1874-1961) Naval Fort at Milson’s Point etching edition no.15 signed and numbered below image 10.5 x 16.5cm $200-400 478 AUSTIN A. PLATT (1912-2003) Union Club, Sydney 1945 etching edition 58/100 signed, dated and titled below image 17.5 x 23cm $200-400 479 SHEILA McDONALD (1908-1971) St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney 1929 ink and watercolour on paper titled under image signed and dated lower right 25.5 x 19cm $300-500

480 AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL Darling Point, Sydney Harbour engraving titled in plate below image 15 x 22.5cm $100-200 481 S.T. GILL (1819-1890) Market Square, North side, Geelong 1857 lithograph inscribed in plate below image: S.T. Gill, del. J. Tingle, sc. Market Square. North side. Geelong. Published by Sands & Kenny, Melbourne & Sydney, 1857. 11 x 17cm $200-400 482 NIKE ARRIGHI BORGHESE (French, born 1947) Artena 1994 lithograph edition 75/150 signed, titled and numbered below image 24.5 x 34.5 (sheet size) $300-500 483 MARCEL VERTES (French, 1895-1961) Untitled offset lithograph inscribed in French below image 34 x 49.5cm $250-350 484 RICHARD ALLEN (born 20th Century) Untitled (Landscape) 1993 etching edition 3/100 signed, dated and numbered below image 25.5 x 32.5cm $500-700

485 MICHAEL FITZJAMES (born 1948) Untitled ink on paper artist’s monogram lower right 18 x 17.5cm $100-200 486 MICHAEL FITZJAMES (born 1648) Nicaragua 1985 pen and ink on paper monogrammed lower right 11.5 x 27cm PROVENANCE: Macquarie Galleries, Sydney (label verso) $300-500 487 JEFFREY SMART (1921-2013) The ‘04 Adelaide Ring etching edition 200/200 signed, titled and numbered below image 25 x 17.5cm $1,200-1,800

488 TWENTIETH CENTURY SCHOOL Untitled etching edition 7/30 signed and numbered below image: Ikira 10 x 10cm $100-200

491 EUSEBIO SEMPERE (Spanish, 1985) Untitled lithograph edition 61/100 signed and numbered below image 47.5 x 31.5cm $400-600

489 SHARON DAVSON (born 1954) Of the Nuclear Generation 1985 etching (6) first state through to fifth state, each 1/1, then with final state edition 1/50 each signed, dated, titled and numbered below image 11 x 15cm (each) $300-500

492 PETER KINGSTON (born 1943) Year of the Cock 1993 etching edition 11/20 signed, dated, titled and numbered below image 12.5 x 13cm $300-500

490 PATRICK PROCTOR (British, 1936-2003) My Gardenia lithograph edition 46/100 titled, signed and numbered above image 58.5 x 79cm (sheet size) $200-400

493 PETER KINGSTON (born 1943) Year of the Monkey 1993 etching edition 11/20 signed, dated, titled and numbered below image 12 x 13.5cm $300-500

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494 PETER KINGSTON (born 1943) Year of the Ox 1992 etching edition 11/20 signed, dated, titled and numbered below image 12 x 13.5cm $300-500

501 ARTHUR KOCH (born 20th Century) Light Green Mothering 1973 screenprint artist’s proof signed, titled, dated and editioned below image 69.5 x 29.5cm $200-400

495 PETER KINGSTON (born 1943) Year of the Horse 1993 etching edition 11/20 signed, dated, titled and numbered below image 12 x 12.5cm $300-500

502 SANTANA (20th Century) Ironete Island Family 1990 woodblock signed, titled and dated below image 29.5 x 20cm

496 PETER KINGSTON (born 1943) Year of the Rabbit 1993 etching edition 11/20 signed, dated, titled and numbered below image 12.5 x 13.5cm $300-500 497 PETER KINGSTON (born 1943) Year of the Sheep 1993 etching edition 11/20 signed, dated, titled and numbered below image 12 x 13cm $300-500 498 PETER KINGSTON (born 1943) Year of the Tiger 1992 etching edition 11/20 signed, dated, titled and numbered below image 11.5 x 13.5cm $300-500 499 PETER KINGSTON (born 1943) Year of the Dragon 1993 etching edition 11/20 signed, dated, titled and numbered below image 12 x 13.5cm $300-500 500 BRUCE GOOLD (born 1948) European Wasps, Arthur’s 1987 linocut edition 4/25 initialled in plate signed, dated, titled and numbered below image 44.5 x 69cm PROVENANCE: Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 1990 $500-700 505 98

PROVENANCE: Presented to James Fairfax at the Manor House, Koshihata, Kyoto, Japan, 21 November 1990 $300-500 503 MAXWELL STUART (born 1956) The Royal Scotsman Passing Loch Eilt screenprint edition 60/200 signed, titled and numbered below image 26.5 x 37.5cm $300-500 504 MAXWELL STUART (born 1956) The Royal Scotsman Steaming Towards Malaig screenprint 94/200 signed, titled and numbered below image 25.5 x 38cm $300-500 505 TANYA CLARK (Canadian, 20th Century) Koshihata - Wind, Fire, Earth, Water 1990 woodblock (4) edition 3/250 each signed, dated, titled and numbered below image 45 x 32cm $300-500 506 TANYA CLARK (Canadian, 20th Century) The Teamaster’s House woodblock edition 29/250 signed, titled and numbered below image 25.5 x 32cm $100-200

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507 PAUL JONES (1921-1997) A Portfolio of Camellia Paintings digital print (4) i. Camellia japonica ‘Janet Waterhouse’ ii. Camellia X williamsii ‘Lady Gowrie’ iii. Camellia X williamsii ‘E.G. Waterhouse’ iv. Camellia japonica ‘Paul Jones Supreme’ each signed within plate in folio folder with title page, introduction by E.G. Waterhouse, published by Ure Smith, Sydney 56 x 43cm (sheet size) (each) $100-200 508 ARTIST UNKNOWN (20th Century) Mercedes-Benz woodblock (6) i. Benz ‘Velo’ 1894 ii. One of the first ‘Mercedes cars’ 1902 iii. Mercedes-Benz Type ‘K’ 1927 iv. Mercedes-Benz Supercharged Sports car 1928 v. Mercedes-Benz ‘Mannheim Sport 370 S’ 1930 vi. The ‘Big Mercedes’ 1937 in folio folder with title page 39.5 x 54cm (sheet size) (each) $200-300 509 PERCY TROMPF (1902-1964) Visit Ballarat, the City Beautiful c.1935 lithograph poster signed in plate lower right: TROMPF issued by the Victorian Railways Commissioners and the Ballarat Honorary Publicity Committee. ROBT. Hording Pty. Ltb. Litho. Melbourne Vic Rlys Poster no. 72 101.5 x 63cm PROVENANCE: Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 1990 EXHIBITIONS: ‘Australian Travel Posters’, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 1990, no.29 Monash University Gallery, 6 March - 11 May 1991, no.21 $2,000-4,000


510 D. S. ANNAND (1903-1976) Sydney Bridge Celebrations - Be There! March 19th 1932 reproduction poster inscribed at base: item no. 17 from the original poster in the archives office of New South Wales, document number 65 44.5 x 58cm $200-400 511 We’re Expecting You: The Blue Mountains of New South Wales. c.1949. Travel poster signed within image: BOOKER. 101 x 76cm PROVENANCE: Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 2005 LITERATURE: ‘The Collectors’ List No.115: The Art of Posters’, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 2005, no.23 (illus.) $600-800 512 With Compliments, Murrell Brothers’ Tea Merchants. lithograph poster. Importers of High Class Teas. 498 George Street, Sydney. depicting the capture of the Kelly Gang, Glenrowan, 1880. Fuerth & Nall. Lith. Sydney. 48 x 36.5cm PROVENANCE: Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 1992 $2,000-4,000 513 PATRICK COOK (British-Australian, born 1949) Repent! ink on paper signed lower right: Cook 16 x 22cm $150-250

514 GERALD SCARFE (British, born 1936) Margaret Thatcher, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath reproduction poster signed upper left 29 x 23cm $100-200 515 POSTER FOR “EXILES” BY JAMES JOYCE Crossroads Theatre 159 Forbes Street Darlinghurst. Appearing (in alphabetical order): Georgina Banks, John O’Hare Jan Oxenbould, Jaime Robertson, and Rosemay Traynor. Directed by Caroline Grose, produced by David Madew, October 2-20 Wednesday - Sunday. 37.5 x 57cm $150-250 516 DAVID HOCKNEY REPRODUCTION POSTER An Exhibition of Costume Drawings and Set Designs Ashmolean Museum, Oxford May 18 - June 30 1981 A Drop Curtain Design for The Rake’s Progress: A Fable Music by Igor Stravinsky, Produced by John Cox, Libretto by W. H. Auden & Chester Kallman, Decor by David Hockney, Assisted by Mo McDermott, After W. Hogarth 75 x 93.5cm $400-600 517 POSTER OF RONALD REAGAN IN CINQ JOUR DE TERREUR Technicolor / Regie: Nathan Juran; vijf dagen schrikbewind Fellow cast names inscribed above: Dorothy Malone and Preston Foster 42.5 x 32.5cm $300-500

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example of an item that would not be affected by

Managing Director & National Head of Collections

the De Minimis principle.


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PHOTOGRAPHY Adam Obradovic, Senior Photographer Joseph Hammond, Photographer Andrew Burns, Sydney Photographer DESIGN Maria Rossi, Finished Artist

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