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AUCTION CATALOGUE VOLUME 11 ISSUE 14

Front Cover (Detail) 178 A VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER ARMADA PATTERN WINE EWER MARTIN HALL & CO / LONDON / CIRCA 1876 $4,000-6,000

Inside cover & Inside Back Cover (Detail) 26 A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PAINTINGS ON PITH PAPER 19TH CENTURY $600-800

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HIGHLIGHTS

DECORATIVE ARTS AUCTION MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2018 AT 6.30PM, MELBOURNE

VIEWING Melbourne Viewing 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra VIC 3141 Wednesday 12 September, 9am - 8pm Saturday 15 September, 10am - 4pm Sunday 16 September, 10am - 4pm

CONTACT

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Dominic Kavanagh

Head of Decorative Arts (03) 8825 5635 | 0412 653 315 chiara.curcio@leonardjoel.com.au

Decorative Arts Specialist (03) 8825 5611 dominic.kavanagh@leonardjoel.com.au

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DECORATIVE ARTS FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF NEIL ROBERTSON LOTS 1-166

12 A GROUP OF CHINESE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES 19TH/20TH CENTURY The largest in underglaze blue with scrolling lotus. Two in polychrome enamels with insects, two in famille rose with figure and inscription. One in iron red with figures in landscape The largest 7.5cm high, 7cm wide $400-600

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4 A CHINESE CANTON EXPORT CARVED WOOD FAN* CIRCA 1840 The fan finely painted with a gathering of nobles and immortals, set in landscapes featuring pavilions and pagodas, all framed with buddhists symbols to borders. The figures all with painted ivory faces. The fan housed in a later lacquer case The fan 28cm long, 52cm at widest point $1,200-2,000

6 A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE VASES 19TH CENTURY Decorated overall with ladies and flowers. Each flanked with mask and ring handles. The painted decoration possibly executed in Europe. 27cm high, 11cm at widest point $400-600

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10 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE VASE 19TH/20TH CENTURY Of compressed form, decorated in underglaze blue with scrolling chrysanthemums and lapette borders. An artemisian leaf mark to base. On later wooden stand The vase 9.5cm high, 15.5cm diameter $400-600


7 A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE TURQUOISE GROUND DRAGON DISHES 19TH CENTURY Decorated with dragon and chrysanthemums on grisaille against a turquoise ground. The rim with scrolling peonies on a yellow ground 30.5cm diameter $1,000-2,000

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3 THREE CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN DISHES 18TH/19TH CENTURY Comprising one blue and white decorated with flowers and butterflies, Qianlong period. Another in blue and white with European gilded highlights and monogram, Qianlong period. The other in famille rose with ladies in a landscape, late 19th century. 23cm, 19.2cm & 20cm diameter $500-700


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15 A PAIR OF JAPANESE IMARI VASES MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912) Decorated with relief moulded figures in cloud lapette shaped reserves all against intricate brocade pattern ground 30cm high, 17cm at widest point $400-600

19 A PERSIAN LACQUER SNUFF BOX QAJAR DYNASTY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY The lid decorated with a painted scene of two reclining ladies and a musician, all in a palace setting. 2.8cm high, 9.5cm wide, 5.6cm deep $400-600

20 A PAIR OF CHINESE PAINTED PEARL SHELLS 19TH CENTURY The mirror image pair delicately painted with Chinese junks, one moored in a calm bay, the other sailing in tempestuous weather. Both housed on carved contemporary wooden stands. The total height 29cm, the shells 21.5cm wide $800-1,200

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17 A PAIR OF CHINESE CLOISONNE VASES EARLY 19TH CENTURY Decorated with chrysanthemums, peonies and butterflies against a pale blue lattice ground, with a cloud collar border to the shoulder and mouth rim. The base and mouth rim of gilded copper. 21.5cm high, 17.5cm wide $2,000-4,000

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THE NEIL ROBERTSON COLLECTION 22 A SET OF THREE LARGE AND SIX SMALL INDIAN IVORY MINIATURES* CIRCA 1860 Beautifully painted with famous buildings and monuments, mounted in a plush lined black and gold frame. Bearing a paper label to verso ‘painted on ivory by natives at Delhi’ The frame measures 24cm x 29.5cm PROVENANCE: Hand written paper label bearing the name James & Larrson Art Sale, April 1963 $1,000-2,000

21 AN INDIAN PAINTED IVORY SCENE OF THE TAJ MAHAL* 19TH CENTURY Mounted in a carved and ebonised wood frame The frame 13cm high, 11.5cm wide $300-500

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23 AN INDIAN CARVED SANDALWOOD BOX 19TH CENTURY Of elongated octagonal form, intricately carved with a palace surrounding by trees, foliage, birds and animals. 6.5cm high, 29cm wide, 11cm deep $400-600

25 A CHINESE CANTON EXPORT LACQUER SEWING BOX 19TH CENTURY Decorated with figures in landscapes and scrolling foliage in gold lacquer on a black ground. Opening to internal partitions 14.3cm high, 36cm wide, 26.5cm deep $500-700

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24 A CHINESE CANTON EXPORT LACQUER SEWING BOX 19TH CENTURY Decorated with figures in landscapes and scrolling foliage in gold lacquer on a black ground. opening to internal partitions and mother of pearl handles. 14.5cm high, 36.5cm wide, 26cm deep $400-600


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28 THREE ANGLO INDIAN SAEDLI CARD CASES 19TH CENTURY Each intricately inlaid with geometric mosaics. 10cm, 9.8cm & 9.6cm high $400-600

29 THREE MOTHER OF PEARL AND TURQUOISE SHELL CARD CASES 19TH CENTURY The first inset with a mother of pearl still life scene on each side, in the chinoiserie style, all on a turquoise shell ground. Another bearing an engraved diamond shaped plaque to centre. The last inset in alternating turquoise shell and mother of pearl diamond pattern. 10.5cm, 10.2cm & 10.5cm high $500-700

30 THREE MOTHER OF PEARL & PAPUA SHELL CARD CASES 19TH CENTURY The first inset with a mother of pearl and papua shell diamond shaped plaque to each side. the other two cases alternating a papua shell and mother of pearl diamond pattern. 10.2cm, 10.5cm & 10.5cm high $300-400

26 (Part 1 of 2) A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PAINTINGS ON PITH PAPER 19TH CENTURY Depicting ladies engaged in silk manufacture. One with ladies picking mulberry leaves, and the other with ladies introducing silk worms to mulberry leaves Gouache on pith paper The paintings 25.5cm x 16cm $600-800

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50 A COLLECTION OF FOUR WOODEN BOXES 18TH CENTURY/19TH CENTURY The first French, circular in form, with a battle scene to lid and commemorative plaque to base. The second rectangular with a hunting scene in woodlands setting. The third rounded rectangular with a geometric mosaic inlay to lid. The fourth, rectangular in form with a geometric mosaic panel inlaid to lid, with string inlay. The second 3cm high, 10cm wide, 5.8cm deep $400-600

73 FOUR SILVER MOUNTED COCONUT CUPS & TWO GOBLETS 18TH / 19TH CENTURIES Comprising three cups raised on three hoof feet, two inset with oval mounts bearing crests. The fourth raised on three scroll feet. The two goblets raised on circular bases, both bearing shield shaped mounts. None hallmarked. The largest goblet 12.5cm high

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OTHER NOTES: Coconut cups have been popular in Western Europe from the late 15th and 16th centuries, transported from India, as well as South American and the West Indies, particularly by the Spanish and Portuguese. Drinking from a coconut cup was believed to cure all sorts of ailments such as fever, kidney failure and tapeworm. They were not only restorative, but thought to have aphrodisiac powers. $1,000-2,000


42 A RARE MASONIC HORN SNUFF BOX 18TH/19TH CENTURY Rectangular in form, the lid carved with images including skull and bones, the garden of eden, the flaming sword, and other symbolic masonic imagery. 2.5cm high, 9.5cm wide and 5.5cm deep $600-800

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41 A SCOTTISH HORN SNUFF MULL 18TH CENTURY Carved in the form of an ouroboros 8.5cm wide $300-500


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94 TWO CONTINENTAL MINIATURE PORTRAITS* 19TH CENTURY One portrait painted on mother of pearl shell, and set within a marcasite brooch, housed in a leather case, the other finely painted on ivory depicting Miss Emma Wensley, in a giltwood frame The largest 8.5cm x 6.8cm (not including frame) $400-600 93 A FRENCH GRAND TOUR INKWELL* 19TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1860 The rectangular glass inkwell overlaid with an intricately engraved brass cover. The lid and sides all inset with circular hand painted ivory plaques depicting famous European monuments 12cm high $800-1,200

95 TWO CONTINENTAL MINIATURE PORTRAITS ON IVORY* 19TH CENTURY The first depicting an angel, in an ebonised frame. The other a portrait of Marie Leszczynska, wife of Louis XV, in a gilt metal frame. The largest 8.8cm x 6.8cm (not including frame) $500-700

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107 TWO REGENCY BRASS INSET BOXES AND A MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID STATIONARY BOX The stationary box with two doors inset with mother of pearl floral motifs, above a break arch top. The second box with a cut brass inlay raised on gilt metal bracket feet. The third box with a raised and reeded top, and cut brass inlay overall, raised on bun feet. $800-1,200


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112 TWO GEORGIAN NEEDLEWORK ON SILK PICTURES EARLY 19TH CENTURY The larger needlework depicting a nobleman giving council to a mother and her children, hand painted and embroidered in gold. The smaller depicting three young women also embroidered in gold. 42cm x 60cm & 36.5cm x 25cm retrospectively $350-550

114 (Detail 1 of 4 illustrated opposite) A COLLECTION OF FOUR SMALL GEORGIAN NEEDLEWORKS Two silk needleworks include a lady in her garden, the other a lady in a pastoral setting, both are housed in gilded oval frames. Another features a parrot (provenance to verso), the fourth a possible depiction of the Shroud of Turin in the Royal Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist 22cm x 17cm, 20cm x 16cm, 26cm x 28cm, & 15cm x 22cm retrospectively $350-550

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THE NEIL ROBERTSON COLLECTION 125 MILDRED BENDALL 1891-1974 ‘Floral still life’ Oil on canvas Signed ‘Mildred Bendall’ lower left hand side 61cm by 46cm $800-1,200

128 (Part 1 of 3) THREE FRAMED WATER COLOURS EARLY 20TH CENTURY AND LATER Australian rural landscape, signed J.M.W. Portrait of a young woman, unsigned Turkish salon scene, unsigned 11cm x 17cm, 18cm x 14.5cm, & 15cm x 19cm retrospectively $240-440

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127 TWO WATERCOLOURS DARYL LINDSAY 1889-1996 ‘Study of a ruin’, signed lower right hand side Factories on the saltwater river, signed lower right hand side 26cm x 33.5cm & 24cm x 33.5cm respectively $400-600

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135 (Opposite) ARTIST UNKNOWN POSSIBLY SPANISH SCHOOL CIRCA 17TH CENTURY ‘Portrait of a Spanish gentleman’ Oil on board Set in a modern gilt frame 17.5cm x 14cm $400-600


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THE NEIL ROBERTSON COLLECTION 145 MERVYN NAPIER WALLER (1894-1972) The Flight Coloured woodcut Signed M. Napier Waller, editioned 14/50 14cm x 15.5cm $600-800

144 (Detail Opposite) ETHEL LOUISE SPOWERS 1890-1947 UNTITLED Linocut Signed E.L. Spowers, not editioned 15cm x 9cm $1,000-2,000

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159 A RARE PAIR OF ANGLO-INDIAN EBONY DINING CHAIRS CIRCA 1830 Each chair with two intricately carved horizontal back splats with foliate decoration and a nubian head to the center. Back legs are splayed, the front legs turned 85.5cm high $1,000-2,000

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161 A SMALL GEORGIAN MAHOGANY WRITING CABINET The rectangular top sits above a drawer leaf with a felt panel. The cabinet comprises four drawers applied with brass handles and lock faces, all raised on four bracket feet. 75cm high, 79cm wide, 46.5cm deep $1,000-2,000

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163 A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY BREAKFAST TABLE The flip top table with a lobed edge, featuring a crossbanded parquetry border surrounding a star motif to centre, and raised on an elaborate tripod base 72cm high, 124cm diameter approximately $800-1,200


RELIGIOUS ICONS

208 A RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ICON 19TH CENTURY Depicting Saint Nicholas the wonder worker of Myra 31.5cm x 37.5cm $600-800

205 AN ITALIAN POLYCHROME FIGURE OF AN ANGEL 19TH CENTURY Modelled with a bowed head and both hands clasped over her heart, kneeling in prayer, on an intergral square base 71.5cm high $500-700

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RELIGIOUS ICONS 209 A LITHUANIAN ORTHODOX ICON 19TH / 20TH CENTURY The icon depicts the prophet Elijah, with various scenes from his life, the upper part of the icon depicts Elijah’s ascension to the heavens by chariot 38.5cm x 34.5cm $400-600

206 A LARGE ITALIAN POLYCHROME FIGURE OF A SAINT 18TH CENTURY Depicting St Francis of Assisi, with both hands separating his robes to expose his chest. 98.5cm high $800-1,200

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215 (Part 1 of 2) TWO FINE ENGLISH NEEDLEWORK WALL HANGINGS CIRCA 1871 Each wall hanging comprising individual needlework panels, all intialled by each maker, depicting various personalised scenes Each 230cm long approximately PROVENANCE: These wall hangings were a wedding present for a prominent English family who relocated to Mackay Queensland in the 1800’s. They belonged to Winifred and Charles Rawson. The family owned textile mills in the UK and these hangings were designed by many individuals including family members who worked at the mill. Charles and his brother were cousins of the late Admiral Sir Harry Rawson Governor of New South Wales and Admiral Collinson of exploring fame. Dame Nellie Melba was also a personal friend of Charles and Winifred and spent time residing with them in Australia. The Rawson brothers, Charles Collinson Rawson, Edmund Rawson and Lancelot Rawson established the cattle station “The Hollow” on the Pioneer River at Mackay in 1866. The Rawsons were also involved in the sugar and coal industries. Charles Rawson was also an active figure in the North Queensland Separation movement. In 1877 and 1878 Rawson went on expeditions to Mt. Dalrymple. The name of the Rawson’s is closely associated with the early history of Mackay right back in fact to the first days when settlement was taking place. In 1882 Charles’ brother Edward became Mayor of Mackay Qld. $3,000-4,000

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N E E D L E W O R K S & TA P E S T R I E S 216 A FINE FRENCH WOOL TAPESTRY AUBUSSON, LATE 17TH CENTURY Depicting Ceres, the goddess of Nature accepting a cornucopia as a tribute, all in a woodlands setting, surrounded by a floral border 216cm x 214cm $5,000-6,000

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E N G L I S H D E C O R AT I V E A R T S 260 AN UNUSUAL JACOBEAN OAK TWO TIER STANDING BUFFET 17TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1615 The rectangular table top incised with floriate motifs, raised by four heavily carved legs united by a lower shelf. The buffet has been adapted, with the removal of upper supports and upper gallery, and later edition of leaf tip carved pelmet. The back panel has been elaborately carved with an allegorical scene of The War of the Roses in the centre, bordered by an alternating rose motif and flanked by classically inspired Chimera Caryatids. The panel is inscribed Anthony Grey Magdalen 1615. Anthony Grey (1557-

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1643) married his wife Magdalene in the late 16th century. By 1639 Anthony had succeeded his father as Earl Of Kent and remained so until his death. The Grey family were a baronial family whose bloodline held the Earl of Kent title from 1420-1740. They rose to greater prominence during the Wars of the Roses. Edmund Grey, Lord Grey of Ruthin, started out a Lancastrian, but switched to the Yorkist side at the Battle of Northampton. In this scene we see the prominent rose, being the white rose of Yorkshire. 149.5cm high, 136cm wide and 65cm deep

OTHER NOTES: The Wars of the Roses (1455–1487) was a series of civil wars, fought over the throne of England, between supporters of the House of Lancaster and supporters of the House of York. Both houses were branches of the Plantagenet royal house, tracing their descent from King Edward III. The House of Lancaster, associated with a red rose, and the House of York, whose symbol was a white rose, hence the name War of the Roses. $1,500-2,500


277 A GEORGIAN MAHOGANY CHEST 19TH CENTURY The rectangular top above five drawers with brass handles raised on splayed feet 101cm high, 92cm wide and 51cm deep $1,200-1,500

293 A GEORGIAN GAINSBOROUGH CHAIR LATE 18TH CENTURY Upholstered in contemporary toile fabric, on stretcher base of four square carved legs 112cm high, 72cm wide and 76cm deep $3,500-6,500

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241 ARTIST UNKNOWN BRITISH SCHOOL 19TH CENTURY Cattle in landscape Oil on canvas Housed in an elaborate giltwood frame 69.5cm x 89cm $2,500-3,500


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210 A PAIR OF GILTWOOD SPHINX CHENETS 19TH CENTURY Each modelled in a recumbent position with raised heads 37cm high $900-1,200

281 A FRENCH BOULLE FLIP TOP GAMES TABLE CIRCA 1890 The table inlaid with brass and tortoise shell overall. The top serpentine in shape with a swivelling flip top and raised above four serpentine legs each mounted with female ormolu caryatids $4,000-6,000

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240 A PAIR OF FRAMED PORTRAITS 19TH CENTURY Each depicting a boy and a girl, oil on canvas, set in gilded frames and signed A. Bianchi to lower right hand corner 38cm x 38cm each approximately $1,000-2,000

253 A LOUIS XVI STYLE COROMANDEL GAMES TABLE FRANCE, LATE 19TH CENTURY The rectangular table top with a reeded bronze border, and finely inset with a decorative bone and string inlay inner border, above a bronze and bone mounted apron. The swiveling rectangular top is green felt lined to the reverse and opens to reveal an interior fitted for game related accessories. Raised on four tapering fluted legs each with bronze and ormolu mounts and inset with bone patera motifs 75cm high, 97.5cm wide, 50.5cm deep $1,500-2,500

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261 A FRENCH LEATHER NAIL WORK TRAVELLING TRUNK LATE 18TH/ EARLY 19TH CENTURY The dome top trunk applied with decorative brass nailwork bordering fleur de lys studs and brass patera. The whole flanked by two brass carrying handles. 65cm high by 108cm wide, and 51cm deep $600-800

263 A CONTINENTAL MARQUETRY INLAID FRUITWOOD SIDE TABLE LATE 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY The circular top depicting a young master and his dog, the scene surrounded by concentric ebony and fruitwood inlay. The top attaching to the base via a carved screw mechanism, raised on a turned pedestal over a tripartite platform base. 74.5cm high, 84cm diameter $1,000-1,500

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270 AN ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL PARQUETRY COMMODE 19TH CENTURY Inlaid with ebony and fruitwood parquetry panels, with two drawers. The whole supported by four tapering legs. 95cm high,104cm wide, 54cm deep approximately $1,200-2,000

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S I LV E R

174 A GEORGIAN STERLING SILVER SALVER Of circular form with an elaborate floral rim, with a heavily engraved floral and scroll decoration, with a central crest. 1008 gms silver, approximately 29cm diameter, 4cm high $800-1,200

172 A RARE GEORGE III STERLING SILVER ARGYLE WALTER BRIND / LONDON / CIRCA 1773 The baluster body terminating in a flared foot, flanked by a wicker covered handle 263 gms silver, approximately 13cm high, 11.5cm at widest point OTHER NOTES: The Argyll is believed to be invented by Duke of Argyll (1682-1761), hence the orgin of the name. $1,800-2,200

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S I LV E R 178 A VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER ARMADA PATTERN WINE EWER MARTIN HALL & CO / LONDON / CIRCA 1876 Of typical form with spring-action scroll handle, bearing the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom above the Royal Artillery crest to one side and the intials AB (presumably Artillery Battalion or Brigade) to the other, stamped Pearce & Co. Leeds to rim on base. 1310 gms silver, approximately 36cm high (including handle), 16cm at widest point PROVENANCE: Inherited in 1981, and orginally purchased in the 1950s in England $4,000-6,000

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181 A RARE FIGURAL CLAY SCULPTURE, ‘THE FRIEND OF THE ARUNTA’ WILLIAM RICKETTS (1898-1993), CIRCA 1939 Depicting a group of Arunta tribesmen explaining the importance of the churinga stone to Sir Baldwyn Spencer. Accompanied by original pamphlet and photograph of the sculpture by A. E. Stephen. Incised signature to base ‘W Ricketts pottery sanctuary, Mt Dandenong’ 16cm high, 38cm long and 20cm deep

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OTHER NOTES: This sculpture was part of a series presented by Ricketts at his Mount Dandenong gallery, titled ‘Legends of Australian Aborigines sculptured in clay. Ricketts modelled these sculptures based on the his studies of Aboriginal folk lore and the works of Sir Baldwyn Spencer and David Uniapon. $8,000-12,000


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180 A FINE STERLING SILVER AND MALACHITE INK STAND BY JULIUS SCHOMBURGK, RETAILED BY J.M.WENDT, CIRCA 1870 The shaped rectangular black marble base inset with a malachite veneered border, centred by a malachite box surmounted by a silver figure of an Indigenous Australian male, flanked by a pair of silver-lidded cut glass inkwells with cockatoo finials, supported by four lion-paw feet, hallmarked ‘JM Wendt, Adelaide’, anchor and a lion passant 22 cm high, 26 cm wide

PROVENANCE: Purchased by the current vendors grandmother in Adelaide in 1943 OTHER NOTES: Schomburgk’s commissions for Wendt were some of the finest and most expensive pieces in the retailer’s inventory. An ink stand of similar design is held in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. In the 1860s malachite in Australia was mined at Burra Burra, and Australian silver with malachite mounts is generally always by an Adelaide maker. $25,000-35,000

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CLOCKS

200 A FRENCH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION CLOCK CIRCA 1890 Modelled as a tower with a revolving spire featuring canons. The tower inset with a clock dial and aneroid barometer flanked by two lanterns, all above a stepped square base on spherical feet 73cm high, 29cm wide, 29.5cm deep $3,000-5,000

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190 A FRENCH BRONZE MANTLE CLOCK CHARLES PICKARD, PARIS, CIRCA 1820 The gilt bronze case featuring a young lady in prayer, all on a floriate rock formation above a rococo insprired platform base. The white porcelain dial with Cobalt blue Roman numerals, and steel hands. The dial signed Espagnae y Fils, A Toulouse. The silk suspension movement stamped Pickard 895. 37.5cm high, 28.5cm wide, 10.5cm deep $1,500-2,500

193 AN ENGLISH EBONISED BRACKET CLOCK ON STAND THOMAS BOXELL, BRIGHTON, 19TH CENTURY The break arch ebonised case with four spires to each corner, with glazed panels to back and sides, all raised on an intergral platform base with four brass feet. All encasing an elaborate fire gilt brass dial finely engraved with scroll and floral motifs around a circular chapter ring with Roman numerals. The dial door hinged at base, with a drop down opening. The dial signed ‘Thos. Boxell, Brighton’ With a double fusee movement, striking. The back plate engraved ‘Thomas Boxell, The Brighton Observatory, Kings road’. 31.5cm total height, 22cm wide $2,500-3,500

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CHINOISERIE

230 A PAIR OF GILT METAL PORCELAIN LAMPS CIRCA 20TH CENTURY Of baluster form, decorated in bold enamels, mounted with decorative gilt metal mounts to rim and base. 69cm high $2,500-3,500

237 A CHINOISERIE CHAIR ATTRIBUTED GABRIEL VIARDOT (1830-1906), CIRCA 1900 The back featuring an intricately carved dragon above a pierced splat raised above carved serpentine legs on claw feet. Unsigned $1,500-2,500

236 JAPANESE MAHOGANY EXPORT BUREAU PLAT CIRCA 1910 The rectangular top with beaded edging above two drawers carved with dragon motifs, raised upon four scrolled dragon formed legs 76cm high, 107cm wide, and 71cm deep $5,000-7,000

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198 A FRENCH CHINOISERIE MANTEL CLOCK JEAN-JOSEPH ROBIN, PARIS, 19TH CENTURY The waisted case decorated with figures & pavillion. The case mounted with decorative gilt bronze mounts and a figurative finial. The circular dial with Arabic numerals for hours and minutes. Signed Robin a Paris to dial, and stamped planchon to movement 59cm high, 29cm at widest point $3,000-5,000

231 A CHINESE CANTON EXPORT WARE COUP CIRCA 1880 The bowl enamelled with canton famille rose, and embellished with gilt bronze mounts 23cm high, 37cm wide and 27cm deep $3,000-4,000

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DECORATIVE ARTS AUCTION TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER AT 6.30PM, SYDNEY

A FRENCH ART DECO GOLD, JADE, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL COMPACT. $5,000-7,000

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ASIAN ART AUCTION MONDAY 8 OCTOBER 2018 AT 6.30PM, MELBOURNE

(Left) A NEPALESE GILT COPPER AND ROCK CRYSTAL GANESH, 19TH CENTURY. $4,000-6,000 (Right) A TIBETAN ROCK CRYSTAL RITUAL VAJRA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY. $2,000-3,000

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CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS - SUMMARY To be read in conjunction with our General Conditions of Business as displayed during the viewing and auction. Special Conditions of Sale – Jewellery Jewellery and watches offered by Leonard Joel are sometimes accompanied by an Independent valuation as stated in the catalogue. These valuations are conducted by registered valuers and are offered purely as independent opinions. Variation may be found as to the colour, clarity and size of stones described in these reports, consequently Leonard Joel does not guarantee these Independent Valuations. Where stones can be weighed accurately, weights will be provided. Weights of set stones are estimates only and are provided to the best of our technical ability. Gram weight on gold and other precious metals are also given as an approximation. Wristwatches and pocket watches are offered in there current condition and Leonard Joel does not guarantee that they are in working order. Items may be thoroughly inspected during the viewing period or by prior arrangement. GST In the event that the vendor is registered for Goods & Services Tax (GST), the invoice to the buyer will provide a separate entry for the GST which is included in the purchase price. All Leonard Joel charges for services referred to in this catalogue are exclusive of GST. Overseas buyers may be entitled to a rebate for GST charged. For further information contact: Marie McCarthy accountant@leonardjoel.com.au Admission Leonard Joel has the right at its sole discretion without assigning any reason therefore to refuse admission to the premises or attendance at any of its sales of any person. Commission (Absentee) Bids Leonard Joel will execute absentee bids when instructed. Lots will be bought as cheaply as allowed by other bids and/ or reserves. Telephone Bidding Buyers interested in bidding by telephone should contact Leonard Joel as soon as possible. Please note that telephone bidding facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bidder Registration To recognise bidders during the sale all intending buyers are required to complete a Bidder Registration Form providing full photo identification and appropriate references if required before the Sale which will enable them to bid by way of a numbered paddle allocated to them. Buyer’s Premium There will be a buyer’s premium added to all purchases. The buyer’s premium will be calculated at the rate of 24% of the hammer price on each lot. This is inclusive of GST. The buyer’s premium is reflected by a reduction in the Seller’s Commission and is a common practice throughout Australia and overseas. Property subject to the Artist Resale Royalty Lots with the § sign will be subject to payment of the Artist Resale Royalty in the event that the lot is sold for a hammer price of $1,000 or more. The Australian Resale Royalty is a flat rate of 5 percent (5%) levy on the hammer price (including GST). The Australian Resale Royalty is payable by the buyer in addition to the buyer’s premium plus applicable GST. Damage Any viewer who damages a Lot will be held liable for all damage caused and shall reimburse Leonard Joel for all costs and expenses relating to rectification of such damage. Title Leonard Joel guarantees good title to all lots.

Warranties and Condition Reports. Condition reports will be available for any lot upon request, subject to conditions. Estimates Estimates are a reflection of Leonard Joel’s opinion of the current market values, based on historic and current market realisations of similar lots. Estimates are inclusive of any GST, which may be applicable. Actual prices at this sale may fall short or exceed the estimates. Payment In any event accounts must be settled with Leonard Joel no later than 4pm two days after the auction. Attention is specifically drawn to condition 21 of the Buyer’s Conditions of Sale. Payment may be made by way of cheque, most credit cards, eftpos or telegraphic transfer. Please note: payments made by cheque are subject to a 5 day clearance before goods can be collected. (1.20% administration fee applies for Visa and Mastercard, 3% for American Express and Diners is not accepted.) Bank telegraph transfers should be directed to: Account name: Leonard Joel Pty Ltd Address: Bank West 62 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia BSB: 303-111 Account no: 1304963 Collection of Lots Purchased lots must be collected no later than two days after the auction; otherwise lots shall be moved to storage at the Buyer’s expense (see below). Lots are at the Buyer’s risk from the fall of the hammer. It is strongly advised that overseas and interstate purchasers and absentee bidders make their arrangements with Leonard Joel in advance of the Sale. Charges are outlined below and are quoted in Australian dollars. Removal and Storage ‘Any lot not collected by 4.30pm Wednesday 19th September, will be removed to third party storage in Melbourne at the buyer’s expense.’ Removal Charges Each lot Storage Charges Each lot

Exporting Significant Australian Cultural Heritage The export of Australia’s significant cultural heritage is regulated under the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (PMCH Act.) It is not intended to restrict normal and legitimate trade in cultural property and does not affect an individual’s right to own or sell within Australia. The PMCH Act implements a system of export permits for certain heritage objects defined as ‘Australian protected objects’. More information is available on the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts’ website: http://www.arts.gov.au/movable_heritage Enquiries can be made to the Cultural Property Section at the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, phone 02 6274 1810 or email movable.heritage@environment.gov.au CITES Regulations It is the buyer’s sole responsibility to comply with all export and import regulations relating to your purchases and also to obtain any relevant export and/or import licences. The refusal of any import or export licences, any delay in obtaining such licences or any limitation on your ability to export a lot shall not permit the cancellation of the sale. Please note that all lots marked with the symbol * are subject to CITES regulations when exporting these items outside of Australia. Information about these regulations may be found at www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/cites/ index.html or may be requested from: The Director International Wildlife Trade Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2601 Transport and Shipping for this auction

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Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (PMCH Act). Buyers should be aware of the PMCH Act which protects Australia’s heritage of movable cultural objects and supports foreign countries’ right to protect their heritage of movable cultural objects. The PMCH Act regulates the export of nationally significant heritage objects, it is not intended to restrict normal and legitimate trade in cultural property, and does not affect an individual’s right to own or sell objects, within Australia. The PMCH Act was enacted in response to the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure that the export of any lots purchased are not subject to, or in breach of, this Act. Information about the PMCH Act, the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Regulations 1987 and the 1970 UNESCO Convention, can be found on the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts website at:

Melbourne PACK AND SEND southyarra@packsend.com.au 03 9521 5822 Melbourne GRACE FINE ART - Peter Orinuela porinuela@grace.com.au 1300 766 233 Collection and Storage Purchased lots must be collected no later than 4.30pm Wednesday 19 September; other wise lots shall be moved to storage at the Buyer’s expense. Leonard Joel proudly supports IFAW All lots within this catalogue containing ivory: (i) comply with our voluntary policy position that can be read and downloaded from our website and (ii) meet our obligations under CITES; relevant documentation pertaining to these lots will be available on our website and upon request.

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Sale Rooms MELBOURNE 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra, Melbourne VIC 3141 Telephone: (03) 9826 4333 Facsimile: (03) 9826 4544 Interstate: 1800 264 333 SYDNEY 39 Queen Street, Woollahra, Sydney NSW 2025 Telephone: (02) 9362 9045 Facsimile: (03) 9826 4544 Interstate: 1800 264 333 email: info@leonardjoel.com.au leonardjoel.com.au MANAGING DIRECTOR & NATIONAL HEAD OF COLLECTIONS John Albrecht BA LLB MBA

Leonard Joel Specialists ART Sophie Ullin BA Hons, National Head of Art Olivia Fuller BArtTh, Specialist Jane Messenger, Specialist, Sydney Lucy Foster EMA, Specialist Phoebe Ellis, Specialist Summer Masters, Administrator ABORIGINAL ART Sophie Ullin BA Hons, National Head of Art DECORATIVE ARTS Chiara Curcio BA, Head of Decorative Arts, Melbourne Hamish Clark, Head of Sydney Office Dominic Kavanagh MFA, Specialist Trevor Fleming, BA (Asian Studies), M.Mgmt (Arts), Specialist, Japanese Art Carl Wantrup, Specialist, Asian Art JEWELLERY John D’Agata F.G.A.A., National Head of Jewellery Elizabeth Stannard, BMus (Hons) GG AJP (GIA), Senior Specialist Bethany McGougan, BA Hons, MSc, Manager, Jewellery & Luxury Maria Fayyaz-Toussi, Specialist, Sydney Kerry Dobson BCA, MA, Assistant Christel Reid, Administrator Mary Kenny BA, Dip. Ed., Consultant Henrietta Maiyah, Consultant

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COLLECTABLES Nora Merralls, Manager & Specialist Administrator Dominic Kavanagh MFA, Specialist LUXURY Bethany McGougan, BA Hons, MSc, Manager, Jewellery & Luxury MODERN DESIGN Anna Grassham, BA Contemporary Arts, Head of Modern Design

Thursdays at Leonard Joel FURNITURE Toby Lennox-Hilton, Assistant David Price, Assistant OBJECTS & COLLECTABLES Moira Rogers, Manager William Broadhurst, Assistant VALUATIONS Caroline Tickner, BA Hons, F.G.A.A., Head of Valuations ACCOUNTS Marie McCarthy, Chief Financial Officer Michelle Draper, Account Manager Andrea Del Campo, Accountant FRONT OFFICE Kim Clarke, Front of House Manager Amelia Lewis, Receptionist Faraday Boydell, Administrator Keryn Gilchrist, Database OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS Anthony Riepsamen, Manager COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING Claire Mazzone, Manager Nicole Kenning, Marketing Consultant PHOTOGRAPHY Adam Obradovic, Senior Photographer Joseph Hammond, Photographer DESIGN Maria Rossi, Graphic Artist e-mail all lower case firstname.surname@leonardjoel.com.au


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