A category that reflects and caters for not only the traditional and discerning collector, but also those looking for a unique, historic or purely decorative piece to adorn their home…
A GEORGE II MUSICAL ORGAN BRACKET CLOCK
CHARLES CLAY, LONDON, CIRCA 1735
109 cm high, 66 cm wide, 48 cm deep
Sold for $49,600 | June 2018
Considered one of the greatest clockmakers of his time, this complex mechanical creation by Clay is very similar to one that resides in the English royal collection.
AN ART NOUVEAU STERLING SILVER AND SILVER GILT COFFEE POT MOUNTED WITH BAROQUE PEARLS AND JADE
MAKER’S MARK TIFFANY & CO, CIRCA 1886
With intricate foliate repoussé design interspersed with claw-mounted pearls continuing to the slender handle and spout, the hinged lid with a jade finial, 400grs total weight, 19.5cm high.
Sold for $15,600 | November 2012
Period pieces by the great American maker Tiffany rarely find their way to Australian shores but this delightful coffee pot did.
A FRENCH PORCELAIN TEAPOT
LATE 19TH CENTURY
The teapot with recessed shoulder and scrolled handled decorated with figural scenes depicting French soldiers at leisure within a cobalt blue reserve with gilt details, stamped Manufacture Imperiale SEVRES to base, handle restored, 19cm high.
Sold for $15,600 | June 2012
So coveted was Napoleonic porcelain that this single piece with identified restoration realised more than ten times its estimate.
A CHINESE JADE FIGURE OF A RECLINING SCHOLAR
EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The jade of celadon and pale brown colour with a russet skin, carved to depict a Taoist sage reclining under a rock and peonies.
The jade 7.5cm high, 10.5cm wide
Sold for $80,600 | May 2019
This unassuming jade carving of a scholar at rest confirmed the historically unparalleled collector interest in all things Chinese, of age, when it sold for more than 130 times its low estimate!
A RARE VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED NOVELTY CLARET JUG
IN THE FORM OF A SEAL
ALEXANDER CRICHTON / LONDON / 1882
Sold for $12,400 | May 2016
There are decanters and then there are fascinating decanters and this Victorian example by Crichton perfectly encapsulates the 19th century obsession with animalia in design.
Chiara Curcio | Head of Decorative Arts