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Alan Landis Antiques
English ceramics, specialising in Wedgwood, Royal Worcester, Doulton, Meissen, Australiana.
Unique English and French town and country furniture from the 16th to 19th century. Also, engravings, botanicals, watercolours, oils, drawings, silhouettes, maps, globes, photography, contemporary art, early cartoons and exceptional ceramics.
Anne Schofield Antiques
18th, 19th and early 20th century fine quality jewellery, including Australian jewellery.
Antique and vintage collectables, objet d'art, jewellery, curios, Oriental items, furniture from Asia, Europe and Australia.
Antique & Unique Jewels
Antique & Bespoke jewellery.
Anton Venoir Interiors
17th-19th century French antique furniture, French decorative arts, 17th and 18th century French tapestries 18th century French clocks.
Brans Antiques & Art
Clive Brans, John Brans
Fine quality furniture, sculpture and works of art from the ancient to the 20th century - English, European and Oriental.
Antique & Vintage clothing from Georgian to 1960's, accessories - hats, handbags, shoes. Collectables associated with fashion.
Day Fine Art
Helen & Vincent Day
An eclectic interest in Australian works and Old master Drawings and Prints.
Select items of furniture, porcelain, silver and decorative objects.
Specialising in Victorian and Edwardian jewellery.
Etruria Antiques Gallery
English pottery, Wedgwood and early English porcelain and light furniture.
Quality English and European furniture, silver, glass, ceramics and paintings.
J. B. Hawkins Antiques
Fine English furniture, clocks, English and Australian silver, works of art and treen. Established in Australia in 1967.
Lee Hardcastle Antiques
Fine 18th and 19th century English furniture and decorative arts, taxidermy and natural history.
Antique sterling silver, jewellery, Georgian glass, porcelain, English and Colonial furniture.
Jewellery, silver, porcelain, pottery, Oriental items, English & Australian furniture, lighting and the unusual.
20th century English ceramics and furniture. Dolls and Steiff bears, tribal jewellery, art glass and Australian pottery.
Moorabool Antique Galleries
Specialist ceramics covering 6000 years from Neolithic to Nouveau,. Fine 18th and 19th century Furniture, Glass, Silver, Prints and Paintings, Textiles and unusual items.
Nomadic Rug Traders
Ross & Irene Langlands
Oriental rugs and carpets, tribal art. South East Asian and European textiles, restoration, cleaning and conservation.
19th to early 20th century English, French and European furniture, clocks, spelter and bronze figures and objets d'art. Specialising in antique French beds.
Vanity and sewing items, portrait miniatures, ceramics, vintage glassware, collectables and curios. Specialising in small items of tortoiseshell and pique jewellery.
Fine antique jewellery, Art Deco jewellery, diamonds, English silver from the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries as well as South Sea Pearls.
Australian colonial furniture and decorative art.
Snook and Company Antique Dealers
Fine quality traditional 19th and 20th century furniture, clocks, barometers, and decorative items.
Valentine's Antique Gallery
19th and early 20th Century English & Australian Furniture, porcelain, glassware and important decorative items. Established 1947.
Walter & Co
Todd Baird, Glen Baird
Fine quality 18th - 19th century English, Australian, Chinese and European furniture, silver, porcelain, clocks and objects of virtue.
Warwick Oakman Antiques
Fine quality 18th and 19th century English and Australian furniture and decorative arts.
Harvey Wilkins, Carol Wilkins
English 17th, 18th and early 19th century oak and mahogany and walnut furniture, Staffordshire pottery, English / Dutch Delft and other decorative arts.
Quality early Australian Cedar furniture, imported French and English furniture and decorative items.
AON Insurance Services
A monograph by Christine Erratt
There are a number of processes in silversmithing which are also arduous, physically demanding, and tedious – unless you approach them with the right kind of Zen. Then you can discover such things as the beauty of the polished mark that every hammer blow leaves on an annealed dome of silver or the texture of a newly filed surface.
For over forty years, Hendrik Forster has been putting his Zen philosophy into practice, as evidenced in all of his work: in the pared-down pure lines of beauty, and the perfect harmony of form and function.
Christine Erratt has written an engaging account of Forster’s professional life, from the early years of his training and journeymanship in Germany, to his emigration to Australia and the maturity of his skill to become one of this country’s master craftsmen.
This is a fascinating account of the evolution of creative talent. Forster’s most exquisite pieces are examined in detail: their purpose, design and execution. The text highlights how the skill taken in the creation of a small piece of jewellery is, in essence, the same as that needed to perfect a towering sculpture.
Along the way, it reflects on the people, landscapes and materials that have influenced Forster’s work.
To be an artist is to find one’s centre of gravity and reflect that state in one’s medium. To be a craftsman is to work with head and hand in harmony with the material and its natural laws.
This is a story of what it means to be a master craftsman.
An abundantly illustrated biography of one of Australia’s leading silversmiths, Hendrik Forster, has recently been published. This book – Hendrik Forster Silversmith Designer Maker – celebrates 40 years of Hendrik Forster’s life and work in designing and making both in silver and in other metals. Written by Australian silver researcher and author, Christine Erratt, the book covers Forster’s early life and training in Germany; his establishment as an acknowledged silversmith in Australia; and the influences this country has had on his designs as well as on his lifestyle. It follows his development from Bauhaus-influenced creations to work such as his famous Corrugated series where the utilitarian use of galvanised corrugated metal in the Outback influenced his designs and brought with it subtle surface decoration. Yet he still maintained the pure lines and simplicity of the Bauhaus influence.
Forster has gained significant major commissions during his career, including Australia’s Royal Wedding Gift to Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 and St Patrick’s Cathedral extensive ecclesiastical commission in 2002. These and other commissions are particularly well documented both in the text and in the colour photographs. A move in the new millennium towards sculpturing in non-precious metals brought with it new challenges both in design and making for him.
This book is available through the author’s website www.parkerpressbooks.com.au
Available also through the authors’ website is her reference book, Marks on Australian Silver 1950-2005. This is the only comprehensive reference source for identifying makers’ and retailers’ marks on silverware made in Australia between 1950 and 2005.
We will be exhibiting at the:
Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair
Pasadena Convention Center 31 January - 1 February 2015
California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Oakland Marriott City Center 6 - 8 February 2015
You can download our catalogue for the fairs below and see more images on our website.
Catalogue highlights include important works in the fields of Voyages, Exploration and Fine Art.
This collection of over 500 items fresh to the market will take place in our Geelong premises, opening 11am Saturday 12th April.
There’s something for everyone, with some of the finest porcelain we have ever offered. A fully illustrated catalogue is available. Visit our website, or our new online presence for more:
A Paris solitaire set, by Darte & Honre, circa 1818.
Moorabool’s 2014 catalogue: 62 pages of quality items……
A German enamel box, circa 1760