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Alan Landis Antiques
Alan Landis
English ceramics, specialising in Wedgwood, Royal Worcester, Doulton, Meissen, Australiana.

Allpress Antiques
Jamie Allpress
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
Anne Schofield
18th, 19th and early 20th century fine quality jewellery, including Australian jewellery.

Antiquarian
Elizabeth Syber
Antique and vintage collectables, objet d'art, jewellery, curios, Oriental items, furniture from Asia, Europe and Australia.

Antique & Unique Jewels
Leigh Enever
Antique & Bespoke jewellery.

Anton Venoir Interiors

Tony Venios
17th-19th century French antique furniture, French decorative arts, 17th and 18th century French tapestries 18th century French clocks.

Auraria Antiques
Fine quality furniture from the UK of Georgian, Regency, William IV, Victorian Furniture Porcelain and glassware. Fine collection of Hester Bateman and family silver


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.

Coutura Vintage
Lena Slater
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.

Eaglemont Antiques
Dawn Davis
Select items of furniture, porcelain, silver and decorative objects.

Elizabeth Kwan
Elizabeth Kwan
Specialising in Victorian and Edwardian jewellery.

Etruria Antiques Gallery
Lee Bradshaw
English pottery, Wedgwood and early English porcelain and light furniture.

Grafton Galleries

Hartley Cook
Quality English and European furniture, silver, glass, ceramics and paintings.

J. B. Hawkins Antiques

John Hawkins
Fine English furniture, clocks, English and Australian silver, works of art and treen. Established in Australia in 1967.

Lee Hardcastle Antiques
Lee Hardcastle 
Fine 18th and 19th century English furniture and decorative arts, taxidermy and natural history.

Leven Antiques
Craig Broadfield
Antique sterling silver, jewellery, Georgian glass, porcelain, English and Colonial furniture.

Lynzay Antiques
Peter Martin
Jewellery, silver, porcelain, pottery, Oriental items, English & Australian furniture, lighting and the unusual.

Miles Davis-Kielar
Australian Colonial furniture and silver, 18th and 19th century English furniture and works of art. 

Mooney Collectables
Asmuni Hussin
20th century English ceramics and furniture. Dolls and Steiff bears, tribal jewellery, art glass and Australian pottery.

Moorabool Antique Galleries
John Rosenberg
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.

Page Antiques
Guy Page
19th to early 20th century English, French and European furniture, clocks, spelter and bronze figures and objets d'art. Specialising in antique French beds.

Pentimento
Jill Roberts
Vanity and sewing items, portrait miniatures, ceramics, vintage glassware, collectables and curios. Specialising in small items of tortoiseshell and pique jewellery.

Rutherford
Wesley Rutherford
Fine antique jewellery, Art Deco jewellery, diamonds, English silver from the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries as well as South Sea Pearls.

Simpson's Antiques

Andrew Simpson
Australian colonial furniture and decorative art.

Snook and Company Antique Dealers

Christopher Snook
Fine quality traditional 19th and 20th century furniture, clocks, barometers, and decorative items.

Valentine's Antique Gallery
Peter Valentine
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
Warwick Oakman
Fine quality 18th and 19th century English and Australian furniture and decorative arts.

Westbury Antiques

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.

Woodshed Antiques
Graeme Davidson
Quality early Australian Cedar furniture, imported French and English furniture and decorative items.

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NEW BOOK! - Hendrik Forster Silversmith Designer Maker


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.

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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.
AAADA Sydney Antiques Fair 2015
The fifteenth annual AAADA Sydney Antiques Fair will take place at the Royal Randwick Racecourse from 9th - 13th September, 2015.





 



 



 



9 March 2015 – Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
Australian Women Artists Between the Wars - on show at LDFA until 25 April 2015
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art is pleased to present our current exhibition Australian Women Artists Between the Wars featuring a selection of paintings and works on paper from the early to mid nineteenth century.  There is an ever-growing understanding and appreciation of women artists and their influence in shaping Australian art. Including works by Clarice BECKETT, Dorrit BLACK, Ethel CARRICK FOX, Grace COSSINGTON SMITH, Sybil CRAIG, Bessie DAVIDSON, Elaine HAXTON, Joy HESTER, Nora HEYSEN, Margaret PRESTON, Hilda RIX NICHOLAS, Kathleen SAUERBIER, Clara SOUTHERN & others.
16 February 2015 – Ben Stoner Antiques
New Showroom Now Open Chippendale
Ben Stoner Antiques has opened a new Showroom. BSA has grown to now take the top floor of the 24 Queen Street, Chippendale Warehouse. A great selection of items from the seriously fabulous to vintage and industrial including furniture, mirrors, lights and collectibles are available. The conservation and restoration workshop for furniture, gilding, leather work and bespoke commissions are still located on the first floor of number 24.



Please call Ben to view the Showroom between 10am - 3pm Monday to Friday or to make an appointment.
California Book Fairs 2015



We will be exhibiting at the:






Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair
Pasadena Convention Center 31 January - 1 February 2015
and the


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.

29 April 2014 – Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
Latest exhibition at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art - Drawn: Following the Line - works on paper from 1850 to today
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art is please to announce our exhibition DRAWN: Following the Line - works on paper from 1850 until today, showing from Sat 3 May - Sat 28 June 2014. The selection of fine Australian drawings, watercolours and other original works on paper features works by Charles BLACKMAN, Peter BOOTH, Penleigh BOYD, Abram Louis BUVELOT, Robert CLINCH, William DOBELL, Russell DRYSDALE, Donald FRIEND, James GLEESON, Mike GREEN, Nora HEYSEN, Sidney NOLAN, John PERCEVAL, Gareth SANSOM, FRED WILLIAMS, Brett WHITELEY &amp; many others.<br />A fully illustrated colour catalogue is available from the Gallery.<br />Lauraine Diggins Fine Art<br />5 Malakoff Street North Caulfield VIC 3161 &nbsp;Tel: 03 9509 9855 &nbsp;Email: ausart@diggins.com.au<br />Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 1pm - 5pm<br /><br />
Recent Acquisitions Exhibition of 2014
Moorabool Antique Galleries is pleased to announce their Recent Acquisitions Exhibition of 2014.

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:

www.antiqueporcelain.gallery



A Paris solitaire set, by Darte & Honre, circa 1818.



Moorabool’s 2014 catalogue:  62 pages of quality items……



A German enamel box, circa 1760