Moorabool Antiques is pleased to announce our 2016 Catalogue.
It’s at the printers!
After spending the first half of 2016 working solid on our catalogue, we’re pleased to announce it is ready. With 58 pages filled to capacity, there are over 500 interesting items, along with some fascinating in-depth articles on selected pieces. This includes primary research, and items identified and classified for the first time.
At Moorabool, we love a ‘mystery piece’, and the detective work involved in identification. This catalogue documents some of our recent finds.
Here’s a ‘short-list’ of some of the contents:
- The Rococo
- Some previously unrecorded Derby Figures identified
- Early printed Worcester
- The Two Quail Pattern
- Birds on Porcelain
- The Princess Charlotte Service (including a plate)
- The Hope Service (including a plate)
- Naval Ceramics, Admiral Duncan & Captain Lennox, 1797
- Swansea & ‘after’ Swansea porcelains
- Shells & Butterflies on ceramics
- Pottery including Uncle Tom & other Staffordshire Figures
- Cats & Dogs in pottery & porcelain
- 18th century Icecream
- ‘Dusk’- an important Dihl et Guérhard figure identified for the first time
- The Grand Tour including paintings of excavations at Pompeii
- Ancient Cypriot & Daunian Greek Pottery from an old Australian Collection
- Two Ancient Greek bronzes from the dawn of Western culture
- Burmese Silver bowls – the original ‘White Elephant’ ?
- Vallaueris (French) & Wonderland (Anglo-Indian) Pottery
- Chinese Export with European patterns & shapes
- Ming ceramics from an Indonesian origin, pre-1960’s
- ‘Magnificent Frauds’ – re-decorated Sèvres porcelain
- A local Tribal collection of a RAAF pilot, who stayed on in PNG after WWII in the Government
- Australiana including ‘The Shortland cup & saucer’ – a first-fleet connect piece of 18th century Worcester porcelain
- ‘The Black Swan plate’ – a Davenport plate with an Australian bird on it, probably the earliest example of an Australian animal on ceramics…..
- Plus much more!
It’s $15 to buy a copy, including postage (within Australia, overseas slightly more for postage, contact us for a quote). The bonus is, if you purchase an item from it, this cost is deducted.
While the contents include some super-rare pieces which are naturally very expensive, our policy is ‘something for everyone’ – so there are many items that won’t break the budget. These items are mostly to be offered in our 2016 Exhibition, opening June 18th in Geelong as well as online.
All items are to be listed on our main website, and many of the articles will be included in this blog. However, an actual printed copy, full of beautiful images, is far superior to staring at your screen!