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2019 Exhibition, opened 5th October

Pair of 18th century Dummy Boards

It’s Exhibition time again at Moorabool Antiques – time to showcase our recent exciting finds with a display & sale of over 500 exciting items.

Pair of 18th century Dummy Boards
Pair of 18th century Dummy Boards

From a lovely pair of 18th century ‘dummy boards’ – almost life-size – to a dazzling array of Ceramics, there’s a huge variety of items to be seen.

Our local purchases included a remarkable collection of late 18th / early 19th century English pottery of all descriptions, a collection of coffee cans, ditto spill vases, and a large number of early 19th century English porcelain pieces. We’re particularly struck by the beauty of the ‘Dry Bodies’, a group of feldspathic stonewares which have incredible detail to their decoration due to absence of glaze.

Chetham & Woolley drybody sucrier, brown ground white sprigged children, c. 1800
A delightful Chetham & Woolley drybody sucrier, the brown ground panels with white sprigged children, circa 1800

In porcelains, you’ll find the collectable, and the unusual: Coalport, Daniel, Davenport, Derby, Spode, Swansea, Worcester are familiar names; less known are Wolfe, Machin and Mayer. And there’s plenty more to add to that list!

From 18th century Europe comes a selection of Meissen, Sevres, and other Porcelain makers.

Exotics include the humorous Japanese Satsuma ‘turtle’ kettle, some Italian creamwares, and an interesting array of Antiquities beginning with a 4,500 year old ‘Indus Valley Culture’ pottery bull from the John Kenny collection, Melbourne.

Indus Valley Culture Bull, 2,500 BC
Indus Valley Culture Bull, from Northern Pakistan, circa 2,500 BC

We are busily cataloguing several hundred more pieces, and adding them to the website Preview Gallery on a daily basis. Keep an eye on the uploads, and feel free to send through a ‘query’ if there’s anything you wish to know.

Otherwise…. see you on Saturday 5th October! And for all who are simply too far away – feel free to email or call.

best wishes from all @ Moorabool.

Now, back to cataloguing….

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Preview upcoming items here >>

2 thoughts on “2019 Exhibition, opened 5th October

  1. Morning Paul

    Very exciting news.
    May I enquire if the Indus Valley Bull from the John Kenny collection – the late Dr John Kenny?
    I ask because if he is one and the same I was legal secretary to his late son John Wallace Kenny for many many years and we enjoyed a wonderful work relationship.

    Kind regards

    1. Hi Marianne – absolutely! he was an amazing collector, and a regular customer. I believe I sold him this bull, back in the 1990’s, having just returned from London and putting him into our annual exhibition…. well have to have a chat about this next time you are in! best, Paul

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