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Fresh Stock – Worcester, Australiana, India…

Ali Bahadur II (1832-73) by Emily Eden

Welcome to the latest Fresh Stock release on
This week has seen a wide variety of quality pieces entering our stock lists, from a terrific selection of Worcester Porcelain, to a range of quality Chinese items, Indian & Colonial items, and Australiana items.

There’s some rather special pieces to be seen – be sure to check out the ‘Curated Collections’ through the links below.

Ali Bahadur II (1832-73) by Emily Eden
Ali Bahadur II (1832-73) by Emily Eden

This beautiful hand-coloured lithograph of an Indian Prince is a rarity. It is one of 28 plates from a private publication of 1844, created for the remarkable Emily Eden, using her sketches she did while India in the 1830’s. Her brother was governor at the time, and she wrote – and sketched – extensively. Queen Victoria was a friend, and a copy of the publication is still in the Royal Collection: no doubt her interest in India was encouraged by Emily’s accounts and illustrations. While a number of monotone examples were published, the coloured version is regarded as a great rarity, with only a handful finished like this: we have two examples to offer.

The two portraits shown here are some of our exciting recent Australiana discoveries. They are husband & wife, titled ‘Sir Henry Parkes’ & ‘Lady Parkes as young girl’. The question is, which ‘Lady Parkes’ is it? Sir Henry is of course identified by the inscription to his mount – or is he…..

There’s a lot to the story of the above two influential Australians….. read more on our blog post.

Fresh Ceramics – featuring Worcester

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Curated Collection: Anglo-Indian

We’re beginning an Indian ‘Curated Collection’ today, featuring some super-rare early Lithographs with an interesting story to tell.

Tres Français!

Saturday 28, Sunday 29 October 2023

Le Festival Français, Geelong 2023

We have a treat for our local customers: a weekend of French food & fun, hosted at Geelong’s beautiful National Trust property, ‘The Heights’. 
Moorabool is opening a genuine ‘Brocante’ – we have taken the charming Dovecote in the garden, and will have it stuffed full of interesting items to buy. 

As well, Paul Rosenberg will be giving a lecture, ‘Trés Français’, taking a small audience through the wonderful influence France has had on our culture. This takes place inside the house, spaces strictly limited, so head to if you would like to come. 

Note: the funds from entry etc. go towards the actual property, a terrific fundraiser for this treasured local property.

THe Heights

The house will also be opening for guided tours throughout the weekend: we’re excited to be involved with this also, and Moorabool has been asked to ‘dress’ the rooms in a French theme. 

Vite! …and apologies to those who live too far away: we’ll post some photos ….. 

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