Pair of Meissen sweetmeat figures, after Kaendler, c. 1880

Handsome pair of Meissen sweetmeat figures, modelled after a Kaendler original of the 1750’s, with a lady & gent reclining on elaborate rococo scroll plinths, an open vessel in front, each with lavish clothing details and natural skin toning, the vessels with flower & bug painting, the outer walls with flower encrustations. Crossed swords mark,…

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Cantonese ‘Straits Chinese’ -Rose Medallion- teapot, c.1880

Cantonese ‘Straits Chinese’ teapot of elegant upright form with ‘bamboo’ handle, painted in the ‘Rose Medallion’ manner with panels of figures in interiors, alternating with panel of birds on flowering branches, the whole on a gilt & foliate ground. Circa 1880 17.5cm high spout tip overpainted (restored), minor wear

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Cantonese ‘Straits Chinese’ -Rose Medallion- vase, c.1865

Cantonese ‘Straits Chinese’ vase, the elegant shape with tall flared neck, painted in the ‘Rose Medallion’ manner with a colourful large scene of figures in an interior, a panel with a figure in a window above, the reverse with panel of birds on flowering branches, the whole on a gilt & foliate ground. Circa 1865…

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The Begining: a Saint Cloud salt, circa 1700

We are always fascinated by the origins of things…. when and where did it all begin? In the porcelain world, it was of course China, around 1,000 years ago. This was so foreign and magical to the Europeans that pieces which made the perilous journey across the globe were only affordable by the most wealthy,…

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Appointment Booking

Book an Appointment at Moorabool Antiques in Geelong. Covid-19 Adaptation: We have a new ‘Appointment Booking’ facility to ensure we have the strict ‘Social Distancing’ requirements in our shop. If you would like a visit to Moorabool in Geelong to have a browse, book a time!Numbers are limited, and only a single party in the…

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