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Row your Boat – Local Regatta Trophies 1879-81

Yacht 1879 Colac Regatta Prize

A Row about Rowing! This group of silverplate trophies are an interesting insight into the origin of Australian’s obsession with Sporting Events, which were used as a means of bringing the newly established colonial communities together and giving them a sense of ‘Pride of Place’ that is still very active today. Moorabool recently discovered this…

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Scrimshaw cowhorn cup, Country House & Hunt scene, c. 1820

Georgian cowhorn scrimshaw cup, delightfully engraved with a naive rural scene featuring a large Georgian country house, a hunter firing his gun at a deer, and his dog, inscribed ‘ R+F ‘ and ‘ I+M’ Circa 1820 8.5 x 10.5cm Condition: some cracks at rim, stable, and signs of age.

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Moser covered goblet, amber with enamel florals, c.1900

Unusual Moser amber glass goblet, the covered form well cut with lobed spreading foot and large faceted knob to the lid, the body with panels defined by enamelled scrollwork,  with three overlay opaque white cartouche well-painted with brightly coloured flowers. Circa 1900 Height: 23cm

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A golden Japanese Zogan purse, c.1920

A Japanese Goldsmith’s Masterpiece As the world watches the competition for Olympic Gold in Tokyo, we have a 100-year-old masterpieces of Japanese goldsmith’s work to share. A remarkable Damascene ‘evening bag’, Gold, Silver inlaid into Iron Japanese Gold Case This temple, with Mt Fuji in the background, Opening reveals a mirror with panel of birds…

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A Box or Two….

Soth East Asian Ceramic Boxes

Some fascinating ancient boxes, just released on Moorabool.com We’re pleased to offer a small selection of South-East Asian ceramic boxes, fresh to Moorabool.com. These pottery and porcelain objects were produced in vast quantities in certain places as trade goods, and as a result are found all across South-East Asia. Khmer bird pot, 12th century The…

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Thai Swankhalok stoneware box, lotus design in brown, 15th century

Swankhalok (Thai) stoneware box, the globular form decorated in brown iron oxide with a wide band of scrolling foliage, the lid with radiating leaf motif around a central stupa. 15th century 10cm wide, 8cm high Excellent condition, some chips beneath foot probably from time of manufacture, well cleaned   ref. Roxanna Brown, “The Ceramics of…

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Bronze Indian Temple Bell, 18th Century or earlier

Fine large bronze Hindu Temple Bell, with large suspension loop to the top, the body with a series of moulded ribs, engraved with a series of arcaded bands. 18th century or earlier 19cm high, 12.5cm wide, Condition: signs of age, old bronze repair to the very top suface probably done at time of manufacture to…

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