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A First-Fleet connected Worcester Porcelain Discovery

For Australians, the First Fleet is the beginning of western culture and the foundation of our present society. Items connected with this remarkable period in Australia’s history are understandably scarce. Moorabool is very excited to have a fresh discovery with direct connections to Australia’s founding. One of the most fascinating tales that can be told about  Australia is…

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An Important Swansea plate with Welsh subject, newly discovered….

An Important fresh discovery: Swansea Porcelain plate painted by Thomas Baxter with a Welsh subject, circa 1818 ‘The Bard’, after de Loutherbourg ‘s lost work, depicted as an engraving in Gray’s ‘Relicks of the Welsh Bards’ – painted by Thomas Baxter on Swansea Porcelain!   Produced for just a few short years in the early 19th century, Welsh porcelain…

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A Yellow Sévres new discovery, 1788

A colourful Sévres coffee can & saucer has a fascinating tale to tell, and is an as-yet unpublished clue that helps to identify a under-appreciated Sévres artist.     The cup & saucer  – a ‘gobelet litron’, third size – is a stunning yellow colour, with a finely painted blue continuous landscape in blue that seems…

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A Remarkable Discovery

Once in a lifetime, the rarest objects suprise us by turning up in our own back yard. There’s ‘rare’ and then there’s ‘supremely rare’. The bottles here belong to the ‘Supremely Rare’ catagory. Brought in to Moorabool Antiques by a local gent, they were family pieces, handed down through several generations with origins in Holland, and the Dutch…

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Exhibition Action

Exhibition Action! Moorabool is getting ready for an amazing 2015, begining with our ‘Recent Acquisitions’ Exhibition. With over 500 fresh items, this is an event not to miss. Over the next few weeks, we will post a number of ‘previews’ of special items on this page – starting with the enamel snuff box shown above.…

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Back in Geelong…..

We’re back from the Sydney fair, and gradually returning to normal. The 2014 Sydney AAADA Fair was a super-busy time, with terrific crowds. We had satisfying sales, with many fine pieces finding new homes. Mars & a Maiden….. Mars & a Maiden….. both circa 1770, the Maiden is Hoscht (Germany), while Mars is Derby (England).…

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