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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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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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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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John Rosenberg, 1938-2020

John Rosenberg at the last AAADA Fair in Melbourne (2018)

John Rosenberg with his first ‘Antique’ – a Staffordshire spill, purchased around 1950! With sadness we note the passing of John Rosenberg, founder of Moorabool Antiques, after a short illness on Friday 19th June. He went to his first auction aged 7, with his Grandmother. This was at ‘Kerleys Auctions’, Geelong; Aged 80, he was…

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A Vienna ‘Harvester’ Re-united

Moorabool is often a place of meeting, both for people who enjoy Antiques – and for the Antiques themselves! We have occasionally been guilty of ‘match-making’ in the Antique world, discovering pieces that were quite literally made to be together…. but somehow became separated. It’s a thrill to re-unite pieces. Ready for the harvest…..? In…

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