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The Hope Service Plate, Flight Worcester c. 1790-2

Lavish is the word that best describes this Flight Worcester plate. It’s from the ‘Hope’ service, ordered in 1789 by William Henry, the Duke of Clarence, who was the third son of King George III and eventual inheritor of the British throne at the age of 64 after both brothers died without heirs. William IV…

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Stunning Sèvres discovery, by Antoine-Joseph Chappuis (l’âiné), 1765

Birds by Antoine-Joseph Chappuis (aîné), 1765

A SEVRES CUP AND SOCKETED SAUCER (GOBELET ET SOUCOUPE ‘ENFONCE,’ 1ERE GRANDEUR) The Royal French porcelain manufactory at Sèvres was well patronized by the French court, and the pieces they created were meant to be the most flamboyant and impressive luxuries imaginable. This pink ground cup & saucer certainly qualifies. Important Sèvres cup and saucer,…

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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 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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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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