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A Quality Deskset

Engraved & Gilt Desk Set, Mosley London c.1860

Within this embossed velvet box lies a supreme quality desk-set. Engraved & Gilt Desk Set, attributed to Mosley, London, c.1860 Of superior quality, this set is made to impress. From the shape of the letter-opener and the detail of the engraving, it was ‘exotic’, reflecting the riches of the Eastern cultures – it would not…

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Wine Antiques – Stylish Imbibing!

Old Sheffield Plate Wine Cart c.1820

Wine has always been a part of an English gentleman’s meal. In the past it was considered safer to drink than the water…. and to do so with style was important. Glasses were once pretty basic, but as the Georgian period continued, they became works of art. So too did the presentation of the beverages;…

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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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