Antiques

  • # 15593

    Maker unknown.

    Fiji before Civilization … Dawn of Civilization … Advance of Civilization … Glorious Result of Civilization

    [Crystal Palace, London : Machinery Department, c.1879]. Cotton handkerchief, 570 x 580 mm, lithograph printed in brown and red; old fold lines and some insignificant toning and spotting; a very well preserved example. These satirical cotton handkerchiefs lampooning the effects of the introduction of Western civilisation into a “primitive” society in the South Seas were printed in colour in the machinery …

  • # 24882

    PATRICK BROS.; [WHITLAM, Edward Gough, 1916-2014]

    we want gough!

    Melbourne : Patrick Bros., [1975]. Metal badge (or button), diameter 90 mm; front with black-lettered slogan ‘we want gough!’ surmounted by photographic headshot of Gough Whitlam, on yellow background; reverse engraved ‘PATRICK BROS./MELBOURNE’; pin engraved ‘MADE IN GT. BRITAIN’; light tarnishing to reverse, but a very good example. The slogan ‘We Want Gough!’ was chanted …

  • # 24885

    "PORTER"

    An ornate Victorian Valentine.

    [U.K.] : “Porter”, [circa 1850]. Die-cut embossed paper over lace with the original pink tissue paper backing, 175 x 115 mm; the printed message reads: ‘If I fear’d not to offend, a thousand vows of love I’ll send, How blest my lot with thee to prove, The joys of constancy and love’; the scene incorporates …

  • # 22215

    Newton Family

    [COOK]. Newton & Berry’s new terrestrial globe 1831.

    [London] : Newton & Berry, 1831. Terrestrial pocket globe, 1.5 inches (39 mm) in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier-mâché and plaster sphere, the surface in fine order with a recent shellac applied for protection, two metal pins resting the globe in the original turned mahogany case with fitted lid; a very fine …

  • # 17965

    NEWTON & SON

    Newton’s new & improved terrestrial globe containing the latest discoveries

    London : Newton & Son, circa 1840. Terrestrial globe 6 inches in diameter, handcoloured printed gores over plaster base, graduated equator band, the oceans with an analemma, supported on a contemporary stand of turned cedar with brass axis. A very good example. A fine early mid nineteenth century table globe with Antarctic detail such as the …

  • # 24428

    Rand McNally & Co.

    Rand McNally & Co.‘s New Twelve Inch Terrestrial Globe

    [Chicago] : Rand McNally & Co., 1891. Chromolithographed paper gores over paper mache base, 12 inches in diameter, oval shaped analemma, alternating red and blue isothermal current lines, in original nickel plated mount and stand. An American student’s table globe from the late nineteenth century with a good amount of geographical detail.

  • # 24438

    Weber and Costello Co.

    18 inch terrestrial globe

    Chicago, Illinois : Weber Costello, 1909. Measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter, 45 inches (115 cm) tall; in bronzed cast iron meridian and stand, with calendrical paper horizon ring, laid on wood; with an analemma and two polar calottes. Standing in bronzed cast iron tripod stand with glass roller feet, with flower and ribbon decoration. …

  • # 23801

    Maker unknown.

    [MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Australian Coralline.

    [United Kingdom : s.n., between 1860 and 1870]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original blue and gold paper covering and contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Australian Coralline’; in fine condition. A specimen of Australian Coralline algae, a branching reddish seaweed with a calcareous jointed stem which plays a significant role …

  • # 23900

    Maker unknown.

    [MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Precious Opal. Australia.

    [United Kingdom : s.n., circa 1900]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original label printed ‘Mineral’ and with contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Precious Opal. Australia’; in fine condition. An attractive microscope slide containing thousands of opal fragments, most likely from New South Wales, Queensland or South Australia.  

  • # 22814

    Maker unknown.

    [GALLIPOLI] Souvenir handkerchief with a map of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor and the Levant, featuring an inset map of the Dardanelles.

    [United Kingdom? : s.n., between 1915 and 1917]. Linen handkerchief printed in colour, 470 x 590 mm (total dimensions), with a map (350 x 470 mm) of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor, and the Eastern Mediterranean littoral (including Egypt and Palestine); the territories under the control of Ottoman Turkey or the Central Powers …

  • # 13837

    PIDCOCK'S GRAND MENAGERIE.

    Copper token issued by Pidcock’s Menagerie, London, circa 1801, featuring a kangaroo and joey

    Æ halfpenny, diameter 29 mm, weight 11 grams. Obverse: a kangaroo left, facing back, a joey in pouch, THIS KANGAROO’S BIRTH. SEP. 10. 1800. Reverse: a lion standing right, facing back, with dog on back, LION AND DOG 1801; plain edge. An extremely fine, near mint example with lustrous brown patina. The Grand Menagerie of …

  • # 23470

    LAUDER, Leslie and HOWARD, Mark

    An Introduction to Western Australian colonial furniture (signed copy)

    Photography by Victor France. East Fremantle : Lauder & Howard,1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 85, colour photographs, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 2500 hand-numbered copies. An illustrated guide to mostly jarrah West Australian furniture of the 1830s – 1880s. This copy is hand signed on the title page by Lauder and Howard.

  • # 12502

    THOMAS HALL

    Copper token for Thomas Hall, taxidermist, London, 1795

    London : Thomas Hall, 1795. Æ halfpenny, diameter 30 mm, weight 12 grams. Obverse: Three quadrupeds. THE KANGUROO . THE ARMADILLO . THE RHINOCEROS. Reverse: T. HALL CITY ROAD NEAR FINSBURY SQUARE LONDON 1795 / THE FIRST  ARTIST IN EUROPE  FOR PRESERVING  BIRDS BEASTS &c. Dark brown patina with reddish highlights and excellent detail; a …

  • # 16540

    Double sided cheat’s handkerchief

    [China, circa 1850]. Manuscript calligraphy in Chinese characters in black and red ink on silk, 410 x 425mm (irregular); arranged in vertical columns, surrounded by a narrow border; a well preserved example, with minor restoration in places. The so-called “cheat’s handkerchief” was used as an aid by students undertaking civil service examinations under the keju …

  • # 21672

    Maker unknown.

    Male ancestor figure. Humboldt Bay, New Guinea.

    [Probably first half of the 20th century]. Wood with black and red painted decoration; height 39.5 cm; no repair or restoration; mounted on a perspex base. Provenance: J. F. G. Umlauff, Hamburg (the ethnographic dealership and associated museum established in 1868 by Johann F. Gustav Umlauff ran until 1974); Ketterer, Munich, 18 November 1978, lot …

  • # 19307

    GREIG, Brian

    The Southern Skies Orrery

    A handmade working orrery by master instrument maker Brian Greig, Melbourne, circa 1991, based on a design by W. S. Jones, London, early 19th century. Melbourne : Southern Skies, circa 1991. Ebonised timber stand on three turned wooden legs, engraved circular zodiac plate, model spheres of the sun and the first six planets (to Saturn), …