• # 22213


    Copper penny token for Hide & De Carle, grocers & wine merchants, Melbourne, 1858.

    Melbourne : Hide & De Carle, 1858. Æ penny, diameter 34 mm, weight 14.8 grams. Obverse: At centre within two concentric rings of text devided by a beaded circle, a male lion standing to left with head crowned facing front, its right paw is raised and rests on a shield bearing the Union Jack, its …

  • # 22214


    Copper one penny token for Professor Holloway’s Pills and Ointment, 1858.

    Birmingham, U.K. : J. Moore, 1858. Æ penny, diameter 34 mm, weight 16.2 grams. Obverse: Head of Professor Holloway facing left with J. MOORE (the maker’s name) incuse on neck truncation; around: PROFESSOR HOLLOWAY; below: LONDON. Reverse: Hygeia (the ancient Greek goddess of health) seated looking at snake drinking from a cup she holds in her …

  • # 22212

    WOOD, W.D.

    Copper one penny token for W.D. Wood, Montpellier Retreat Inn, Hobart Town, 1854.

    Hobart Town : W.D. Wood, [c.1854]. Æ penny, diameter 34 mm, weight 17.7 grams. Obverse: Legend in seven lines, ONE PENNY TOKEN / PAYABLE / ON DEMAND HERE / MONTPELLIER RETREAT / INN / HOBART TOWN / W.D. WOOD; Reverse: Corner view of hotel with flag-pole and trees behind; above, MONTPELLIER RETREAT INN; below, W.D. WOOD; a good …

  • # 21842

    LANE, N[icholas]

    [COOK] A new globe of the earth

    [London] : N. Lane, 1776. Terrestrial pocket globe, 2 ¾ inches in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier mache and plaster sphere, expertly conserved and waxed, in the original publisher’s shagreen case (no longer a perfect fit), with engraved gores of celestial maps, the lips coloured red, original metal hinge and two …

  • # 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 …

  • # 21077

    An English mahogany card and tea table circa 1760

    A fine quality side table 745 mm tall, 840 mm wide, 400 mm deep (when closed), with dual folding top to reveal a tea table and felt-topped card table, concealed card drawer behind gatefold leg, old label from the English Antique Dealer’s Association. A handsome and useful metamorphic table. Provenance (by repute): the collection of …

  • # 20630

    EVANS, George [1780 - 1852], (after)

    Hobart Town plate, circa 1822.

    [Staffordshire, U.K.] : circa 1822. Slip case earthenware ceramic with transfer print decoration in blue, 23 cm diameter, depicting a view of Hobart Town, Tasmania, titled ‘Hobart Town’ verso within decorative cartouche; hairline cracks expertly restored. The earliest printed image of Australia on a ceramic. The Staffordshire Hobart Town plate is one from a series of …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 : Souther 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), …

  • # 18054

    George Philips and Son

    Philips’ 18 inch merchant shippers’ globe

    London : George Philips and Son, circa 1925. Terrestrial globe, measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter, 36 half gores over plaster sphere, printed in colour (some restoration and overpainting), the equator graduated in degrees, the major shipping lines and distances between major cities marked, mounted on a calibrated brass meridian ring, sitting on brass rollers within …

  • # 19082

    HESLOP, Robert

    Copper halfpenny token for Robert Heslop, dealer in natural curiosities, Finsbury Square, London, 1790s.

    London : Robert Heslop, n.d. [c.1795]. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.7 mm. Obverse: A male contortionist and a monkey. Around the perimeter: CAN YOU DO SO. Reverse: An inscription on six lines THE FIRST SHOP IN LONDON FOR NATURAL CURIOSITYS PAINTINGS COINS COLOURS FOR ARTISTS &c. Around the perimeter: R. HESLOP NO. 86 CHISWELL STREET FINSBURY …

  • # 19088

    BOULTER, Daniel (1740-1802); BOULTER, Joseph (1743-1819); BOULTER, John (1745-1816)

    Copper halfpenny token for Daniel Boulter’s ‘Exhibition of natural and artificial curiosities’, Yarmouth, Norfolk, 1796.

    Yarmouth : Joseph, Daniel and John Boulter, 1796. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.8 mm. Obverse: A female seated holding a scroll inscribed BOULTER’S EXHIBITION OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL CURIOSITIES. In ex. YARMOUTH in a straight line. Reverse: Three figures symbolising Asia, Africa and America presenting various curiosities to Britannia, who is recording them in a book. …

  • # 17289

    A large Victorian English mahogany serving tray

    English, circa 1850. Turned mahogany, 600 mm in diameter, pair of brass handles, remains of maker’s label, felt-lined. A handsome Victorian serving tray, turned from a single piece of mahogany, perfect for use or display in a library setting.

  • # 18440

    [WARD, Lester Rupert]

    A family’s memorial to a fallen ANZAC from Echuca, Victoria, killed in action in France in October 1917.

    Hand-painted calligraphic inscription on wooden board, 55 x 24 cm; initials in gold leaf; original varnish; verso with brass hook; in fine condition. A moving memorial to their son commissioned by the loving family of 735 Corporal John “Jack” Thomas Stanley, C Company, 21st Battalion, A.I.F., from Echuca, Victoria, who served at Gallipoli and was …

  • # 17306

    BARDIN, William (c.1740-1798)

    A new, accurate and compleat terrestrial globe,

    accompanying the Geographical Magazine. Originally laid down by Mr. James Ferguson, F. R. S. Improv’d by G. Wright, and made by W. Bardin, Fleet Street, London. Published as the act directs by Harrison & Co., No. 18 Paternoster Row, Augt. 1st, 1783 (cartouche). Published by G. Wright & W. Bardin Jan’y 1st 1782 (inscription at South …

  • # 18847

    Maker unknown.

    A pair of Chinese export camphorwood and leather trunks with brass mountings circa 1850

    The large trunk measuring 104 x 52 x 49 cm, working lock and key, with stencilled writing ‘… Melbourne, berth 57, 58. Not wanted on voyage’ (the name of the ship and port of origin have been erased); the smaller trunk measuring 63.5 x 31.5 x 26 cm, with the brass name plaque of ‘Mr. …