Antiques

  • # 18666

    Maker unknown.

    Aboriginal King’s Brass Plate (1820). “King Taptalla II.” King of the Terrara Tribe, Shoalhaven River, New South Wales.

    [Title from mid nineteenth-century manuscript note]. Brass breastplate or gorget, crescentic, maximum diameter 140 mm, anterior with engraved lettering KING TAPTALLA II, foliage motif repeated at each of the upper corners, emu and kangaroo dos-à-dos at the centre (design only partially completed); diagonal cut mark running from lower left to upper right edge; the surface has been …

  • # 18724

    MANNING, James

    Model of the Earth

    London : J. Manning, c.1860. Miniature globe, 1¾” (45mm) diameter, twelve gores with hand colour, two axis pins, in the original decorative cardboard box with brass mount rings; the globe in fine condition, the box with a mild amount of wear. A miniature globe from the mid nineteenth-century, with Alaska still marked as Russian Territory …

  • # 18456

    PRIESTLEY & FERRARO

    The deeper picture : early Chinese carved cinnabar lacquer.

    London : Priestley & Ferraro, Chinese Art, [2017]. Royal octavo, silver-lettered cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, [44] pp, colour photographic illustrations throughout; one price annotation in pen, else a mint copy. Superbly produced catalogue for London art dealer Priestley & Ferraro’s November 2017 exhibition.

  • # 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 …

  • # 18176

    [TAKAMATSU, M.]

    Japanese merchant’s catalogue of Chinese export furniture, with original mounted photographs.

    [Japan] : M. Takamatsu, [c.1910]. Quarto, 250 x 190 mm, bound in Japanese folding accordion style, in the original wooden boards (textile coverings perished), wet stamp of the merchant ‘M. Takamatsu’ to front and rear pastedowns, comprising [38] leaves of thick card with 152 sepia printing-out paper photographs of Chinese export furniture, probably destined for …

  • # 17869

    SCHOTTE, Ernst & Co (fl. 1855-1900)

    A rare 1 inch miniature ‘doll’s globe’

    Berlin : Ernst Schotte & Co., circa 1870. Printed gores with hand colouring on a wooden sphere measuring 1 inch in diameter, on a turned wooden stand with metal pin. “The firm of Ernst Schotte was of great importance in the production of globes in Berlin in the second half of the nineteenth century and …

  • # 17435

    Weber Costello

    Weber Costello 12 inch globe

    Chicago : Weber Costello, circa 1930. Terrestrial globe 8 inches in diameter, colour printed gores over pasteboard base, graduated equator, ecliptic and Greenwich meridian, the oceans with an analemma, ocean currents, calibrated brass meridian ring, supported on the original turned wooden stand. A very good example with a couple of small dents expertly conserved. A good sized …

  • # 17380

    BURGSTAHLER, Werner

    A handcrafted revolving bookcase made from native Australian timber.

    Native silky oak (Grevillea robusta) with redgum and basswood inlay; dimensions 133 (H) x 57 x 57 cm; dovetail joints; the top with parquetry chessboard. A stunning and unique piece of library furniture designed and made by Werner Burgstahler, Melbourne.

  • # 17700

    HAMMER, Armand

    The quest of the Romanoff treasure. (Presentation copy inscribed by the author)

    New York : William Farquhar Payson, 1932. First edtition. Octavo, buff-coloured linen boards (sunned and lightly foxed) with gilt stamped Imperial Russian crest (the Romanov double-headed eagle) to upper board, gilt lettered spine; pastedowns with offsetting, rear hinge a little weak; a presentation copy, inscribed on the front free-endpaper ‘To Roy E. Tilles, with all …

  • # 17416

    Anon. [for THE WORKING MEN'S EDUCATIONAL UNION]

    Interior of a Māori marae

    London : The Working Men’s Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1190 x 900 mm, wet stamped lower right ‘PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852’, and ‘M 10’; original brass eyelets at each corner; old folds, scattered foxing (mostly confined …

  • # 17436

    Kittinger Company

    8 inch terrestrial globe

    Buffalo : Kittinger, circa 1930. Terrestrial globe 8 inches in diameter, colour printed gores over pasteboard base, graduated equator band, ecliptic and Greenwich meridian, the oceans with an analemma and currents, calibrated brass meridian ring, engraved calendrical paper horizon ring with zodiac laid on wood (in expert facsimile), supported on the original stand of four turned wooden …

  • # 16523

    KLINGER, J. G. (firm)

    [GLOBE] The earth.

    Published by J. G. Klinger in Nuremberg. Constructed, delineated and etched by J. A. Buhler. Nuremberg : J[ohann]. G[eorg]. Klinger, [between 1841 – 1852]. Wooden and plaster globe (6 inches in diameter), covered with 12 glazed and hand-coloured gores, fitted and spinning with metal polar axis in a circular card box, the lid provided in …

  • # 17417

    Anon. [for THE WORKING MEN'S EDUCATIONAL UNION]

    A Native American in the wilderness

    London : The Working Men’s Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1180 x 890 mm, wet stamped lower right ‘PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852’, and ‘M 11’; original brass eyelets at each corner; old folds, light staining at upper …

  • # 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 …

  • # 17301

    VISSCHER, Nicolaas (1618 - 1679)

    Orbis Terrarum tabula recens emendata et in lucem edita per N. Visscher

    [Amsterdam : Elzevir, 1663, but after 1677]. Copperplate engraving, 310 x 470 mm, early hand colouring, central crease as issued, text verso including chapter heading ‘Korte beschrijvinge van Lantschappen des Werelts’. Nicolaas Visscher’s second world map, originally issued in a bible published by Elzevir in 1663. This is the second state, with the additional text …

  • # 16619

    A Victorian metamorphic chair and library steps

    A late Victorian metamorphic chair circa 1880, which converts to a set of library steps. Measures 880 mm tall and 360 mm wide when opened. With early or original carpet tread and metal catch.