Original Works

  • # 22355


    An illustrated Chinese medical manuscript in a Japanese binding of the late Edo period.

    [First half of the 19th century]. Manuscript in a Japanese kari toji (temporary) binding with plain wrappers, 260 x 185 mm, [40] leaves, with 70 full page hand painted illustrations depicting both Chinese and westerners suffering from a wide range of medical conditions, including smallpox, carcinomas and tumors, gangrene, renal disease, and haemoptysis, with accompanying …

  • # 13627

    LICHTENSTEIN, Roy (1923 - 1997)


    Los Angeles : Gemini G. E. L., 1970. Lithograph printed in colour, 715 x 1115 mm (image), signed in pencil lower right, dated 1970, edition out of 54, publisher’s blind stamp; framed. A fine example. Roy Lichtenstein’s graphic lithographs are some of the most recognisable images of the pop art movement. In this self-referential piece, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 22217

    KOONS, Jeff (1955 - )

    Balloon dog (yellow)

    Limoges : Bernardaud, 2015. Edition of 2300 copies. Porcelain multiple, 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ x 5″ (26.7 x 26.7 x 12.7 cm), signed and numbered by the artist, in original mailing carton with signed certificate of authenticity by Jeff Koons, a mint copy. “Balloon Dog is an iconic work within the highly acclaimed Celebration series, …

  • # 21861

    MORI, Mariko (1967 - )

    Star Doll (for Parkett no. 54)

    Zurich : Parkett Edition, 1998. Doll figurine with microphone, earphones, white boots, white stockings, red plaid skirt, top in blue, black and white, transparent bracelets, yellow shoulder pads, brooch and blue hair, a mint copy housed in original packaging box and mailing carton. Box measures 31.7 x 15.2 x 8.8 cm.; doll measures 25.4 x 25.4 x …

  • # 16882


    [COLD WAR] Anytown Civil Defence Corps : Help to shield your family : Join now!

    London : Floyd Studio, [between 1950 and 1960]. Original hand-stencilled and painted poster design, 750 x 510 mm, signed ‘Floyd’ at top right, stencilled across bottom margin ‘Copyright Floyd Studio London W.9. / CD 24’; unbacked and unmounted; closed tear at top left, and some water staining at left and right edges, top left corner, …

  • # 21656

    NARGOODAH, Eva (1958 - )

    Kalparrku [Crab]

    October-November 1994. Linocut, printed in black ink from one block, matrix size 218 x 300 mm (printed image), edition of 20, numbered 2/20 and captioned and signed by the artist in pencil in lower margin; unframed; fine. The artist, Eva Nargoodah (b. 1958), is a Walmajarri speaker from the Kimberley region of northwest Western Australia. …

  • # 19282


    A 1920s English jeweller’s pattern book for rings, executed in watercolour.

    Small quarto album (160 x 210 mm), half-roan over cloth, containing 94 original watercolour designs for gentlemen’s and ladies rings, executed in pen and ink and watercolour, each window mounted in the album (40 x 63 mm each window), some on card and others on tracing paper mounted on card (with four small glue spots), …

  • # 20853

    THOMPSON, Henry Augustus

    The world

    [England] : Henry A[ugustus] Thompson, December 7th 1855. Manuscript and watercolour map on card with the blindstamp of de la Rue Co, London, 450 x 570 mm (sheet), light surface soiling, old pin holes to corners, fine. A charming and unique manuscript map of the world on Mercator’s projection, with detailed decorative border and original hand …

  • # 20851

    THOMPSON, Henry Augustus

    The world

    [England] : Henry Augustus Thompson, 1853. Manuscript and watercolour map on card with the blindstamp of de la Rue Co, London, 450 x 570 mm (sheet), light surface soiling, old pin holes to corners, fine. A charming and unique manuscript map of the world in two hemispheres, with detailed decorative border vignettes and original hand colour. …

  • # 20821

    Maker unknown.

    History of the Union Jack of Great Britain.

    A handmade pedagogical aid for explaining the Union Jack. [Australia? United Kingdom?] : [s.n.], [circa 1830]. Wallet of marbled card, 95 x 130 mm folded, opening to 95 x 375 mm; the inner centre panel of thick card is painted with the cross of St. Andrew; affixed to its left edge is a delicate, folding …

  • # 11444

    SWIFT, L.

    North African street scene

    Circa 1920. Pastel on paper, 255 x 170 mm, signed in the image at lower left ‘L. Swift’, in original frame with framer’s label of Parker, George Street, Sydney to verso; scattered pale foxing to the image; the frame with chipping to the plaster at corners, backing board loosened. A highly competent work by an …

  • # 17833

    Book of Hours (Use of Rouen)

    Northern France (Rouen), c. 1490-1510. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment; with 4 large miniatures with architectural borders, 10 large arch-topped miniatures, 8 small miniatures, and 24 calendar miniatures by a follower of the Master of the Échevinage of Rouen and the Playfair Hours Master, with borders by Jean Serpin. ii (paper) + i (parchment) + 96 …

  • # 20706

    JONES, Rae Desmond, 1941-2017; KINGSTON, Peter, 1943 - (artist)

    It feels good when someone hates you

    Tamarama, NSW : Polar Bear Press, 2008. Broadside poem with original line drawing by Peter Kingston; one of 26 copies lettered A-Z and signed by both poet and artist; printed on Johannot paper in three colours, 465 x 325 mm (sheet); fine condition. An acerbic piece of social commentary by Broken Hill-born poet, novelist and …

  • # 19803


    Propos d’Atelier (presentation copy from Sonia Delaunay, with original artwork)

    Paris : Nouvelles Éditions Excelsior, [1938]. Octavo, original colour wrappers designed by Sonia Delaunay, signed in the image, inscribed (at a later date) in pen ‘à Jaques (sic) Sonia D.’, pp. 275. An early commercial design by the highly important simultanist, the front wrapper signed and inscribed to her close friend, author and gallerist Jacques Damase. …

  • # 19647

    LETI, Bruno (1941 - )


    Monotype, oil on paper, 102.5 x 75.5 cm, framed. Dated 1998. A stunning, unique work by one of Australia’s finest abstract artists.