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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BROOKFIELD ROLLER MILLS CHRISTCHURCH SIGN

 A good vintage New Zealand tin sign for D.H. Brown & Son, Brookfield Roller Mills, Christchurch, lithographically printed in colours on tin and embossed.i some minor rusting to the base. Overall in very good condition. 74 cm x 51 cm
The Mill still stands on Moorhouse ave near Hagley Park

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

LARGE OVAL STRUT CLOCK BY T COLE

As found.
case and movement both stamped with serial no 1452
9 inches high, 8 day, silver dial untouched.
Several assembly screws and the minute hand is missing but clock runs
gilding is in great condition.
engraved on back
"Remodeled by C Frodsham, 1904"
I think the strut may have been modified but I can not see anything else which is missing or changed
A good project for someone


Portobello Antiques re opens

Now open again in a great new shop at The Tannery, Woolston, Christchurch

Thursday, May 30, 2013

PAIR OF PORCELAIN FIGURINES, BEGGARS AFTER JACQUES CALLOT, MARKED SEVRES 1751


 A VERY RARE PAIR OF FIGURINES, MARKS FOR SEVRES 1751
AMAZING DETAIL, MODELED AFTER ETCHINGS
FROM CALLOTS WORK " THE BEGGARS", 1622
PERFECT CONDITION, BOTH MARKED, 6 INCHES TALL


WEDGWOOD FAIRYLAND LUSTRE "GHOSTLY WOODS" MALFREY POT


12 INCHES HIGH, PERFECT CONDITION ,
 MINUS LID

sold thanks Michigan

RARE BURL MUSK SIDE TABLE, TASMANIA CA 1835



WONDERFUL EARLY SIDE TABLE
TASMANIA CA 1835 MADE FROM
SOLID MUSK BURL Olearia argophylla.
700mm x 400mm x 500mm
sold thanks Melbourne

Monday, November 12, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

UNUSUAL LENZKIRCH REGULATOR CLOCK

Unusual, Sheraton cased Lenzkirch regulator,
1 million movement ,silvered dial, 2 weight,  ca 1890, 5ft high

sold thanks Auckland



















NEW ZEALAND FERNWARE TABLE

Rare New Zealand Kauri Fernware trpod table ca 1880,
original condition



sold thanks Auckland














Monday, May 28, 2012

PAIR OF MAJOLICA GRIFFIN HUMIDORS

Pair of figural humidors, Griffins, Majolica, Germany CA 1880

INLAID BOX, JEWELL & CO, CHRISTCHURCH

Box by WH Jewell and Co, Christchurch,
Inlaid in various native timbers including BurrTotara, Fuschia,and Kohekohe CA 1880

RARE INLAID WORK TABLE BY JEWELL & CO CHRISTCHURCH

Rare inlaid Totara work table CA 1880 by WH Jewell and Co, High St Christchurch, These were exhibited at the Christchurch Exhibition 1882, Original condition
sold thanks Wellington

Sunday, April 22, 2012

" I SPIT IN THE FACE OF EARTHQUAKES"

Portobello has risen from the rubble.
I am now open for business upstairs at 7 Elgin St. Sydenham.
"its a new dawn its a new day its a new life for me ooooooooh , AND I'M FEELING GOOD"
Nina Simone 1965





Thursday, February 23, 2012

A NEW START IN SYDENHAM

AFTER THE TRAUMATIC AND DEVASTATING PAST YEAR, IT IS NOW TIME TO START AGAIN DOING WHAT I LOVE
HAVE NOW MOVED INTO NEW PREMISES AT 7 ELGIN ST SYDENHAM. AND FROM THE BEGINING OF APRIL WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
I AM AWAY FOR A BREAK UNTIL THEN AND WILL RETURN
TANNED RELAXED AND READY TO SERVE MY LOYAL FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS
REGARDS
DERIC

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"1885" BAR IN BRITOMART FINALIST IN BEST AWARDS!

 Portobello Antiques were proud to supply the leather sofas and chairs
for the amazingly cool new bar in
Britomart, Auckland which opened recently.
They have been selected as finalists in the BEST AWARDS
We enjoyed working with them and wish them every success




Tuesday, July 26, 2011

JAPANESE CLOISONNE CHAIRE OR TEACADDY WITH DRAGON

 SILVER WIRE AND AN UNUSUAL DECORATED BASE'
3 1/2 INCHES TALL, PERFECT CONDITION
INCREDIBLE WORK

WHALERS SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE WALKING STICK CA 1840

 SCRIMSHAW STICK OF PAN BONE
WITH A TOOTH FROM A SPERM WHALE
CARVED AS A TURKS HEAD AS A KNOP
THIS IS THE BEST SCRIMED STICK I HAVE HAD
PERFECT CRISP CONDITION 32 INCHES LONG
sold thanks Lincoln

LARGE ART NOUVEAU BRETBY VASE

 A MASSIVE 21 INCHES TALL RUSKIN TYPE CABACHONS ADRRONING THE NECK

TANGO GLASS



LARGE TANGO GLASS VASE 10 INCHES HIGH
CA 1930 LOETZ?

SOLD THANKS CHCH