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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CONSTANCE WILDE'S OPERA GLASSES, A GIFT FROM FRANK HARRIS.


 Aluminium and faux tortoise shell opera glasses
inscribed

"A memento to  Constance from Frank on his first literary publication 1893"

These came from the estate of the daughter of Sir William Taylor, British Surgeon General along with correspondence from Aubrey Beardsley to Lady Louisa,  Duchess of  Devonshire.

LARGE DUTCH MICRO BEADED BAG EARLY 19TH C


HEAVY STERLING FRAME , INNER PURSE IN KID LEATHER
EARLY 19TH C HALLMARKED

Saturday, January 16, 2016

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