Richard Gate Collection

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Viewing Location: Onsite Reid ACT & 7 Wiluna Street Fyshwick

The Richard Gate Collection of Korean, Chinese, Burmese and other Antiques and Art.

The scholarly collection of Richard Gate to be sold from his residence in Reid over two sessions.  A lifetime of objects collected during a distinguished public service career encompassing postings in Korea, Nauru, Israel, Kenya, Burma (Ambassador), Jordan (Ambassador), Bangladesh, as well as Italy and New Zealand (High Commissioner).  

 
 
'Fine Semi-Antique Persian Qashqai Carpet'
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Fine Semi-Antique Persian Qashqai Carpet

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  • 390 by 270cm
  • Purchased Damascus 1982
  • $2,231

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'Antique Korean Metal Mounted Elm Tansu'
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Antique Korean Metal Mounted Elm Tansu

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  • Height 107cm, length 97, depth 46cm
  • $2,510

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'Iberian Hispano Moresque Marquetry Inlaid Octagonal Table'
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Iberian Hispano Moresque Marquetry Inlaid Octagonal Table

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  • Height 49cm, length 50.5cm
  • $206

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'Asian Bronze Figure of Guanyin'
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Asian Bronze Figure of Guanyin

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  • Height 29cm
  • Purchased in Korea
  • $490

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'Chinese Straits Blue and White Kamcheng'
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Chinese Straits Blue and White Kamcheng

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  • Height 23cm
  • Crack to body
  • $180

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'Gold Damascened Steel Indo Persian Peacock'
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Gold Damascened Steel Indo Persian Peacock

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  • Height 32cm
  • $135

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'Shan States Tinned Bronze Rain Drum 20th Century'
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Shan States Tinned Bronze Rain Drum 20th Century

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  • Diameter 47cm
  • $1,700

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'Burmese Heavily Carved and Pierced Architectural Posts '
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Burmese Heavily Carved and Pierced Architectural Posts

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  • Height 137cm
  • Minor losses
  • $600

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'Antique Korean Metal Mounted Elm Bandaji'
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Antique Korean Metal Mounted Elm Bandaji

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  • Hand wrought steel handles and mounts
  • $1,260

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'Syrian Profusely Inlaid Side Table'
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Syrian Profusely Inlaid Side Table

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  • Inlays of shell, ebony and other exotic woods
  • Length 94cm, height 78, depth 64
  • Purchased Damascus 1983
  • $1,967

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'Burmese 950 Silver Heavily Repousse Box with Discrete Inscription From Deputy Prime Minister'
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Burmese 950 Silver Heavily Repousse Box with Discrete Inscription From Deputy Prime Minister

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  • Discrete inscription inside rim K.E Thura U Tun Tin Deputy Prime Minister and Minster for Planning and Finance
  • Length 16cm
  • Wight 614g (wood lined)
  • $175

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'Persian 900 Silver Heavily Repousse Mirror and Pheasant Form Handle'
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Persian 900 Silver Heavily Repousse Mirror and Pheasant Form Handle

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  • Diameter 18cm
  • Hallmarked
  • $355

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'Burmese Heavily Repousse 950 Silver Tankard, 187g '
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Burmese Heavily Repousse 950 Silver Tankard, 187g

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  • Height 12cm
  • 187g
  • With inscription
  • $400

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'Burmese Heavily Repousse Silver Box, 215g'
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Burmese Heavily Repousse Silver Box, 215g

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  • Length 8.5cm
  • 215g
  • Inscription to base
  • $247

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'Burmese Repousse Silver Box, 122g'
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Burmese Repousse Silver Box, 122g

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  • Length 7.5cm
  • 122g
  • $137

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'Silver Charger Presented to Richard Gate on his Departure from Bangladesh 1993'
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Silver Charger Presented to Richard Gate on his Departure from Bangladesh 1993

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  • Diameter 25.5cm
  • 344g
  • With box
  • With inscription
  • $83

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'Heavy Silver Charger Presented to Richard Gate By the Diplomatic Corps in Dhaka 1993,  589g'
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Heavy Silver Charger Presented to Richard Gate By the Diplomatic Corps in Dhaka 1993, 589g

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  • Diameter 23cm
  • 589g
  • With box
  • With inscription
  • Engraved pure silver verso
  • $235

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'Large Burmese 950 Silver Tray With Twenty Five Engraved Signatures and Heavily Repousse Border, 1018g'
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Large Burmese 950 Silver Tray With Twenty Five Engraved Signatures and Heavily Repousse Border, 1018g

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  • Length 42cm
  • 1018g
  • Engraved Burma 95% silver verso
  • With display box
  • $445

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'Profusely Engraved Burmese Silver Cased Sword'
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Profusely Engraved Burmese Silver Cased Sword

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  • Length 92cm
  • $728

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'Burmese Silver Cased Sword with Enamel Decoration'
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Burmese Silver Cased Sword with Enamel Decoration

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  • Length 82cm
  • $405

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'Burmese Heavily Repousse Silver Box, 420g'
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Burmese Heavily Repousse Silver Box, 420g

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  • 420g
  • $355

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'Burmese Woven Silver Basket and Lid, 207g'
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Burmese Woven Silver Basket and Lid, 207g

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  • 207g
  • $117

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'Burmese Heavily Repousse Silver Box, 175g'
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Burmese Heavily Repousse Silver Box, 175g

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  • Diameter 8.5cm
  • 175g
  • $116

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'Burmese Repousse Sterling Silver Box, 306g'
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Burmese Repousse Sterling Silver Box, 306g

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  • Length 13cm
  • 306g
  • Stamped 925
  • $390

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'Burmese Repousse Silver Pumpkin Form Box, 140g'
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Burmese Repousse Silver Pumpkin Form Box, 140g

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  • Length 10cm
  • 140g
  • $150

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'Iraqi Engraved Silver Cigarette Case'
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Iraqi Engraved Silver Cigarette Case

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  • Length 8cm
  • Purchased Baghdad
  • $155

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'Middle Eastern Silver and Brass Cased Dagger '
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Middle Eastern Silver and Brass Cased Dagger

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  • Length 50cm
  • $355

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'Burmese Heavily Repousse Silver Container, 171g'
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Burmese Heavily Repousse Silver Container, 171g

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  • 171g
  • Height 14cm
  • $285

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'Burmese Repousse Silver Pumpkin Form Box, 183g'
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Burmese Repousse Silver Pumpkin Form Box, 183g

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  • 183g
  • Diameter 9cm
  • $205

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'Burmese Heavily Repousse and Pierced Silver Box, 127g'
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Burmese Heavily Repousse and Pierced Silver Box, 127g

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  • Length 8cm
  • 127g
  • $152

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'Burmese Heavily Repousse Silver Box, 169g'
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Burmese Heavily Repousse Silver Box, 169g

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  • Length 8cm
  • 169g
  • $345

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'Burmese Engraved Silver Book Form Box, 113g'
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Burmese Engraved Silver Book Form Box, 113g

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  • Length 11.5cm
  • 113g
  • $60

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'Chinese Silversmithed Pierced and Engraved Silver Vase, 36g'
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Chinese Silversmithed Pierced and Engraved Silver Vase, 36g

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  • Length 12.5cm
  • 36g
  • $153

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'Chinese Junyao Chun Glaze Bowl with Purple Splash, Possibly Jin to Ming Dynasty'
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Chinese Junyao Chun Glaze Bowl with Purple Splash, Possibly Jin to Ming Dynasty

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  • Diameter 16cm
  • Includes rosewood stand
  • $1,538

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'Chinese Qingbai Jar and Cover, Song Dynasty 12 Century'
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Chinese Qingbai Jar and Cover, Song Dynasty 12 Century

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  • Height 15cm
  • $1,310

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'Chinese Oxblood Vase, Late Qing'
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Chinese Oxblood Vase, Late Qing

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  • Height 14.5cm (including stand)
  • $810

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'Inscribed Chinese Blue and White Bowl with Mountain Palace Scene, Daoguang Mark, Qing Dynasty'
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Inscribed Chinese Blue and White Bowl with Mountain Palace Scene, Daoguang Mark, Qing Dynasty

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  • Diameter 17cm
  • Does not include stand
  • $1,510

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'Small Chinese Celadon Jarlet, Song to Ming Dynasty'
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Small Chinese Celadon Jarlet, Song to Ming Dynasty

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  • Height 5cm
  • $300

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'Korean Slip Inlaid Celadon Dish, Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)'
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Korean Slip Inlaid Celadon Dish, Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)

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  • Spur marks to base
  • Chipped
  • Diameter 14cm
  • $495

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'Chinese Early Ming Celadon Bowl, 14th Century'
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Chinese Early Ming Celadon Bowl, 14th Century

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  • Diameter 13.5cm
  • Short hairline to rim
  • $710

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'Chinese Blanc De Chine Porcelain Shallow Dish, Ming Dynasty'
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Chinese Blanc De Chine Porcelain Shallow Dish, Ming Dynasty

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  • Diameter 19.5cm
  • $405

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'Chinese Ming Dynasty White Glazed Stoneware Bowl, Ming Dynasty 15th Century'
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Chinese Ming Dynasty White Glazed Stoneware Bowl, Ming Dynasty 15th Century

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  • Chips to rim
  • Diameter 19.5cm
  • $710

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'Chinese Qingbai Carved Lotus Bowl, Song Dynasty or Later'
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Chinese Qingbai Carved Lotus Bowl, Song Dynasty or Later

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  • Diameter 18cm
  • Does not include stand
  • $1,010

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'Chinese Qingbai Carved Lotus Bowl, Song Dynasty or Later'
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Chinese Qingbai Carved Lotus Bowl, Song Dynasty or Later

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  • Diameter 17.5cm
  • Does not include stand
  • Broken and reglued
  • $194

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'Chinese Dingyao Foliate Rim Bowl, Incised with Lotus, Song Dynasty 12th Century'
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Chinese Dingyao Foliate Rim Bowl, Incised with Lotus, Song Dynasty 12th Century

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  • Glaze oxidized from burial or salt water immersion, otherwise good condition
  • Diameter 20cm
  • Does not include stand
  • $1,760

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'Chinese Late Ming Blue and White Bowl, 16th Century'
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Chinese Late Ming Blue and White Bowl, 16th Century

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  • Diameter 14.5cm
  • $610

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'Chinese Kitchen Ming Blue and White Bowl, 16th Century'
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Chinese Kitchen Ming Blue and White Bowl, 16th Century

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  • Diameter 22.5cm
  • $455

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'Small Chinese Blue and White Teabowl, Kangxi Period 1662-1722'
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Small Chinese Blue and White Teabowl, Kangxi Period 1662-1722

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  • Diameter 9.5cm
  • Repair to rim
  • $200

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'Small Korean Conical Teabowl Probably Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) and a Group of Various Chinese Ceramics'
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Small Korean Conical Teabowl Probably Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) and a Group of Various Chinese Ceramics

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  • Diameter of blue and white dish 13cm
  • Korean teabowl with fragment broken and reglued
  • $505

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'Korean Celadon Dish with Carved Butterfly and Foliage Decoration, Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)'
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Korean Celadon Dish with Carved Butterfly and Foliage Decoration, Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)

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  • Diameter 17cm
  • Broken and reglued
  • Does not include stand
  • $910

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'Korean Celadon Dish with Carved Foliate Decoration, Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)'
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Korean Celadon Dish with Carved Foliate Decoration, Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)

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  • Diameter 14.5cm
  • Foliate rim
  • Spur marks to base
  • $1,810

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'Korean Celadon Carved Lotus Dish, Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)'
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Korean Celadon Carved Lotus Dish, Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)

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  • Diameter 17cm
  • Fragments broken and reglued
  • Does not include stand
  • $381

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'Korean Celadon Carved Lotus Dish, Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)'
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Korean Celadon Carved Lotus Dish, Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)

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  • Diameter 16cm
  • Repair to rim
  • Does not include stand
  • $900

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'Korean Slip Inlaid Celadon Dish, Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)'
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Korean Slip Inlaid Celadon Dish, Koryo Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)

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  • Diameter 15cm
  • Spur marks to base
  • 4cm hairline crack
  • Does not include stand
  • $810

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'Chinese Longquan Celadon Foliate Rim Dish Incised with Carved Peony, Ming Dynasty or Later'
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Chinese Longquan Celadon Foliate Rim Dish Incised with Carved Peony, Ming Dynasty or Later

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  • Diameter 22.5cm
  • Spur marks to base
  • Very minor small glaze/firing flaw to rim otherwise good
  • $1,619

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'18th Century Chinese Export Famille Rose Plate'
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18th Century Chinese Export Famille Rose Plate

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  • Diameter 23cm
  • Rosewood stand
  • Small flake to rim
  • $260

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'Roman Terracotta Lamp'
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Roman Terracotta Lamp

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  • Length 9cm
  • $122

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'Indo Persian Cast Brass Bird Form Incense Burner'
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Indo Persian Cast Brass Bird Form Incense Burner

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  • Missing Hinge pin
  • Height 18.5cm
  • $154

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'Small Antique Korean Brass Mounted Burlwood Altar Cabinet'
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Small Antique Korean Brass Mounted Burlwood Altar Cabinet

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  • Length 67, height 38cm
  • With Key
  • $590

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'Anglo Indian Finely Carved Padouk Gentlemans Campaign Press Circa 1850'
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Anglo Indian Finely Carved Padouk Gentleman's Campaign Press Circa 1850

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  • Original recessed brass handles, locks and escutcheons
  • Excellent original condition and patina
  • Height 199cm, width 107
  • Separates into three pieces
  • $2,505

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'Pair of Persian 900 Silver Candlesticks, 215g'
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Pair of Persian 900 Silver Candlesticks, 215g

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  • Height 10cm
  • 215g
  • Hallmarked
  • $107

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'Chinese Advertising Poster for Hirsts'
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Chinese Advertising Poster for Hirst's

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  • 73 by 52cm (image)
  • $412

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'19th/20th Century Chinese, Three Various Paintings, Ink and Colour on Silk'
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19th/20th Century Chinese, Three Various Paintings, Ink and Colour on Silk

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  • Largest 28 by 25.5cm (image)
  • $1,600

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'Large Burmese Lacquered Three Fold Panel'
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Large Burmese Lacquered Three Fold Panel

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  • Height 253, width 99cm
  • Top panel not attached
  • $500

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'9ct Yellow Gold Gents Signet Ring with Opal Triplet, 17g'
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9ct Yellow Gold Gents Signet Ring with Opal Triplet, 17g

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  • Size 17g (total)
  • Size N
  • $630

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'Burmese Carved Teak Posts '
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Burmese Carved Teak Posts

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  • Height 93cm
  • $550

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'Large Ammonite Fossil'
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Large Ammonite Fossil

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  • Length 17cm
  • With stand
  • $415

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'Edward Lear, View of Rome Lithograph, Published 1841'
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Edward Lear, View of Rome Lithograph, Published 1841

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  • Image 51 by 34cm
  • $42

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'After Canaletto, Three Views of Venice, Hand Coloured Engravings'
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After Canaletto, Three Views of Venice, Hand Coloured Engravings

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  • Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Sant Maria Zobenigo and another
  • After Canaletto, Campo Santa Maria Formosa Hand Coloured Engraving
  • $241

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'Marius Bauer (Dutch 1867-1932) Etching'
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Marius Bauer (Dutch 1867-1932) Etching

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  • Signed with monogram in pencil lower right
  • Plate 16.5 by 11.5cm
  • $50

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'After Francois Cogne (182901883) Botanical Gardens 1863, Hand Coloured Engraving '
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After Francois Cogne (182901883) Botanical Gardens 1863, Hand Coloured Engraving

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  • Plate 26 by 36cm
  • Small tear to lower margin, slight foxing
  • $107

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'Antique Italian Reverse Glass Painting of a Vase with Flowers'
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Antique Italian Reverse Glass Painting of a Vase with Flowers

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  • Image 24 by 30cm (oval)
  • $260

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'Two Archaic Style Limestone Catapult Balls'
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Two Archaic Style Limestone Catapult Balls

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  • Diameter largest 15cm
  • Purchased Jordan 1984
  • $72

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'Maltese Mdina Glass Sculpture '
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Maltese Mdina Glass Sculpture

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  • Signed to base
  • Height 20cm
  • $217

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'Australian Cedar Chest of Drawers with Cantilever Top and Half Columns, Circa 1870'
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Australian Cedar Chest of Drawers with Cantilever Top and Half Columns, Circa 1870

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  • Height 121cm, width 126, depth 54
  • knob in draw
  • $355

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'Oceanic Tribal Shell and Fibre Scoop'
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Oceanic Tribal Shell and Fibre Scoop

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  • Length 48cm
  • Kauri shell has hole
  • $20

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'Two Small Roman Terracotta Lamps'
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Two Small Roman Terracotta Lamps

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  • $92

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'Ancient Oxidized Metal Spear Tip'
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Ancient Oxidized Metal Spear Tip

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  • Length 12cm
  • $46

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'Renaissance Carved Walnut Panel Depicting a Winged Angel, Probably 16th Century'
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Renaissance Carved Walnut Panel Depicting a Winged Angel, Probably 16th Century

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  • 54 by 37.5cm
  • Faint inscription to shields in red pigment
  • $358

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'Two Signed Pietra Dura Floral Still Life Panels'
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Two Signed Pietra Dura Floral Still Life Panels

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  • Largest sight 20.5 by 15cm
  • Signed bottom right
  • $158

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'Sydney Ball (1933-2017) Zafar Nama, From the Persian Series, Colour Screenprint, Edition 6/8'
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Sydney Ball (1933-2017) Zafar Nama, From the Persian Series, Colour Screenprint, Edition 6/8

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  • Image 91 by 61cm
  • Signed and dated lower right 69
  • $1,510

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'Jerzy W Michalski (1949-) Dog Day 1999 Oil on Linen'
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Jerzy W Michalski (1949-) Dog Day 1999 Oil on Linen

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  • Image 136 by 173cm
  • Signed and dated lower right 99
  • Titled verso
  • $10,560

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'Francisco de Goya (Spanish 1746-1828) Los Chinchillas, Engraving'
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Francisco de Goya (Spanish 1746-1828) Los Chinchillas, Engraving

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  • 20.7 by 15.1cm (plate)
  • $293

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'Indo Persian Miniature Painting, Gouache and Ink on Paper, 20th Century'
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Indo Persian Miniature Painting, Gouache and Ink on Paper, 20th Century

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  • Image 21 by 19.5cm, unframed
  • $131

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'Robert Cleveley (1747-1809) A View in New South Wales, Hand Coloured Engraving, Circa 1789'
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Robert Cleveley (1747-1809) A View in New South Wales, Hand Coloured Engraving, Circa 1789

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  • Engraving 16.5 by 23.5cm, unframed
  • Foxing upper left
  • $100

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