Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Collectorium On Newcastle
Fyshwick, Canberra's premier Antique and Art venue
Fyshwick, Canberra's premier Antique and Art venue
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Dressing or vanity case the outer cover of pigskin and the lining of taffeta with leather straps and brackets to hold the Art Deco design hallmarked sterling silver and crystal fittings which provide and hold the essentials for a lady when not at her own home. Marked for London 1946-47, maker T P unknown;  externally 31.5 x 22 x 11.5 cm.
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
4/21/18
5 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
Wade Ceramics England art deco figurine of Pavlova designed in the 1930s by Jessie Van Hallen(1902-1983).
In her career Van Hallen successfully designed for many  companies other than Wade including  Moorcroft, Coalport, Kent and Disney. To undercut the prices of Royal Doulton figurines, the Wade management made similar figurines for half the price. However the Wade items were made of Earthenware not Porcelain and finished with a cellulose spray not a glaze and after 2 or 3 years they faded, turned a garish yellow and started to peel.This example shows some fading and has discoloured to the garish yellow but there is very little peeling considering its age. Height circa 23 cm.

PhotoPhotoPhoto
4/15/18
3 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
Sweet Bettie Jesus by Ilia Chidzey
Adored by millions, 1950s pinup model Bettie Page was a creature of conflict, an object of desire and ultimately a sacrifice to the deities of sensuality. In her heyday, her direct gaze, open nudity and cheeky smile depicted a simple joy in celebrating and sharing the beauty of her body. Yet, like many before and many since, she concealed a life of struggle and pain with her ‘girl next door’ charm. Schizophrenia, rape, domestic abuse and poverty were a cross that she concealed. It only took 7 years to establish her status as a cultural icon, yet the following 36 were lived in poverty with 10 years in a mental institution. In 1957, she became an evangelical Christian and vanished into obscurity. Meanwhile, designers plagiarised her improvised bikini designs while magazines and photographers continued to profit from her gorgeous images. She remained oblivious to her worth and it was only in 1993 that Hugh Hefner of Playboy magazine realised her plight and ensured she was represented by an agent. It was then, in true biblical fashion, a rather bemused Bettie found herself resurrected as a celebrity and surprisingly wealthy.
Acrylic Ink, Enamel & Sandblasting  on Glass with Mirror Backing. Image 90 x 60 cm.
Photo

Post has attachment
Kauri Pine Elevated Bookcase made in Australia circa 1900. The base with two drawers having original handles over two carved doors concealing shelving. The elevation with a bevelled edge mirror at the rear. The upper with two doors having original glass over three adjustable shelves on ladder supports. Topped by a “broken arch” pediment. Total height 8 foot 4 inches or 251 cm. 
PhotoPhotoPhoto
4/1/18
3 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
1930s, Australian drinks trolley with green glass top and removable lower tray, tubular chrome plated structure and handles, chrome trim and wheels of clear Lucite.  
This trolley was given to its previous owner as an engagement present in the late 1930s.
Photo
Photo
3/25/18
2 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
James Gleeson, 1915 -2008,  NSW  Australia. Surrealist Psychoscapes probably dating to the 1950s or 60s. At this time Gleeson increasingly fashioned small psychedelic compositions made using surrealist technique in the background to suggest a landscape and finished by adding a fastidiously painted male nude in the foreground.  
One signed lower right; 11.5 x 9 cm.
Photo
Photo
3/11/18
2 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
German, 1950s, Brunsviga 13Z Mechanical Calculator. Pinwheel calculators were invented by Willgodt T. Odhner in St. Petersburg Russia in 1874. The firm Grimme, Natalis & Co of Braunschweig in Germany obtained the German manufacturing rights in 1892. The first machines were built according to W.T. Odhner's 1890 design, and were distributed under the brand name "Brunsviga".
This Model 13Z is from the 1950s and is very similar to the 1930s 13ZK as the pre WWII 13-series machines were re-styled for the 1950s with but a few changes to the mechanisms. The 13-series machines in 10 x 8 x 13 format formed the basis of the Brunsviga pinwheel range from the 1930s until the end of production in the 1970s.
This machine is serial number 294900. Digits: 10 rotor, 8 counter, 13 accumulator. Dimensions: body 150W x 220D x 165H, maximum width 290mm. Weight: 7.5 kg 
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
3/4/18
6 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
Wedgewood Black Basalt Bowl decorated in white slip with the bas-relief known as “Dancing Hours” – a frieze of dancing ladies which are skillfully moulded and applied by hand. The design is attributed to John Flaxman (1755–1826). However, the original inspiration is a chimney piece of white marble against a blue lapis ground formerly in the Palazzo Borghese in Rome. The “Dancing Hours” depicts the classical “Horae”, the personifications of the seasons or hours of the day. The bowl is also decorated with borders of acanthus leaves and laurel. Impressed old script Wedgewood to base suggests pre 1890 production. The Sterling Silver foot and twin handled rim hallmarked for London, 1896, George Betjemann & Sons are perhaps a later edition intended to enhance the original bowl. Impressed 6 indicating 6 inch diameter.  
Photo

Post has attachment
A mid-19th century, English made, square ended, thumb nail edged, Cuban Flame Mahogany extension dining table after a design from W. Smee & Sons pattern books dating to post 1860.Of good size fully extended 121 cm wide x 241cm long x 76 cm high with two drop in leaves of about 45 cm offering variations of 150, 195 & 240 cm. Extending by single rod winding via a Samuel Hawkins patent of June 6th 1861 screw expander mechanism. The whole on four, gracefully substantial, ring turned and reeded baluster legs over original, brass and brown porcelain castors.
It will comfortably seat eight to ten persons and even twelve might not be too crowded. 
Solid, flame mahogany of beautiful grain, figure and lustre in marvellous original condition – unrestored -  only gently cleaned and given a lick of wax.
Tables of this quality and condition do not appear in the market often as the majority are of lesser make and many have been unsympathetically restored in the C20th.
Photo
Photo
2/18/18
2 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
Royal Doulton Coffee set in Kingfisher pattern hand painted and profusely gilded in the Robert Allen Studio in late 1923 or early 1924 by Reginald Johnson who had joined Royal Doulton in 1923 at the age of 14. Reginald worked at Doulton for 7 years and studied with Charles Noke. Robert Allen marked wares were never produced in large quantities and many were never repeated.
The set comprises of a lidded coffee pot, cream jug, sugar basin and 6 demitasse cups and saucers.
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
2/4/18
4 Photos - View album
Wait while more posts are being loaded