Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Signed Victorian Cameo Pendant



Magnificent signed cameo pendant featuring the Roman goddess Flora set in gold rim with Greek key design and inner rope decoration, not marked but the loop is 9 ct gold, 4.8 cms deep, 3.2 cms wide,  SOLD 

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Kathie Dillon - Restorer of Porcelain, Ceramics & Pottery





Kathie Dillon has been restoring porcelain and ceramics in Cape Town for many years and has a dedicated customer data base. She has been responsible for conserving some of my special pieces from my own collection and comes highly recommended. Call Kathie 076 1577916 , email kdillon106@gmail.com for more information, you can also post your item to her and she will return by post. 

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sterling Silver Owl Walnut Pendant


Individually handmade in South Africa with sterling silver and walnuts sourced from ancient trees in Sikkim, India, 6cms deep x 4 cms wide, chain not included. SOLD. 

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

1920's Ooloo & Bonzo Ceramic Containers



German porcelain 'Bonzo' tobacco jar by George Studdy marked with number 8360 SOLD 


Ooloo 14.5 cms in height by approx 10 cms wide marked with number 7588 SOLD

1920's German porcelain 'Ooloo and Bonzo' lidded containers from the cartoon series created by George Studdy, SOLD. 

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Monday, June 4, 2012

John Biccard Figurines




A rare vintage blank greeting card by John Biccard featuring Magus the camel, 16 x 11 cms SOLD


Amusing vintage John Biccard laminated print 'Ape to Cairo' with Table Mountain in the background, 20 x 27 cms SOLD




John Biccard 'Pablo' figurine SOLD

I purchased my first John Biccard figurine in Cape Town in the early 90's, it was Lawrence of Arabia in the form of a camel's head wearing an Arab headdress, it came with a very witty story about this certain camel and I have treasured it ever since.




John Biccard Lawrence of Arabia bust




John Biccard Lawrence of Arabia resting SOLD

 The Biccard Collection figurines  are made of bonded marble. I found Pablo at a market, he is a shepherd boy and one of the earlier characters produced by Biccard Studio (closed 1999), I am told he has now become the main character 'Pablo' in Biccard's new ebook 'Chessablanca' now available on Amazon. Visit www.johnbiccard.com to view images of his work. John Biccard has retired to the Karoo ' to live a contemplative life - steeped in the mysteries - reading, writing, gardening and communing with my horses'. Contrary to the myth, John Biccard is still alive, Biccard is not his surname but the name he uses as an artist. 

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mid Century Danish Teak Pepper Mill



Mid Century Modern Danish teak pepper mill 25 cms in height, excellent condition. SOLD

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Prof. Otto Poertzel Bisque Porcelain Figurine Mother and Child



Antique bisque porcelain figure of a mother and child by Professor Otto Poertzel (1876 - 1963), 25 cms in height including the wooden base and 26 cms wide at base, factory stamp 11241 on porcelain base, sympathetic restoration to some of the hands. Otto Poertzel was born in Scheibe, Germany, he was the son of a porcelain designer. He studied at the Porcelain Industry Technical School under Professor R. Moller before setting up as a sculptor in Coburg in 1900. Poertzel in particularly famous for his Art Deco bronze figurines. SOLD


This same piece was also executed in bronze:




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Monday, February 13, 2012

South African Pottery/Ceramics

MICAHEL CHANDLER:

Phrenology Bo-Kaap vase by Michael Chandler SOLD

ZAALBERG:



Zaalberg pottery vase, SOLD

DROSTDY WARE:

20 cm in height SOLD

Drostdy Ware burgundy leaf shaped vase, 18 cm in height, SOLD

HAMBURGER'S POTTERY/GRAHAMSTOWN POTTERY:



Vase by Hamburger's Pottery Grahamstown  (previously named 'Graham Kiln'), established by German immigrant Jurgen Hamburger after he sold Grahamstown Pottery. Not for sale.

DROSTDY WARE:

 Cream Drostdy Ware vase 20cm SOLD

BEP/LUCIA WARE:


 BEP/Lucia Ware black cat vase or sugar bowl SOLD

KALAHARI POTTERY:


Large Kalahari Ware Platter SOLD


 Kalahari Ware cheese dome SOLD

DISA WARE POTTERY:



 Disa Ware vase SOLD

GLOBE POTTERY:


 Globe Pottery vase SOLD


Globe Pottery small jug SOLD

LINNWARE POTTERY:




Rare shape Linnware pedestal bowl/vase in sage green, 21 x 11 cm, SOLD


 Rare lilac Linn Ware flower frog, 14cm, R450.00




 Large Linnware vase/jug SOLD


 Small Linnware/Linn Ware vase SOLD


Linn Ware posy ring SOLD


Linn Ware large jug SOLD

LUCIA WARE:



Mottled green Lucia Ware vase, 17 cm in height, SOLD


Lucia Ware dachshund vase SOLD


Lucia Ware butter dish SOLD


Black Lucia Ware vase SOLD



Lucia Ware pumpkin vases SOLD


Cream Lucia Ware vase, 20 x 10cm, SOLD

 Lucia Ware green vase 23 x 9 cm 
 Lucia Ware yellow gondola vase, 36cm in length, SOLD


FLORA ANN:




Flora Ann vase SOLD

RAND CERAMICS:



Rand Ceramics vase SOLD


Rand Ceramics pottery vase 21.5 cms in height, 12.5 cms wide SOLD

ADELA FRIEDMAN:


  Adela Friedman vase SOLD

THE OLD JAR POTTERIES/TOJ:

The Old Jar Potteries cups & saucers SOLD
The Old Jar Potteries - corked container SOLD, butter dish R380.00 
The Old Jar Potteries planter Sold

RORKE'S DRIFT:


Rorke's Drift vase SOLD

ISA KABINI:


Large Ndbele Pottery jar by Isa Kabini R850.00

MAUREEN TOLKEN:


Vase by Maureen Tolken SOLD

PHILIP DILLON BARRETT:


Art Pottery teapot by Philip Dillon Barrett SOLD

LOUISE VAN NIEKERK:
 

Raku pottery vase by Louise van Niekerk 

CLEMENTINA VAN DER WALT:



Clementina van der Walt small teapot SOLD




Clementina van der Walt vase 24 cm, SOLD

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