Tuesday, November 10, 2015

F.W Margrett Bangkok Dress Clips Siamese Silver Dress Clips

1930's sterling silver, finely engraved dress clips featuring Siamese dancers by FW Margrett in mint condition. R650.00

Frank Weaver Margrett was born in 1867 in Reading, England, at the age of 19 he started working for The Association of Diamond Merchants, London which took him to the East on business, in 1909 he set up his own business in Bangkok where he traded in gems, gold, Niello jewellery and oriental artefacts at Tewksbury House, New Road, Bangkok. 

In 1909 the Queen of Siam's valuable pearl necklace disappeared in transit from London to Bangkok, Margrett was instrumental in tracking down the the thief, a wharfinger that had been selling the pearls individually from the necklace. Lloyds of London paid out 
10 000 GBP on conviction of the wharfinger. 

Queen Saovabha Phongsri 


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Bauhaus/Art Deco Chrome & Glass Hot Tray English Electric Company

Uncommon Bauhaus/Art Deco chrome-plated tubular steel and glass hot tray by The English Electric Company Ltd 1938, 12 x 76 x 39 cms, SOLD

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mid-Century/Bauhaus Stilnovo Style Brass Table Lamp Huge Saucer Shade

Mid-Century/Bauhaus Stilnovo style brass table lamp with black glass base, the shade measures 41 cms in diameter, height 32 cms,  SOLD

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Art Deco His Master's Voice Fan Heater by Christian Barman

Source Victoria & Albert Museum UK

1930's Art Deco heater by Christian Barman for His Master's Voice, it is almost space age in design, something you would expect to see on Star Trek or Star Wars sets, fully serviced, features cold and two hot settings SOLD

A customer popped in on the weekend and remarked he had one in cream, here it is with some equally hot 'Art Deco' kitties (Claude & Lulu) lapping up the warmth!

And now they have one each! 


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Art Deco Beveled Mirrors

30 x 82 cms each, SOLD


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Rare 1960's German Enamel Bowl by Merrill Ames For Vefa

Rare 60's white enamel bowl with black design by Merrill Ames for Vefa, West Germany, 24.5 cms wide, 15.5 cms in height, good vintage condition. SOLD

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Swedish Art Deco Upsala Ekeby Coral Style Handles

Upsala Ekeby Sweden black vase with coral style handles, factory foil still attached, 18 cms in height, possibly by Harald Ostergren, SOLD

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Arts & Crafts Movement WMF Silver

Arts & Crafts Movement silver plated bonbon dish with bun feet by WMF, 20 x 20 cm,  R550.00.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Keith Haring Dancing Dog Bookends

Rare set of Pop Art Keith Haring 'Dancing Dog' bookends with Keith Haring Foundation logo to base, made by Vilac France, some wear to paint. SOLD.  

Visit  www.haring.com for additional information on this artist. 

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