Egyptian antiquities provide special auction appeal
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 20th June, 2016
An Egyptian limestone carved figure of a human Pharaoh headed sphinx from the Ptolemaic period 300BC-30BC join several other Egyptian antiquities at Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday June 26 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.
The other antiquities include two faience amulets and one faience New Year’s pilgrim flask from the late to Ptolemaic period 600-BC-300BC and two Greek silver tetradrachms of Alexander the Great 336BC-323BC.
The amulets depict Ureus the Royal Cobra and the god Isis with baby horns.
The auction contains a range art, antiques, porcelain and bronze including a 19th century French ormolu clock with wall stand and an 1860s rosewood inlaid grandfather clock.
Among the French antique furniture is a magnificent ormolu boulle centre table with matching fold over card table featuring a serpentine front and owned by the same vendor for more than 40 years.
Other French furniture items include a 19th century Sevres porcelain mounted bureau cabinet with porcelain miniatures, a Napoleonic period kingwood and floral marquetry salon cabinet, a kingwood parquetry inlaid music cabinet and a 19th century burr walnut small bureau.
The large collection of porcelain and bronze features a 1910 neo-classical Loetz glass bowl on a brass base.
Other items in this category include a pair of signed French bronze cavalier figures, a large 19th century two handled marble urn on a pedestal, a 19th century French Faience lidded exhibition vase.
There are several vase pairs including French porcelain lidded vases and 19th century Sevres marked urns.
An important 19th century French sculpted bronze figure “Muse des Bois” is another attraction along with three large Sevres plates.
One of the more unusual items is a bone carved country scene with pagoda by the famous Chinese sculptor Ming Huie Zhang, bought in 1969 from a Japanese villa by an Austrian buyer.
Another interesting attraction is a pair of bronze ormolu candelabra with Sevres inserts.
Among the Australian paintings is Bill Coleman’s Taking a Break, David Bromley’s Hillary, Evan Mackley’s Still Life, Pro Hart’s Man – Bush Landscape, John Borrack’s Central Australian Landscape and Kate Smith’s Sipping a Cocktail.