Australian arts patron Margaret Bolster auctions her collection

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 5th July, 2018

Arts patron and ambassador for the appreciation of Indigenous, Asian and Pacific Art in Australia, Margaret Bolster, is auctioning her collection of Asian and Ethnographic artefacts through Leonard Joel from 2pm Wednesday July 11 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction features a comprehensive range of items including Himalayan and Tibetan artefacts and jewellery, Indian miniature paintings, central Asian textiles, nomadic rugs, Khmer ceramics and Papua New Guinean and Oceanic artefacts.

All items for sale are readily affordable with estimates ranging from under $100.
Typical of the items up for grabs are 15 small circa 11th century Khmer vessels, and a Thai elephant lime pot with a Thai elephant.

A circa 15th century Sukhothai stoneware bowl is another attraction along with nine Balinese wood carved figures.

Collectors will be impressed by the large collection of Indian and Rajasthan wood carved opium mortars, while a collection of five PNG woven mangrove masks should pique buyer interest.   

Unusual is the early 20th century Indian leather saddle while various art works, including four late 19th /early 20th century Balinese Kamasan paintings, are worth examining.

Two framed Afghan embroidered dress panels should attract plenty of attention along with five Indian miniatures depicting various deities including Saraswati.

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