Unusual mother of pearl painting at Melbourne auction
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 2nd October, 2019
A painting made from mother of pearl and featuring a girl seated in a yoga meditation position is one of the highlights of Kim’s Auctions forthcoming on site sale from 11am Sunday October 13 at 27 Foote Street, Brighton.
Other paintings of note include an oil on board with large gilt frame of early 19th century French soldiers.
Items for auction are scattered through the large home which has been sold, with the owners downsizing to an apartment.
There are several Asian and Egyptian artefacts that are bound to whet collector appetites.
Perhaps the most important is a Chinese Tang Dynasty pottery of a female musician holding a flute and mounted on a horse.
Complete with a certificate from the University of Wollongong, this impressive figure dates from 1590BP (before present).
The Chinese artefact is complemented by two Egyptian figures – one a New Kingdom terracotta Ushabti of Djehoutynes circa 1200 to 1070 BC and the other a limestone woman circa 6th to 4th century BC.
Adding to collector interest is a South Arabian/Yemen Sabean limestone with human face from the 4th to the 1st century BC, a Chinese sandstone North Qi Buddha from 550-577 AD and a 19th century large hand carved ivory Japanese warrior.
An interesting collection of Moorcroft pottery is another highlight along with a 19th century French inlaid walnut with Sevres panels and ormolu mounted ladies bureau.