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19th century Aboriginal carved emu egg on silver plate stand.
19th century Aboriginal carved emu egg showing many different birds, mounted on bespoke attractive silverplate stand by Dixon and Sons, excellent maker, which displays the egg and allows all the decoration to be viewed.
The intricate and skillful many layered carving shows the different layers and colours of the egg. These carvings were popular in the mid to late 19th century, when it was also customary for silversmiths to make ornate stands to hold them.
The pictures of important animals in Aboriginal life are created by scratching, scraping and carving away the different layers revealing colours of brown, grey, and blue, and creating three dimensional carvings with degrees of shading and a sense of perspective.
The deeper one carves, the paler the colour.
A very unusual collectable, and excellent talking point.
In this example the egg has been damaged and restored in the past, but is still very attractive and makes a great display. The stand is perfect.
7.5 inches high total.
We had two of these eggs, one undamaged and one restored. We have just sold the undamaged example for 195.00.
Ref: 4173
This item has been sold





19thC Salters cast iron letter balance postal scales.
19th century Victorian cast iron No 11 letter balance scales by Salter's, still in excellent working order.
Salters has been making weighing devices for centuries, first taking out the patent in 1838. Their twisted knot pierced by arrow trademark has been used since 1884. They are known for excellence in workmanship.
Porcelain dial shows weights up to 24 ounces via spring balance mechanism.
Traces of original gilding to weighing platform.
A lovely collectable, that could still be used today, and is wonderful to display.
In very good condition.
Ref: 5264
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19thC engraved map of Suffolk by John Cary.
19th century engraved map of Suffolk by John Cary, engraver, mounted in wood frame.
Interesting note-that German Ocean is the former name for the North Sea.
16 inches wide by 14 inches deep by 5/8 inches deep.
Weight-1.25 kilos.
In very good condition.
Ref: 5161
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Wonderful 19th century carved pitch pine wood carving.
19th century beautifully carved pitch pine carving with wall hanging brackets.
Beautifully carved with oak leaves, acorns and branches, this will make a lovely decorative piece for any room.
Size-24.5 inches long by 3.5 inches wide by 3 inches high.
A very unusual piece in very good condition.
Pair available, as seen in last photo. Sold separately. See listings.
Ref: 5862
This item has been sold





Wonderful 19th century carved pitch pine wood carving.
19th century beautifully carved pitch pine carving with wall hanging brackets.
Beautifully carved with oak leaves, acorns and branches, this will make a lovely decorative piece for any room.
Size-24.5 inches long by 3.5 inches wide by 3 inches high.
A very unusual piece in very good condition.
Pair available, as seen in last photo. Sold separately. See listings.
Ref: 5863
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Very decorative silk and suede striking cushion with beaded tassels.
Very decorative silk and suede feather filled stunning striped cushion with beaded tassels in shades of green and aubergine.
A wonderful accessory to use in any chair or settee. Goes very well with Edwardian tub chair (see last photo).
Size-17 inches square.
New. In very good condition.
Ref: 5721
This item has been sold



 
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