This page has been created to mark the first 50 years of J. B. Hawkins Antiques, the business I opened on my arrival in Australia in 1967. I list 100 important items that have passed through my hands into various Public and Private Collections around the world and I thank all those who have made the dream come true.
I formed this very important collection over a period of 30 years. Sold at the London Olympia Fair in 1998 to Mrs Lily Safra and delivered
Sold to Warren Anderson 1982. Repurchased and sold to Kerry Packer 1990. Repurchased in part and sold into the London trade 1999.
The cuff embroidered in coloured silk and silver thread on a satin ground, the body in fine leather. English circa 1600-1610
In 1870 the first paying Queensland opal field was discovered by the partners Berkelman and Lambert on their large cattle and sheep station at Listowel on
Pietra paesina, pietra lineato dell’Arno, alabaster, lapis-lazuli, various hardstones and marbles The rectangular top with a nero del Belgio ground shows a central pietra lineato dell’Arno quatrefoil
At present, seventeen cannons cast by Verbiest are to be found in European museums as listed in the table compiled by Stary, www.battle-of-qurman.com.cn/literature/Stary-Verbiest-1994.pdf all looted by a
This superbly modelled left foot has a high degree of realism in the naturalistic modelling with highly detailed toes and toenails. The bronze is further enhanced
The box was presented on the 26 November 1904 to Count Anatoli Vladimirovich Orlov-Davydov (1837-1905) on his retirement and presented by the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna in
was sold by J B Hawkins Antiques, Australia and Hawkins & Hawkins, Edinburgh. To view the Introduction & Catalogue please click the link below: https://www.jbhawkinsantiques.com/articles/introduction-to-a-unique-collection-of-rapes-a-tabac-treen-snuff-rasps/ The
Late Period, Saite, mid to second half of Dynasty XXVI, circa 595-525 B.C. Depicted seated on a throne with legs together, her hands resting on her
After a design by William Chambers, Murshidabad, circa 1785. Provenance: By repute Warren Hastings (1732-1818), Daylesford, Oxfordshire; [ … ]; William Redford, London; Jon Gerstenfeld, Washington,