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.
Sold to John Altman, Melbourne 1976. Repurchased and sold to John Allen, Canada 1986. Repurchased and sold Bobinet 1993. Purchased from Patric Capon and sold client
From the George III Private Observatory at Kew. Purchased from R. A. Lee, 1976 for £10,000. Sold back to R A Lee for £20,000. Re-purchased by
The only remaining instrument still in private hands.
Probably the first of the Charles II series of grande-sonnerie clocks. Purchased by J. B. Hawkins from Terence Cuss in 1982. Sold to Kerry Packer for
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The last example of this model made a little over £500,000 and there is an identical box in the Royal Collection.
Joanes Wenceslaus Peter was a famous animal painter, born in Karlsbad in 1745, he moved to Rome in 1774 where he died in 1829. On his
Probably the finest English enamelled box of the period and oval to boot.
Pair of Chinese Export Gouaches depicting ‘The Emperor of China and his Court’ and ‘The Gardens and Pavilions of the Empress of China’ CHINESE EXPORT, circa
An important portrait by Hilda Rix Nicholas of her fellow Australian, travelling companion and friend, Dorothy Richmond painted in Paris in 1925 and exhibited at the
This painting is possibly the earliest and quite definitely the best colonial oil painting of Sydney. Attributed to the Scottish convict artist, Thomas Watling, it was
The design and construction of this extremely rare and highly important seven opal bracelet in colonial gold suggests a date of manufacture after 1880, after four
Purchased from David Lavender in London for £7,500 in 1979, sold to the late John Houstone whose collection was purchased en bloc by Ron Radford when
Exhibited ‘Tiara Exhibition’ V&A item number 58 in catalogue’ property Miss Emma Hawkins.
Export stopped Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art UK, purchased by British Museum. Reference: https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3773729&partId=1&searchText=Phillips+Brothers&page=1 The survival of this unique parure by Phillips