Past Sales

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.

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  • Art
  • Australian Silver
  • Australiana
  • Clocks and Watches
  • English & European Silver
  • English Furniture
  • Faberge
  • Furniture
  • Gold Boxes
  • Jewellery
  • Porcelain & Pottery
  • Various

The Exhibition Gold Mounted 1862 Inkwell retailed by Flavelle Brothers but made by Julius Hogarth

Top left in the photograph taken from the lithograph in Waring. Exhibited by Flavelle Brothers at the International Exhibition of 1862. Described J. B .Waring …

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The Gold Statuette of Ricketty Dick

A unique gold statuette of an Aboriginal. References: J. B. Hawkins, Australiana August 2000, Julius Hogarth Behind the Shop Front, part 2., illustrated page 72.  …

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The Steiner 1881 Adelaide Hunt Club Gold Cup & The Fischer 1890 Geelong Gold Cup  

Both cups were sold twice. This photograph was taken prior to the export of all three cups, as an investment to a UK buyer. Incredibly this …

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The 1869 Sydney Gold Cup by Christian Ludwig Quist

Inscribed ‘The Sydney Cup/Handicap/2 Miles/Won by/Mr. Tait’s “The Barb” in 3 mins, 40 ½ seconds/carrying 10st. 8lbs/Randwick Autumn Meeting 1869.’ The Barb known as The …

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The Geelong 1874 Gold Cup  by Edward Fischer

Engraved ‘E Fischer, Geelong’ 19 oz. 18ct. gold. 25 cms Reference: The Geelong Advertiser of 1874 states: making of the Geelong Racing Club 100 sovereign …

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The Dunedin Suite made by Julius Schomburgk retailed by Wendt

Exhibited at the Dunedin Exhibition of 1865 by J.M. Wendt of Adelaide with a matching pair of epergnes, illustrated in the Melbourne Post, 24th December …

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The Sandeman Cup by Hogarth and Erichsen in Gold and Silver

Now in the National Gallery Canberra. Purchased with the Houstone Collection by Ron Radford an outstanding Director of the Gallery. It is the earliest and …

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Part of the Packer Collection of English Regency Banquet Silver

·         The Watson Taylor Candelabra ·         The Duke of York’s cake basket, top centre ·         The Lonsdale and Richmond trays ·         The Richmond salvers and …

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The Hanoverian Duke of Cumberland Service

A porcelain Worcester service purchased  from Partridge of London in 2005 for £460,000. An entry in the Chamberlain order book for 28th September 1802 records His …

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The Rutland Gold Salver by Paul Storr, London 1801

Part of the foundation sale to H. E. Mahdi al Tajir in 1977. On packing at Rutland Gate for loan to the Bulletin Centenary Exhibition …

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The Lonsdale Coolers on their original stands by Benjamin Smith and Digby Scott, London 1807

First sold to Warren Anderson in 1985 at the Sydney Fair in Paddington. Repurchased and sold to Partridge when exhibiting at Olympia Fair in London …

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The Russian Imperial Ascot Trophy by Hunt and Roskell, London 1846

Depicting St George and the Dragon, this centrepiece was designed by Edward Hodges Bailey, wt. 924 oz. Probably the finest of all the surviving Victorian …

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The Service for the Grand Duke Michael Pavlovitch by Biennais and Cahier a gift from his brother the Czar

Sold into the West by the Soviet Government between the wars. Purchased from me by H. E. Mahdi al Tajir as part of the initial …

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An inkwell commissioned by the redoubtable mother of Napoleon and made by J. B. C. Odiot Paris 1812.

Purchased from Colnaghi and sold to Tajir before 1980. It contains, hidden in the plinth, a miniature of Madame Mere by Sieurac and still has …

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The Demidoff Service by Odiot

Assembled for H. E. Mahdi al Tajir and in part exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW in 1980. The principal items were part of …

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The Beckford Ewer and Basin

Also the original design drawing by Moitte now in the V&A. One of a pair by Auguste originally purchased in Paris after the Revolution by …

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The George III Royal Dinner Service by Robert Auguste

Designed and made by Robert Auguste Paris with additions by Bunsen of Hanover for the Electoral Palace in Hanover and sold by me to Kerry …

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The Burdett Coutts and Duke of Cumberland wine coolers on stands by Philip Rundell London 1820

Copying those in the George IV Marine Service of State at Windsor Castle. Also one of the pair from the silver supplied to the Elector …

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The Bacchus and Ariadne Shields

The pair from the Duke of Northumberland sale sold with the majority of the sale into the Tajir Collection. I have sold the only other …

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The Duke of Northumberland’s Shield of Achilles by Philip Rundell 1823

Sold to H. E. Mahdi al Tajir. This was, by agreement, to be purchased by Kerry Packer after the Northumberland sale at Sotheby’s. After a …

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One of a pair of Cavendish soup tureens on stands by Paul Storr, London 1807

Sold to H. E. Mahdi al Tajir repurchased via Christies and Koopmans now in a private collection in Asia. The Devonshire supporters are depicted in …

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Royal the Duke of York, pair of bread baskets Benjamin Smith and Digby Scott, London 1804

I have sold one of these baskets three times, the other, once, and that is still in the Packer Collection. The Duke of York’s silver …

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A Service by Fogelberg and Gilbert of two jugs and six goblets, London 1780

Purchased from David Lavender for £12,500 after Exhibition at the MMA in New York. Sold as part of my foundation sale to H. E. Mahdi …

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The Kildare/Leinster Service by George Wickes, London 1745

The only virtually complete English dinner service of this period. Sold to H.E. Mahdi al Tajir in 1978 on behalf of Jacques Koopman after his …

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