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.

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

Lola Montez gold brooch, now in the National Gallery Canberra

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 …

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The Partridge Moonstone and turtle shell tiara commissioned by Liberty & Co, in original box.

Exhibited ‘Tiara Exhibition’ V&A item number 58 in catalogue’ property Miss Emma Hawkins.

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The Lady Granville Beetle Tiara exhibited on loan from Emma Hawkins, Powerhouse Museum 2013 – 2015

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 …

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Sapphire and Diamond Coronet designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria, now in the V&A

Export stopped by Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art UK, purchased for the nation by a private benefactor. Reference: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/EA%20submission%20-%20Queen%20Victoria%27s%20Coronet.pdf

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The Soberton Late Bronze Age gold Penannular Bracelet

One of eight known weighing over 100 grams found by a metal detector, Hampshire 2016. Reference: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/783818 Please click for further information: The Soberton Bracelet …

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