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Auction House:Vickers & Hoad AuctioneersNumber of lots recorded:258
Sale Title:Directors Selection, Day 1Lots with images:258
Auction Location:SydneyPrices available:188
Date:11/11/2013
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*** Important antique Japanese hand scroll a chapter of the 'Lotus Sutra', lavishly decorated and written in gold on indigo-dyed paper, Shogun Tokugawa mon mounts Edo Period (1615-1868). 4.2 metres long x 276 mm wide. Provenance: Private Collection Sydney. The present owner purchased this scroll and another in Italy 1972. A.R Davis Professor of Oriental studies of the University of Sydney examined this scroll and another on the 21st January 1974.… ***
*** Ancient Sima fragment in terracotta, Eros, naked except for a small shoulder mantle, floating over the waves beside a dolphin, in his right hand a torch. Coarse micaceous clay containing black, red and white inclusions, surface pale brown, possibly made in Latium late 2nd or 1st century BC. Private collection Sydney ***
*** Emile Louis Picault (1833-1915) antique bronze figure titled 'Labor' standing on a later green onyx base. 55 cm high ***
*** Antique French Louis XV style single door vitrine with marble top & gilt metal mounts ***
*** Fine pair of Regency style painted and caned arm chairs (2) ***
*** Rare & fine antique Edo period Japanese Samurai sword signed by the sword smith Takahashi Naganobu (left handed swordsmith) and dated 5th month 1865, the mounts are later from World War II ***
*** Rare antique 1800's Italian gunners stiletto dagger, 25 cm long ***
*** Rare antique 1800s Italian gunners stiletto dagger, 30.5 cm long ***
*** Pair of antique French Louis XV style bronze & faux marble sectional support, five stick candelabras, 64.5 cm high (2) ***
*** Antique French Napoleon III parquetry planter stand, cast bronze mounts, ebonized supports and out banding, lift top revealing inner tin tray ***
*** Fine antique French bronze figure, 'Le Terrassier' by Alfred Boucher (1850-1934) Barbedienne Fondeur, rich brown patina, 41 cm high ***
*** Rare fine antique Susse Fres Paris, Japanese embossed leather mounted gaming box, includes cards, ivory counters & mother of pearl chips, exceptional condition ***
*** Antique 18th century Chinese export blue & white sparrow beak jug, with gilt highlights, 13 cm high ***
*** A. Barye (Alfred Barye 1839 -1882) French antique bronze pheasant sculpture, 18 cm long ***
*** Hallmarked sterling silver bonbonniere in the form of a table, marked for Sheffield 1910, maker John Round ***
*** Antique French opaque blue glass ink stand, with raised white enamel arabesque decoration, 31 cm long ***
*** Chinese cast bronze figure of a seated Buddha, incised inscriptions to the back, showing old patination, 24.5 cm high ***
*** Fine Chinese gilt bronze figure of a standing Buddha, standing on a double inverted lotus base, 40 cm high ***
*** Good late Victorian mahogany telescopic dumb waiter, fitted with spindle galley and leaf capped scroll legs with central spindle stretcher, 112 cm high open x 91 cm wide ***
*** Two glass and brass stepped form table lamps, 73 cm high. (2) ***