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Precious Objects — McKenzies Auctioneers


Auction House:McKenzies Auctioneers
Number of lots recorded:16
Lots with images:16
Prices available:16
Category:Precious Objects

*** An important Western Australian racing trophy cup the Kalgoorlie cup, 1936 a solid gold cup in the classical form, having two handles, engraved, 'Kalgoorlie Cup 1936'. Stamped 9ct. Weight: 302 grams;. Height 17 cm (without stand). Provenance: Melbourne collection. Private collection, Perth attributed to Alexander Samuel Robinson (Alec) lambert, (1899 and 1994) apprenticed to Donovan and Overland in 1913, the next year he assisted in making the 1914 Perth cup, which was commissioned by the firm Caris Bros.… ***
*** An Australian presentation silver and gilt, ostrich egg casket, c1869, attributed to William Edwards (unmarked), depicting Aboriginal natives and Australian wildlife, animals and flora, mounted on a carved ebonised wooden base. Height 43 cm ***
*** A Russian icon, painted in tempera, having a silver and parcel gilt riza. Assay marks for Moscow, 840 silver and dated 1891. 26.5 x 22.5 cm ***
*** Scrimshaw whale bone and mahogany Ditty box 19th century, likely English Riveted construction, good patina. Height 9.8 cm. Width 25 cm. Depth 13 cm ***
*** 19th century painted and gilded icon of the Virgin Hodegetria, with a gilt metal riza. 'Hodegetria' is Greek for, 'One Who Shows the Way'. This icon is after the image in the Mt Athos Monastery in Greece dating from 1629, the virgin is shown enthroned and dressed as an Empress in the Byzantine Court ***
*** A pair French marble ‘cassolettes’, covered urns 19th century, decorated with cast bronze ormolu mounts, scrolling handles. Height 38 cm ***
*** Russian silver, gilt and niello wine set 20th century, 875 silver marks set comprising of wine pot, six cups and tray height: 24 cm (wine pot) diameter: 21.6 cm (tray) weight: 830 grams ***
*** Sterling silver, gilt and enamel afternoon tea service, with its original fitted case and impressed marks ***
*** A Regency casuarina wood tea caddy. Early 19th century. The caddy is made using imported casuarina (Australian she-oak) in the Georgian style with two interior hinged lidded canisters, lion head mask drop handles on turned bun feet. Height 16.5 cm. Length 30.5 cm. Width 15.5 cm ***
*** An Australian mounted emu egg vase, c.1860, attributed to William Edwards, having electroplated upper and lower mounts, with engraved borders and Greek key design handles on a raised circular and beaded foot and turned ebonised plinth base. Height 37.5 cm ***
*** A rare Australian folk art specimen tea caddy box, c.1929, made at the Wertheim piano factory. Burnley Melbourne, with inner label detailing some of the timbers used, including Queensland maple, silky oak, mountain ash, jarrah and swan bone. The top panel of the box is decorated with painted, veneers and bone inlay depicting two swans in a pond. The front of the box is decorated with inlay scroll, veneers of bone and ebony depicting a star with a SW monogram.… ***
*** A fine, heavily carved elephant ivory trinket box. Indian, late 19th century, with carved ivory lid, the carvings depicting elephants ***
*** Boxed Russian silver icon with rizza, c.1890-1900, with 84 silver marks, depicting Madonna and Child 17 x 16 cm ***
*** Chinese export ivory card case, late 19th century, the card case is decorated with finely carved figures, amongst oriental architectural structures and foliage. Height 11.5 cm ***
*** A Victorian burr walnut tea caddy, inlaid with mixed woods, with domed lid and two lidded compartments ***
*** Collection of miniature boxes i) a 19th century papier mache box with silver inlay length: 6.6 cm ii) a 19th century snuff box, likely horn and tortoiseshell length: 6 cm iii) blue enamel and silver metal inlay ladies purse with miniature painted portrait, late 19th century length: 7.5 cm; width 6.5 cm iv) a 20th century Limoges enamel pill box height: 3.5 cm ***

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