Remued pottery – a line dating from the early 1930s to the mid-1950s – is well represented through the likes of a rare pottery jug with applied pomegranates and leaves (Lot 85 ) and green glazed vase with koala and branch decoration and the engraved words “Remued Hand Made F8” (Lot 93 ).
Among the general items is a Queensland wood specimen writing box (Lot 300 ) by John Wilson Carey (1875-1952) and an antique early 20th century English mantle clock (Lot 316 ) by the Eureka Clock Company presented to H. Austin Esq. by the members of the Manly Amateur Swimming Club on his retirement as honorary secretary. Lot 357 is an exceptionally rare Calyx “Johnnie Walker” ceramic jug.
An 1856 map of the colony of Victoria is it then was (Lot 476 ) by Tulloch & Brown is an important tribute to Australia’s goldfield days – while among the early silver is a serving tray made from the first silver from the Barrier Ranges (Lot 498 ) complete with inscription to that effect.
Scrimshaw and maritime history lots mark the beginning of day two of the auction with lot 748, a pair of whale’s teeth with hand coloured decoration and British and American flags, of particular note.
Among the art on offer is a George French Angas (1822-1886) watercolour (lot 1191) of a mother and child, inscribed on the reverse side with the words “George French Angas, South Australia Banks Island Natives”, and an Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915) oil entitled Incoming Tide, Reefs East of London Bridge, Portsea (lot 1251).
Angas was an English explorer, naturalist, painter and poet who in 1844 emigrated to South Australia and took part in extensive journeys to the Murray river lakes, Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula presenting his impressions of the newly established Adelaide colony.
His paintings are held in several important Australian public art collections.
Another worthwhile painting is Leonard William French’s (1928-2017) The Soul Cages No. 2 (lot 1324).