SH141 - The Contents of the Head Keeper's Cottage

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Sunday 12 November 2017 at 1:00pmWoollahra Hotel Function Room, 116 Queen Street, Woollahra, Sydney

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167 Old South Head Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030
Friday 10 November 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 11 November 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 12 November 9.00am – 12noon
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Macquarie Light Station, Vaucluse

Featuring the Australiana Collection of Adisa and George Pompei

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  • 25_1
    LOT 025

    Steinway & Sons


    Ebonised Upright Piano, c. 1880

    model no. 70542, restored ebonised case

    EST.$800 - $1,200
    • Measurements: height 144 cm 158 cm depth 43.5 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 26_1
    LOT 026

    Pair of Regency Sinumbra Lamps


    c. 1820

    painted tin bases with gilded decoration, etched glass shades (2)

    EST.$700 - $900Sold for$600 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 78 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of Bill Bradshaw, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 27_1
    LOT 027

    Italian Ten Light Crystal Chandelier


    Model No. 121-10, designed 1972

    executed by L. Pilutti, with cut crystal drops

    EST.$3,000 - $5,000
    • Measurements: height 130 cm width 88 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 28_1
    LOT 028

    Cast Iron Umbrella Stand


    c. 1900

    painted black

    EST.$300 - $400Sold for$540 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 73 cm
    • Provenance: Sotheby's, The Keith Okey Collection at Denham Court, May 2010, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 29_1
    LOT 029

    Regency Double Arm Hanging Argand Lamp

    tin and brass, black painted with gilt laurel decoration

    EST.$200 - $400
    • Measurements: height 31 cm
    • Provenance: Bonhams, Owston Collection, lot 382, November 2010, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 30_1
    LOT 030

    Rare Melanesian Coronation Spice Ship Model

    constructed entirely from cloves, in ebonised display case

    EST.$1,500 - $2,500
    • Measurements: height 56 cm width 78.5 cm depth 97 cm
    • Provenance: Ex. Gowings Department Store, Sydney, 1959, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 31_1
    LOT 031

    Mahogany Mantle Clock


    England, c. 1840

    gothic revival architectural case, dial painted with black Roman numerals, key and pendulum, with later bracket (2)

    EST.$1,500 - $2,500
    • Measurements: height 36 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of William Bradshaw, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 32_1
    LOT 032

    Victorian Oak Book Slide


    19th Century

    profusely carved with reticulated foliage design, retains decal label, together with a later carved book slide (2)

    EST.$200 - $400
    • Measurements: length 38 cm
    • Provenance: Christopher Clarke Antiques, Gloucestershire, England, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 33_1
    LOT 033

    Campaign Oak Sliding Box Mirror


    19th Century

    rectangular with easel back

    EST.$200 - $400
    • Measurements: 28.5 cm x 23 cm
    • Provenance: Christopher Clarke Antiques, Gloucestershire, England, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 34_11
    LOT 034

    Rare Pair of Australian Musk Candlesticks


    Tasmania, c. 1830-1845

    turned wood, on circular stepped bases, minor burn marks to tops (2)

    EST.$1,500 - $2,500Sold for$2,040 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 21 cm
    • Provenance: John Hawkins Antiques, Tasmania, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 35_1
    LOT 035

    American Sinumbra Table Lamp


    19th Century

    with frosted and etched glass shade and cut crystal drops, stamped 'Cornelius & Co. Philad. Patent', electrified

    EST.$400 - $600Sold for$600 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 61 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of Bill Bradshaw, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 36_1
    LOT 036

    Baroque Style Gilt Metal Carriage Clock

    white dial with Roman numerals, with key

    EST.$200 - $400
    • Measurements: height 25 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 37_11
    LOT 037

    Pair of Continental Twin-handle Porcelain Vases


    19th Century

    each hand painted with bucolic scenes, on faux marble pedestal (2)

    EST.$300 - $500
    • Measurements: height 17.5 cm
    • Provenance: Aalders, Auctioneers Auction 42, lot 105, 2009, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 38_1
    LOT 038

    Rare Pair of Australian Paper Fans


    19th Century

    each decorated with a basket of flowers, with gilded turned wood handle (2)

    EST.$150 - $250Sold for$120 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: length 45 cm
    • Provenance: Warwick Oakman Antiques, Hobart, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 39_1
    LOT 039

    Pair of Australian Staffordshire Style Mantle Dogs


    c. 1880

    cream and brown glaze, with blue eyes (2)

    EST.$300 - $500Sold for$420 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 18 cm
    • Provenance: Marvin Hurnall Antiques, Melbourne, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 40_1
    LOT 040

    Important Pair of Australian Stoneware Salt Glaze Jardinières


    New South Wales

    each with scalloped rim and twin handles, applied with figures of native flora and fauna, one with chip to rim (2)

    EST.$1,500 - $2,500Sold for$1,920 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 43 cm
    • Provenance: Andrew Simpson Antiques, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 41_1
    LOT 041

    Four Assorted Salt-Glazed Stoneware Vases

    two with scalloped rims (4)

    EST.$100 - $200Sold for$240 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: approx. height 21 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 42_1
    LOT 042

    Large Blue and White Soup Tureen


    Early 19th Century

    with transfer printed decoration of Lindertis Forfarshire, the cover surmounted by a cabbage finial, marked 'Lindertis Forfarshire' to underside

    EST.$500 - $700Sold for$240 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 28 cm width 44 cm depth 26 cm
    • Provenance: Alan Landis Antiques, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 43_1
    LOT 043

    Blue and White Soup Ladle


    c. 1820

    transfer printed decoration of foliage and leaves

    EST.$200 - $300Sold for$120 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: length 30 cm
    • Provenance: Janet Niven, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 44_1
    LOT 044

    Wedgwood


    Pair of Covered Vegetable Tureens, c. 1822

    'Blue Claude' pattern, of quatrefoil shape, transfer printed decoration of figures above a Corinthian temple and surrounded by a wide floral border, the lids with plume finials, impressed 'Wedgwood' and numbered '6' (2)

    EST.$2,500 - $3,500
    • Measurements: height 13 cm length 26 cm
    • Provenance: Alan Landis Antiques, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • wedgwood creamware tureen
    LOT 045

    Wedgwood


    Cream Ware Covered Vegetable Tureen, c. 1780

    of oval shape, the lid surmounted by a loop handle, impressed to underside 'Wedgwood'

    EST.$1,000 - $1,500
    • Measurements: height 17 cm length 36 cm
    • Provenance: Alan Landis Antiques, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 45a wedg
    LOT 45A

    Wedgwood


    Cream Ware Condiment Set, c. 1780

    comprising salt, pepper and mustard pot, all impressed to undersides 'Wedgwood' (3)

    EST.$300 - $500Sold for$240 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 17 cm length 36 cm
    • Provenance: Alan Landis Antiques, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 46_1
    LOT 046

    Wedgwood


    Cream Ware Footbath, c. 1820

    of oval form with two loop handles on each side, impressed 'Wedgwood P' to underside

    EST.$800 - $1,200Sold for$900 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 28 cm width 44 cm depth 34 cm
    • Provenance: Shapiro Auctioneers, L. Richard Smith Collection of Wedgwood, lot 269, September 2004, Sydney, Alan Landis Antiques, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 47_1
    LOT 047

    After Thomas Woolner (English)


    Low Relief Portrait Medallion of William Wentworth, 19th Century

    plaster, in original circular cedar frame

    EST.$2,000 - $3,000Sold for$4,320 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: diameter 28 cm
    • Provenance: John Hawkins Antiques, Tasmania, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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