Smalls Auctions

Objet d'Art, Jewellery, Watches and Other Curios

Sep 15, 2019, 12:00 PM AEST

Timed Auction


Smalls Auctions

Location: Paddington, Sydney, Australia

Phone: +61 (0)2 9357 5492

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AUSTRALIA :

Purchases within Australia will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $10.00 and will be sent by Registered Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense.

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

OVERSEAS :

Overseas purchases will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $35.00 and will be sent by standard International Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

If we are unsure of the bona fides of a successful bidder we may request identification such as a Passport Photo or Drivers's Licence that matches the Credit Card details registered with Invaluable before we despatch an item.

Both Australian and International packages are traceable in transit and may require a signature on delivery.

Welcome to Smalls Auctions Sale 50. This sale contains a scattering of Objet d’Art for collectors of the obscure. There are intimate pen sketches by William Dobell, one of Australia’s greatest artists as well as an oil of a barque in sail by French Artist Marie-Edouard Adam who signed the work ‘Peintre de la Marine.’ Adam is a known marine artist whose works have been sold by Sothebys and Christies for considerable sums in the past. We also have several 19th Century Russian Religious Icons with clear hallmarks to their Silver overlays. These were used for discreet private family worship during the years of Communist rule when religion essentially went underground. Two Icons feature the ‘big guy’ and the other the distinctly Russian ‘Saint Boris.’ Again, we have a boutique offering of Watches and Jewellery as well as a good selection of Ivory carvings. There is also a nice group of antique silver items some of which are now approaching their intrinsic value with the recent sudden rise of silver bullion to close to AUD $30 per ounce. A stand-out in the silver on offer is the presentation suite of a double-handled Silver Urn with four matching Goblets in the form of Griffins. The Urn sits on a presentation stand with an engraved plaque which reads - "From Florence Countess Dowager of Kingston to John Garnett Tatlow Esqre on the occasion of his Gold Wedding, in memory of untold kindness received from him, by her and all her family. July 31st, 1901.” It was certainly better than receiving a Hallmark Card. Also, of note is the covered cup fashioned from an Emu Egg by the celebrated Melbourne silversmith William Edwards in around 1860. Edwards is often attributed with being the first to use the local Emu Egg as a substitute for Ostrich Eggs that were transformed into cups in England. A fine piece of Australiana. We hope you find something in our Sale to sate your unique tastes. Smalls Auctions
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Conditions of Sale

The general terms and conditions of Smalls Auctions are subject to Australian Consumer Law and are governed by the State Laws of New South Wales (Australia) which warrants that all lots are offered with clear title.

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Subject to any reserve price the highest bidder shall be the purchaser.

In the case of two identical bids the first bid received will take precedence.

All auction lots in the opinion of Smalls Auctions are faithfully described.

Winning bids on lots are considered final and irrevocable unless in dispute.

Bidders who dispute the veracity of a lot description must notify Smalls Auctions within 14 days of delivery of any concerns regarding Title, Description or Authenticity.

Smalls Auctions offers a limited right of return on lots where a purchaser can provide contrary written expert advice within 14 days of delivery that a lot is a deliberate forgery or fake, or not in working order in the case of a mechanical or electronic device if this was indicated in the description.

This limited right of return does not apply to a purchaser who has inspected a lot prior to sale.

We do not accept returns because the bidder has changed their mind.

All purchases are subject to a 20% Buyer's Premium on the hammer price.

The Buyer's Premium is inclusive of the Australian G(oods) & S(ervices T(ax) incurred by our service, all credit card surcharges and, the service charge of 'Invaluable' who host our Internet Auctions.

The Buyer's Premium does not include any other charges which may be incurred by an overseas buyer on their importation of an item or items.

Additional standard freight charges apply as per our listed schedule.

Title on lots will not pass until payment in full has been received by Smalls Auctions which is required within 10 days of the conclusion of the Sale.

VAT and taxes: The Buyer's Premium is inclusive of the Australian G(oods) & S(ervices T(ax) incurred by our service.

Shipping Terms: AUSTRALIA :

Purchases within Australia will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $10.00 and will be sent by Registered Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense.

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

OVERSEAS :

Overseas purchases will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $35.00 and will be sent by standard International Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

If we are unsure of the bona fides of a successful bidder we may request identification such as a Passport Photo or Drivers's Licence that matches the Credit Card details registered with Invaluable before we despatch an item.

Both Australian and International packages are traceable in transit and may require a signature on delivery.

Buyers Premium: All purchases are subject to an all inclusive 20.0 % Buyer's Premium on the hammer price.

Tax Details: Taxes, Duties and Customs Charges that apply in the country of delivery are the express responsibility of the buyer.

Please notify us if you require a specific description on the outside of the package for customs purposes.