Religious Antiques, Gemstones and 'Ramsden' Telescope

May 26, 2024 12:00 PM AEST
Timed Auction

300 Lots

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Smalls Auctions

Location: Sydney, Australia

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Welcome to Smalls Auctions Sale 266. The Sale begins with two watches from the iconic Tag Heuer brand. Although the ‘Carrera’ Model is marketed as a Women’s Watch it is also large enough to suit the metrosexual. Since Prince, ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ no longer belong exclusively to Women’s Fashion. The Sale follows with another selection of loose gemstones suitable for the budding Jewellery designer. These range from the A of Aquamarine T of to the Turquoise with, Emeralds, Opals, Sapphires and Topaz in between. For the reverential we have a stunning 1930s Etling 'Sacred Heart of Christ' Opalescent Glass Lamp on its original metal base which when illuminated emits an ethereal light. In a similar theme, also on offer is an antique Russian Orthodox Icon of Jesus Christ dating from the late 19th Century. The multi-coloured cloisonne halo which surrounds the portrait of Christ is stamped with an assayer's mark 'AA' 1890 and is hallmarked 84 (Zolotnik) or 87.5% Silver with a maker's mark 'IE' in Cyrillic script and a town mark for Moscow. Even for the irreligious it is a stunning artwork. A highlight of the Sale is a "Ramsden" of London Telescope in Mahogany and Brass from the late 1700s in remarkable condition being still housed in original shagreen sleeve. Jesse Ramsden (1735-1800) was the leading supplier of scientific instruments to intrepid explorers of the period such as James Cook and the Comte de La Perouse who both set sail with his instruments comforted by the surety of his high standing for reliability and accuracy. In 1795 the Royal Society awarded Ramsden the Copley Medal for his marked improvements to existing scientific instruments as well as his new inventions. For our regulars, the Sale also includes a well-balanced selection of Australian and World Coins and Banknotes as well as some affordable fine Jewellery. Smalls Auctions
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