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These exquisite porcelain vases come
from the Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin,
or a ffectionately, the King’s Porcelain
Factory. It was fi rst opened in 1751 by a wool
merchant but suffered due to the Seven Years’
War and was later sold to the king of Prussia.
The vases are beautifully hand painted with
flowers and garlands.
From the late 19th
known around the
world for its polished
look, striking colours
and technical skill.
This Meiji period vase,
decorated with the
ancient and intricate
is adorned with
seagulls flying over the
ocean in the moonlight.
This beautiful jewellery casket displays all the
hallmarks of being produced at the height of the art
nouveau period – curved lines, elegant detail and
blooming decoration inspired by nature. Made of
electroplated nickel silver, it was produced by German
tableware and kitchenware company WMF circa 1905
and is beautifully lined. The lid features a dainty bird
atop a nest of eggs, hinting at treasures inside.
Germany, c1905, nickel silver,
11x8x9cm, $895, Portobello
Antiques (08) 9386 3542,
Germany, porcelain, $2500 for the pair, Subiaco Antiques & Fine Jewellery
(08) 9388 8333, subiacoantiques.com.au .
Brans Antiques &
Art (08) 9384 7300,
Statement lighting has always been a
fixture in many modern homes, though
rarely with the fine detail and elegance
of this French crystal chandelier from
the 1920s-30s. Compared to their English
counterparts, French chandeliers are
notable for their use of iron instead of
chains to make up the body. This stunning
piece includes 10 lights and measures
60cm (diameter) by 50cm (height).
France, c1920-30, crystal and iron, 60x50cm,
$1500, Onslow Antiques (08) 9380 9494,
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