This blog is a electronic museum of my collections of antiquities, ethnographic, first editions, retro pottery from the 1950's to early 1970's, shell, mineral and gemstone samples,fossils and other wonderful things! Comments are welcome on the objects including advice which will add to my own wonderment and knowledge.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Found at Achaea, Greece, a Charles I, used by both Crusader and Templar Denier Tournois (Coin) 1278-1285. AD. Obv: small cross with K R PRINC ACH legend. Rev: castle Tournois with CLARENTIA legend.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A lovely Medieval Ring Brooch with repeated arch and rib design, gilding and dark red colouring c 1300-1350. Discovered in Cambridgeshire.
Provenance: Private Cambridge collection.
Measures 18 mm in diameter.
Bronze medieval seal which displays a coat of arms surmounted with a crown. The artifact was discovered near York. Provenance: From an old Yorkshire collection; acquired 1940s - early 1950s.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Fossil: Fossilized Shells (sp. cone, conch & olive shells) in the original matrix (New Caledonia) c. 4 million years ago
Fossil: Diplomystus dentatus, Green River Formation, Kemmer Wyoming USA (Eocene Epoch: 56 to 33.9 million years ago)
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Aboriginal painting by Hilda Nambula Wild Flower Dreaming (for medicine & healing) Utopia Aboriginal Art Community 2003. acrylic on canvas 670mm x 280mm
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
BRILLIANT RED RETRO WEST GERMAN POTTERY GEBRÜDER CLAUSSEN KERAMIK VASE, Design # 1411 (original label still attached)
BRILLIANT ORANGE RETRO WEST GERMAN POTTERY HÜKLI KERAMIK VASE, Design # 924 circa 1969 (Original Label Still attached)
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Australian Aboriginal Ochre Pigment Pot made from a Meteorite, circa800-500 years old & collected in the late 1800's, far north Queensland, Australia
Monday, April 11, 2016
Australian Aboriginal Etched Stones: meteorite pieces from far north west Queensland collected in the 1880's circa 5,000 years old (+/- 500 years)
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Dr. Elliott was a highly respected Australian doctor who, throughout his career, travelled extensively across South East Asia and Oceania teaching doctors in the region. It was during these trips that Dr. Elliott became fascinated with the local art and artefacts and thus began his life-long passion for collecting Oceanic and South East Asian Art.
Over many years of travelling the globe, Dr. Elliott amassed incredible works of art from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, The Philippines, Vanuatu and the Himalayan region which now formed a significant part of his remarkable collection.
The Peter Elliott Collection was an extraordinary private collection acquired over seventy years by a remarkable and inspiring man. Peter Elliott grew up surrounded by art – his father was a friend and patron of Norman Lindsay, and several other modern Australian artists – and he acquired his first piece in 1947, soon after he left his service with the Navy at the age of seventeen. Following graduation, he went on to become a highly respected and decorated surgeon, but it was as a passionate and dedicated art collector that he became most well-known.
When he passed away recently this extraordinary collection went up for auction...this is just one piece.