Raffan Kelaher & Thomas thanks all of our customers for a successful 2016.

We have held over 100 auctions this year, making us one of the busiest salerooms in Australia.  Our weekly auctions continue to grow and our program of specialty auctions attracted buyers from around the world.

Please see below for some highlights from our auctions in 2016.

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A ROYAL DOULTON LAMBETH VASE.

Hannah Barlow (1851-1916). Vase of buff-coloured stoneware covered with two white and sgraffito goat central panels decorations, painted in blue and white, Lambeth Art Pottery, London, England, dated 1877.

Sold for $2,000.

Fine & Decorative Arts Sale, 21 June 2016.

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HENRY MOORE (1898 – 1986), EGYPTIAN SCULTURE

Bronze. Signed lower right and numbered 6/7.

Sold for $10,000.

Fine & Decorative Arts Sale, 21 June 2016.

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JOAN MIRÓ (1893 – 1983), LE GRAND SORCIER 1968

Etching, aquatint, drypoint and carborundum printed in colours

Signed lower right and numbered 42/75

89 x 67cm.

Sold for $15,000.

Fine & Decorative Arts Sale, 21 June 2016.

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A CORFORTH LONG CASED CLOCK

The architectural case with two torsed column around the dial and brass finials, on raised feet, with weights and pendulum. Height 231cm.

Sold for $2,000.

Fine & Decorative Arts Sale, 21 June 2016.

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A TALL CERAMIC LEOPARD.

Height 95cm.

Sold for $850.

Retro, Rustic & Design Sale, 23 July 2016.

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AN ERCOL TEAK DAYBED

Danish Modern Design, with avocado green upholstery. c.1950s-60s. 92cm x 219cm

Sold for $1,600.

Retro, Rustic & Design Sale, 23 July 2016.

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A CHISWELL SIDEBOARD

With four doors and three drawers. 74 x 183 x 45.5cm

Sold for $1,200.

Retro, Rustic & Design Sale, 23 July 2016.

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REG MOMBASSA (1951 – ), NO SHAME NO MORE

Oil and mixed media on board. 2002.

Signed lower right. 36 x 64cm.

Sold for $1,950.

Retro, Rustic & Design Sale, 23 July 2016.

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AN ART DECO TANZANITE AND DIAMOND RING

Original diamond set filagree mount, bezel set Tanzanite later addition; platinum.

Weight 5.2 grams.

Sold for $2,200.

Jewellery & Silver Sale, 25 July 2016.

A SUBSTANTIAL RUBY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE

Graduated articulated geometric panels. Approx 25.00cts of oval and pear shaped rubies and 8.00cts of round brilliant cut diamonds; 18ct white gold.

Total weight 55.1g.

Sold for $6,000.

Jewellery & Silver Sale, 25 July 2016.

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A HARDSTONE PAPERWEIGHT,  ATTRIBUTED TO FABERGÉ

Rectangular Kalgan jasper base, surmounted with raspberries, cherries, grapes, red, black and white currants and leaves, all carved in various colour hardstones.

Stamped Fabergé, Moscow, 1908-1926. Length 16.5cm. Width 11.7cm.

Sold for $3,800.

Jewellery & Silver Sale, 25 July 2016.

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A MEERSCHAUM PIPE

Comprising the stummel, well carved with a figure of Maharaja with turquoise inclusions, wood and metal. Length 16cm.

Sold for $650.

Oriental & Militaria Sale, 15 August 2016.

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A VICTORIAN BRASS ROYAL IRISH 7th DRAGOON GUARDS HELMET

With wooden stand/hat block c. 1855. Total Height 50cm.

Sold for $1,700.

Oriental & Militaria Sale, 15 August 2016.

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A COLLECTION OF VARIOUS AUSTRALIAN MEDALS

Together with a ‘Ribbons and Medals’ book by H Taprell Dorling.

Sold for $1000.

Oriental & Militaria Sale, 15 August 2016.

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A LARGE ROYAL WORCESTER LIDDED VASE

With hand painted fruits painted in the round with studies of peaches, grapes and cherries and acanthus moulded handles

Signed ‘Freeman’, shape no. 1428 M/S, black printed factory mark

Height 37cm

Sold for $5,000.

Fine and Decorative Arts Sale, 6 September 2016.

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AN ENGLISH ‘KINORA’ SCOPE VIEWER EARLY MOVING FILM AND ACCESSORIES

With a large selection of flip book reels. c1900.

Sold for $2,600.

Fine & Decorative Arts Sale, 6 September 2016.

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A PAIR OF BRONZE GARDEN JARDINIERES

With high relief mermaid and Putti along a baluster vase decorated with sea grass. Height 90cm.

Sold for $2,200.

Fine and Decorative Arts Sale, 6 September 2016.

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AN IMPRESSIVE FRENCH RENAISSANCE STYLE OAK MANTLE AND CHIMNEY PIECE

The fire place carved with two salamanders, surmounted by an oil painting depicting a hunting scene.

Sold for $4,400.

Fine and Decorative Arts Sale, 6 September 2016.

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A ROLEX ‘PRECISION’ GENTS WRISTWATCH

1967, stainless steel, bullet markers, silver champagne dial, manual wind, leather Rolex strap.

Sold for $2,200.

Jewellery & Silver Sale, 26 September 2016.

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A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING

The fancy triangular cut sapphire of approx 5.75cts in a raised claw setting surrounded by 38 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling approx 0.75cts, mounted in platinum.

Weight 10g.

Sold for $6,500.

Jewellery & Silver Sale, 26 September 2016.

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A SHIGEO SHIGA POTTERY VASE

Cylindrical shape and brown salt glaze design. Signed and stamped to base. Height 24cm. (a/f)

Sold for $850.

20th Century Design Sale, 10 October 2016.

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JUDITH WHITE, DELTA CHANNEL V

Mixed media on canvas, signed lower left, 110 x 180cm.

Sold for $750.

20th Century Design Sale, 10 October 2016.

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A SUTCLIFFE’S MODEL WAR SHIP.

Sold for $460.

Toys & Dolls, Linen & Lace Sale, 14 November 2016.

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A COLLECTION OF VINTAGE OIL CANS, including Shell.

Sold for $1,600.

Clocks & Collectorama Sale, 15 November 2016.

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LLOYD REES, HOUSE

Pencil on paper, signed lower right and dated 1933, 15.5 x 20.5cm.

Sold for $4,600.

Fine & Decorative Arts Sale, 6 December 2016.

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TAVÍK FRANTIŠEK ŠIMON (1877-1942), ASIAN LADIES

Oil on board, signed lower right, 39 x 33.5cm.

Sold for $5,500.

Fine & Decorative Arts Sale, 6 December 2016.

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AN AUSTRIAN COLD-PAINTED BRONZE LAMP

by Franz Bergman (1898-1977), Vienna, Late 19th Century, in the form of a merchandiser, signed, stamped Geschutzt and numbered 3003. Height 37cm.

Sold for $3,000.

Fine & Decorative Arts Sale, 6 December 2016.

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DAVID MACKAY HARRISON, NATALIE

Bronze sculpture. 1/100. 46 x 100cm.

$5,200

Fine & Decorative Arts Sale, 6 December 2016.

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AN ENAMELD KODAK SIGN.

Sold for $1,050.

Weekly Furniture & General Sale, 20 September 2016.

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AN ENAMEL VERTICAL ‘OLYMPIC TYRES’ SIGN.

Sold for $2,100.

Weekyl Furniture & General Sale, 20 September 2016.