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Gibson’s Decorative Arts Department has a strong reputation for achieving excellent results for collections and individual items of decorative arts across all collecting interests including, but not limited to, Porcelain & Ceramics, Fine Glass, English & European Silver, Statuary, Clocks & Horology, Rugs, Carpets & Tapestries, Candelabra & Chandeliers.

We have regular curated auctions across these categories, delightfully presented for sale with in-person viewings at our rooms. See below for more information.

Porcelain & Ceramics

17th, 18th and 19th English and Continental porcelain including Worcester, Bow, Chelsea, Spode, Minton, Coalport, Wedgwood, Staffordshire and European factories such as Vienna, Meissen, Sèvres, Limoges and Delft.

A large German porcelain Schneeballen floral encrusted vase, 19th century | Sold: $7,300

Fine Glass & Crystal

Fine glassware and crystal such as Murano, Lalique, Baccarat, Bohemia Crystal, Loetz, Tiffany, Thomas Webb and English glass, Georgian cut glass and stemware, studio and art glass.

Jean Cocteau and Egidio Costantini, Trinita ‘Omaggio’ vase | Sold: $7,300

English & European Silver, Objets de Virtu

17th to 19th century English sterling, Continental, Russian and American silver, made by renowned silversmiths incluing Cartier, Fabergé, Tiffany & Co., Georg Jensen, and many others. The department also specialises in Objets de Virtu; small items for practical use, often adorned in precious metals, filigree, enamels and/or gemstones.

A Russian silver gilt and enamel covered urn, Moscow, circa 1885 | Sold: $13,400

Bronze & Marble Statuary

Including fine cast bronzes, architectural and decorative sculpted marble statuary.

A carved marble figure of Cupid & Psyche | Sold: $1,500

 

Clocks & Horology

Gibson’s handle quality clocks from all eras, including upright and grandfather clocks, hanging cartel clocks, mantel and carriage clocks.

An impressive Grand Tour Egyptian revival bronze-mounted rouge and black marble mantel clock by Webster London, English, 19th Century | Sold: $5,800

Rugs, Carpets and Tapestries

Antique Indian & Persian rugs, carpets and textiles, alongside French Aubusson tapestries and wall hangings.

A Kashan rug, Iran, circa 1920 | Sold: $5,120

Candelabra & Chandeliers

Gibson’s offers antique and early-mid 20th century chandeliers and small to large decorative and functional candelabra.

An impressive pair of Louis XV style ormolu mounted porphyry candelabra, French, 19th century | Sold: $5,600

Recent Highlights

Department Specialists

Jennifer Gibson

Head of Valuations

Email Jennifer
+61 3 9500 2607

Dennice Collett

Senior Specialist

Email Dennice
+61 3 9500 2607

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