Wed 16 Oct 2013
The Sydney Punchbowl
A handmade replica of the precious original in the State Library of New South Wales.
Hordern House, in conjunction with the State Library of New South Wales, announce the creation of a replica of the famous Chinese export-ware bowl from the Macquarie period.
Only 25 examples will ever be available for purchase.
The Sydney Punchbowl will be officially launched at the Library on 22nd October 2013 by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO.
Hand-made for Hordern House by Chinese craftsmen in the so-called "porcelain city" of Jingdezhen, the design, shape and hand-painted colours and gilding are as true and accurate a representation of the unique and beautiful original as is possible. The magnificent bowl stands 17 cm tall with a diameter of 45 cm. Accompanying each bowl will be a finely produced monograph in a special limited edition by Elizabeth Ellis OAM (former Mitchell Librarian and now an emeritus curator of the State Library of New South Wales).
Contact Hordern House for further details and to view the bowl. You can download an information sheet and order form from website our www.hordern.com
Marginalia: Bibliography at the Margins
The Antique Bookshop has a large stock of interesting books in many areas of collecting interest.
Click on the link Catalogue 362 to view on-line or download our most recent catalogue.
This catalogue features books from library of the Late Professor R Ian Jack.
Click on the link Catalogue 362 Image Gallery to view images of many of the books from this catalogue.
Click on thumbnail at left to see larger image.