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Very Fine Ancient Celadon Ceramic Bowl. Vietnam, circa 1500.

Pale celadon glaze. Hand potted clay in bowl. Height 3.4 cm - Diameter 6.9 cm - 52 g. Good condition. Price realised : environ 118,52 EUR

Provenance: Excavated by native people from old village site in Makassar, Sulawesi.

Private collection of Rick Bennet

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Two Antique Blue & White Medicine Jars. Vietnam, circa 1500.

Hand worked clay with under glaze blue painting. Traditional foliate motifs. Firing faults to one end some wear to The other is rim. Height large 7.2 cm - Diameter large 7 cm - Height other 5.2 cm - Diameter other 6.2 cm - 258g. Good condition. Price realised : environ 192,64 EUR

Provenance: Purchased in Indonesia circa 1982.

Collected in Indonesia circa 1985

Private collection of Rick Bennet

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Fine Ancient Blue & White Bowl Ceramic. Vietnam, circa 1500.

Hand potted clay bowl/teacup. Hand painted under glaze in cobalt blue inside and out. Traditional motifs of stylised foliation. Good condition, hairlines and light crackle glaze - Height 4 cm; Diameter 7.2 cm; 64g. Price realised : environ 191,88 EUR

Provenance: Excavated by native people from old village site in Makassar, Sulawesi.

Collected in Indonesia circa 1985

Private collection of Rick Bennet

Notes Rick Bennet is a well known tribal art and oriental collector. Rick had large emporiums in Cairns, Brisbane and Noosa Heads, from 1975 and travelled extensively overseas as an importer for his businesses.

Over the years his father Norman Bennet, from Rose Bay, Sydney, Australia, gifted Rick with many considerable amounts of money to further his interest in ancient cultures and buy antiques and artefacts during his travels and at antique auctions, enabling Rick to build his private collections without using his business capital. As Rick has now retired he no longer has any shops or business activities and is seriously researching “the meaning of life”, keeping fit and healthy and looking forward to many travels to ancient destinations as a tourist. In so doing he cannot look after his collections, hence the dispersal.

The tribal art mostly comes from Indonesia, Timor, Burma, Papua New Guinea and Oceania. The oriental is from China, Indo-China, Japan and Indonesia. Australian Aboriginal and Asmat are in the collection as well.

The oriental includes Sung, Ming, Ching, Imari, Satsuma, Meiji, Famille Rose, Cloisonne, Bronze etc.

Rick’s private collection have been acquired during 38 years of travel importing 130 field trips since 1973 until 2002. Many pieces were also purchased from Lawson’s and Sotheby’s Tribal Art Auctions and Brisbane Antique Auction rooms.