Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Above: Rare diorama of a squirrel boxing match. English circa 1870
Harris Lindsay of 67 Jermyn Street, London will be hosting the Hawkins Zoomorphic Collection, an 'Exhibition of the Rare and Exotic'. The collection as formed over a period of more than forty years by two generations of one family. John Hawkins began to collect zoomorphic objects on his arrival in Australia in 1968 and his daughter, Emma continued with the opening of her iconic shop in Westbourne Grove in 1990. Nearly every zoomorphic object of importance that has appeared on the market over this period has been purchased by the family and is now to be displayed for sale from 2 June - 26 June 2010, 10am - 6pm.
Above: Rare pair of hippopotamus teeth. Silver mounted in the form of candelsticks, Sheffield, 1911.