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    Welcome to Moorabool Antiques fine porcelain + pottery


    Number of items currently online for sale: 3820
    of an estimated total of 7,000 + in stock.
    More added constantly! Please contact us with any requests.
      Site stock last updated:
    2nd December

    Welcome to the Moorabool Antique Galleries website.
    We stock Australia's largest range of genuine Antique Ceramics,
    with early English & European pottery & porcelain alongside
    glass, silver, artworks, and tribal & antiquities.

    egyptian bronze anubis bronze buddha ming dynasty tea caddy Mennency urn
    a random selection of stock......

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    50 years of fine antiquesCINOA International siteAustralian Antique Art Dealers Association siteNEWS
    We are pleased to present our ageing site. antique shopHere you will find a good portion of our vast stock listed, and we are working to complete the listings and photographs. There will be over 5,000 items in total..... Please feel free to browse or search, and if you cannot find what you are looking for, drop us an email and we will see if we can help.

    While many items do have images, if you find something that has yet to be illustrated, use the 'request image' facility and we will get the images off to you as soon as possible, as well as updating the web page.

    13th November
    The Clem Ainslie pottery exhibition opens this Saturday, in our Geelong gallery.
    There is a comprehensive website dedicated to this recently re-discovered Australian potter of the Harvey School, where you can also buy the newly published book.

    Clem's Websiteclem ainslie

    clem ainslie book

    11th November 2013
    New Website almost ready

    We've almost finished an amazing NEW website, which will be a welcome change...... many, many 'hiccups' along the way but we are almost there.
    18th June

    A Brand-New SIte is about to be launched

    This site is about to be replaced with a new system. Feel free to browse stocklists and request images, but site has not been updated fully for some time. One day soon, it'll be an exciting, responsive site with up-to-date stock lists.

    The new site will have many fresh parts to it, including visual browsing, speciality pages, and a valuation service. Plus over 5,000 items for sale, nearly all with photos!

    Join our newsletter email list to be kept up to date.

    17 June
    Christmas is coming....... IN JULY!
    Moorabool is full of Christmas cheer, with a special Christmas in July sale. Drop in for at least 10% off everything, up to 50% on selected items!
    Offer also available to online buyers - please ask.

    20th November
    Have an Elegant Christmas!

    Our latest venture is a website to feature our usable Antiques. We believe it is a shame not to use your special pieces for special occasions. With Christmas coming, why not bring out the best silver & crystal and enjoy it?

    If you need anything extra, we are full to the rafters with great items....
    Visit our new site - www.forthetable.com.au - for an ever growing range of usable silver, porcelain & glass.

    merry christmas table


    Use you
    this Christmas!


    18th June
    A Brand-New SIte is about to be launched

    This site is about to be replaced with a new system. Feel free to browse stocklists and request images, but site has not been updated fully for some time. One day soon, it'll be an exciting, responsive site with up-to-date stock lists.

    The new site will have many fresh parts to it, including visual browsing, speciality pages, and a valuation service. Plus over 5,000 items for sale, nearly all with photos!

    Join our newsletter email list to be kept up to date.

    7th May 2012
    The Melbourne Fair was an outstanding success, with record crowds flocking to see us at the magnificent Royal Exhibition Buildings.
    2012 Melbourne Antique Fair
    Here's a view across our 2012 AAADA stand in Melbourne.

    barrington mug
    A look at our fascinating piece of Australiana, the Barrington mug, circa 1790.

    Have a look here!

    3rd April
    2012 exhibition
    Thank-you to all who have come to our 2012 Exhibition and made it a success. Thank-you also to the numerous emails and web-site visitors, more than ever before.
    We have a number of sold items no longer available: a list will be posted shortly referenced to the hard-copy catalogue, and all sold items will no longer appear on the website or in the stock listings in one weeks time. If you have a query about anything, please do not hesitate to ask - this is a fast-selling exhibition!
    Subscribe to our newsletter and receive advance warning of our next exhibition, access to fresh stock first, and occasionally free tickets to the upcoming fairs!

    youtube antiqueHave a glimpse of the
    2012 Exhibition on this YouTube Video

    Don't forget the blog - lots of fresh items examined in greater detail

    24th March
    The 2012 Catalogue is here!2012 catalogue fine antiques
    We are excited to have our 2012 Catalogue back from the printers, and it is the best yet! 60 pages, with over 400 choice pieces.... beautifully presented in glossy colour.
    There is a digital edition available as a downloadable PDF - or if you are on our mail list, you will receive a copy this coming week in the post - and if you are not yet on our postal mail list, and would prefer a physical copy, let us post you one - drop us an email.
    2012 catalogue antiquesIn an exhausting flurry, our catalogue is finished!
    We are pleased to say it is at the printers, and will be sent to our subscribers as soon as we receive it.....
    60 pages overflowing with exciting items..... over 400!

    Would you like a preview? Here's a downloadable FULL SIZE PDF version!
    (99meg file, could take some time to download but well worth it!)

    8th February
    moorabool blog antique ceramicsDon't forget to check our blog for our latest discoveries - current article is on a piece of 18th century Australiana..... yes, circa 1790, and made from pottery!
    Read more.......


    30th January
    Catalogue is progressing, with many exciting items. This year will be more varied than ever before..... join our Newsletter List to receive updates & the opening date.

    The above detail comes from an 18th century Cantonese enamel covered cup with European subjects, to be offered in our 2012 Exhibition.

    10th Janurary
    Happy New Year!
    Work is well underway to catalogue the 100's of fresh items for our upcoming Exhibition - join our Newsletter email list for more info including dates.

    2012 exhibition staffordshire elephant

    NEW WEBSITE IS BEING DEVELOPED, and we will re-launch in the near future!

    15th November
    Stock updated.
    Apologies for the cross-listing of items recently, hopefully now fixed.
    Our new website is progressing, and we welcome any ideas or input to make it easier for our viewers.
    Current ideas being followed up include:
    -visual index, with images rather than descriptions to browse through
    -clearer stock listing method
    -clean front page - shifting all this chatter to the Blog, so you can get on with browsing the stock!
    Any more ideas? drop us an email!

    22nd October
    It's Fairtime!
    Come and see us at Great Sydney Antiques Fair.
    Want free tickets? Subscribe to our newsletter and you will get free entry.......See you at the fair!

    Featuring our fresh innovation:

    Our fair stand will feature a wide range of lovely
    Antique pieces that are perfect for the Christmas table!

    8th October
    Fresh stock added, and multiple items removed as they are no longer in stock. Our stocklist should now be up to date, topping out at just over 3,000 items online. Still another 4,000+ to catalogue and photograph!
    Work on the photography continues, with a large number of fresh images just uploaded and about to be uploaded.
    Our NEWSLETTER email subscription list is attracting a lot of attention, make sure you are on the list in order to receive our regular updates & special offers..... for example, those on the list will receive free entry tickets to the upcoming Great Sydney Antiques Fair.

    24th September
    Our website re-vamp is progressing: we now have a mail list setup, replacing the old system, so please sign up for our Newsletter.
    It will consist of interesting items, fresh discoveries, and notification of special events to be held at either our shop or our frequent displays at the Antique Fairs of Sydney and Melbourne. Learn More - or

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    Don't forget the ANTIQUE CERAMICS blog.

    Any questions, feel free to email us.

    NEW to the website:

    blog!NEW! we are now Blogging! catch up on our discoveries, share our thoughts, share your thoughts, all on our Blog
    --> Antique Ceramics <--


    NEW! Youtube Video posted, take a virtual stroll through our shop without leaving your chair!

    zazzleMOORABOOL MERCHANDISE : from mousepads to mugs, you can now buy an inexpensive, unique gift with a quality antique theme. Choose from antique designs sourced from our stock or reference collection, or contact us with requests for any design taken from anything in stock & we can customize it for you.... the potential is endless! The ties are great, and cost less than $50 ! Click the link below to go to the Moorabool Antique Galleries shop on Zazzle.com

    MAP: - a fully 3D interactive look at our premises!
    With the opening of the new Ring Road, we are now just 4 sets of traffic lights from Melbourne - 45 minutes!
    The simplest & quickest route: take the M1 to Geelong, don't turn off to 'Geelong City' but continue on the new by-pass until the B140, signposted 'Hamilton/Newtown'. Turn left (Newtown) and stay on this road without turning - onto Aberdeen Street, then four sets of lights later you will pass over the old Highway in the center of Geelong, onto Ryrie Street, and we are immediately on the right. Use our Free car park.


    Antiques are the most Environmentally Responsible gift possible! They have no carbon footprint, are 100% recycled, and are a solid investment for the future, which rather than depreciate as time goes buy, increase in value.
    What more could you ask for in a gift?

    Call us for free from anywhere in the world. Chat about items, and view them live on your screen via our video link!
    My status <-- click here! <--
    (Don't have Skype? it's a free download, and free to use!)

    POSTAGE News: we have joined the Fastway Courier network, meaning we can now courier items to you for a very good price! This service is also very quick, with same day possible to Melbourne, and 1 - 2 days to NSW, QLD & SA.
    As an example, a cup & saucer packed to our extra-care requirements would cost $10 to Melbourne, $12 to Adelaide, Hobart or Sydney, $18 to Brisbane, or $30 to Perth.
    Extra weight adds little, just $3.50 per 5kg.

    Berlin miniature figure Berlin miniature biscuit porcelain figure of an 18th century gentleman, modelled in a long coat by a tree stump, on a square base.

    Blue sceptre mark, also 331, date code for 1846-7
    1013012 AU$290 5cm high

    Ceramic Reference Collection in Geelong:
    Our library of ceramics & reference booksOur Library & Reference Collection is now open.
    The opening took place on Saturday, July 5th, 2008, and was attended by around 200 ceramics enthusiasts.
    With 1500 specimens and over 500 books relating to antique ceramics, it's well worth a visit.
    Please feel free to drop in & use this exciting new facility anytime during business hours.

    See the Library Opening event, 5th June 2008
    Visit the Library

    email us
    browse our stock

    Moorabool Antique Galleries,
    16-18 Ryrie Street, Geelong,
    Victoria, Australia 3220
    ph (+61) 03 52292970

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