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.
We are pleased to present our ageing site. Here 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.
Recent Acquisitions Exhibition 2013
Opens 11am, Saturday 23rd February
in our upstairs gallery in Geelong.
Over 500 Fresh items.....
More Info Here.
It's Here! We have our printed 2013 Catalogue ready, and our regular customers should check their letterboxes this week.
There's also a PDF version, not quite the same quality but including everything, available here for download.
This can be opened on a computer, or downloaded to your ipad or similar device and read in a reading app.
More info on the Catalogue 2013 here.
Remember, all items are only for sale after 11am (Eastern Australian Time) on Saturday the 23rd Feb. More info on the 2013 Exhibition here.
Almost ready..... we have a Catalogue page, and an Exhibition 2013 page. Take a look!
Our Catalogue is at the printers~!
We are excited to announce our 2013 Catalogue.
Over 500 items Fresh to Stock!
A PDF version will be posted shortly.
Don't forget our Blog - have a sneak preview, and see the items as they were researched & catalogued.
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.
SITE UNDER RENOVATION
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.
Here's a view across our 2012 AAADA stand in Melbourne.
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!
Have a glimpse of the
2012 Exhibition on this YouTube Video
Don't forget the blog - lots of fresh items examined in greater detail
The 2012 Catalogue is here!
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.
In 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!)
Don'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!
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.
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.
NEW WEBSITE IS BEING DEVELOPED, and we will re-launch in the near future!
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!
Featuring our fresh innovation:
Our fair stand will feature a wide range of lovely
Antique pieces that are perfect for the Christmas table!
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.
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Don't forget the ANTIQUE CERAMICS blog.
Any questions, feel free to email us.
NEW to the website:
NEW! we are now Blogging! catch up on our discoveries, share our thoughts, share your thoughts, all on our Blog
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NEW! Youtube Video posted, take a virtual stroll through our shop without leaving your chair!
MOORABOOL 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?
WE ARE NOW ON SKYPE!
Call us for free from anywhere in the world. Chat about items, and view them live on your screen via our video link!
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(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.
Ceramic Reference Collection in Geelong:
Our 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.
Moorabool Antique Galleries,
16-18 Ryrie Street, Geelong,
Victoria, Australia 3220
ph (+61) 03 52292970