Still the only venue in Fyshwick, Canberra for both Antiques and Art, now 6 years old and going from strength to strength, Collectorium on Newcastle, run by Ruth & Robert, is a gallery which buys and sells a diverse range of genuine Antiques, Collectables, Decorative and Fine Art.

Explore the individual gallery pages on this website, or the archive section to see examples of the diverse range of antiques and collectables available in our shop.

Open Wednesday to Sunday
12 noon to 5pm

There is a limit of four socially distanced people inside the shop at any one time.

If we are at capacity inside, door will be locked even during opening hours.
If this is the case when you arrive, please phone us on 6280 0589 from outside and tell us what you are looking for.
If it is something we have in stock we will endeavour to be of assistance.

Email collectorium@iinet.net.au
Call 02 6280 0589

Robert and Ruth

Pair of 19th century, Orientalist, cold painted Spelter statues of Arabs on Camels led by attendants on foot by the renowned animal sculptor Charles H. Valton;  born 1851 Pau, France; died 1918 Chinon, France. A student of both Antoine Louis Barye and Emmanuel Fremiet, Valton studied at the famous Paris zoological garden, “Jardin des Plantes”. He made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1868.In 1875, he became a member of the Society of French Artists. He received medals for his sculpture in 1875, 1885, as well as at the Exposition Universelle of 1889 and 1900. In 1883, he became a Professor of Sculpture at the Germain Pilon School. In 1906, Valton received the Cross of the Légion d’honneur.

By 1914, over seventy of his models had been exhibited at the Salon. On rectangular naturalistic moulded bases and elevated on timber plinths, the polychrome decoration a little faded and dusty. Signature to base C H VALTON. One Camel is without its tail. Dimensions 35 cm height x 32 cm long.