JB Hawkins Antiques  


antiquesJB Hawkins Antiques has supplied items to the following institutions:

  • The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • The Art Gallery of South Australia
  • The Geelong Gallery, Victoria
  • The National Library of Australia, Canberra
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • The Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • The National Museum of Scotland
  • The National Army Museum, Edinburgh
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • The State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
  • The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
  • The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
  • The National Museum of Australia, Canberra
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
  • The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
About Us

John Hawkins established J B Hawkins Antiques in Australia in 1967, he is a founder member of the Australian Antique & Art Dealers’ Association and was the second President from 1993 to 2000.

Born and educated in England, he attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and was commissioned into the Middlesex Regiment in 1962. Resigning his commission he emigrated to Australia in 1967.

In 1973 he wrote the catalogue and staged the pioneer exhibition held by the National Trust (NSW) at Lindesay in Sydney, “Australian Silver 1800 – 1900”.

Five further books have been written “Thomas Cole and Victorian Clockmaking” (1975), “The Al Tajir Collection of Silver” (1985),  “Nineteenth Century Australian Silver” (1990), “Irish and Scottish Cabinet Makers and their influence over Australian Colonial Furniture in Sydney and Hobart before 1840” and in 2010 “Zoomorphic”.

He lives in Tasmania, Australia and is acknowledged both internationally and within Australia as having assembled some of the worlds foremost collections of antiques.