Leski Auctions

Australian history auction tosses up many gems

Melbourne auctioneer Charles Leski – well known over many years in collector circles for his ability to unearth some of Australia’s more memorable collectables – has re-established his former business Leski Auctions at new premises in 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

To launch the new enterprise with a small team of experienced staff, Leski is doing what he has always done well – a trademark Australian & Colonial History & Artworks auction from noon Sunday July 15.

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Leonard Joel

Australian arts patron Margaret Bolster auctions her collection

Arts patron and ambassador for the appreciation of Indigenous, Asian and Pacific Art in Australia, Margaret Bolster, is auctioning her collection of Asian and Ethnographic artefacts through Leonard Joel from 2pm Wednesday July 11 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction features a comprehensive range of items including Himalayan and Tibetan artefacts and jewellery, Indian miniature paintings, central Asian textiles, nomadic rugs, Khmer ceramics and Papua New Guinean and Oceanic artefacts.

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EJ Ainger

Something for everyone at Ainger's auction

Looking for a French gilt metal clock under a glass dome or sterling silver jewellery?

Then E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 10 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond is the place to be.

Other auction attractions include snuff, patch and cigarette boxes and a Johnson Bros dinner service (lot 428).

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Dominion Group

Mossgreen auction a bankruptcy fire sale

Plant and machinery specialist Dominion Group has taken on the task of auctioning antique furniture, paintings and objets d’art from the former Mossgreen warehouse on site at 1 Torteval Place, Clayton from noon Thursday June 28.

The company took on the sale when liquidators BDO, appointed to oversee the winding up of Mossgreen Pty Ltd (which went into voluntary liquidation in December last year), abandoned the process.

The auction contains a comprehensive range of items including paintings and prints, objets d’art, books, chandeliers, and sports memorabilia.

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EJ Ainger

Buyer interest in auction fine furniture and collectables

A fine selection of furniture and collectables from Melbourne homes will ensure plenty of buyer interest in E.J Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday June 26 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

One of the highlights is a mahogany sideboard built by Davidson Bros from Aberdeen Scotland (lot 729) while another is the four-door breakfront display cabinet with bronze and ormolu mounts (lot 749).

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Leonard Joel

A timely clock auction that waits for no one

As a 14-yer-old mechanic’s apprentice with a Collingwood-based garage, 83-year-old Australian great-grandfather Ken Hose always admired an American clock that hung on one of the walls.

Some years later, when the garage was scheduled for demolition, Ken rescued the clock and so began his lifelong passion for the mechanics and measurement of time.

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Philips Auctions

Silver auction to set tongues wagging

A gilt aesthetic jug with goblets and tray is among a strong collection of sterling silver at Philips Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday June 24 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

With a catalogue estimate of $12,000-$14,000, the 1879 and 1882 set, complete with maker’s marks for Holland, Son & Slater of London and Birmingham’s Elkington & Co, features a straight-sided jug with a bamboo bracket handle and foliate mounts.

A magnificent George II sterling silver breadbasket made in 1744 in London with maker’s marks for Aymé Videau is another attraction.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Artists feeling good about auction sale

The entire stock of Feeling in Artists Gallery in Smith Street Collingwood, which closed four months ago, will be auctioned without reserve at Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale over two days from noon Saturday June 23 and continuing from the same time Sunday June 24 at 419 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The gallery items include a Brighton-based art collection, Chinese antique porcelain and French furniture.

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EJ Ainger

Taxidermy and wrought iron an auction goer

Several large taxidermy pieces are a highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Wednesday June 13 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Wrought iron garden furniture is another attraction including two garden gazebos, arbours, benches and gates.

There also is a large selection of wrought iron balustrades and architectural pieces, along with wrought iron planters and wrought iron and marble buffets and side tables.

The auction contains large wooden and cast iron courtyard doors and wooden planter shutters.

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Kim's Auctions

Chinese furniture makers show off auction wares

For more than 250 years, Chang Ming Lei’s family made furniture and designed buildings for the Chinese emperors of their day.

Located in Beijing, they were even lucky enough to make modifications to the magnificent Tiananmen Tower (initially built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty) that takes pride of place in Tiananmen Square.

For the past 20 years, Chang Ming and his wife Mary have lived at 18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell and are now moving back to China.

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