Christian McCann Auctions

Faberge master craftsman work on auction display

An important Faberge clock by Finnish master craftsman Albert Holmstrom (1876-1925) is the focus of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from 12pm Sunday May 26 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

When his father August died in 1903, Albert took over his business, maintaining the same quality and standard of artworks that had resulted in the senior Holmstrom being appointed headmaster of Faberge in 1857 at age 28.

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EJ Ainger

Auction jewellery makes perfect birthday gifts

A comprehensive quantity of jewellery and large rugs are bound to attract auction goers looking for suitable birthday gifts at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday May 28 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The jewellery ranges from affordable portrait miniatures to fob watches, chains, crosses, rings, bracelets and bangles to suit every taste and will no doubt prove extremely popular with buyers.

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Leski Auctions

Melbourne's historic Australian auction a journey of remembrance

A unique Australian coat of arms made in wool about 1880 by William Duncan from the outback Queensland town of Charters Towers (lot 132) is typical of the historic flavour of Leski Auctions forthcoming Australian & Colonial sale from 12pm Sunday may 26 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

The shield’s four quadrants (bale of wheat, merino sheep, three-masted sailing ship and gold minehead) are surrounded by Australian birds siting amongst a Scottish thistle, English rose and Irish shamrock with kangaroo and emu supporting two white ensigns.

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Kim's Auctions

A French painter shows his auction appeal with Venetian art

A painting depicting The Grand Canal and Doge’s Palace, Venice by noted French landscape artist Antoine Bouvard (1870-1956) is one of the appealing highlights at Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday May 26 on site in the recently sold modern mansion at 11 Knutsford Street, Balwyn.

Bouvard, who often painted under the pseudonym Marc Aldine, was best known for his portrayal of Venetian canal scenes – painted in warm tones and hazy light that often accompanies the setting sun.

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Abacus Auctions

Phar Lap auction collection memories of a distant racing past

Australian turf legend Phar Lap is again in the headlines with the auction of a collection of his memorabilia through Abacus Auctions latest Melbourne sporting memorabilia sale from 11am Sunday May 19 at 19A Hampshire Road, Glen Waverley.

The Phar Lap auction collection, comprising 56 lots, belongs to avid stamp, antique toy and horse racing collector Dario Dicarla – who was kicked out of school aged 15 when he was caught at the TAB.

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EJ Ainger

Art, porcelain and furniture among the goodies at Aingers auction

A comprehensive range of Australian and international art will greet auction goers to E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday May 14 at 433 Bridge Rod, Richmond.

Some of the more appealing paintings include Tony Irving’s The Old Wagon (lot 619) and a gilt framed oil of fishing boats (lot 660).

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Philips Auctions

Melbourne jewellery auction to aid Perth charity

Ninety-two-year-old Perth widow Ruth Foreman has decided to auction more than 100 pieces of jewellery – most left by her jeweller father – and donate the proceeds to a women’s charity in Western Australia.

Her main reason for doing so is that she has no children to leave the pieces to and would like them to be of public benefit.

The jewellery collection will be sold through Philips Auctions jewellery auction from 6pm Monday May 6 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

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Philips Auctions

Sterling silver feast at Philips Auctions latest sale

Auction goers will be confronted by an absolute feast of sterling silver at Philips Auctions forthcoming Fine and Decorative Arts sale from 12pm Sunday May 5 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Leading the goodies is an extensive collection of English Victorian Vesta match cases (where matches are stored and can be lit by striking on the bottom of the case), collected in the 1940s and 1950s by one family who documented from where each piece came.

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Leski Auctions

Print room auction end of Melbourne era

The 2018 closing of the Joshua McClelland Print Room and the family-associated Rathdowne Galleries in Carlton is the end of an important era in Melbourne’s and Australia’s art market.

Leski Auctions has been asked to auction the paintings, prints, porcelain and furniture from 12pm Sunday May 5 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale – bringing to a close a Melbourne icon that was established in 1927 by Joshua McClelland when he set up an antiques business in his own name.

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EJ Ainger

Interesting knickknacks at Ainger auction

With its recent special sale completed and the joint venture with auctioneer Phil Caldwell over the contents and fittings of an historic Hawthorn mansion done and dusted the Sunday before Easter, E.J. Ainger is back to its regular fortnightly auctions from 9.30am Tuesday at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

There are a few knickknacks that could well interest auction goers including a very collectable ivory peacock and Chinese terracotta figure.

Among the porcelain and glassware on offer is a Moorcroft floral decorated lidded bowl and an unusual Lalique circular bowl.

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