EJ Ainger

Auction a reminder of the great novelist Charles Dickens

Reminders of the famous English author Charles Dickens will be on show at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction when a Victorian mahogany Charles Dickens desk goes under the hammer from 9.30am Tuesday September 26 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

A writer and social critic, Dickens lived from 1812 to 1870 and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. 

His notable works include The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.

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Fine Art Auctions

Massive carved jade boulder an auction marvel

A giant two-coloured early to mid-20th century carved Chinese jade boulder weighing a massive 400 kilograms is the highlight of auctioneer Phil Caldwell’s forthcoming on site auction from 11am Sunday September 24 at 25 Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick.

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Leonard Joel

Rare Persian rugs to appeal to auction goers

A superfine Isfahan pure Persian Caspian silk ground rug is a major highlight of Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Specialist Rugs auction from 2pm Thursday September 21 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The rug, which features the traditional “tree of life” design, is a master weaver Hossain Mohammadi Atelier creation of 700,000 knots per square metre and carries a catalogue estimate of $7000-$8000.

Other rugs of note in the auction include a superfine Bidjar Tekkab Kork wool pile – a rare and collectable superfine weave of approximately 600,000 knots per square metre.

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Mossgreen

Greek collection treasures make for appealing auction

An eclectic collection of antiquities and other treasures, which had its origins in early 20th century Greece, will be auctioned by Mossgreen from noon Wednesday September 20 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

In 1912, George Paschalis founded the Archaephylakion Museum in Samos following the fall of the Ottoman Empire to protect and house the cultural heritage of the Greek island.

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Mossgreen

Australian auction market to benefit from international art collection

One of Britain’s most significant collectors has entrusted Australian auction house Mossgreen to auction his international contemporary art collection from 6.30pm Sunday September 17 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale. 

Although highly likely to attract interest from international collectors, the sale entitled A Contemporary Vision also will give Australian art lovers the rare chance to see first hand some of the more significant names in international contemporary art.

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Leonard Joel

Print out the famous artist names at auction

Auction goers will have the opportunity to purchase affordable works by some of Australia’s leading artists when Leonard Joel’s latest Specialist Prints auction gets underway from 11.30am Thursday September 14 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Leading lights include David Boyd, Charles Blackman, Garry Shead, John Olsen, Lloyd Rees, John Brack, Sidney Nolan, Tracey Moffatt, Norman Lindsay and Narelle Autio – as well as British-born Damien Hirst and Hungarian/French artist Victor Vasarely (1908-1997).

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EJ Ainger

Nicholas Dattner tables hit the auction airwaves

Two dining tables by the legendary Australian furniture maker Nicholas Dattner will be up for grabs at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday September 12 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Dattner, who hung up his mitre in 2008 after 25 years in business to pursue other goals in life, was an unashamed promoter of timber furniture and offered what he modestly called “the most beautiful tables in the world”.

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Leonard Joel

Affordable auction art for veterans and beginners

Leonard Joel’s forthcoming fine art auction offers an affordable and desirable range of contemporary, modern, aboriginal, international art and sculpture suitable for both veteran art collectors and those entering the market for the first time.

Beginning at 6.30pm Tuesday September 5 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, one of the more intriguing and eye-catching works is Tim Storrier’s Palette 1982 – comprising mixed media with found objects.

Interesting is Still Life With Fruit 1866 by colonial artist W.E.D. Stuart (1826-1873). 

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Mossgreen

Burch photographic collection among fine auction art works

The photographic collection of distinguished Australian arts administrator Peter Burch is part of Mossgreen’s forthcoming Fine Australian & International Art auction from 6.30pm Monday September 4 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale in Melbourne, Victoria.

The first professional administrator of Victorian Opera and state manager for more than three decades of Musica Viva Australia, his interest in the visual arts is most clearly demonstrated through the accumulation of important photographic images.

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Leonard Joel

Cocktail jewellery to dazzle the auction market

Cocktail jewellery is the theme for Leonard Joel’s forthcoming quarterly Fine Jewellery auction following a regular client – who over the years has amassed a wonderful and eclectic collection of this type of piece – consigning several items to the sale.

Of the 35 items (lots 340-375) the collector has consigned to the auction, from 6pm on Monday September 4 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, a gold, ruby and diamond brooch (lot 365) with stylised floral design featuring round cut rubies to the stamen and diamond detail to the leaves, is typical of his discerning eye.  

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