Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions

Historic Hawthorn mansion venue for grand auction

One of Hawthorn’s original grand Victorian mansions “Crossakiel” is the setting for Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday November 6 when the entire contents of the property will go under the hammer.

Built in 1886 by Richard Gutheridge, the mansion at 26 Kooyongkoot Road was bought two years later by merchant Randal James Alcock – believed to be a son of Henry Alcock who in 1853 migrated to Australia with his family and established the highly successful and internationally famous billiard manufacturing company Alcock’s in Melbourne.

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Chinese auction treasures in Victorian English setting

Normally found in a more familiar Asian setting, a collection of Ming Dynasty polychrome carved Buddhas, Chinese ivory and jade will feature prominently in one of Melbourne’s historic Victorian English mansions as part of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday September 18.

The mansion is located at 878 High Street, Armadale and other important Chinese treasures on show include a signed pair of iron Cheng Hua period temple Guanyins.

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Rare sculpture provides auction appeal

A rare 19th century marble sculpture is one of the appealing items for auction goers at Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday August 21 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

Signed antique bronze figures and figure groups are among other sculptured attractions – along with a solid selection of antique Chinese and Japanese carved ivory figures.

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Toorak mansion gives up its auction treasures

Furniture and collectables from one of Melbourne’s most prestigious Toorak mansions will be auctioned on site at 159 Kooyong Road from noon Sunday June 26 by Christian McCann Auctions.

Sergeant Major Tivey built Nauroy at the beginning of the 20th century after returning from the Boer War and when he died his daughter turned the home into a boarding house.

Boarding house guests included members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

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Emu Bottom gives up its treasures

Emu Bottom – Victoria’s oldest existing farmhouse – is giving up its antique treasures in a special auction to be conducted on site at Homestead Way, Sunbury by Christian McCann Auctions from noon Sunday May 29.

Well-known these days as a wedding reception centre, husband and wife owners Hedley and Jan Elliott have decided to lease the property and as a result are disposing of the existing furnishings.

Built in 1836 by pioneer and one of Melbourne’s founders George Evans (1785-1876), the homestead was situated on one of the large squatting runs in the area.

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Four months of organisation brings its own auction rewards

Christian McCann has been flat out organising his latest auction – a challenging task over four months involving 800 items and 150 vendors.

The result is a sale over which auction goers and collectors should be rubbing their hands with glee.

A major highlight is an important palatial Ming Dynasty carved polychrome Quan Yin and a fine collection of jewellery and sterling silver.

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Historic Moonee Ponds home scene of classic auction

One of Moonee Ponds most architecturally significant homes will be the venue for Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming auction from noon Sunday March 20.

Rosherville, at 73 Holmes Road, was built in 1888 and has been the home of the Eastgate family for the past 72 years.

The family is now selling the house (auction April 30 by Jellis Craig) and has asked auctioneer Christian McCann to auction the contents.

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The late Ray Crooke to be tested at auction

Three (including one large) paintings by Australian artist the late Ray Crooke will feature in Christian McCann’s first auction for 2016 from noon February 21 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

One of Australia’s leading landscape artists, famous particularly for his serene views of Islander people and ocean landscapes based on the art of Paul Gauguin, Crooke died in December last year aged 93.

Although not usually recognised for his portraits, he won the 1969 Archibald Prize with a painting of novelist George Johnston.

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Time doesn't stop - not even for an auction

Christian McCann Auctions final sale for 2015 – from noon Sunday December 6 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond – caps off a highly successful year for the auction house.

This last auction will offer what auctioneer Christian McCann describes as “without doubt the finest French furniture on the open market, superb French antique porcelain, Australian art, antique clocks and antique bronze sculptures – and should not be missed by any serious collector”.

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Auction in magnificent country estate setting

A magnificent garden on just over one hectare in Sassafras is the setting for Christian McCann’s latest fine and decorative arts auction from noon Sunday October 25.

This country estate and garden – Wynchelm at 10 The Crescent – has been intricately planned and developed over the past 50 years by the Fletcher family – and is now recognised as one of the finest homes and gardens ever created in the Dandenong Ranges.

The centrepiece attraction is a three-tiered lake complete with Parisian walking bridge traversing it.

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