Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions

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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French Sevres collection unlikely to be seen again at auction

A world-class collection of 19th century French Sevres leads the charge atChristian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday September 27 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The Sevres collection, comprising 40 mainly ormolu mounted Celeste and Cobalt blue pieces, is unlikely to be matched in the foreseeable future.

The Sevres collection is supported by European and English porcelain, including Royal Worcester, Dresden vases and figures and rare porcelain clocks.

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McCann forced to move his on site Toorak auction

Christian McCann’s on site sale last month of the contents of the nearby property “Moonya” so impressed the owner of 15 Linlithgow Street, Toorak she was prompted to contact him to perform a similar auction at her house.

“It was only a quick settlement of the sale of the house that prevented the auction going ahead in her home,” he said.

So now the sale is being held from noon Sunday August 23 in Christian McCann Auctions room at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

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Fine art in McCann's "repeat" sale

A woman whose Mount Macedon estate auctioneer Christian McCann sold four years ago has once again asked him to dispose of the contents of her Toorak property “Moonya” on site at 6 Evans Court from midday Sunday July 12.

The auction, which also includes items from her Brisbane property, features the finest Australian art McCann claims he has had the pleasure of selling.

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Boulle furniture leads the procession at Christian McCann Auctions

Furnishings from the historic Essendon mansion Rosebank will be part of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon on Sunday June 14 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

Originally built in 1892 by Melbourne pioneer entrepreneur Thomas Napier, the mansion – complete with iron lacework return verandahs, balconies and sweeping central staircase – is a well-known local landmark and was a convent for many years before being recently restored to its former glory.

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Iconic art work hits auction scene

Two works – one of them a major painting entitled The Garden of the Graces – by famous 19th century water colourist Ebenezer Wake Cook (1843-1926) lead a strong art section at Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday May 3 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The painting was inspired by Greek mythology The Three Graces (in Roman mythology Gratiae) – goddesses of such virtues as charm, beauty and creativity.

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