Kim's Auctions

Kim's Auctions

Rare guitars in musical mix for Melbourne auction

Three rare and unusual American guitars should bring collectors running to Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday September 2 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

All are owned by the one vendor. One of the guitars is a rare 1978 limited edition specimen by Adamas Ovation, while the other two are a Jazz Bass (Bass Fender) and 1988 Rickenbacker.

The auction contains several other strong attractions including an 1860s council hall table mirror and a single owner collection of more than 100 Sevres and Mason porcelain vases, dishes and other items.

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Kew auction to attract collectors

Kew resident Henry Tang is selling his 1930s two-storey Tudor-style home at 75 Studley Park Road and has asked Kim’s Auctions to handle the sale of the contents.

As a result, the onsite auction will be held from 11am Sunday July 22 and features a comprehensive range of antiques and collectables.

One of the more impressive features is a 20th century Italian gilt blackamoor lamp with matching glass coffee table.

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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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Colonial artists among Melbourne auction attractions

A John Glover watercolour entitled Fishermen is one of the highlights of Kim’s Auctions latest sale from 11am Sunday April 29 on site at 711 Toorak Road, Kooyong.

Glover (1767-1849) was an English-born Australian artist known as the “father of Australian landscape painting”.

Arriving in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) on his 64th birthday with a strong reputation as a landscape painter, Glover is best known for his Tasmanian landscapes.

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Classic Ferrari Dino hits the Australian auction market

Mark Eddy was thrilled when he won the 2011 Australian GT Championship in an Audi R8 LMS he brought specially from Europe.

It was the first time Audi had won a national championship anywhere in the world and the first time this particular model had been off the Continent.

For Eddy, it was his second taste of victory in the event – having won the 2008 Australian GT Championship in a Lamborghini GT3 Gallardo.

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Auction wine collection discovered in cellar of demolished home

A 300-bottle wine collection – discovered by accident in the cellar of a demolished Melbourne home – is a strong highlight of Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday August 27 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The collection contains leading Australian wines including several bottles of 1995 and 1996 Penfolds Grange, 1992 Henschke Hill of Grace, 1994-1997 Rockford Basket Press, and 1995 and 1996 Pipers Brook.

International brands include 1998 Chateau Deson and 1993 Pol Roger champagne.

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An auction feast of antiquities

A huge line up of antiquities is a striking feature of Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 111am Sunday July 23 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood in Victoria.

One of the major highlights is the upper section of an Egyptian cedar wood and bronze inlay anthropoid sarcophagus lid about 600B.C. from the Late Period Dynasty XXVI.

A solid cedar casing for a nobleman, the sarcophagus is gesso covered and painted with a black tripartite wig, visage in red – the lips drawn into a slight smile above a rounded chin and false beard.

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Museum quality silver an auction treasure

A museum quality George IV regency table candelabrum centrepiece, hallmarked London 1829 and by royal silversmith at the time Benjamin Smith, is the outstanding attraction among a collection of quality sterling silver for auction from 11am Sunday May 7.

The sale, at Kim’s Auctions 327-329 Warrigal Road Burwood, features a highly decorative museum quality sterling silver George II two handled cup and cover hallmarked London 1753 and a rare George II fines cast cake basket by master Huguenot silversmith Ayme Videau, dated London 1746.

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Valentine vases among auction highlights

Two large Valentine vases are among the highlights of Kim’s Auctions forthcoming on site sale at 15 Gardiner Road, Hawthorn from 11am Sunday April 2.

Owners of the large home have now moved overseas and all contents must be sold at the auction.

The 45-centimetre high vases come from the Valentine factory, founded in 1832 in the central Pyrenees town of Saint-Gaudens on the banks of the River Garonne.

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Sterling silver auction a must for collectors

A pair of museum quality George III regency covered tureens is the highlight of a significant collection of English sterling silver to be auctioned at Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday November 20 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The tureens, hallmarked London 1811 by Thomas Robbins, feature incised swirled decoration and applied heavy casting of a floral carouche surrounding a contemporary noble coat of arms supported on four feet complete with lion motifs.

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