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Egyptian treasures grace Melbourne auction

A Cypriot Egyptian copper figurative mirror from the Middle Kingdom period (2030-1640 B.C.) is a major highlight of Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday September 11 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The mirror, which features in a catalogue released by Sydney-based boutique auction house and consultancy Guy Earl-Smith Art & Antiquities, is accompanied by an x-ray fluorescent report from Oxford X-Ray Fluorescence Ltd in the United Kingdom.

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Boulle furniture collection to the fore at Melbourne auction

Twenty pieces of 19th century French boulle inlaid marquetry, brass and tortoiseshell furniture in mint condition belonging to a Toorak-based doctor is a major highlight of Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday August 7 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

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Egyptian antiquities provide special auction appeal

An Egyptian limestone carved figure of a human Pharaoh headed sphinx from the Ptolemaic period 300BC-30BC join several other Egyptian antiquities at Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday June 26 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The other antiquities include two faience amulets and one faience New Year’s pilgrim flask from the late to Ptolemaic period 600-BC-300BC and two Greek silver tetradrachms of Alexander the Great 336BC-323BC.

The amulets depict Ureus the Royal Cobra and the god Isis with baby horns.

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Unique sterling silver pieces part of eclectic auction

A unique pair of sterling silver William IV rococo soup tureens, made in 1836 in Sheffield by Henry Wilkinson, is one of the major attractions of an on site Kim’s Auctions sale at 9 St Georges Road, Toorak featuring an eclectic and extensive collection built up over more than 30 years.

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Pro Hart exhibition painting an auction highlight

The Pro Hart painting The Malley Races – exhibited at the 1975 Australian Bush Series Exhibition at the Australian High Commission in Hong Kong – is one of the more interesting highlights at Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday May 22 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The painting joins works by other renowned Australian artists – including Charles Blackman, Sidney Nolan, David Boyd, Ray Crooke, David Bromley, Evan Mackley and Wykeham Perry at the auction.

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Ancient Chinese figures, sterling silver and French sculptor to bring auction crowds

The owner has lived in the same house at 15 Edwin Street, Templestowe for more than 40 years and in that time built up an extensive collection of antique furniture, paintings and collectables.

He has now moved overseas and asked Kim’s Auctions to auction the contents of the home.

The auction, which will be held on site from 11am Sunday April 17, features Chinese terra cotta figures from the Tan Dynasty (618-906AD) including a lady and a horse.

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Aristocratic sterling silver an auction feature

More than 30 pieces of quality 18th and 19th sterling silver from the one collection – including items from Baron Elphinstone presented to him by the British residents of Bombay – are the highlights of Kim’s Auctions latest sale from 11am Sunday March 13 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The two items in the collection that belonged to John Elphinstone, 13th Earl of Elphinstone, are a pair of highly important George IV English regency soup tureens containing his coat of arms.

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Museum quality Chinese ink scroll a rare auction find

A rare museum grade Ming and Qing dynasty (16th-18th century) Chinese ink scroll will be a major drawcard for auction goers at Kim’s Auctions first sale for the year from 11am Sunday February 21 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

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Superb antique silver epergne to bring collectors running

A superb George III silver epergne, made in 1762 by London silversmiths Lewis Herne & Francis Butty, will undoubtedly bring silver collectors out of the woodwork when Kim’s Auctions offers its first item for sale from 11am Sunday November 15 at 329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The epergne has been engraved with the Durrant arms for Sir Thomas Durrant of Scottow – who in 1784 was created a baronet, the year he served as High Sheriff of Norfolk.

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50-year-old priceless collection goes under the hammer

A 50-year-old collection built up by one of Melbourne’s leading businessmen will be auctioned on site from 11am Sunday at 46 Monomeath Avenue, Canterbury.

Kim’s Auctions has been asked to handle the sale which features quality sterling silver including a 1774 George III swing handle basket, a 1697 pair of William III lighthouse castors featuring the London coat of arms, a George IV oval shaped Scottish soup tureen by J McKay, an 1830 William IV ewer and basin, and George III dinner plates (London 1762) and six-piece tea service (London 1817-18).

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