Philips Auctions

Philips Auctions

Museum quality porcelain collection an auction rarity

An internationally significant Australian-based early English porcelain collection – the result of decades of research and acquisition – should give serious collectors the opportunity of a lifetime when it is auctioned from noon Sunday July 30 by Philips Auctions at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern Victoria as a pre-cursor to the company’s normal decorative arts sale.

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Boulle clock and Chinese screen major auction drawcards

A 1730s baroque gilt bronze boulle clock and an eight-leaf double sided Chinese coromandel screen from the late Qing dynasty are two of the highlights at Philips Auctions latest auction from noon Sunday July 31 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The eight-day clock, complete with the maker’s mark De Lorme of Paris, contains enamel cartouches and Roman numerals upon a gilt dial bearing the “Sun King” emblem. 

Another intriguing item is a fine antique Chinese bronze vase with timber base, also from the Qing dynasty.

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Queen's goldsmith creations in decorative arts auction

Several Stuart Devlin silver creations will be the highlight of Philips Auctions first decorative arts sale for 2016 when auctioneer Tony Philips climbs the podium at noon on Sunday February 14 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Eighty-four-year-old Geelong-born gold and silversmith Devlin is famous for winning the competition to design Australia’s decimal coinage and for his appointment in 1982 as goldsmith and jeweller to Queen Elizabeth II.

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Antique brooches for enthusiastic collectors

Two antique brooches – one a butterfly diamond and sapphire bought in 1923 in Paris and featured on the auction catalogue cover – are major drawcards for Philips Auctions first jewellery sale for 2016 from 6pm Monday February 15 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The other (on the inside cover) is a diamond brooch made by the vendor’s grandfather who was a jeweller.

The auction contains a quality selection of ruby rings and earrings that auction goers can be comfortable bidding for knowing they are in excellent condition.

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An auction bonanza for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, Philips Auctions final decorative arts sale for the year features a plethora of items that would make ideal presents for family and friends.

The auction, from noon Sunday December 6 at 47 Glenferrie Road Malvern, features quality items from a Melbourne philanthropist that include a stunning French commode, ormolu pier table, two vitrines and porcelain by Royal Worcester, Dresden and Limoge such as lemon and pink eggs and vases by Grainger & Co and Royal Dux.

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Art deco auction diamonds could become a girl's best friend

An art deco diamond bracelet (lot 86), earrings (lot 138) and brooch (lot 98) in platinum are some of the more intriguing items at Philips Auctions forthcoming jewellery sale from 6pm Monday October 26 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The intricate work needed to create all three items is reflected in the catalogue estimates – the bracelet listed at $12,500-$15,000, while the brooch and earrings are respectively $1300-$1800 and $5000-$7000.

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Unique dinner gong to intrigue auction goers

A mid-20th century Ethiopian hippopotamus tooth and silver dinner gong is a unique auction item in what is rapidly becoming one of Philips Auctions more unusual sales - earmarked for noon Sunday October 25 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Auciton goers should also find a late Qing Dynasty (late 19th to early 20th century) large Cantonese pedestal bowl of great interest.

Limited edition boxed unusual shaped Limoges porcelain decanters are another major feature of this rather eclectic decorative fine arts sale.

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Auction jewellery makes a great Christmas present

With Christmas only a few months away, buyers are already turning their attention to Christmas presents – and jewellery is always a strong contender, particularly if pieces can be purchased at reasonable auction prices.

Philips Auctions forthcoming jewellery sale, from 6pm Monday September 7 at 47 Glenferrie Road Malvern, is the perfect opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for wives, partners and girlfriends – or is simply a great place to add to existing collections.

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Australian artists feature in Armadale estate auction

An Armadale estate with paintings from the likes of Australian artists 1969 Archibald Prize winner Ray Crooke, Albert Tucker and Bill Coleman should draw the auction crowds to Philips Auctions latest sale from noon Sunday September 6 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. 

Tucker’s Parrot in burnt landscape is typical of his ongoing fascination with birds during his lifetime and carries a catalogue estimate of $16,000-$20,000.

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Investment and gift jewellery a great auction purchase

Philips Auctions forthcoming jewellery sale from 6pm Monday August 3 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern continues a strong trend in this area for the auction house as vendors look to sell some of their more significant pieces for Spring. 

Quality is once more the catchcry as, under the watchful eye of resident gemmologist Tanya Philips, Philips Auctions furthers its reputation as an ideal venue to purchase jewellery valuable for both investment purposes and as the perfect gift.

According to Tanya Philips, quality offerings are more important than aesthetic appeal.

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