June 2014

EJ Ainger

Luxury estate items up for grabs

Retro and period furniture items sourced from luxurious estates in and around Melbourne are E.J. Ainger’s latest auction highlights from 9.30am Tuesday June 17 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Many of them are fine antique furniture pieces from France, England and Australia.

The auction also contains elegant Italian style pieces along with genuine Persian and Turkish rugs, paintings, prints and porcelain.

Other items to interest auction goers include sterling silver, crystal, brass and copper and dinner and tea services.

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Leonard Joel

Jewellery auction aims to intrigue

From 6.30pm Monday June 16, Leonard Joel has a jewellery auction featuring a loose fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 2.2 carats with a catalogue estimate of $25,000-$35,000.

Other strong attractions include a diamond riviere necklace, a diamond ring by Canturi and diamond line bracelet.

There also is a range of wristwatches including a Piaget gold example, a Patek Philippe, a Chanel and ladies Jaeger, Cartier, Rolex and Tag Heuer specimens.


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Philips Auctions

Antarctic explorer to bring out history buffs

A gold pocket watch, compass and family photos once belonging to geologist Professor Griffith Taylor (1880-1963), a surviving member of British explorer Robert Scott’s ill-fated 1910-1913 Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica, will be a major drawcard for Philips Auctions jewellery auction from 6pm Monday June 16 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. 

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Philips Auctions

Transported to auction history

A rare 1860s southern Chinese lacquered wood palanquin acquired several years ago from an old Tasmanian collection will be a major highlight of Philips Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday June 15 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Palanquins were mainly used for transporting members of the aristocracy, protecting them from dust and dirt and hot and cold weather during their travels.

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Silver, porcelain and toys a big auction drawcard

A late 1800s Continental silver candelabra estimated to be worth between $4000 and $6000 is a major highlight of Young’s Auctions latest sale from 9.30am Friday June 13 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The auction also contains a strong collection of Lladro porcelain figures and a suite of Waterford crystal and Stuart crystal glasses.

Keen collectors will be interested in the comprehensive collection of model cars from the 1930s to the present day and kitchenalia items such as rolling pins from the Great Depression era.

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