February 2017


Porcelain collection the auction envy of many a passionate collector

Beautiful 1920s Wedgwood ‘Fairyland’ lustre fruit and octagonal bowls by Daisy Makeig-Jones are the highlight of an inspiring collection of quality ceramics built up over many years by passionate collectors Lachlan and Kerry Ely on their country Victorian property at Yea.

The couple’s original focus had been first period Worcester but soon moved to 20th century English ceramics like Doulton, Worcester and Wedgwood with a particular emphasis on individual designers such as Keith Murray, John Skeaping, Charles Noke, the Barlow sisters and Makeig-Jones.

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Menzies Art Brands

French master leaves lasting auction impression

Art lovers who visit Stonington mansion in Malvern over the next few days to view paintings earmarked for Menzies forthcoming February auction will be struck on entry by the strong colour and highly stylised rendering of modern urban life in French 20th century master Fernand Léger’s 1943 work China Town, which takes pride of place in the foyer.

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EJ Ainger

Comprehensive furniture range at Ainger's first 2017 auction

E.J Ainger’s first auction for the year is notable for its comprehensive range of Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s furniture from estate and private consignments throughout Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

Consignments include homes in Toorak, Camberwell, Hawthorn, South Yarra and East Melbourne, as well as Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula.

The auction, from 9.30am Tuesday February 7 at 433 Bridge Road Richmond, contains a large selection of collectables including carnival glass, Goebel, crystal, sterling silver, jewellery, ivory and walking sticks.

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