September 2017

Leonard Joel

Old books make worthwhile auction reading

Early editions of novels by famous Victorian English author Charles Dickens and manuscripts dating back to the 15th century are among Leonard Joel’s Specialist Books auction – featuring a gentleman’s art and reference library – from 2pm Thursday September 28 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The three Dickens novels on offer include the well-known works David Copperfield, Bleak House and Martin Chuzzlewit.

A writer and social critic, Dickens lived from 1812 to 1870 and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

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EJ Ainger

Auction a reminder of the great novelist Charles Dickens

Reminders of the famous English author Charles Dickens will be on show at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction when a Victorian mahogany Charles Dickens desk goes under the hammer from 9.30am Tuesday September 26 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

A writer and social critic, Dickens lived from 1812 to 1870 and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. 

His notable works include The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.

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Fine Art Auctions

Massive carved jade boulder an auction marvel

A giant two-coloured early to mid-20th century carved Chinese jade boulder weighing a massive 400 kilograms is the highlight of auctioneer Phil Caldwell’s forthcoming on site auction from 11am Sunday September 24 at 25 Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick.

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Leonard Joel

Rare Persian rugs to appeal to auction goers

A superfine Isfahan pure Persian Caspian silk ground rug is a major highlight of Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Specialist Rugs auction from 2pm Thursday September 21 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The rug, which features the traditional “tree of life” design, is a master weaver Hossain Mohammadi Atelier creation of 700,000 knots per square metre and carries a catalogue estimate of $7000-$8000.

Other rugs of note in the auction include a superfine Bidjar Tekkab Kork wool pile – a rare and collectable superfine weave of approximately 600,000 knots per square metre.

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Mossgreen

Greek collection treasures make for appealing auction

An eclectic collection of antiquities and other treasures, which had its origins in early 20th century Greece, will be auctioned by Mossgreen from noon Wednesday September 20 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

In 1912, George Paschalis founded the Archaephylakion Museum in Samos following the fall of the Ottoman Empire to protect and house the cultural heritage of the Greek island.

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Mossgreen

Australian auction market to benefit from international art collection

One of Britain’s most significant collectors has entrusted Australian auction house Mossgreen to auction his international contemporary art collection from 6.30pm Sunday September 17 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale. 

Although highly likely to attract interest from international collectors, the sale entitled A Contemporary Vision also will give Australian art lovers the rare chance to see first hand some of the more significant names in international contemporary art.

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Leonard Joel

Print out the famous artist names at auction

Auction goers will have the opportunity to purchase affordable works by some of Australia’s leading artists when Leonard Joel’s latest Specialist Prints auction gets underway from 11.30am Thursday September 14 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Leading lights include David Boyd, Charles Blackman, Garry Shead, John Olsen, Lloyd Rees, John Brack, Sidney Nolan, Tracey Moffatt, Norman Lindsay and Narelle Autio – as well as British-born Damien Hirst and Hungarian/French artist Victor Vasarely (1908-1997).

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EJ Ainger

Nicholas Dattner tables hit the auction airwaves

Two dining tables by the legendary Australian furniture maker Nicholas Dattner will be up for grabs at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday September 12 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Dattner, who hung up his mitre in 2008 after 25 years in business to pursue other goals in life, was an unashamed promoter of timber furniture and offered what he modestly called “the most beautiful tables in the world”.

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