November 2017

Christian McCann Auctions

A collection of auction antiques to rival the best

Long-time collector John Wade, who for many years has frequented Melbourne auction rooms, has asked Christian McCann Auctions to sell his collection at its forthcoming sale from noon Sunday November 26 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The collection joins a Parkville estate and a private estate of fine boulle furnishings, salon clocks and bronzes among the more than 600 items on offer at the auction.

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'Important art' gets new auction format

Mossgreen has launched a brand new auction format to handle, promote and sell top-end art works by Australian and international artists.

Held twice a year, they will present auction goers with a finely curated selection of rare and collectable paintings and sculptures.

The first of these ‘Important Art’ sales will be from 6.30pm Monday November 20 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

In the catalogue introduction, Mossgreen art specialist Petrit Abazi emphasises the works selected must meet three main criteria.

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Record number of Ned Kelly paintings on auction market

Collectors will have a rare chance to obtain a piece of Australian art history when 22 of iconic modern artist Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly paintings – the most ever to come to market – are auctioned from 5pm Sunday November 19 by Bonhams at NCJWA Hall, 111 Queen Street, Woollahra in Sydney.

The paintings are part of the 118-strong collection assigned from the estate of Nolan’s widow, Lady Mary Nolan, who died last year in the United Kingdom.

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Leonard Joel

International caricatures boost auction scene

Well-known international and Australian figures of the 1980s and 1990s are the focus of a collection of original caricatures by cartoonist and caricaturist Alberto Ricardo to be auctioned from 2pm Thursday November 16 through Leonard Joel at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Ricardo has contributed to Brisbane’s Courier Mail and Melbourne’s The Age and Herald Sun.

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1930 Penny a huge Australian auction attraction

An Australian 1930 penny acquired in loose change by the brother and sister vendors when they were young collectors is a major highlight of Mossgreen’s forthcoming Coins, Medals & Banknotes auction from 6pm Wednesday November 15 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Since the 1950s, the penny has been residing in their Hawthorn Press coin album and has never before been on the market.

Extremely rare, 1930 pennies were never meant to be minted and there are several theories on how they came into circulation.

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EJ Ainger

Plates and dinner services for the auction diner

Royal Crown Derby jewelled plates, carnival glass, antique glass domes and mint condition dinner services are among the highlights of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday November 14 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

A special attraction is Royal Worcester plates signed by R. Austin.

The auction also contains mid-20th century teak furniture including lounge chairs and sideboards, two fine 18th century long case clocks and lounge suites in showroom condition.  

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Historic Falls House coughs up its auction valuables

Historic Falls House at Wentworth Falls in New South Wales Blue Mountains began life in 1850 when Joseph Poll established the venue as a hotel.

Eighty years later, the building was almost destroyed by fire before being completely rebuilt and during the 1990s iconic Australian artist John Olsen and his girlfriend lived there where they set aside a room for his studio.

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