March 2019

Menzies Art Brands

Australian colonial artist's rare works excite Sydney auction interest

Rare and substantial works by an accomplished Australian colonial artist, providing new perspectives on important aspects of mid-19th century Australian art and life, will be auctioned from 6.30pm Thursday March 28 by Menzies at its Sydney gallery at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

Thomas Tyrwhitt Balcombe (1810-1861) was a well-known colonial identity, field surveyor and professional artist who won many awards and medals for his efforts – and whose works until recently were few and far between.

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EJ Ainger

Melbourne Ainger auction a reminder for grocery shopping regulars

Those auction goers who knew Eaglemont identity the late Ivan Mason – until March 2013 for four decades the friendly face behind the IGA counter in Silverdale Road – will have the chance to obtain a reminder of his smiling visage when his furniture and effects are auctioned from 9.30am Tuesday March 19 by E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd at 433 Bridge Rod, Richmond.

Ivan, who lived just up the road from the store that as owner and manager became a large part of his life, died aged 77 in April 2017 – a little over four years after his retirement.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Linke commode a major Melbourne auction feature

A 19th century commode signed by master cabinetmaker Francois Linke is one of the more important French furniture pieces to be auctioned from noon Sunday March 17 by Christian McCann Auctions at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond as part of the company’s forthcoming antiques, fine art, porcelain and sculpture sale.

The auction will be preceded at the same venue by a fine quality jewellery sale from 4pm Saturday March 16 featuring rings, necklaces, brooches and bracelets.

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EJ Ainger

HMS Bounty share certificate an historical auction attraction

A certificate for 10,000 $1 shares in the replica of HMS Bounty’s visit to Australia’s 1988 Bicentenary is one of the more intriguing items at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday March 5 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Dated April 16, 1986, the certificate (number 14) was issued to Rowbar Pty Ltd and refers to the bicentenary of the colonisation of New South Wales in 1788 during the reign of King George III.

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