August 2019

Deutscher and Hackett

Large private Roy de Maistre collection to go under the hammer

One of Australia’s largest private collections of Roy de Maistre paintings will be offered for auction from 7pm Wednesday August 28 by Deutscher and Hackett at Sydney’s Cell Block Theatre, National Art School in Forbes Street, Darlinghurst.

Part of Glen Iris couple the late Ken and Joan Plomley collection of modernist art and comprising the first 36 lots in the auction, the paintings were assembled largely because of the former’s close connection with the de Mestre family through his great-uncle Etienne de Mestre, Roy’s father.

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EJ Ainger

Collaborative auction for Melbourne jewellery lovers

Who would have thought that a man who cut his teeth as a child on the rugby field (including playing for Melbourne’s Scotch College, Victoria and as an Australian junior) then won a gridiron football scholarship to Arizona State College would end up as one of Australia’s leading jewellery experts.

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EJ Ainger

Porcelain a feature at Ainger auction

A comprehensive range of porcelain and dinner settings are the highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday August 13 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction also contains large concrete garden urns, lion heads and other garden furniture including an interesting wired sculptured shelf.

One of the more intriguing items is a six-panel Japanese screen featuring women in traditional Japanese costumes.

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Leski Auctions

"Lost" Bradman bat turns up at Australian auction

Australia’s cricketing icon and batting legend Sir Donald Bradman still attracts an enormous amount of public attention – even though it is more than 70 years since he last competed at international level.

With a batting average of 99.94, he is regarded as the greatest batsmen to ever live and, although he died in February 2001, every time a cricketing item or piece of memorabilia he owned comes onto the market collector hearts appear to beat just a little faster.

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