November 2019

Christian McCann Auctions

Hungarian collection hits Australian auction market

The estate of a North Caulfield-based Jewish-Hungarian collector, who escaped Nazi German clutches during World War II then managed to migrate with her family to Australia before the Russian invasion of 1956, will be auctioned from noon on Sunday November 17 by Christian McCann Auctions.

The onsite sale, at 51 Rosemount Avenue North Caulfield, features the rare and untouched collection of the late Agi Gold – who returned to Budapest following the Holocaust and liberation, only to have to flee once more when Russian occupation of the country was imminent.

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EJ Ainger

Royal Doulton figures part of auction collectors delights

Royal Doulton figure collectors will be in their element next week when auctioneer John Ainger climbs the podium at E.J. Aingers 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

A large assortment of the figures and Royal Doulton display plates will go under the hammer once the auction starts at 9.30am Tuesday November 12.

Moorcroft items are another major attraction with small and large vases, a tea set for six and a display plate among the offerings.

A late Regency mahogany three-leaf dining table is among the furniture along with wrought iron and a buffet lamp.

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Gibsons Auctions

English Reformation painting brings important history to Melbourne auction

Gibson’s Auctions Spring Auction Series has delved deep into English history with its offering of a Reformation work by Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), leading portrait artist to the English court of his day.

Carrying a catalogue estimate of $15,000-$25,000, the painting (lot 119) is part of the auction house sale that begins on 10.30am Monday November 11 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

Painted about 1660, the subject matter is Margaret Waller (1627-1694), eldest child of English Parliamentary general during the 1642-45 English Civil War Sir William Waller (1597-1668).

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