August 2021

Christian McCann Auctions

Incredible jade pieces hit Australian auction scene

Some of the best jade pieces seen in Australia are among an immense collection of Oriental treasures to be auctioned from 12pm Sunday September 5 by Christian McCann Auctions at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

This is a change in auction date necessitated by the latest Victorian COVID-19 lockdown scheduled to end midnight Thursday September 2.

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Leski Auctions

Auction items reflect the beauty of their Australian home

Items coming to auction from the Foster Collection at the magnificent 1930s Mount Eliza mansion Dendron House are a true reflection of its beauty.

The home has been in the Foster family for six decades and each of the items being offered by Leski Auctions from 2pm Sunday September 5 is, in the words of the auction house, “new to the auction market”.

Each lot has been in the family for years with many arriving with Dr Bryan Foster and his family in the 1930s when they arrived from England.

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Fine Arts Auctions

An Australian transport magnate remembered at auction

Items from the prestigious Achilles III motor super yacht, owned by former transport magnate the late Doug Kefford, will be an important part of three major deceased estates to be auctioned online from 11am Sunday August 29 by auctioneer Phil Caldwell.

Because of current Victorian COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, all viewing is online and items can be purchased either by bidding online, over the phone or as absentee bids.

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Gibsons Auctions

An Australian socialite auction collection to remember

Ongoing Victorian COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have not prevented Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions from holding its Winter Auction Series which features the collection of leading Melbourne socialite the late Billie Tyrrell, whose former Naval lieutenant husband Harry founded National Can Industries.

Born in 1924 in Malvern, Billie spent most of her early life at Katanga, an elegant home designed by famous architect Harold Desbrowe-Annear for her prominent lawyer father Wesley Armstrong Ince.

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Leski Auctions

Stunnning silver epergne shines brightly at Melbourne auction

Around the time that Captain James Cook was exploring the east coast of Australia, London silversmith Emick Romer was making a sterling silver epergne centrepiece stunning in its beauty and now considered extremely rare.

The son of Norwegian goldsmith Michelson Romer, Emick was apprenticed in 1749 and is believed to have left Norway sometime after 1751.

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