June 2022

Menzies Art Brands

Rare religious painting centrepiece of Australian art auction

In a somewhat unusual move for the Australian art auction scene, a rare and significant religious painting by Justin O’Brien (1917-1996) entitled Madonna c1959 (lot 26) appears for the first time on the secondary market and is the centrepiece of Menzies forthcoming sale from 6.30pm Wednesday June 29 at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.

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Philips Auctions

Australia's largest ever gold jewellery collection to go under the hammer

Following a protracted legal battle among family members, Australia’s biggest ever gold, silver and jewellery auction – featuring more than 10,000 items that belonged to gold merchant the late Peter Davis– will be held online each day from 10am Monday June 27 to Thursday June 30 through Melbourne-based Philips Auctions at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

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Leski Auctions

Pottery a big part of historical Australian auction

Pottery lovers will be delighted to see the late John Stephens collection hit the auction market when Melbourne-based Leski Auctions holds its two-day Australian & Historical sale from 10am Saturday June 25, continuing from 10am Sunday June 26, at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

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Gibsons Auctions

Significant Australian artist works in affordable art auction

Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions is giving art lovers and those looking to enter the market for the first time the opportunity to pick up works by significant Australian artists at its timed Winter Art Online auction to be held from 10am Monday June 20 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

The paintings and editions, all with estimates in the several hundreds of dollars range, feature such luminaries as Sidney Nolan (1917-1992), Clarice Beckett (1887-1935), Anne Hall, Pro Hart (1928-2006) and Louis Kahan (1905-2002).

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Christian McCann Auctions

English porcelain, silver and clock collection to tempt Melbourne auction buyers

A fine collection of English 18th century porcelain, sterling silver, clocks and telescopes assembled over the past 45 years by Melbourne collector Paul Mitchell will hit the auction market from 12pm Sunday June 19 through Christian McCann Auctions at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

The impending sale follows Paul’s decision to follow his book binding passion and head to England to further pursue it.

Complementing the Mitchell collection is a selection of English Regency and George III furniture and fine Australian and English art.

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