Antique clocks and jewellery among Christmas gift auction goodies

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 20th November, 2020

Antique clocks including a William and Mary style ebonised mantel timepiece (lot 46) and a Delft clock with French mechanism (lot 57) are among the highlights of Philips Auctions timed online fine and decorative arts and jewellery auctions, both of which end at 12pm Monday November 23 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

To the relief of many auction goers, viewing is now live with the auction rooms open from 9am-5pm Friday and 12pm-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Silver from several collectors is another strong auction attraction with tureens, flatware, vinaigrettes and card cases on offer.

Of particular note is a delightful pair of Spanish silver and glass bird cruets (lot 177) and a George I armorial salver (lot 186).

Porcelain collectors will impressed with the range which includes Sevres, Meissen – in particular a 19th century figural group (lot 350) – Bow, a beautiful shell encrusted sweet meat dish (lot 386) appeals, early Coalport, Spode, Chamberlain, Worcester, Alcock, Rockingham, Flight Barr & Barr and several fine quality Royal Worcester pieces such as an exquisite mask (lot 395).

Portrait miniatures, antique boxes and tea caddies add to the mix while among the Australian artworks are two fine Pro Harts (lots 436 and 441), Flight at the Camp and Rural scene with slab hut, and David Boyd (442), The Joy of the Sunflower.

Among the excellent English and French furniture is an exceptional suite of eight George IV dining chairs (lot 484) in the manner of Gillows, a brass inlaid Regency games table (lot 502) and a Pleyel double manual harpsichord (lot 509) once owned by early 20th century virtuoso Wanda Landowski.

Philips head of jewellery Tanya Philips is equally thrilled about now being able to offer items with full live viewing.

A major drawcard is the extremely stylish and very difficult to source Cartier Nigeria ring (lot 83) with an approximate US$40,000 replacement cost.

There is a large selection of predominantly 1970s to present Georg Jensen jewellery from one estate, with lots 64, 67 and 79 of particular note, and iconic pieces from Melbourne jeweller the late Gary Bradley (lots 50, 54 and 58 are typical).

Those buyers looking for Christmas gifts will be enamoured with diamond set pieces including colliers and line bracelets such as lots 84 and 165.  

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