Ballarat Mill Markets auction venue for Glenelg Auctions
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 16th September, 2015
The Ballarat Mill Markets will be a first time venue for Glenelg Auctions (normally based in Portland) latest sale over two days from 11am Saturday September 19 and Sunday September 20.
The markets are located at 9367 Western Highway Warrenheip, Ballarat.
According to auctioneer Brian O’Halloran, the auction items are among the finest offerings he has seen in country Victoria and feature a remarkable array of interesting collectables and memorabilia.
Day one concentrates on rustic memorabilia while Sunday is more antique furniture, porcelain, art, jewellery, silver, glassware, clocks, handcrafted rugs, ivory, marble and bronze figures.
Among the rustic items are Furphy tanks, ploughs, butter churns, separators, early machinery, wall plaques, enamel signs, old radios, toy trains and cars, wagon wheels and trotting sulkies and 70 pieces of Coalbrookdale outdoor and garden furniture.
Other features include antique guns (including an ornate Spanish percussion Fowler made in 1847 for a Paulina in Spanish Eibar), swords, knives, bayonets, an Anglo-Saxon battle axe and a collection of cricketing icon Don Bradman memorabilia.
The antique furniture includes Georgian, Victorian and early Australian cedar and features dining tables, chairs, sideboards, dumb waiters, beds, bookcases, games and occasional tables and a high quality 19th century grandfather clock in working order.
The porcelain features Moorcroft, Royal Worcester, Royal Doulton, Carltonware – and superb Moore Brothers lamps and clocks and six outstanding William Ricketts items.
Australian artists represented include works by Hugh Sawrey, Tom Roberts, Pro Hart, Ernest Buckmaster, David Bromley and Rubery Bennett.