Dragons give auction added fire
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 9th February, 2017
A rare Chinese silk robe emblazoned with gold embroidered dragons is one of the highlights of Christian McCann Auctions first sale for the year in which more than 700 lots are due to go under the hammer.
The auction, from noon Sunday February 19 at 426 Burnley Street Richmond, features items consigned over six months from 120 vendors and is bound to attract plenty of auction goers.
Chief among them is a large number of Ernest Buckmaster paintings and a private collection of Pro Hart works purchased about 20 years ago.
Other Australian artists in the auction include Clifton Pugh and Norman Lindsay alongside several 19th century gilt framed European oil paintings.
Porcelain collectors should be interested in the Charles Baldwyn and John Stinton Royal Worcester vases on offer along with several fine Sevres and Meissen pieces.
The auction also contains a collection of Japanese bronzes and Satsuma and 18th and 19th century French ormolu and bronze clock sets and English 10-tube long case clocks.
Among the furniture up for grabs are several quality pieces of English George III, Regency and Victorian dining room, library and occasional pieces and ormolu mounted kingwood and carved giltwood, some featuring Sevres panels.
Oriental works of art are another auction feature including fine watercolours, carved ivory groups, jade and porcelain.
Other auction attractions include rare 19th century antique bronze and marble sculptures by important artists and original Louis Vuitton cases.