French Sevres collection unlikely to be seen again at auction

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 22nd September, 2015

A world-class collection of 19th century French Sevres leads the charge atChristian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday September 27 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The Sevres collection, comprising 40 mainly ormolu mounted Celeste and Cobalt blue pieces, is unlikely to be matched in the foreseeable future.

The Sevres collection is supported by European and English porcelain, including Royal Worcester, Dresden vases and figures and rare porcelain clocks.

There are other 19th century timepieces – both French and English – to whet auction goer appetites.

These include exceptional bronze and marble timepieces, Boulle and English bracket clocks, rare carriage clocks and a superb tall mahogany long case example.

The range of antique French bronze figures and groups by important sculptors will set the auction room humming – while an exceptional collection of Japanese antique bronze vases and figures and rare incense burner have to be seen to be believed.

Furniture lovers won’t miss out with a fine array of French antique furniture on offer including ormolu mounted Boulle, gilt mirrors, marquetry inlaid commodes, tables, cabinets and an exceptional three-door vitrine from which to choose.

One of the more appealing pieces is an 18th century drop front secretaire by Vassou JME.

There also is a fine collection of English George III mahogany including an outstanding sideboard, card tables and kettle stands.

Chinese furniture includes original hand-painted scrolls and panels and a range of jade and ivory.

Works by various Australian artists are featured in the auction – including Pro Hart, J.A. Turner, Albert Namatjira, David Boyd and John Glover. 

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