Giant gong to ring in the auction day
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 13th October, 2015
A two-metre wide gong on an eight-metre beam from a Ballarat family and originally purchased in Asia for $46,000 is one of the more unusual items to be auctioned from 11am Sunday October 18 by Glenelg Auctions at the Ballarat Mill Markets at 9367 Western Highway Warrenheip, Ballarat.
Another is the White Chapel bronzed bell dated 1829 from the famous London foundry and bronze statue of a bull on a marble base.
The gong, bell and bull join an extensive array of superb Georgian and Victorian furniture including 10 desks, six dining settings (seating anywhere from four to 16 people), sideboards, credenzas, a secretaire bookcase, card tables, brass beds, dressing tables and mirrors.
The auction also contains fine hand knotted rugs, jewellery, glassware, antique clocks and 18 bronzes.
Auction goers will undoubtedly drool at the magnificent Murano Vaseline chandelier and there is plenty of Moorcroft, Moore Bros, Carlton Ware and Beswick porcelain from which to choose.
Among the art are works by Charles Blackman, John Kelly, Tim Storrier, Robert Dickerson, David Boyd, David Bromley, Hugh Sawrey and Pro Hart.
Of interest to racegoers is a colourful poster showing 10 of legendary trainer the late Bart Cummings 13 Melbourne Cup winners.