Huge Portland auction to attract buyers from everywhere
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 2nd April, 2014
Following its recent successful clearing sale for Peter Brummell, Glenelg Auctions is faced with another huge auction of 1600 lots from 10.30am Sunday April 6 at 109 Learmonth Street, Portland.
The auction features a comprehensive range of Australian art including six works by leading artist Hugh Sawrey, Cathleen Edkins’ Still Life – Her Garden, and paintings by Joseph Frost, Ray Crooke, Ernest Buckmaster, Tom Offord, John Eldershaw, Norman Lindsay, Basil Hadley, Follen Bishop and Taylor Ghee.
Three outstanding works by William Ricketts (including an extremely rare teapot) are another attraction, along with Albert Namatjira’s Woomera and a Central Australian bark painting.
The auction contains estate china including Royal Worcester, Beswick animals, Royal Winton, Beleek and Moorcroft.
A feature is the lifetime collection of Royal Crown Derby and Crown Devon and 30 pieces Staffordshire.
Auction goers also have the opportunity to pick up Flambé Doulton, Carton Ware, Shelley & Aynsley dinner sets, Japanese eggshell china tea sets, Royal Doulton character jugs and ruby, Vaseline and Mary Gregory items.
Antique furniture items abound and feature 42 (21 of each) sideboards and dining tables (including a splendid 150s mahogany example), credenzas, chiffoniers, bookcases, cedar and mahogany desks, chests of drawers, armoires and wardrobes.
Another attraction is the Alcock “Squatter” full size billiard table, 12 soft furnishing suites, chaise longues and clocks and clock sets.
Military buffs will be impressed with the broad collection of militaria and 19th century pistols and rifles.