McCann Auctions establishes its own jewellery department
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 4th September, 2018
Eight years after establishing Christian McCann Auctions and with a solid reputation in dealing with both high-end decorative arts and fine art, founder Christian McCann has acceded to client requests for a separate fine jewellery department within his auction premises at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.
“We have been dealing with high-end jewellery for some time and now felt like the right time to do it,” he explained. “And it is a natural progression from our decorative arts and fine art sales.”
Accordingly, noon Sunday September 9 will see the inaugural sale of 80 pieces of fine jewellery – preceded at noon the day before with the normal decorative arts auction.
Of particular note is the 18-carat white gold ring with a 1.01-carat pink sapphire as its central focus surrounded by 0.97-carat diamond cluster.
Another highlight is the 18-carat yellow gold diamond hinged half round bangle set with baguetts and brilliant cut diamonds weighing six carats.
A further attraction is the 5.33-carat ruby and diamond ring featuring g a 5-carat pink rubellite surrounded by cut diamonds.
Both Saturday and Sunday decorative arts section also carry plenty of appeal.
An outstanding French 19th century boulle bracket clock would be a worthy purchase while an interesting brass train clock on a marble base could well excite collectors.
A George III exhibition commode is the pick of the furniture items – while an eye-catching marble sculpture of two wrestlers (among four marble sculptures on offer) is not to be missed.
And for porcelain collectors, McCann says he has the best collection of Sevres seen in Melbourne in the past 20 years.