Rare art to attract buyers to New Year auction
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 1st January, 2014
Rare Australian art will be among the major drawcards for Amanda Addams Auctions first sale for 2014 from 6.30pm Monday January 6 at 344 High Street, Kew.
Items for the auction are from the estate of Marjory Stillwell in Balwyn North and properties in Canterbury, Camberwell, Mornington and Trafalgar.
Artists include Tim Storrier, Garry Shead, Ken Johnson, Max Mannix, Pro Hart, David Armfield, Colin Parker, Ric Elliot, Evan Mackley, John Dollery, Cyril Dillon, Robyn Collier, John Dudley, Ewald and Oscar Namatjira, Otto Pareroultja, H.H. Calvert, Robert Wilson and A.W. Weedon.
Of particular note is John Dollery’s oil on canvas called Shipwreck, Max Mannix’s oil on board entitled Country Kids and Garry Shead’s collograph The Awakening.
Ceramic and pottery items from the 18th and 19th centuries include the Hungarian makers Zsolnay, Wiener Werkstatte, Moorcroft, retro Troika, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert, Royal Worcester, Wedgwood, Satsuma, Susie Cooper and Carlton Ware.
Bound to attract buyer attention is the rare late 19th century Russian silver and hand painted icon and the Zsolnay Eosin ceramics, along with the collection of Wiener Werkstatte.
Young architect Josef Hoffman and his artist friend Koloman Moser established Wiener Werkstatte in Germany in 1903.
Most of its products were stamped with several different marks – the company’s trademark, the monogram of the designer and that of the craftsman who created it.
For the next 20-odd years, the company developed and expanded into several workshop sites, producing a range of products in furniture, ceramics, metalwork, glass, wood and mixed media, and fashion, jewellery and accessories.
The auction also contains a range of furniture including a Victorian burr walnut mirror back credenza, a Victorian burr walnut loo table and four Victorian walnut chairs.
There is a range of decorative wares including ivory carvings, Japanese netsukes, bronze sculptures and art deco Hagenauer clocks and a selection of high quality estate jewellery.