Christian McCann Auctions

Coronavirus forces McCann Auctions to go online only

Christian McCann Auctions had barely moved into its new premises at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford when Australian government restrictions on trading and social distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic forced its next sale to be carried out entirely online, by telephone or absentee bidding.

This, despite the new premises being set up with a second gallery specifically purposed for displaying art and jewellery at each forthcoming auction.

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Leski Auctions

Master model railway builder collection steams off to auction

The collection of one of Australia’s leading master model railway builders, the late Frank Kelly – who died in June 2016, will be auctioned from 2pm Sunday March 22 by Leski Auctions at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

His handiwork was admired by all who knew him and the first 55 lots of the sale gives collectors the perfect opportunity to acquire one of his models.

Leski Auctions describes every lot as unique and testament to Frank’s ability to build from scratch by hand models of Victorian and South Australian locomotives and rolling stock.

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Philips Auctions

Famous Australian singer auctions her designer furniture

Cabinets by American designer Jonathan Adler (lots 383 and 384) belonging to a famous Australian singer and celebrity, who had the interior of her Hawthorn home designed by TV personality Shaynna Blaze from the much-loved show The Block, is one of the more fascinating auction attractions at Philips forthcoming decorative arts sale from noon Sunday March 22 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Now 54, Adler was born in New Jersey, New York and turned his childhood passion for pottery into a full-blown professional career, launching his first ceramic collection in 1993.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Aboriginal art collections set stage for stand alone Melbourne auction

Two magnificent collections of Australian Aboriginal art are the backbone for Deutscher and Hackett’s first stand-alone Aboriginal art auction in Melbourne for some time from 7pm Wednesday March 18 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Splendid auction items at McCann's new Melbourne premises

Christian McCann Auctions has coincided its move to new, larger premises at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford with some of the best quality furniture and collectables to be auctioned in Australia for many years.

This is the modest claim of managing director Christian McCann who has selected the auction pieces from items consigned to the company over the past six months.

“The quality of these items is simply unsurpassed,” he said – looking forward to the sale from noon Sunday March 15 at the new premises.

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EJ Ainger

Melbourne socialite exquisite tastes now revered at auction

When Glenleigh Antiques in High Street, Armadale was a major fixture in Melbourne’s antique furniture scene in the early part of this century, one of its greatest customers was a wealthy Toorak socialite whose exquisite tastes were easily indulged by an open cheque book.

The furniture she bought at the time is now a major part of E.J. Ainger’s special two-day auction from 10am Saturday March 14 and 11am Sunday March 15 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Because it is a deceased estate, the executor has instructed Aingers that all the items must be sold.

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Menzies Art Brands

Excitement over possible new auction record for Australian artist

Menzies is excited about the potential for a new artist auction record for Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton’s painting Openly Song 2014 (lot 33) at its first sale for 2020 from 6.30pm Thursday February 27 at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.

Chief executive officer Justin Turner describes the painting, which has never been auctioned before, as the best of her works to come onto the secondary market.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Famous 19th century newspaper proprietor Hamilton home and contents for auction

Kilora, the homestead belonging to one of Australia’s best known 19th century newspaper editors and proprietors, George Henry Mott (1831-1906), will be auctioned in Hamilton, Victoria, from 11am Sunday February 23 by Christian McCann Auctions.

The house sale, at 45 Kennedy Street, will be followed at 12pm by its contents. Considered one of the most important houses in Hamilton it was built for Mott – who at that stage was editor of the Hamilton Spectator – in 1871 on the best site in town.

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Leski Auctions

Faberge tie clip among rare Melbourne auction drawcards

A rare Faberge tie clip (lot 17) and a magnificent French Japanese style silver, niello and enamel comport (lot 20) are among major drawcards at Leski Auctions first auction for 2020 from 1pm Saturday February 22 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

The two-day sale, which continues at 10am the next day, features a huge selection of international decorative arts including ceramics, paintings, decorator pieces and glassware.

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EJ Ainger

Heritage Essendon home venue for must see Melbourne auction

A beautiful heritage home in Essendon is the venue for E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 11am Sunday February 16 and features a spectacular collection of art among its must see treasures.

The on-site auction, at 1 Riverview Road, offers paintings such as Pro Hart’s Brolgas by Billabong (lot 199), Hugh Sawrey’s Pub Scene (lot 114) and Elioth Gruner’s St Pat’s Cathedral, Melbourne (lot 24).

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