Christian McCann Auctions

Antiquities head the billing in McCann auction

Two Egyptian figures once belonging to disgraced Australian businessman the late Christopher Skase are among a more than 40-year-old comprehensive and exquisite private collection of Egyptian, Roman, Greek and Chinese antiquities to be auctioned on site from noon Sunday June 25 at 7 Ottowa Road, Toorak through Christian McCann Auctions.

One is a wood bearded male mask/bust complete with long black painted beard and striped turquoise wig from a New Kingdom Late Period (664-332 BC) Egyptian mummy case.

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Leonard Joel

Wind up auction tin toys to set collectors buzzing

A rare tin bee on a flower made in the 130s by German company Spark is just one of the strong attractions for collectors planning to attend Leonard Joel’s latest Collectables auction that features a range of tin toys from the early to mid-20th century.

The auction, from 2pm Thursday June 22 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, has many unusual pieces including a 1930s wind-up ‘Beat It! The Komical Cop’ made by United States company Louis Marx & Co.

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EJ Ainger

Chinese porcelain to draw auction crowds

A collection of fine, large pieces of Chinese porcelain are among the highlights of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday June 20 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Antique and mid-20th century furnishings from a Toorak home are other attractions including French, English Victorian and Edwardian furniture.

Included is a set of 12 early Victorian padded back chairs with button leather upholstery and an impressive mahogany Sheraton Revival marquetry cabinet.

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Mossgreen

Max Dupain works laid to rest at auction

Collectors will have a golden opportunity to obtain a piece of Australian photographic history when Mossgreen’s auction entitled Max Dupain (1911-1992) – Part II: The Final Estate Photographs gets underway from 10.30am Monday June 19 in its Sydney office at 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra.

Up for grabs are some of the original works (now belonging to son Rex Dupain) from the estate of what experts agree is one of the country’s most important photographers.

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Mossgreen

Peterson collection an auction marvel

A grand Sevres porcelain and gilt bronze centrepiece is a major highlight of the Peterson Collection, formed over a lifetime by the late husband and wife team Burton “Pete” and Melda Peterson and housed in their Brisbane family home.

Mossgreen has been asked to auction the collection in two sessions from 10.30am Sunday June 18 at the Kedron Room, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane.

Born, raised and educated in Pontiac, Illinois, early in World War II Pete was shipped to Australia and joined the new 1st Air Depot Group in Brisbane.

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Kim's Auctions

Unique sterling silver pieces part of eclectic auction

A unique pair of sterling silver William IV rococo soup tureens, made in 1836 in Sheffield by Henry Wilkinson, is one of the major attractions of an on site Kim’s Auctions sale at 9 St Georges Road, Toorak featuring an eclectic and extensive collection built up over more than 30 years.

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EJ Ainger

An auction pottery selection to envy

A variety of Australian and European pottery including Limoges vases, jugs and plates are among the major features of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday June 6 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Royal Doulton and Carlton ware are other ceramic attractions along with a 19th century Chinese lacquered tea caddy, lacquered figures and cloisonné vases.

There also are several crystal (including Stuart and Waterford) pieces and Venetian and Murano glass and paperweights.

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Mossgreen

A multi vendor art auction not to be missed

A finely curated selection of traditional and modern art works is the hallmark of Mossgreen’s first multi-vendor Fine Australian and International art auction for 2017.

The auction, from 6.30pm Tuesday June 6 at 926-930 High Street Armadale, features an important Charles Condor painting Morning in the Park as an eloquent example of the artist’s late European work.

For the first time at auction is a striking Leonard French painting (The Workshop) – a strong complex work possessing all the traits of his best efforts.

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Leonard Joel

Wristwatches and jewellery to cater for all auction tastes

Several gents’ wristwatches from leading makers are among the major attractions at Leonard Joel’s forthcoming jewels and timepieces auction from 6pm Monday June 5 in its Sydney premises at 39 Queen Street, Woollahra.

 The best timepiece example is a Jaeger LeCoultre Master Tourbillon wristwatch with a catalogue estimate of $22,000-$32,000.

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Fine Art Auctions

Auction highlights rare cabinetmaker piece

 

A rare walnut and gilt bronze mounted what-not by renowned Parisian cabinetmaker Gabriel Viardot (1830-1906) is a major furniture attraction at auctioneer Phil Caldwell’s forthcoming on site sale of the contents of one of Brighton’s most elegant period mansions.

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