Menzies Art Brands

Hoong Loh collection a Lawson Menzies auction highlight

The Hoong Loh collection will be part of Lawson Menzies Sydney quarterly fine art auction from 6.30pm Thursday June 19 at Menzies Gallery, 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

Migrating from Malaysia in 1982 to study at Monash University, Hoong was initially drawn to paintings of the Max Meldrum and George Bell schools.  

Hoong secured employment in the public service and by the late 1980s set about acquiring abstract expressionist works by Judy Cassab and John Coburn.

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EJ Ainger

Luxury estate items up for grabs

Retro and period furniture items sourced from luxurious estates in and around Melbourne are E.J. Ainger’s latest auction highlights from 9.30am Tuesday June 17 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Many of them are fine antique furniture pieces from France, England and Australia.

The auction also contains elegant Italian style pieces along with genuine Persian and Turkish rugs, paintings, prints and porcelain.

Other items to interest auction goers include sterling silver, crystal, brass and copper and dinner and tea services.

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Leonard Joel

Beethoven bust auction drawcard

An impressive sculpture of famous German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) by noted French sculptor Emile Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) will be a major highlight of Leonard Joel’s fine art auction from 6.30pm Tuesday June 17 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Bourdelle was well known for his works – making about 80 sculptures from 1888 until his death, with Beethoven’s figure featuring quite prominently.

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Leonard Joel

Jewellery auction aims to intrigue

From 6.30pm Monday June 16, Leonard Joel has a jewellery auction featuring a loose fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 2.2 carats with a catalogue estimate of $25,000-$35,000.

Other strong attractions include a diamond riviere necklace, a diamond ring by Canturi and diamond line bracelet.

There also is a range of wristwatches including a Piaget gold example, a Patek Philippe, a Chanel and ladies Jaeger, Cartier, Rolex and Tag Heuer specimens.


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Philips Auctions

Antarctic explorer to bring out history buffs

A gold pocket watch, compass and family photos once belonging to geologist Professor Griffith Taylor (1880-1963), a surviving member of British explorer Robert Scott’s ill-fated 1910-1913 Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica, will be a major drawcard for Philips Auctions jewellery auction from 6pm Monday June 16 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. 

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Philips Auctions

Transported to auction history

A rare 1860s southern Chinese lacquered wood palanquin acquired several years ago from an old Tasmanian collection will be a major highlight of Philips Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday June 15 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Palanquins were mainly used for transporting members of the aristocracy, protecting them from dust and dirt and hot and cold weather during their travels.

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Silver, porcelain and toys a big auction drawcard

A late 1800s Continental silver candelabra estimated to be worth between $4000 and $6000 is a major highlight of Young’s Auctions latest sale from 9.30am Friday June 13 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The auction also contains a strong collection of Lladro porcelain figures and a suite of Waterford crystal and Stuart crystal glasses.

Keen collectors will be interested in the comprehensive collection of model cars from the 1930s to the present day and kitchenalia items such as rolling pins from the Great Depression era.

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Leonard Joel

Rare Beatles photographs to delight collectors

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in Adelaide for the first leg of their Australian tour, from noon on Thursday June 5 Leonard Joel will auction a remarkable collection of 50 photographs of the band and the crowd who turned out to meet them.

An estimated 300,000 people (about one-third of the city’s population) lined the route from Adelaide airport to the city to catch a glimpse of the Beatles when their plane touched down on June 12, 1964.

Part of a bigger world tour, it was the only time the Beatles ever came to Australia.

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EJ Ainger

Furniture to tempt even the most discerning

Fine quality French, English (Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian) and Australian antique furniture, featuring sideboards, bookshelves, tables, dining suites and bedside cabinets, will be a strong crowd puller from 9.30am Tuesday June 3 for E.J. Ainger at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Many of the collectables and other items of interest, including an extensive oriental porcelain collection from the 19th and 20th centuries, come from various estates in Toorak, Kew and Hawthorn.

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Eureka Stockade account a collector's dream

A range of Australian, colonial, antique and historical items will comprise one of Mossgreen’s most fascinating auctions for the year when offered to buyers from 2.30pm on Tuesday June 3 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

One of the sale’s leading attractions is the first edition account entitled The Eureka Stockade by Carboni Rafaello and published one year after the rebellion on December 3, 1854.

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