Leski Auctions

Signed Australian auction flag brings back World War I memories

World War I, or the Great War as it was known, was meant to be the “war to end all wars”.

Of course, as history records, peace after the “war to end all wars” only lasted for 20 years – as Germany once more tried its hand at world dominance by invading Poland, leading to the outbreak of World War II on September 3, 1939.

Supreme Allied Commander towards the end of World War I was French general and military genius Marshal Ferdinand Jean Marie Foch (1851-1929), who played a decisive role in halting a renewed German advance on Paris in the Second Battle of the Marne.

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EJ Ainger

Auction items to suit all tastes

A range of antique and modern furniture, art, porcelain, silver and other collectables will greet auction goers to E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming sale from 9.30am Tuesday June 18 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.  

Among the porcelain on offer is a Royal Worcester pot pourri and a Moorcroft vase.

Art works include Max Middleton’s Coastal Scene and Robert Young’s Resumption of play – both oils on board.

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Philips Auctions

Silver and bronze elephants trumpet the good auction news

Unusual silver and bronze elephants belonging to a leading Melbourne business identity will be a major highlight of Philips Auctions forthcoming fine and decorative arts sale from noon Sunday June 16 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The 40-strong collection features several fascinating examples including lot 65 – Austrian Franz Bergman’s (1861-1936) bronze rendition showing the elephant with game hunters and a slain tiger.

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Gibsons Auctions

Auction still life an impressive convict artist painting

Convict artist William Buelow Gould’s Still Life with Pheasant, (lot 151) which he painted about 1846, is an interesting, if rather, dark study and one of the higher value lots in Gibson Auctions forthcoming sale entitled The Australian Collection.

The auction will be held from 2pm Sunday June 16 at Level 1, 885-889 High Street, Armadale and is notable for its comprehensive range of historic collectables.

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EJ Ainger

Auction jewellery makes perfect birthday gifts

A comprehensive quantity of jewellery and large rugs are bound to attract auction goers looking for suitable birthday gifts at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday May 28 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The jewellery ranges from affordable portrait miniatures to fob watches, chains, crosses, rings, bracelets and bangles to suit every taste and will no doubt prove extremely popular with buyers.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Faberge master craftsman work on auction display

An important Faberge clock by Finnish master craftsman Albert Holmstrom (1876-1925) is the focus of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from 12pm Sunday May 26 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

When his father August died in 1903, Albert took over his business, maintaining the same quality and standard of artworks that had resulted in the senior Holmstrom being appointed headmaster of Faberge in 1857 at age 28.

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Kim's Auctions

A French painter shows his auction appeal with Venetian art

A painting depicting The Grand Canal and Doge’s Palace, Venice by noted French landscape artist Antoine Bouvard (1870-1956) is one of the appealing highlights at Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday May 26 on site in the recently sold modern mansion at 11 Knutsford Street, Balwyn.

Bouvard, who often painted under the pseudonym Marc Aldine, was best known for his portrayal of Venetian canal scenes – painted in warm tones and hazy light that often accompanies the setting sun.

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Leski Auctions

Melbourne's historic Australian auction a journey of remembrance

A unique Australian coat of arms made in wool about 1880 by William Duncan from the outback Queensland town of Charters Towers (lot 132) is typical of the historic flavour of Leski Auctions forthcoming Australian & Colonial sale from 12pm Sunday may 26 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

The shield’s four quadrants (bale of wheat, merino sheep, three-masted sailing ship and gold minehead) are surrounded by Australian birds siting amongst a Scottish thistle, English rose and Irish shamrock with kangaroo and emu supporting two white ensigns.

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Abacus Auctions

Phar Lap auction collection memories of a distant racing past

Australian turf legend Phar Lap is again in the headlines with the auction of a collection of his memorabilia through Abacus Auctions latest Melbourne sporting memorabilia sale from 11am Sunday May 19 at 19A Hampshire Road, Glen Waverley.

The Phar Lap auction collection, comprising 56 lots, belongs to avid stamp, antique toy and horse racing collector Dario Dicarla – who was kicked out of school aged 15 when he was caught at the TAB.

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EJ Ainger

Art, porcelain and furniture among the goodies at Aingers auction

A comprehensive range of Australian and international art will greet auction goers to E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday May 14 at 433 Bridge Rod, Richmond.

Some of the more appealing paintings include Tony Irving’s The Old Wagon (lot 619) and a gilt framed oil of fishing boats (lot 660).

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