Philips Auctions

Unusual perfume bottles make for an aromatic auction

A fascinating collection of perfume bottles is among the highlights of Philips Auctions forthcoming decorative arts sale from noon Sunday September 16 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The collection – 44 18th and 19th century bottles in all – belongs to long-time collectors Peter Baker-Finch and Walter Grench and features many unusual porcelain creations by leading manufacturers.

Typical is the 1850-60 “Provender for the Monastery” figure attributed to Meissen. Another is the 1880s gilded cornucopia perfume bottle attributed to Moser.

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Gibsons Auctions

Gibson's spring sale to put "spring" in auction goer steps

Gibson’s Auctions Spring Collection sale from 11am Sunday September 16 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale is designed to put a “spring” in the step of auction goers, according to founder Jennifer Gibson.

“These are irresistible pieces designed to freshen up the home for Spring,” she says. “They are all affordable items and a nice mix of traditional and 20th century pieces.”

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Christian McCann Auctions

McCann Auctions establishes its own jewellery department

Eight years after establishing Christian McCann Auctions and with a solid reputation in dealing with both high-end decorative arts and fine art, founder Christian McCann has acceded to client requests for a separate fine jewellery department within his auction premises at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

“We have been dealing with high-end jewellery for some time and now felt like the right time to do it,” he explained. “And it is a natural progression from our decorative arts and fine art sales.”

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Leonard Joel

Different Australian art periods to boost auction crowds

Leonard Joel’s Fine Art auction from 6.30pm Tuesday September 4 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra offer auction goers many affordable paintings from different periods of Australian art.

A scroll through the catalogue reveals many familiar names – Charles Blackman, John Brack, Hugh Sawrey, Penleigh and David Boyd, Robert Dickerson, Tim Storrier, Pro Hart, Walter Withers and James R Jackson to name but a few.

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Leonard Joel

Fine eclectic jewels sparkle at auction

An eclectic range of fine jewels – a strong feature of the John Swanton collection – with a focus on enamels is a major highlight of Leonard Joel’s forthcoming jewellery auction from 6.30pm Monday September 3 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Lot 105, an extremely rare Georgian hand painted miniature eye locket with a provenance that can be traced back to the Earl of Warwick, is typical of the fine quality of the collection.

The locket belonged to Sydney’s Anne Schofield Antiques and was purchased about 1970 from Christie’s of London.

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Kim's Auctions

Rare guitars in musical mix for Melbourne auction

Three rare and unusual American guitars should bring collectors running to Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday September 2 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

All are owned by the one vendor. One of the guitars is a rare 1978 limited edition specimen by Adamas Ovation, while the other two are a Jazz Bass (Bass Fender) and 1988 Rickenbacker.

The auction contains several other strong attractions including an 1860s council hall table mirror and a single owner collection of more than 100 Sevres and Mason porcelain vases, dishes and other items.

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Leski Auctions

Cricketing museum items go under the hammer

A plethora of sporting memorabilia items that have never before been auctioned will be up for grabs when Leski Auctions holds its Celebration of Cricket! Sale from 3pm Sunday September 2 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

The auction follows the recent closure of New South Wales’ Central Coast Cricket Museum involving items on display for many years.

Other highlights include the collections of both a Melbourne and Sydney gentleman, along with various vendor items – again some of which have never before been auctioned.

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Abacus Auctions

Unusual Australian stamps could bring record auction prices

An 1888 New South Wales centennial stamp issue featured on the catalogue front cover is the highlight of Abacus Auctions forthcoming Stamp, Postal History & Picture Postcards auction from noon Saturday September 1 at 19A Hampshire Road, Glen Waverley.

The issue is part of the Nova Castrian (the nom-de-plume for a low-profile collector collecting for almost 60 years who has now decided to sell) stamp collection – covering New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland examples – that comprises about half the auction items.

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EJ Ainger

Auction garden patio setting for the enthusiastic homeowner

A magnificent iron and marble top patio setting with 10 chairs, settees and chaise longue (lots 786 and 787) are the highlight attractions for cast iron garden furniture and other garden features (lots 690, 729 and 766) being offered by E.J. Ainger at its forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday August 28 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

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Victorian Auctions

Banquet dining table leads auction goodies

An 1840 cedar banquet extension dining table able to seat 12 to 16 people is one of the highlights of Victorian Auctions forthcoming auction from 11am Sunday August 26 at the old Leura Hotel, 175 Manifold Street, Camperdown, Victoria.

J.H. Scheltema’s Herding Cattle and David Boyd’s Children in Orchard are strong Australian paintings bound to interest art lovers.

The banquet dining table leads a comprehensive range of furniture including 20 sets of dining chairs – each set ranging from six to 10 in number – made from cedar, mahogany or rosewood.

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