Spring Auction Series for Mossgreen

Mossgreen is holding its Spring Auction Series from 10.30am Tuesday at 926 High Street, Armadale

The auction is in two parts – Chinese and Asian arts to start, and from 2.30pm Australian and European art and antiques.

Former Sotheby’s Australia founding CEO and chairman (1982-1998) Robert Bleakley has included several items from his private collection, the highlight being a rare and exceptional 15th century early Ming Dynasty Chinese gilt bronze seated figure of Mahakala, Defender of the Faith.

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Leonard Joel

Luxury decorative items to go under hammer in on site auction

Auction goers looking to purchase luxury decorative items should check out Leonard Joel’s on site contents auction of 16 St Georges Road, Toorak from noon Sunday.

The sale will provide auction goers with their fill of crystal, marble, leather, silk, gilt and baroque elegance as soon as they walk through the front entrance.

Particularly impressive are the leather Chesterfield lounges and armchairs, the gilt overmantel mirrors, the bronzes, marble urns, the Chinese-style porcelain covered vases and the silk cashmere floor rugs.

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Leonard Joel

Specialist print auction to bring new buyers to art market

Some of Australia’s leading artists will be represented at Leonard Joel’s fourth specialist print auction for this year when more than 100 works go under the hammer from 11.30am on Thursday November 14 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Leonard Joel introduced the specialist print auction concept in 2010 to highlight a relevant section of the art market that has largely been overlooked.

Since its introduction, the specialist print auction has become increasingly popular particularly among newcomers to the art market.

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EJ Ainger

Victorian bookcases amid unusual auction items

An open front Garnett and Sons bookcase is among several Victorian bookcases on offer from 9.30am Tuesday November 12 at E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

In an auction that has thrown up several unusual items, auction goers get the opportunity to purchase a large collection of kerosene lamps, roll-top and French desks, Victorian cast iron inserts and a huge array of decorative French furniture.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Military collectibles an auction drawcard

World War I and World War II German and Australian medals are among a range of military collectibles to be auctioned from 10am Sunday November 10 by auctioneer Steve Graham at 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend.

The collectibles include a Beaumont Adams 1862 black powder revolver, Japanese, Russian and English swords and a World War II leather flying helmet.

The auction contains a Gottlieb cue ball wizard pinball machine, petrol and oil collectibles, enamel and tin signs and vintage riding crops and whips.

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Sydney collector auctions contemporary Australian art

Sydney collector Michele Asprey has been collecting contemporary Australian art for many years.

She has collected many artists in depth – including Patricia Piccinini and Tracey Moffat who will feature prominently in Mossgreen’s single owner auction from 4pm Sunday at 926 High Street, Armadale.

The auction includes an edition of Moffat’s well-known work Something More along with artistic attractions such as Piccinini’s Waiting for Jennifer and Blue Portrait from the series Protein Lattice 1997

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Abbeys Auctions

Australia Post auction to attract large crowd

Each year, auction goers cannot help but marvel at the enormous range of undeliverable mail items that end up at Australia Post’s dead letter office –usually letters or parcels where the sender has provided insufficient or incorrect address information and they can be neither delivered nor returned.

In the past, it has been anything from wedding dresses to expensive cameras left unclaimed and each time Abbeys Auctions is charged with the task of auctioning the apparently unwanted items.

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Amanda Addams Auctions

Historic painting sets auction tone

An historic painting of Lady Isabella Louisa Parry (wife of admiral, Arctic explorer and hydrographer Sir William Parry) and two of her children Isabella and Lucy will be a highlight of Amanda Addams Auctions sale on from 6.30pm Monday at 344 High Street Kew.

Edward Parker Bedwell, who had served with Parry aboard HMS La Hogue during enemy naval actions in America in 1814, painted the watercolour in 1838 – the year before Lady Parry died two days after the last of her 10 children (twin boys) were still born.

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Menzies Art Brands

Brett Whiteley painting could reach new artist auction record

If Rod Menzies has his way and the large and important Brett Whiteley work My Armchair 1976 – painted at a time when he won every major art award in Australia – reaches its bottom estimate of $3 million at Menzies forthcoming sale from 6.30pm on Thursday at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra, it will be a new auction record for the artist.

Such a result would eclipse the record $3.48 million (including buyers premium) paid in 2007 for Whiteley’s The Olgas for Ernest Giles at Deutscher-Menzies Sydney sale.

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Sothebys Australia

Historic Jackie Howe mechanical shears to go under the hammer

Sotheby’s Australia will auction the historic Jackie Howe mechanical shears as part of Tuesday’s Asian, Australian & European arts and design sale from 6pm at Anzac House 4 Collins Street, Melbourne.

The shears carry an inscription from the Wolseley S.S.M. Company and were presented to Howe following his award for the highest tally of sheep shorn with a shearing machine in 1892.

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