Amanda Addams first auction for 2014 on January 6 was significant for the number of people (many of whom were holidaymakers) who simply walked off the street for the first time to attend the sale.
Highlights were an 18-carat yellow gold ring with a 3.97-carat rose old cut diamond, which sold for $11,000, and David Boyd’s The Goddess of Beauty that went under the hammer for $9500.
Another of his paintings Children with White Cockatoo sold for $6000 and a third Under the Jacaranda Tree for $5100, while Sidney Nolan’s Birds of Prey changed hands for the same price.
A Pro Hart work also was among the success stories, with his The Miners Hut knocked down for $5500 and another Concreting a Crib selling for $3400.
A sterling silver four piece tea and coffee service sold for $2300.