Gibsons Auctions

Large buyer choice in Australian art auction

Australian artist Fred Williams (1927-1982) is one of the highlights at Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions forthcoming Australian & International Art auction from 2pm Sunday April 18 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

The work on offer, a 1968 gouache on paper entitled Desert Landscape (lot 14) with a solid provenance and part of his 2011 National Gallery of Australia exhibition called Infinite Horizons, while nowhere near the money paid for one of his major paintings still has a healthy $30,000-$50,000 catalogue estimate.

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Philips Auctions

Mother's Day gifts auctions include Australian celebrity items

Items belonging to two well-known Australian celebrities are part of Philips Auctions timed online Fine & Decorative Arts and Modern & Antique Jewellery auctions finishing from 12pm Monday April 19 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Although neither celebrity wishes to be named, the items themselves are an impressive part of both sales.

One, lot 364 in decorative arts, is a mahogany Bechstein grand piano with a $5000-$10,000 catalogue estimate and a current bid of $5300 and would be perfect for any aspiring concert pianist.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Medical college move prompts unusual Australian auction

As the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) prepares to move from its old East Melbourne two-storey mansion premises to new digs at 1 Bowen Crescent, South Melbourne – originally built as offices for Linfox by trucking magnate Lindsay Fox – Melbourne auction house Christian McCann Auctions is gearing up to sell many historic items from the Albert Street site.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Timed online auction offers world treasures for Easter

A timed online auction ending from 7pm on Tuesday April 6 by Melbourne-based auction house Christian McCann Auctions and featuring antiques, art and decorative arts from Australia and overseas will keep collectors and first time auction goers busy over Easter.

Some of the more interesting items include a 19th century French ormolu salon clock signed by Berthoud of Paris (lot 1) and a fine pair of 19th century Chinese porcelain vases (lot 24), each with a $3000-$4500 catalogue estimate.

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Menzies Art Brands

Menzies expects huge interest in Sydney live art auction

Melbourne’s inclement weather did not keep enthusiastic potential buyers from a Sunday March 21 viewing of paintings at Menzies forthcoming art auction – to begin at 6.30pm Wednesday March 31 at the company’s Sydney-based Menzies Gallery at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

Given the 12-month tussle Australia, like all other countries, has had with COVID-19, there was a sense of optimism that perhaps the worst of the pandemic was behind the industry – and that regular viewings and live auctions could once more become the norm.   

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Gibsons Auctions

Melbourne "Interiors" auction a facinating collection

A circa 1900 twin handled opalescent and enamelled glass vase titled ‘Tempus Stellae’ (lot 54) by French artist Émile Gallé (1846-1904) is one of the major highlights at Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions Interiors sale from 11am Sunday March 28 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Prestigious Albert Park property contents in Melbourne auction

The entire contents of the prestigious property at 60 St Vincent Place North, Albert Park will be up for grabs when auctioneer Christian McCann climbs the podium on site at 12 pm Sunday March 21.

Among the more appealing items are paintings by Australian artists including Haughton Forrest, Howard Arkley, David Boyd, Pro Hart, Taylor Ghee, Hans Heysen, John Kelly, Robert Dickerson, Ethel Carrick Fox, Janet Cumbrae Stewart, Hugh Sawrey, Ray Crooke, John Olsen and Fred Williams.

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Fine Arts Auctions

Melbourne boutique auction an online stunner

Auctioneer Phil Caldwell is heading to 9 Rimington Avenue, Kew for a boutique sale from 11am Sunday March 21 that will feature Australian art, antiques, jewellery, rare Chinese and Egyptian antiquities, rugs, porcelain, glassware, garden statuary and general household items.

The auction will be conducted online via live internet, phone and absentee bidding with in person or online viewing at the property from 10am to 6pm Friday March 19 and Saturday March 20.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Early bark paintings to spark interest at Melbourne Aboriginal art auction

Seven early bark paintings from the Gary Bradley estate are being offered alongside the likes of works by iconic Aboriginal artists Emily Kane Kngwarreye and Rover Thomas at Deutscher and Hackett’s forthcoming Melbourne Aboriginal Art auction from 7pm Wednesday March 17 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Camberwell Antique Fair meeting leads to Melbourne auction

Like many of his regular clients with whom he has had a long association, Melbourne auctioneer Christian McCann first met the late Brian Jasper more than 20 years ago at the Camberwell Antique Fair where he sold him a 19th century walnut credenza.

Over the ensuing years, Mr McCann said he derived great pleasure from helping Mr Jasper source much of his collection.

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