Christian McCann Auctions

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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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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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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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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East Melbourne collector auctions his significant collection

While still a teenager, Christian McCann recalls helping the East Melbourne collector, who wishes to remain anonymous, curate his significant and comprehensive collection.

Several of the extremely rare items were purchased around 1980 from Christian’s father Ron and he quickly built a reputation for identifying quality items.

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Fine art Melbourne auction closes door on COVID year

Auctioneer Christian McCann is relieved to close the door on what he has described as a “unique and interesting” year with his final antiques and art sale for 2020 from 12pm Sunday December 13 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

Like every other auction house in Australia, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely limited operations (mainly to online auctions) and it is with a sigh of relief that the company can head for a well-earned Christmas break.

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Australian auctioneer veteran hangs up his hammer

Brian O’Halloran has been a mainstay of Victoria’s auction industry for more than 40 years. A Warrnambool stock agent who established Brian O’Halloran Real Estate Agents in the 1960s in the same town, he then turned his hand to auctioning fine art and antiques – using the western Victorian city of Portland as his base, where Glenelg Auctions became a household name.

During his long career as an auctioneer, Brian built up an extensive knowledge of Australian art, English and Australian furniture and decorative arts.

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McCann Auctions grateful for live Melbourne auction viewing

McCann Auctions has breathed a huge sigh of relief that, with COVID-19 restrictions lifted in Melbourne, auction goers can now view its forthcoming Sunday November 8 sale (from 12pm) in person at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

The auction comprises a fine selection of 18th and 19th century French and English antiques including George III and Regency library and sitting room furniture by iconic maker Gillows.

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Art and antiques featured in Melbourne online auction

French and English antiques and art are a feature of Melbourne-based McCann Auctions latest online auction from 12pm Sunday October 18.

Viewing is online and bidding can only occur by phone, over the internet or by absentee bid.

The auction contains clocks, antique furniture, Persian carpets, bronze sculptures, porcelain, and Australian, European and Chinese works of art.

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Online Australian auction despite severe restrictions

While other Melbourne-based auction houses have deferred their decorative arts and art sales until the Victorian capital is free of its Stage 4 coronavirus pandemic restrictions – where only essential businesses are permitted to operate – Christian McCann Auctions (on advice from Business Victoria) is pushing ahead with a remote and online auction from 12pm Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 9 at its 7 Harper Street, Richmond rooms.

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