Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions

Significant Australian Aboriginal gallery art heads to auction

A fifth Victorian COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 16 months has not dented Melbourne’s Original and Authentic Aboriginal Art Gallery in Bourke Street enthusiasm for auctioning some of the best examples of Australian indigenous art in living memory.

Established in 1996 as a showcase for Aboriginal fine art from the Central Western Desert, Western Australia’s Kimberley region and the Northern Territory’s Arnhem Land, the gallery has asked Christian McCann Auctions to auction the 266 works online from 12pm Sunday July 25.

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Austrian silver garniture a major Australian auction focus

An incredible late 19th century Austrian silver three-piece figural table garniture (lot 56) by leading Viennese silversmith Josef Carl Klinkosch (1822-1888) is the major focus of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming Melbourne antiques and fine art sale from 12pm Sunday June 27 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

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Parian porcelain a feature of Australian auction

A norther Tasmanian connoisseur’s collection of quality porcelain is the centrepiece of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from 12pm Sunday May 30 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford which now will be held online due to the current Victorian COVID-19 seven-day lockdown.

According to auctioneer Christian McCann, the auction includes the most extensive and rare collection of Parian porcelain Australia has ever seen.

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A feast of delights at Melbourne auction

Auction goers are looking at a veritable feast of collectable items at Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming on site estate sale from 12pm Sunday May 16 at 17 Fairview Street, Hawthorn.

According to auctioneer Christian McCann, the entire contents of the home must be sold on the day along with items from the vendor’s Toorak mansion.

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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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