Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions

Fine antiques and art in Melbourne timed online auction

The opening lot of Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions timed online sale – due to end from 6pm Sunday January 23 – gives a marvellous indication of the finest antiques and art on offer over the next 140 items.

It is a rare 19th century Chinese pewter tea caddy with engraved floral decorations and a fitted interior and from there the auction only gets better.

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Australian medico's art collection an auction healer

Being the doctor for one of Australia’s better known artists – in this case John Perceval (1923-2000), the last surviving member of a group known as the Angry Penguins who redefined Australian art in the 1940s – has its benefits if you happen to be a collector.

For the late Raymond Petersen and his wife Margaret (Peg), it was a bonus having Perceval as one of his patients because he ended up with signed works from the artist.

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A welcome back auction to burst COVID blues

Melbourne auctioneer Christian McCann is over the moon that he is finally able to hold a live auction after six COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns from March 2020 to end October 2021 in the Victorian capital.

“I cannot wait to greet customers face to face and thank them for their support over the past (almost) two years,” he said.

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Australian clock collector auction a must for everyone

For those auction goers who are avid clock collectors, the forthcoming online auction of timepieces, amassed over a lifetime by a collector (who wishes to remain anonymous) living in Kangaroo Ground, by Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions is not to be missed.

Because of continuing Victorian lockdown COVID-19 restrictions, the auction, from 12pm Sunday October 17, will be held online with absentee and telephone bidding also available.

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Art has pulling power in Melbourne antiques and art auction

Several paintings by leading Australian artists including Cressida Campbell, Arthur Boyd and David Boyd are among the highlights of Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming French and English Antiques and Fine Art online sale from 12pm Sunday October 3.

Due to current Victorian COVID-19 restrictions, all viewing is online with items to be sold by bidding online, over the phone or via absentee bids.  

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Australian clock collection an auction mecca

Christian McCann’s forthcoming online auction of the late John and Rose Barnham’s collection is a mecca for clock collectors.

Known affectionately throughout Melbourne’s auction rooms as JBX, John Barnham was an avid clock and watch collector and over many years had assembled a comprehensive international collection of timepieces.

Of the 708 lots on offer at Christian McCann Auctions sale from 12pm Sunday September 12 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford, 20 per cent (or 139) are clocks or watches.

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Incredible jade pieces hit Australian auction scene

Some of the best jade pieces seen in Australia are among an immense collection of Oriental treasures to be auctioned from 12pm Sunday September 5 by Christian McCann Auctions at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

This is a change in auction date necessitated by the latest Victorian COVID-19 lockdown scheduled to end midnight Thursday September 2.

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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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