Gibsons Auctions

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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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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Good selection at Melbourne spring auction

Gibson’s Auctions kicks off its Spring Auction Series from 12pm Sunday November 29 with a Melbourne-based private collection of Chinese and Asian ceramics and works of art including a Han Dynasty green glazed pottery ‘hill’ jar and cover (lot 1) similar to one sold in September 2018 by Sotheby’s New York.

A Tang-style painted figure of horse (lot 2) is another highlight along with a Song Dynasty russet-splashed black glazed bowl (lot 3).

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Collections to excite interest at Melbourne auction

Two important collections are among offerings at Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions forthcoming Australian, Maritime & Exploration online sale from 11am Sunday November 8 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

One is from keen maritime and nautical collector the late Bob Munro, who owned several CBD properties, and the other belongs to antiquarian bookseller Kay Craddock.

Bob’s auction collection is a reflection of his lifelong interest in antiques, maritime watercolours and oil paintings, ship model and beautiful objects.

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Affordable art at Melbourne online auction

Affordable art and the chance for first time collectors to buy works from name artists are important highlights for Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions as they continue to offer online auction possibilities to auction goers at a time when the city continues to be locked down with COVID-19 restrictions.

The company’s Australian & International Art auction will be live streamed from 12pm Sunday October 25 with buyers able to bid online, over the phone or by an absentee bid.

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Respected Melbourne collections go to online auction

Items from the collections of three highly respected collectors will comprise the entire contents of Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions forthcoming Interiors Private Collections online sale from 11am Sunday October 11 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

The collectors include Edward (Ed) Clark Antiques, the late Bjarne Nielsen and Robyn Allen.

First coming to prominence as a key figure in the 1974 Melbourne sale of the Maharajah of Mysore Collection, Ed Clark has been in the antiques trade for more than 50 years.

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Australian auctioneer doyen collection to go under the hammer

The name Joel is synonymous with Australia’s antique and arts auction industry.

In 1919, Leonard Joel opened his doors in Melbourne’s CBD and son Graham, who was no less of an enthusiast, became a recognised doyen of the auction industry – regarded by many as the driving force behind Australia’s art market boom of the 1970s and 1980s.

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20th century design auction a ready homemaker

Twentieth century design will come under the microscope when Gibson’s Auctions puts forward 240 lots for auction from 2pm Monday June 29 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

Modern design sales in the past have proved popular with auction goers and this one promises to be no exception with many unusual items up for grabs and ready to adorn contemporary homes.

Buyers are bound to be enthusiastic right from the auction’s start with lot 1, an unusual circa 1950s ceramic lamp by Le Vacour, Vallauris, offering strong appeal for its unusual design. 

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Gibson's cautiously opens doors for Melbourne art auction

Like several other Melbourne auction houses who are cautiously opening their doors to auction goers as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease throughout Australia, Gibson’s Auctions can now allow up to 20 people in its rooms at 885-889 High Street, Armadale for its forthcoming Australian Art and Photography sale from 6.30pm Monday June 15.

The remainder will be able to bid online, by telephone or through absentee bidding.

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Stockroom timed online auction throws up all sorts of goodies

Gibson’s Auctions is continuing its dalliance with timed online auctions in Melbourne with a stockroom sale which will start closing from 10.30am Thursday April 30 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

Viewing is only online and where multiple bids occur within five minutes of the time any particular lot is due to close, its closing time will be extended by a further five minutes.

The stockroom auction contains a wide variety of items including furniture, art, clothing, bags, shoes, and various collectables.

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