Auction Results

Amanda Addams Auctions October sale top nine results

Amanda Addams Auctions top nine results at the October 7 sale were encouraging with a William Ricketts sculpture (lot 198) bringing $5000, and a Diamond and Sapphire Pendant (lot 124) $3300.

An Argy Rousseau bowl (lot 119) prompted plenty of bidding and eventually sold for $2250, while an emerald and diamond ring (lot 130) was knocked down for $1700.

There was a great deal of interest in the antique French walnut dumbwaiter (lot 422) that sold for $1550, and...

Diamond wristwatch sale typifies Leonard Joel jewellery auction result

The sale of a superb and precisely crafted lady’s art deco diamond wristwatch with cover typified Leonard Joel's September jewellery auction. Put simply, buyers were out in force for period pieces and branded jewellery.

The watch in question, lot 67, realised $5,124 (IBP) against a low estimate of $2,000. The theme of quality in demand...

Auction intiatives pay dividends

Recent initiatives by Philips Auctions to better service its clientele – including the establishment of a Chinese language version of its website and regular Chinese language newsletters – has paid dividends for the company’s latest auctions, with 220 and 150 registered bidders for the respective September fine and decorative arts and jewellery sales.

More than 200 auction goers viewed the sale on the Saturday before auction and this strong interest certainly showed...

Did social media following have a hand in Australian art auction result?

Her massive social media following (almost 600,000 Instagram devotees) might have had some bearing on the result – but when contemporary Australian ‘instafamous’ artist Catherine Jenna Hendry’s (CJ Hendry) first work to appear at auction, listed as lot 17 and entitled Red Paint Swatch (Small) and Blue Paint Swatch (Small),  went under the hammer on December 1 in Sydney at Menzies Important and International art sale it sold for $63,818.18 (including buyer’s premium),...


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