September 2013

Christopher Bragg Auctions

Whitechapel Foundry bells music to the ears

A set of antique Whitechapel Foundry orchestral bells, a vintage Belgian clarinet and other vintage musical instruments should attract music lovers to Christopher Braggs Auctions latest sale from 11am Sunday at 20 Lilydale Grove, Hawthorn East.

The furniture up for auction is largely oriental with Baba Nyonya pieces and early 20th century Chinese furniture up for grabs.

Several of the paintings also are Chinese along with works by F Mutsaers, K Kandis and Tormod Holth.

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Abbeys Auctions

Pool table dream an auction reality

Have you ever dreamed about having your own pool table but not had enough space to accommodate it?  

Well this week the perfect solution has arrived at Abbeys Auctions – a magnificent slate based 8’x 4’ pool table that doubles as a dining table – part of the company’s weekly sale of more than 600 lots available for live or online bidding from 9am Friday at 480-482A Station Street, Box Hill.  

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Leski Auctions

Alex Jesaulenko collection up for auction

Four premiership medals are among the vast collection of football memorabilia one of Carlton’s favourite sons and football playing icon Alex Jesaulenko is auctioning from 5pm on Thursday through Leski Auctions at 13 Cato Street, Hawthorn.

Well remembered for his “mark of the century” over Collingwood ruckman Graeme Jenkin during the 1970 VFL Grand Final, Jesaulenko was instrumental in Carlton’s (which was down by 44 points at half time) famous come from behind victory.

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Leonard Joel

Unusual toys to attract avid collectors

An assortment of vintage die cast and tinplate toy vehicles from throughout the world at Leonard Joel’s latest monthly toy auction should whet the appetite of even the most discerning collector when they go under the hammer from noon Thursday at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

One of the rarer items is the promotional Dinky 274 ‘Joseph Mason Paint’ mini van, along with a W&R Jacob biscuit manufacturers van from Models of Yesteryear, bulldozers, cranes, tankers and military vehicles.

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EJ Ainger

Lladro figure to bring crowds to Aingers auction

A Lladro figure of a girl beside a drawing room chair should be a major drawcard for E.J Ainger Pty Ltd’s next auction from 9.30am on Tuesday at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The sale features a large number of estate furnishings and includes English retro teak furniture along with Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s furniture items.

Of particular note is a Scottish flame mahogany chest of drawers and bow end walnut display cabinet.

The auction also contains a pair of French spelter musicians, three French Louis XV-style fire fenders and a rocking horse.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Route 66 glory days up for auction

 The late Ross Wattington had such a fascination with America’s famous Route 66 – which crossed the country from Chicago to Santa Monica in California – that he spent much of his life traversing the highway collecting memorabilia relating to its glory days of the 1950s to 1970s.

In 1983, he established a Route 66 shop in Prahran that enabled other Australians to share his passion for some of the amazing hot-rod and other American symbols of the era – followed a few years later by a similar store in Sydney.

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Leonard Joel

Sex in the City shoes for auction

A pair of Manolo Blahnik cobalt blue shoes with diamond feature buckles – similar to those worn by Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) for her wedding to Mr Big in the movie Sex in the City – will be a ragingly popular highlight for Leonard Joel’s pre-owned luxury auction from 1pm on Thursday at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction also contains several Georg Jensen creations including a jewellery suite, a pair of cuff links and a ring.

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Leski Auctions

Antique violins a tuneful reminder of ages past

It’s probably one of the greatest opportunities instrument lovers and child prodigy musicians have ever had to compare and acquire a genuine antique violin in Australia’s 225-year history.

Leski Auctions forthcoming two-day sale, from 5pm on Wednesday and Thursday at 13 Cato Street Hawthorn, features 45 of these stringed instruments belonging to a professional musician who has been collecting violins for more than 40 years.

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Leonard Joel

Cocktail ring for auction has star quality links

Most people wouldn’t remember the name Fred Samuel.

However, they would know the heart shaped ruby and diamond necklace worn by Julia Roberts in the film Pretty Woman.

More recently, the name Fred was associated with Kate Moss for the design of an exclusive jewellery collection.

Fred had a hand in both – or more correctly the company he founded following the first store he opened in Paris in 1936 at age 28.

Born in to a family of jewellers, Fred created a style of jewellery that was prestigious, creative and liberated from tradition.

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EJ Ainger

Decorator auction features contents of three luxurious homes

 A Chinese circular walnut low table with glazed mother-of-pearl top and four matching nest of stools should attract plenty of buyer attention at E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd’s next auction from 9.30am Tuesday at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

This decorator’s auction – featuring the contents of three luxurious homes in Templestowe, Flinders and North Balwyn and fine English furniture – has several other unusual items on offer including a 19th century French copper jam pan and a black Chinoiserie.

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