November 2014

Philips Auctions

Wine, motorcycles and silver to excite auction goers

Wine lovers will be thrilled at the comprehensive collection of Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 being offered at Philips Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday December 7 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Of various vintages from 2004 to 2010, the wine is part of single collection and is the third in as many months to be sold by Philips Auctions.

Unusual for the auction house is the 1996 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide convertible motorcycle in the rooms ready for inspection.

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Leonard Joel

European art a strong auction feature

European art features strongly in Leonard Joel’s final fine art auction for the year – headlined by French Expressionist Bernard Buffet’s Nature Morte à la Cafetière Verte, held for more than 40 years in the one collection, and Lucien Adrion’s Regatta, France.

The auction, from 6.30pm Tuesday December 2 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, contains a private collection of Polish art from the turn of the 20th century – spearheaded by Jacek Malczewski’s significant Self Portrait 1902.

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Beatles memorabilia for enthusiastic fans

Beatles fans will be keen to climb all over Mossgreen’s two-day Quarterly Collectors auction from noon Tuesday December 2 and Wednesday December 3 when more than 100 of the iconic pop group’s memorabilia items will be up for grabs.

Beatles memorabilia will not be offered until day two and the most valuable item (estimate $5000-$7500) is a Denny Hoffman photograph of all four band members signed by each Beatle.

However, there are plenty of affordable items with estimates in the low hundreds and Mossgreen is expecting an enthusiastic turnout.

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EJ Ainger

Collectors can choose at Aingers auction

A range of collectables, jewellery, paintings and furniture highlights E.J. Ainger’s latest weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday December 2 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Among the porcelain on offer is an 1820s Coalport cream jug and lidded sucrier and Royal Winton floral jug.

A Staffordshire dog and accompanying Staffordshire pastel burner will be of interest to collectors, while a Chamberlain Worcester plate with gilt decoration and impressed mark could well set tongues wagging.

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Leonard Joel

A jewellery auction to suit style lovers

For lovers of style, Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Fine Jewellery Auction highlights the popularity of cocktail jewellery, particularly among many of the legendary Hollywood stars such as Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Elizabeth Taylor.

The auction, from 6pm Monday December 1 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, features such gems as a bouquet brooch by Santagostino – intricate, beautiful and colourful, but still, according to experts, subtle in nature.

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Fine Arts Auctions

Quality items at auction for discerning collectors

High quality French and English antique furniture, a superb grand piano and important Australian art and jewellery are among items to be auctioned at auctioneer Phil Caldwell latest sale from 11am Sunday November 30 at 43 Clendon Road, Toorak.

The antique French furniture includes a pair of fine commodes, a gilt salon suite and boulle vitrine – while the art features works by Russell Drysdale, David Boyd, Hugh Sawrey, Gary Shead, Pro Hart, David Bromley, Ray Crooke, John Perceval, Fred Williams, Sidney Nolan and Charles Blackman.

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Watch bonanza for collectors

A single owner watch collection from a deceased estate should delight jewellery buffs when Young’s Auctions brings down the hammer for its November special sale from 9.30am Friday November 28 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The watch collection includes such iconic brands as IWC, Longines, Rolex and Omega.

The auction contains a range of quality jewellery from several vendors including rather ornate diamond and silver earrings and a large diamond and silver ring.

An interesting feature is two apprentice pieces – one a chest of drawers and the other a cabinet.

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EJ Ainger

Sideboard and outdoor table among top auction attractions

A Victorian mahogany mirror back sideboard, chest of drawers and large marble top outdoor table are among the strong attractions at E.J.Ainger’s latest weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday November 25 at 433Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction contains an extensive collection of Victorian and retro furniture and new leather furnishings.

Of great interest to auction goers should be the bamboo sunroom lounges, Chesterfield combination settees, and English furnishings.

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Sothebys Australia

Poet T.S. Eliot honoured in Jeffrey Smart auction painting

A homage paid to poet T.S. Eliot entitled T.S. Euginedes, Piraeus by Jeffrey Smart – and never before seen at auction – is one of seven of the artist’s works to feature prominently in Sotheby’s Australia forthcoming Important Australian & International Art auction from 6.30pm Tuesday November 25 at the Intercontinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street in Sydney.

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Jeffrey Smart painting a sought after auction item

Jeffrey Smart’s The Breakwater, Fiumicino 1986-87 is a major highlight of Bonham’s Important Australian Art auction from 6.30pm Monday November 24 at Byron Kennedy Hall, Moore Park in Sydney.

Estimated at $600,000 to $800,000, this painting is a hallmark landscape for the artist, painted some 20 years after he first arrived in Naples and became fascinated with the Italian urban environment.

The surrealist quality of the painting is exaggerated by imposing concrete shapes – the modern world’s alternative to using natural rocks and stones in breakwater construction.

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