July 2016

EJ Ainger

Seascape and landscape paintings auction for art collectors

A collection of seascape and landscape paintings are highlights of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday August 2 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction contains Goebel figurines and a pair of large Blackamoor figure lamps – along with pocket watches and porcelain.

Among the large range of estate furnishings is Victorian burr walnut and mahogany, a French walnut 12-seat dining room table, mahogany and cedar chests, a Moran leather lounge suite and retro dining room furniture.

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A rose by any other name - auction a reminder of Flemington's famous gardens

Items belonging to the woman responsible for Flemington Racecourse’s rose garden and the wearing of flowers on major Spring Carnival racing days will be part of Mossgreen’s three-day International Decorative Arts auction from 4pm Sunday July 31 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

In 1962, the late Sheelah Wood convinced her Victorian Racing Commission committee member husband Sam (and other committee members) to wear a blue cornflower on Derby Day as a symbol of respect to soldiers killed in World War II – a custom already followed by the French.

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Leonard Joel

Bromley collection part two for country auction goers

Part two of artist David Bromley and his fashion designer wife Yuge’s collections will be auctioned from 12pm Sunday July 31 at 39 East Street, Daylesford.

Collection two is wide ranging and in many cases off beat – and once again demonstrates their diverse collecting life together.

“Our intention is to bring magic into the everyday,” writes David Bromley in the catalogue introduction.

“What rules our world is our mutual obsession for collecting, decorating and injecting engaging narratives into spatial context.”

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Philips Auctions

Boulle clock and Chinese screen major auction drawcards

A 1730s baroque gilt bronze boulle clock and an eight-leaf double sided Chinese coromandel screen from the late Qing dynasty are two of the highlights at Philips Auctions latest auction from noon Sunday July 31 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The eight-day clock, complete with the maker’s mark De Lorme of Paris, contains enamel cartouches and Roman numerals upon a gilt dial bearing the “Sun King” emblem. 

Another intriguing item is a fine antique Chinese bronze vase with timber base, also from the Qing dynasty.

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Leonard Joel

Bromley collection hits the auction market

Artist David Bromley and his fashion designer wife Yuge are auctioning their collections in Prahran and Daylesford on site over two successive Sundays through Leonard Joel.

The first collection will be auctioned from 12pm Sunday July 24 at 280 Chapel Street, Prahran and comprises an eclectic range of items of personal significance that have reflected their shared journey through married life.

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EJ Ainger

Tahitian pearls an auction appetiser

A large collection of jewellery, Persian rugs, Victorian furniture, crystal, porcelain and art belonging to Kew socialite Sue Fincham will be auctioned on site in her parent’s former prestigious property at 16 Swinton Avenue, Kew from 11am Sunday July 24 through E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd.

The jewellery collection includes a Tahitian pearl necklace, ring and earrings, a Cartier watch  – and ruby, diamond and sapphire earrings.

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Sothebys Australia

Diverse international arts and design auction to bring the crowds

Fifteen Fred Williams etchings dating from 1954-1967 from the Raymond and Diana Kidd collection will be a strong highlight of Sotheby’s Australia’s forthcoming diverse international arts and design auction from 6pm July 19 at The Hughenden, 14 Queen Street, Woollahra in Sydney.

Acquired during the 1970s and 1980s, the etchings show the great craftsmanship and skill of one of Australia’s greatest landscape artists.

The collection includes works by Australian modern masters Charles Blackman, Robert Dickerson, Jon Molvig, Sidney Nolan, William Robinson and Tony Tuckson.

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EJ Ainger

Carvings and artefacts among auction collectables

A large single owner collection of Papua New Guinea, African and Australian indigenous carvings and artefacts are among the highlights of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 19 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction, which features several estates and private consignments from different parts of Melbourne, includes a comprehensive range of Victorian, Edwardian and retro teak furniture with items such as occasional dining room and oriental pieces, decorative mirrors and rugs.

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EJ Ainger

Clifford Possum paintings auction for Aboriginal art lovers

Two Clifford Possum paintings entitled Man’s Dreaming and Lizard Dreaming should attract Aboriginal art lovers to E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The artworks, each with catalogue estimates of $3000-$5000, are among a selection of paintings and graphics in the auction bound to interest auction goers.

There is a range of collectables and items of interest including Lladro, crystal and ruby glass, and Dresden porcelain.

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