June 2019

Menzies Art Brands

World famous sculptures hit Australian auction market

Rod Menzies is not one to stand still when it comes to buying and selling art.

Over the years, the chairman of top 500 Australian company Menzies International and co-founder of Menzies Art Brands has purchased impressive works by many of Australia’s leading artists including such household names as Brett Whiteley, John Brack and Russell Drysdale.

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Leski Auctions

Signed Australian auction flag brings back World War I memories

World War I, or the Great War as it was known, was meant to be the “war to end all wars”.

Of course, as history records, peace after the “war to end all wars” only lasted for 20 years – as Germany once more tried its hand at world dominance by invading Poland, leading to the outbreak of World War II on September 3, 1939.

Supreme Allied Commander towards the end of World War I was French general and military genius Marshal Ferdinand Jean Marie Foch (1851-1929), who played a decisive role in halting a renewed German advance on Paris in the Second Battle of the Marne.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Watch out for Richmond fine art and antique auction

Christian McCann Auctions next fine art and antique auction is from 12pm Sunday June 23 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

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EJ Ainger

Auction items to suit all tastes

A range of antique and modern furniture, art, porcelain, silver and other collectables will greet auction goers to E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming sale from 9.30am Tuesday June 18 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.  

Among the porcelain on offer is a Royal Worcester pot pourri and a Moorcroft vase.

Art works include Max Middleton’s Coastal Scene and Robert Young’s Resumption of play – both oils on board.

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Gibsons Auctions

Auction still life an impressive convict artist painting

Convict artist William Buelow Gould’s Still Life with Pheasant, (lot 151) which he painted about 1846, is an interesting, if rather, dark study and one of the higher value lots in Gibson Auctions forthcoming sale entitled The Australian Collection.

The auction will be held from 2pm Sunday June 16 at Level 1, 885-889 High Street, Armadale and is notable for its comprehensive range of historic collectables.

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Philips Auctions

Silver and bronze elephants trumpet the good auction news

Unusual silver and bronze elephants belonging to a leading Melbourne business identity will be a major highlight of Philips Auctions forthcoming fine and decorative arts sale from noon Sunday June 16 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The 40-strong collection features several fascinating examples including lot 65 – Austrian Franz Bergman’s (1861-1936) bronze rendition showing the elephant with game hunters and a slain tiger.

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