October 2020

Deutscher and Hackett

Melbourne art collectors to celebrate live auction viewing

Sydneysiders can get their last look at Deutscher and Hackett’s Twenty Classics of Australian Art auction items this weekend at 16 Goodhope Street, Paddington before the paintings head for their Melbourne viewing and auction.

For the southern city it is a big deal because, for the first time since Melbourne imposed its Stage 3 then Stage 4 COVID-19 lockdown in July, art lovers will be able to view the paintings live (Thursday November 5 to Wednesday November 11 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra) and not just on a computer screen.

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Leski Auctions

Vendors try their luck in two-day Melbourne online auction

More than 100 vendors have agreed to let Leski Auctions have a crack at selling an eclectic and comprehensive range of items online in an “auction behind closed doors” scenario as Melbourne’s continuing coronavirus lockdown drags on into yet another month.

The online auction – complete with virtual viewing, telephone and absentee bidding provisions – is the latest in a long line of such remote sales necessitated by a stubborn COVID-19 pandemic that only now is being brought under some sort of control in Australia while raging like wildfire overseas.

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Gibsons Auctions

Affordable art at Melbourne online auction

Affordable art and the chance for first time collectors to buy works from name artists are important highlights for Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions as they continue to offer online auction possibilities to auction goers at a time when the city continues to be locked down with COVID-19 restrictions.

The company’s Australian & International Art auction will be live streamed from 12pm Sunday October 25 with buyers able to bid online, over the phone or by an absentee bid.

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Kim's Auctions

Arts and jewellery auction in COVID lockdown style

Kim’s Auctions has joined the online auction frenzy during Melbourne’s continuing COVID-19 lockdown with an arts and jewellery sale from 11am Sunday October 25.

Viewing of all 296 auction items and bidding will be online with plenty to attract auction goers seeking an intimate jewellery gift, art works, ancient artefacts, small decorative art pieces or furniture item for that special nook and cranny.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Art and antiques featured in Melbourne online auction

French and English antiques and art are a feature of Melbourne-based McCann Auctions latest online auction from 12pm Sunday October 18.

Viewing is online and bidding can only occur by phone, over the internet or by absentee bid.

The auction contains clocks, antique furniture, Persian carpets, bronze sculptures, porcelain, and Australian, European and Chinese works of art.

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Gibsons Auctions

Respected Melbourne collections go to online auction

Items from the collections of three highly respected collectors will comprise the entire contents of Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions forthcoming Interiors Private Collections online sale from 11am Sunday October 11 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

The collectors include Edward (Ed) Clark Antiques, the late Bjarne Nielsen and Robyn Allen.

First coming to prominence as a key figure in the 1974 Melbourne sale of the Maharajah of Mysore Collection, Ed Clark has been in the antiques trade for more than 50 years.

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Australian architect jeweller leaves an interesting auction collection

Jewellery and other collectables belonging to the late Tony White – Sydney architect turned jeweller – will be auctioned from 2pm Sunday October 11 by Bonhams at 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra New South Wales.

White trained formally in architecture and graduated in 1965 from Sydney University before practising his craft for five years in Sydney and Melbourne.

During this period he became interested in jewellery and, although having no formal training, began working full-time from 1971 as a jeweller.

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