A 60-year collection goes under the hammer

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 7th February, 2019

A more than 60 year collection of sterling silver, paintings, Chinese artefacts and a 2009 two-door Mercedes S320 in mint condition are among items at Kim’s Auctions first sale for the year – from 11am Sunday February 17 on site at 45 Sussex Street, Brighton.

The home, which belongs to Marianne Davis who is downsizing, has been sold and the contents – many without reserve – must be sold on the day.

The 18th and 19th century sterling silver collection comprises a large centrepiece bowl, tea and coffee set, candelabra, tureens, comport and a tea caddy.

The artwork features paintings by several famous Australian artists including David Boyd, Pro Hart, Hugh Sawrey, Ernest Buckmaster, Charles Blackman and Norman Lindsay.  

Among the Chinese artefacts is an 18th century oriental scroll, a collection of ancient jade from the 15th century and ivory figures from the Qing Dynasty – China’s last imperial dynasty established in 1636 and ending in 1912 when it was succeeded by the Republic of China.

A mounted scallop rock, more than 2000 years old, is another fascinating feature – while the home also contains a collection of Murano glass figures and bowls in special display cabinets.

There also are items of French boulle furniture and a dining room table and chairs and matching coffee table by well-known furniture maker Jimmy Possum.

Several French clocks and clock sets are on offer and, for the home garden decorator, cast iron garden furniture in abundance.  

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