Four months of organisation brings its own auction rewards

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 10th May, 2016

Christian McCann has been flat out organising his latest auction – a challenging task over four months involving 800 items and 150 vendors.

The result is a sale over which auction goers and collectors should be rubbing their hands with glee.

A major highlight is an important palatial Ming Dynasty carved polychrome Quan Yin and a fine collection of jewellery and sterling silver.

The auction, from noon Sunday May 15 at 426 Burnley Street Richmond, features an outstanding array of Chinese antiques including jade, ivory, carved furniture, scent bottles, bronze figures and fine porcelain.

For porcelain lovers there are plenty of English and European examples from which to choose including Royal Worcester, French Sevres, German Meissen and Royal Berlin.

Clock gurus can select from antique French and English timepieces including bracket, long case and carriage clocks and clock sets.

The furniture on offer also is worth considering and features quality French and English 18th and 19th century antiques including Boulle salon pieces, ormolu mounted marquetry, walnut credenzas and carved gilt wood.

Outdoor garden statuary includes palace size urns, early pots and an antique cast iron fountain.

Other attractions include antique signed bronze figures and figure groups by important French sculptors and original Australian art by leading artists Pro Hart, Hugh Sawrey and David Boyd. 

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