Jewellery a major buyer attraction at Kew auction

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 1st February, 2014

Valuable jewellery – including a 4.32-carat diamond ring (insurance value $115,000) and a 49.30-carat tanzanite pendant ($119,000) – will be the highlight of Amanda Addams Auctions latest sale from 6.30pm Monday at 344 High Street, Kew.

These two items – and a 3.5-carat yellow diamond ring – along with several excellent paintings by well-known Australian artists belong to a South Caulfield estate and are bound to excite collector interest.

The paintings include Sidney Nolan’s oil on paper Shakespeare Sonnet, two Charles Dickens pastels – The Journey and Mother and Child – and Yosl Bergner’s Fly Life circa 2000.

The auction also features emeralds, sapphires, silver and other vintage jewellery, wrist watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches.

Artists in the sale include Pro Hart (Dragonfly and Ants), Brett Whiteley limited edition print (Lavender Bay in the Rain), Charles Blackman limited edition print (Feet Beneath the Table), Jasper Knight, Alma Figueroa, Nigel Hewitt, Steve Rosendale, Tina Wentcher (Balinese Girl), Harley Griffiths, Neville Connor, Robert Boynes , Eugene Henri Cauchois, John Rundel, Richard Kulma, Evelyn Syme (stunning art deco watercolour entitled European Landscape) and Paul Margoscy.

The auction contains a collection of Chinese jade and ceramics from an Upper Beaconsfield home along with examples of Royal Doulton, Royal Albert, Royal Worcester, Royal Derby, Ravelli, Satsuma, Beswick, John Campbell and Remued.

Glass and crystal features examples of Lalique, Tiffany, Murano, Stuart, Daum and Scandinavian works, while among the decorative wares are bronze sculptures, vases, clocks, epergnes and Russian lacquer ware.

Furniture is retro, vintage, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian arts and crafts and includes side tables, bales, armoires cabinets and a Dickens-style desk.

Of great interest to watch buyers could be the Maurice Lacroix automatic Tachymeter chronograph watch (estimate $1000-$1500) along with several brass carriage clocks, coins, music rolls, erotic items, a wax and broze seal, cloisonné ivory and scrimshaws.

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