Melbourne auction wait worth it for online buyers

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 28th September, 2021

After waiting almost two months for the current Victorian COVID-19 lockdown to finish, Melbourne’s Philips Auctions has called an end to bidding on both its latest timed online Fine and Decorative Arts auction and Modern and Antique Jewellery sale from 12pm Friday October 1.

Items for both auctions can be viewed online only and purchase pickups arranged from 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern by contacting (03) 9509 6788.

The jewellery auction has a comprehensive range of pieces to attract buyers including a rare and collectable gold Pandora bracelet with charms (lot 21) which has a bid of $6700.

Lot 77 is a an unusual retro multi row rose gold bracelet (current bid $2600) while a pear cut 9.64-carat ruby and diamond drop necklace (lot 86) would be the envy of many a woman.

A 30-carat full diamond collier (lot 90) carries a catalogue estimate of $20,000-$30,000 and for the more adventurous buyer a gold full sovereign bracelet featuring six coins (lot 189) might be just the go.

The decorative arts auctions features a series of old maps (lots 1-8) and a collection of historical books with intriguing titles such as William Wentworth’s “Description of the Colony of NSW” from the early 1800s (lot 20), 17th century English explorer William Dampier’s two volumes “A New Voyage Round the World” and “Voyages and Descriptions” (lot 27), Captain James Cook “A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean” volumes 1-2 and 3-4 (lot 25) and Andrew Kippis “The Life of Captain James Cook” (lot 30).

Old English porcelain is another auction attraction including Chamberlain Worcester and Coalport cup and saucer duos (lot 204) and a Worcester and Spode ‘Hester Savory Service’ matching cups and saucers (lot 219).

These are among several quality English porcelain sets (lots 204-230) on offer at the sale.

Auction paintings include a work by Kathleen Petyarre (c1935-2018) (lot 246) while Persian carpets include a fine Kashan wool example (lot 250).

Among the furniture are two French mahogany Queen size beds (lots 277 and 278) respectively with neoclassical elements and the Louis XVI manner.

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