Quality Royal Worcester a highlight of Australian winter auction
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 8th July, 2022
Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions is hoping to entice as many buyers as possible with its live Winter Auction Series sale from 11am on Sunday July 17 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale followed from 10am the following day by a timed online part two of the exercise.
The live auction is a feast for auction goers with the late June Harris collection of quality Royal Worcester by famous artists from the opening lot up for grabs.
A major highlight is a rare 1901 large Charles Baldwyn ewer (lot 2) – one of several of his creations in the auction – and a pair of large 1911 Royal Worcester vases by John Stinton (lot 4), with his brother James chipping in with a pair of 1912 twin handled versions (lot 5).
Harry Davis also features prominently with a 1920 lidded pot pourri (lot 11) and a couple of lidded urn vases (lots 10 and 12).
This auction is strong on international decorative arts, sterling silver, jewellery, clocks and Chinese works of art.
A pair of Victorian fold over games tables (lot 19) and an impressive 19th century ormolu mounted rosewood bijouterie table (lot 33) is typical of the excellent furniture pieces on offer.
For collectors of blue and white Chinese porcelain there are examples of several dynasties, while a late 19th century Qing dynasty soapstone seal (lot 78) is particularly appealing.
Other interesting Chinese items include two white jade snuff bottles (lot 87), a Qing dynasty carved bamboo ‘landscape’ brushrest (lot 89) and a 20th century polychrome and gilt decorated coromandel black lacquer eight-panel screen (lot 115).
Jewellery lovers will be impressed at the auction offerings which include a sapphire and diamond bombe ring (lot 194), a Christian Lacroix crystal and enamel embellished cross brooch (lot 261) and a circa 1810 French silver pocket watch (lot 274).
Sterling silver is includes an Edwardian tea and coffee set (lot 294) among the pieces bound to attract buyers.
For clock collectors, there is a particularly attractive early 19th century French Empire figural mantel timepiece (lot 321) that could have strong appeal.
Part two of the Winter Auction Series enables buyers to obtain an enormous range of collectables at affordable prices by simply registering and bidding online in a timed finish from 10am Monday July 18.