Russian Morozol clock among Melbourne auction treasures

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 20th August, 2019

A Russian Morozol enamel carriage clock (lot 86) is an outstanding example of the 18th and 19th century clocks to be auctioned from noon Sunday August 25 by Christian McCann Auctions at 429 Burnley Street, Richmond.

According to auctioneer Christian McCann this “Goodbye Burnley Street” auction part two will be the final sale at the premises the company has occupied since it was established in 2010.

“It will take a while to move to the new premises because we have three large on site house auctions in the next three months,” he said.

Preceded at 11am by a jewellery auction, there are more than 700 items to go under the hammer.

Another magnificent clock example is 19th century French serpentine shaped kingwood long case (lot 229), while bracket clocks and gilt bronze and bronze salon timepieces and clock sets also are on offer.

Among the 19th century French furniture up for grabs is a signed three-drawer kingwood commode (lot 109) – along with ormolu mounted boulle and marquetry inlaid pieces.

Rare George III furniture includes an early 19th century flame mahogany three-drawer commode (lot 143), a superb serpentine bachelor’s chest, a centre of the room desk, and card and early sofa tables, sideboards and chests on chests.

Antique carved giltwood salon mirrors such as lot 210 – an 18th century Italian kingwood example – are sure to attract plenty of attention.

Among the Australian and international art on offer are many leading names including Charles Rolando’s river flowing through a bush landscape (lot 217) a;logn with works by David Boyd, Charles Blackman, Hugh Sawrey, Pro Hart, Darcy Doyle and Andris Jansons.

The auction also contains quality chandeliers and signed 19th century French Sevres, English Royal Worcester and German Dresden and Meissen porcelain. Nineteenth century French lidded castolettes (lot 241) are particularlly appealing.

Among the Chinese porcelain in the sale is Lot 358, a water vessel with hand painted dragon decorations, and a rare hand painted framed porcelain panel.

Fine hand woven signed silk and pure wool carpets also are part of the auction mix.

Among the jewellery – featuring rings, necklaces, brooches and watches – is lot 708, a 5.16-carat sapphire and diamond necklace with three pear cut and four oval sapphires weighing 3.93 carats, and lot 710, an 18-careat white gold and ruby diamond ring set.

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