Unusual pottery figures to attract collectors
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 9th July, 2014
Pottery figures by Prahran artist Jenny Gibney feature in Young’s Auctions latest sale from 9.30am Friday July 11 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.
The collection of female figures in period dress is bound to interest collectors, according to Young’s Auctions director Ian Young.
“She is a contemporary Australian pottery artist and they are quite unusual,” he said.
The auction contains more examples of Waterford crystal from a collector who has submitted champagne flutes, glasses and various other crystal creations each week for the past three weeks.
An art collector who has been buying paintings from Young’s Auctions for the past 20 years has now decided to sell his collection.
Accordingly, there are some 200 works coming back to Young’s Auctions including paintings by Laurence Kermond, Beasley Southgate and Norma Kent.
Also up for sale are several clocks including an antique French mantel example by Leroy of Paris and an English timepiece of similar age.
Unusual is the late 19th century elliptical WMF large table centrepiece with the original blue glass insert (about 38 centimetres across) – most of which do not survive for such a long period.