Fine Arts Auctions

Melbourne warehouse auction tosses up exquisite finds

This might be an online warehouse auction but Melbourne auctioneer Phil Caldwell has some unbelievable items up for grabs including a rare matching pair of George Owen vases and a pair of Sevres and enamel exhibition cabinet vases for which most collectors would give their eye teeth.

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Gibsons Auctions

Contemporary Chinese art features in Melbourne auction

Contemporary Chinese paintings are an unusual feature of Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions Australian & International Art sale from 12pm Sunday April 10 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale and the perfect opportunity for Australian collectors to obtain works by China’s inaugural artists from the Political Pop and Cynical Realism movement.

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Gibsons Auctions

Parliamentary history to go under the hammer in Melbourne auction

Auction goers have a rare chance to obtain an important slice of Australian parliamentary history after the Victorian Parliament decided to sell furniture used in both houses – a collection of chairs, desks, tables, bookcases and library ladders that has been in storage for up to 80 years.

The collection is being sold only online by Gibson’s Auctions with the sale ending from 10am Monday April 4.

Live viewing is available from 10am-5pm Friday April 1 to Sunday April 3 at Lower Ground, 15 Cochranes Road, Moorabbin.

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Christian McCann Auctions

A tea caddy or two will rope in tea lovers at Melbourne auction

Tea lovers the world over can now find the perfect place to store their favourite beverage. Australian collectors Neil and Jannis Pascoe have spent a lifetime collecting antique wooden tea caddies in all shapes and sizes and are now parting with their collection of more than 70 examples – all in fantastic condition.

Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions will auction the entire Pascoe collection, which also includes rare quality Australian colonial furniture, as part of its forthcoming auction from 12pm Sunday April 3 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

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Menzies Art Brands

"Auction first" for Menzies Australian art sale

Another “auction first” – in the form of John Brack’s (1920-1999) The Wedding Breakfast 1960 (lot 30) – will be the focus of attention at Menzies March 31, 2022 Important Australian & International Art sale in Sydney, beginning at 6.30pm at 12 Todman Avenue, Kingston.

The central painting of Brack’s Wedding series, it was created for the 1960 Helena Rubenstein Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition and has featured in every major survey exhibition of his work since then.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Aboriginal art auction features big name artists

Big name indigenous artists in several collections are the hallmark of Australian art auction house Deutscher and Hackett’s forthcoming Important Australian Aboriginal Art sale from 7pm Wednesday March 30 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

One of the most noteworthy is Merne (Everything), 1991 (lot 5) by Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c1910-1996) – painted at a time when she emerged as one of Australia’s leading artists with her works being sought after on an unprecedented scale, marking the beginning of her national and international recognition.  

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Philips Auctions

Margaret's "Monster" bookcase will be an Australian auction favourite

When long-time Malvern resident Margaret Watson turned 100, she invited all her neighbours to visit while she sat on the porch and talked.

Margaret often came to Philips Auctions at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern to buy a favourite item. As it turned out, she also lived in company director Tony Philips street so was delighted when he accepted her invitation to visit for such a special milestone.

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Gibsons Auctions

Antique auction table part of modern Italian film set

A circa 1780 continental walnut map table (lot 157) – used as part of the interior setting of Villa Albergoni in Lombardy for the 2017 Italian film “Call Me by your Name” based on the book of the same name by Andre Aciman – is a major highlight of Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions Autumn Auction Series from 11am on Sunday March 27 with a $20,000-$30,000 catalogue estimate.

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Leski Auctions

An Australian auction that covers all contingencies

No matter what collectors might be looking for this year, they will be sure to find something to their liking at Leski Auctions forthcoming Decorative Arts & Collectables two-day sale from 10am Saturday March 26 when more than 1500 items go under the hammer at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

Items in session one range from sterling silver to porcelain and ceramics, glass, jewellery, Chinese and Asian art, and antiquities.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Rich auction pickings in art and antiquities at Melbourne sale

It is rich pickings for collectors of art, antique furniture and historic antiquities at Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming onsite Melbourne sale with paintings and collectables that have never before seen the insides of an auction room.

The auction, which is in two parts at 31 Gordon Street, Hampton, begins at 12pm on Sunday March 20 – with the second section featuring Stewart Macciolli’s collection of Roman and Grecian antiquities and collectables designed for the late 1600s and 1700s Grand Tour market starting at 4pm.  

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