Royal Doulton jugs, plates and figures to be auctioned over several weeks

The first of a comprehensive collection of Royal Doulton character jugs, plates and figures will be among items to be auctioned from 9.30am Friday at Young’s Auctions 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

This vast collection will be auctioned over several weeks to avoid over-burdening the market and devaluing the items involved.

The auction also contains a large collection of Danish retro furniture – including chests, sideboards and leather lounges – and a wide range of traditional landscape art, in particular a New Zealand painting of a young girl standing by a river.

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Leonard Joel

Specialist print auction includes well known artists

A specialist print auction featuring such well known Australian artists as Arthur and David Boyd, Robert Dickerson, Charles Blackman, Criss Canning, Norman Lindsay, Donald Friend and John Olsen is Leonard Joel’s next highlight art auction.

The auction will be held from 11.30am Thursday March 6 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra and prints range in estimates from $150 to $40000, depending on the artist and the work.


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EJ Ainger

Decorative French furniture for auction

A range of decorative French furniture and mirrors, English 20th century and retro furniture, collectibles, paintings and graphics will be auctioned from 9.30am Tuesday March 4 at E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

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Yeend King painting to whet auction goers appetite

The Trespassers by Henry John Yeend King should be a strong attraction for auction goers at Mossgreen’s European and Asian antiques and art sale from 6.30pm on Tuesday March 4.

Born in London on August 21, 1855, Yeend King was an important Victorian genre and landscape artist who began his education as a choirboy.

He continued his schooling at the Philological School before being apprenticed to the glass painters O'Connor's and then to study painting under artist William Bromley.

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Amanda Addams Auctions

A passionate collector walks his treasures to auction

Mike Stoll has been passionate about antiques and art ever since he was a young man – and at various stages of his life he has even made a living from it.

However, he is not your typical antiques and art dealer and, in his early working life in particular, had a somewhat chequered career.

Born in London in 1950, Mike came to Australia aged two – before returning to his home country 14 years later after his mother was tragically killed in a car accident.

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Damien Oliver auction photo leads to autumn racing

With Melbourne’s autumn racing carnival about to get underway, auction goers might be interested in a signed photo of jockey Damien Oliver riding Doriemus to victory in the 1995 Melbourne Cup.

The photo will be one of the items to be auctioned from 9.30am Friday at Young’s Auctions 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

Art lovers should appreciate the rose still life by Australian artist John Loxton, who died in 1969 and whose paintings have brought up to $7,000 at auction.

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Menzies Art Brands

Buyers now have chance for virtual viewing of art works on home walls before purchase

Brett Whiteley’s Platypus – perhaps the most compelling image from his Zoo publication of 1979 – will be a major highlight for Lawson-Menzies first offerings for 2014.

The auction, from 6.30pm on Thursday February 27 at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington in Sydney, will comprise 283 works.

Prior to the sale, works will be on view in Melbourne from 10am-5.30pm Thursday February 13 to Sunday February 16 at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.

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EJ Ainger

French furnishings from Toorak an auction feature


E.J. Ainger’s latest auction, from 9.30am Tuesday at 433 Bridge Road Richmond, will feature decorative French furnishings from a home in Orrong Road, Toorak and a large consignment of teak retro furniture.

The auction also contains English 20th century furniture, ceiling lights, genuine Persian rugs, paintings and graphics, marble and grandfather clocks and taxidermy items.

Another auction feature is the decorative Egyptian and estate furnishing available and a broad range of collectables.

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Cricket lover's unusual homage a sporting memorabilia auction attraction

An ornate mother-of-pearl, hand painted visiting card case commissioned by the second man to ever captain an English cricket team, the Honourable George Harris, was undoubtedly a unique way to pay homage to the sport he loved – given that most would have settled for a stump, bail, bat, ball or item of clothing.

He even had the case painted with a cricket scene on one side and a self-portrait on the other.

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Fine Arts Auctions

History and antiques mesh at Bishops Palace

Walking through Bishops Palace in Ballarat, it is almost impossible to separate the historic from the antique.

Yet owners Robert and Vikki Smith have done an excellent job of furnishing the mansion with magnificent items that reflect its late 19th century birthright.

Bishops Palace, at 1444 Sturt Street Ballarat, was purpose built in 1876 as the official residence for the first Bishop of Ballarat, Dr Michael O’Connor.

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