Sothebys Australia

Hollywood legend Joan Crawford jewellery up for grabs

Unique jewellery items formerly in the collection of Hollywood legend Joan Crawford will be a major drawcard for Australian and international collectors at Sotheby’s Australia’s forthcoming jewel auction from 6pm Monday December 2 at 118-122 Queens Street, Woollahra in Sydney.

The pieces form part of a 235-lot sale of historic, modern and contemporary jewels that is expected to reach between $2.02 and $2.74 million.

One of the Joan Crawford items is a Raymond Yard gold and citrine necklace/brooch carrying an estimate of $48,000-$58,000.

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Amanda Addams Auctions

Art and estate jewellery an auction feature

A selection of rare Australian art and more than 100 pieces of estate jewellery will feature in Amanda Addams Auctions final – and largest – sale for the year from 6.30pm Monday at 344 High Street, Kew.

Amongst the art works is a major Sali Herman oil from 1952, a rare Arthur Boyd lithograph and works by David Boyd, Charles Blackman, Pro Hart, Carlyle Jackson, James Wigley, Ernest Vogel, Geoff O’Logouhin, Margaret Cowling, Dawson McDonald, Ellen Burgess, Steven Deutscher and Dong Lin Zhang.

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Philips Auctions

Ring auction not to be missed

A stunning range of diamond solitaire rings could make the ideal Christmas gifts as Philips Auctions gears up for its fine decorative arts and jewellery auctions from noon on Sunday December 1 and 6pm on Monday December 2 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The largest of the diamonds is 8.88 carats, with others measuring respectively 6.25, 4.30, 1.80 and 1.50 carats.

These rings have already generated a great deal of interest with enquiries from both overseas and throughout Australia.

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Woodlands Auctions

Furniture and porcelain big attractions for Woodlands auction

French and retro furniture, Moorcroft, Royal Doulton and Royal Worcester are among highlights for Woodlands Auctions final sale for the year from 10.30am Sunday at 16 Grubb Road, Ocean Grove.

The furniture includes a large 19th century plan chest and French oak hallstand, along with a Geo bureau and other bookcases, sideboards, dumb waiters, display cabinets and French and English wardrobes.

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Philips Auctions

Art deco clocks an attractive auction feature

Six very unusual art deco clocks could bring a rush of collectors to Philips Auctions next decorative and fine arts sale from noon on Sunday December 1 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

There is a wealth of items to attract a broad range of buyers with Chinese vases, bowls and other artefacts high on the attraction list.

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Antique typewriters an old racing bikie's passion

Emeric Somlo’s collection of antique typewriters, sewing machines, telephones, irons, lamps and radios is one of the most unusual, rarest and best ever seen in Australia.

A native of the western Romanian village of Dolat near Timisoara, Emeric was born in 1923 and died in May last year.

During World War II, he served in both the German and Russian armies and after the war took up motorbike racing in both speedway and motorcross events in the eastern bloc countries.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Art mix for keen auction goers

A mix of traditional, modern, contemporary and Aboriginal art will characterise Deutscher and Hackett’s latest art auction from 7pm Wednesday November 27 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

One of the major paintings is Rupert Bunny’s Cherries, c1908. The work was part of his 1911 solo exhibition at the Baillie Gallery in London before being brought to Australia in July of that year for the Exhibition of Pictures by Rupert Bunny at Athenaeum Hall, Melbourne as part of his triumphant return after 27 years abroad.

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EJ Ainger

Residual house estates to bring auction goers

The residual contents of estates and house clearances that have been in E.J. Ainger’s storage facility is on offer at its auction from 9.30am Tuesday at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.
Featured is English and Italian dining room furniture, several good quality leather and upholstered lounge suites and chairs.
There also is a pair of Australian cedar chests, a superb French style farm house table with eight matching high back chairs, parquetry coffee tables and English and French occasional furnishings.

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Sothebys Australia

Francis Bacon comes to Melbourne

Auction goers will have the opportunity to be part of the highly successful Francis Bacon story when they attend Sotheby’s Australia’s next auction from 6.30pm on November 26 at Anzac House, 4 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Bacon’s rare triptych Three Studies of Lucian Freud recently set a world auction record when it sold in New York for an incredible US$142.4 million – eclipsing the US$119.9 achieved last year for Edvard Munch’s Scream.

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Major works to attract buyers to Bonhams auction

Several prominent art works will be major drawcards for Bonhams November 25 auction sale - part of its four-day Spring Auction Series - from 7.30pm at Byron Kennedy Hall, Moore Park, Sydney.

One is Arthur Streeton’s The Palace of the Doges c1906, which he painted during his Venetian honeymoon with his new wife, the celebrated violinist Nora Clench.

The month-long stay produced a renowned group of works depicting the sights of the watery city, romantically referred to as La Serenissima.

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