Philips Auctions

Collectable sterling silver a Melbourne auction highlight

Quality collectable sterling silver is a highlight of Melbourne-based Philips Auctions forthcoming timed online auction finishing from 10am Monday May 15 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The silver is particularly notable for two 1836 pieces by famous London silversmith Paul Storr (1770-1844) – both William IV period – one a coffee pot (lot 140) and the other a teapot (lot 141).

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Gibsons Auctions

Alison Kelly Australian indigenous art collection goes to auction

Alison Kelly came to prominence in the art world when in 2000 she opened an Aboriginal art gallery in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale about five years after she completed an art history degree as a mature age student.

The gallery, which subsequently moved to Prahran, closed in 2010 following the adverse impact of the global financial crisis two years earlier – but not before Alison had made strong connections with other art collectors, artists and non-profit Aboriginal-owned art centres where she sourced many of her artworks.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Highly prized Chinese antiquities at Melbourne auction

Four highly prized items in Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming May sale will no doubt see serious collectors of Chinese antiquities keen to raise their auction paddles once bidding begins in earnest.

Two of the lots – a large an important Qing dynasty (1644-1911) jade seal with ‘He Tian Jasper’ written on the base (lot 102) and an exceptional archaic bronze lidded two-handed water vessel (lot 103) – are carrying individual catalogue estimates of $150,000-$225,000.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Iconic landscape painting sets tone for Australian art auction

Russell Drysdale (1912-1981) was renowned for providing an artistic commentary of Australia and its inhabitants during the 20th century – his paintings capturing both the essence of the country and the character of its people.

One, entitled Children Dancing, 1950, (lot 12) is at the forefront of Deutscher and Hackett’s forthcoming Melbourne auction from 7pm Wednesday May 3 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra with a catalogue estimate of $1.3-$1.6 million.  

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Leski Auctions

Unusual art deco collection to be auctioned in Australia

One of the most unusual art deco collections ever to come to auction in Australia is being offered from 12pm Sunday April 30 by Melbourne-based Leski Auctions at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

The collector, who passed away unexpectedly, was a life-long passionate art deco devotee and the collection contains some of the most beautiful pieces ever made.  

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Gibsons Auctions

Australian billionaire auctions artworks and furniture

Seventeenth and 18th century furniture and contemporary artworks belonging to Chemist Warehouse billionaire owner Sam Gance will be auctioned from 2pm Sunday April 30 on site at 2 Struan Street, Toorak by Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions as he allows auction goers an inside glimpse of one of his multi-million-dollar properties.

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Gibsons Auctions

Renewed interest in neoclassical artist an Australian auction bonus

Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions has sparked collector interest in classical art with a painting entitled Egyptian Street Scene (lot 47) by Italian neoclassical painter Fabio Fabbi (1861-1946) – recognised as the last of the Orientalists.

With a catalogue estimate of $30,000-$50,000, the painting is a highlight of Gibson’s first Australian & International art auction for 2023 from 12pm Sunday April 16 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

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Philips Auctions

Famous Melbourne horse racing cup a strong auction enticement

When the five-year-old mare Saxony won the 1949 Williamstown Cup, owner Frank Coppin was over the moon.

The last of the four cups run during Melbourne’s Spring Carnival – the others being the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Moonee Valley Cup – Frank knew that his horse was in exalted company.

Saxony had already forged an enviable reputation – becoming the first horse to win the mile-long Toorak Handicap, first run in 1881, twice (1948 and 1949).

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Christian McCann Auctions

Melbourne Victorian mansion venue for decorative arts auction

Another magnificent Victorian mansion – this time the one christened “Chevy Chase” after a ballad about a 14th century battle Scottish and English forces – is the venue for a joint Christian McCann-John Ainger decorative arts auction from 11am Sunday April 2.

The mansion, at 201-205 Were Street, Brighton was sold in October last year for a rumoured approximately $13 million and has been the home for the past 43 years of Darren and Jennifer Overend.

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Leski Auctions

Art and wine a Holocaust survivor's auction legacy

Holocaust survivors are undoubtedly tough – and to show just how resilient, Polish Jew Martin Sachs lived to the ripe old age of 95 after becoming one of only 500 survivors from the horrors of the World War II German Mauthausen Labour Camp.

Only 20 when he was liberated in May 1945 by United States forces after losing both his father and mother in Belzec and Stutthof concentration camps during the war, Martin migrated in 1948 to Australia where he became a successful builder and developer.

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