EJ Ainger

Melbourne socialite exquisite tastes now revered at auction

When Glenleigh Antiques in High Street, Armadale was a major fixture in Melbourne’s antique furniture scene in the early part of this century, one of its greatest customers was a wealthy Toorak socialite whose exquisite tastes were easily indulged by an open cheque book.

The furniture she bought at the time is now a major part of E.J. Ainger’s special two-day auction from 10am Saturday March 14 and 11am Sunday March 15 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Because it is a deceased estate, the executor has instructed Aingers that all the items must be sold.

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Menzies Art Brands

Excitement over possible new auction record for Australian artist

Menzies is excited about the potential for a new artist auction record for Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton’s painting Openly Song 2014 (lot 33) at its first sale for 2020 from 6.30pm Thursday February 27 at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.

Chief executive officer Justin Turner describes the painting, which has never been auctioned before, as the best of her works to come onto the secondary market.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Famous 19th century newspaper proprietor Hamilton home and contents for auction

Kilora, the homestead belonging to one of Australia’s best known 19th century newspaper editors and proprietors, George Henry Mott (1831-1906), will be auctioned in Hamilton, Victoria, from 11am Sunday February 23 by Christian McCann Auctions.

The house sale, at 45 Kennedy Street, will be followed at 12pm by its contents. Considered one of the most important houses in Hamilton it was built for Mott – who at that stage was editor of the Hamilton Spectator – in 1871 on the best site in town.

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Leski Auctions

Faberge tie clip among rare Melbourne auction drawcards

A rare Faberge tie clip (lot 17) and a magnificent French Japanese style silver, niello and enamel comport (lot 20) are among major drawcards at Leski Auctions first auction for 2020 from 1pm Saturday February 22 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

The two-day sale, which continues at 10am the next day, features a huge selection of international decorative arts including ceramics, paintings, decorator pieces and glassware.

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EJ Ainger

Heritage Essendon home venue for must see Melbourne auction

A beautiful heritage home in Essendon is the venue for E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 11am Sunday February 16 and features a spectacular collection of art among its must see treasures.

The on-site auction, at 1 Riverview Road, offers paintings such as Pro Hart’s Brolgas by Billabong (lot 199), Hugh Sawrey’s Pub Scene (lot 114) and Elioth Gruner’s St Pat’s Cathedral, Melbourne (lot 24).

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Philips Auctions

Melbourne decorative arts auction to help cancer research

Exquisite furniture and paintings from the Victorian branch of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation is among highlights of Philips Auctions first 2020 sale from noon Sunday February 16 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Among the major features are a 19th century European school portrait of a young lady in a black dress with lace collar (lot 367), a Regency style early to mid-20th century mahogany bureau plat (lot 432) and a late 19th century Louis XVI giltwood canape with musical score motifs imprinted on the aqua silk taffeta (lot 436).

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Hilco APAC Global

Australian and international art goes online at Melbourne auction

Works by some of the best known Australian and international contemporary artists are being auctioned online from 12pm Friday February 14 to 8pm Thursday February 20 through Hilco APAX Global at 4-8 Knighton Avenue, Airport West.

Some 229 paintings are on offer at the Melbourne venue and include such well-known art identities as Hampstead Keith, Derek Gores, Priscilla Nagamarra Escobar and Roman and Anna Kuffner.
New York native Derek Gores was born in 1971 and graduated from the BFA Rhode island School of Design at age 22.

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EJ Ainger

Come tinkle the ivories on auction piano

E.J. Ainger is launching its first auction for the year with a magnificent circa 1978 Bosendorfer ebonised grand piano that is bound to excite genuine piano buffs.

The auction, from 9.30am on Tuesday February 4 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond, has several ornate furniture pieces – including a corner cabinet, commodes and chairs – along with a screen, solid wood bookcase and wrought iron seating.

Viewing 10am-1pm Saturday February 1 and 9am-5pm Monday February 3.

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Kim's Auctions

Sterling silver a big winner at forthcoming Melbourne auction

Sterling silver dating back the 1770s is a major drawcard at Kim’s Auctions final 2019 sale from 11am Sunday December 15 at 329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The late 18th century silver – a set of four George III candlesticks by London-based silversmith John Riley – came from the collection of 3rd Baronet Sir Framjee Dinshaw Maneckji Petit (1901-1983) and Lady Sylvia Dinshaw Petit and then by descent to the current owner.

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Leski Auctions

First robotic lunar soil sample hits Melbourne auction market

The United States might have been the first country to land a man on the Moon (Apollo 11 July 1969) but the Russians can lay claim to being the first to land an unmanned robotic probe on the surface and return a lunar soil sample to Earth (September 24, 1970).

From Mare Fecunditatis (Sea of Fertility), it was the third sample overall to come back following the efforts of NASA’s Apollo 11 and then Apollo 12 space flights in November 1969.

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