Australian architect jeweller leaves an interesting auction collection

Jewellery and other collectables belonging to the late Tony White – Sydney architect turned jeweller – will be auctioned from 2pm Sunday October 11 by Bonhams at 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra New South Wales.

White trained formally in architecture and graduated in 1965 from Sydney University before practising his craft for five years in Sydney and Melbourne.

During this period he became interested in jewellery and, although having no formal training, began working full-time from 1971 as a jeweller.

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Gibsons Auctions

Respected Melbourne collections go to online auction

Items from the collections of three highly respected collectors will comprise the entire contents of Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions forthcoming Interiors Private Collections online sale from 11am Sunday October 11 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

The collectors include Edward (Ed) Clark Antiques, the late Bjarne Nielsen and Robyn Allen.

First coming to prominence as a key figure in the 1974 Melbourne sale of the Maharajah of Mysore Collection, Ed Clark has been in the antiques trade for more than 50 years.

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Leski Auctions

Enormous eclectic auction collection another Melbourne online offering

The almost 900 lots that comprised the late Australian Geoffrey Burke’s collection is as eclectic as any collection can possibly get.

From Scandinavian and Murano glass to international porcelain and ceramics, Australian pottery and art glass, antiquities, Chinese and other Asian artefacts, silver, jewellery, furniture, lamps, clocks, photographs, posters, paintings, fossils and other items – if he liked it, he collected it.

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Philips Auctions

Impressive sterling silver part of Melbourne lockdown fine arts auction

Forced by continuing Stage 4 coronavirus lockdowns in Victoria to hold its first timed online Fine and Decorative Arts auction, which ends from 12pm Tuesday September 22 at 47 Glenferrie Road Malvern, Philips Auctions is offering an impressive array of sterling silver for those buyers and collectors willing to take the plunge.

The sterling silver section begins at lot 130 – a magnificent Victorian pedestal rose bowl – and ends at lot 188, a charming Victorian book form vinaigrette with a current bid of $210 in a $190-$300 estimate range.

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Leski Auctions

Historic flight covers among Victorian lockdown auction offerings

Like several other auction houses in Melbourne who have reverted to online only auctions during Stage 3 and 4 coronavirus lockdowns in Victoria, Leski Auctions has pushed ahead with a two-day Stamp, Coins & Postal History sale (covering almost 1000 lots) for Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23 where the only person bidders will be able to see is auctioneer Charles Leski standing in an empty auction house room in Armadale.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Timed online auction for important Aboriginal art collection

The Peter and Renate Nahum collection of Aboriginal Art, London: Part II timed online auction courtesy of Australian auction house Deutscher and Hackett ends at 7pm on August 19.

Conducted during Australia’s ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the auction is being conducted from its Sydney office.

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Philips Auctions

Timed online jewellery auction despite Stage 4 lockdown

During the strict Stage 4 lockdowns imposed by the Victorian Government to combat surging COVID-19 virus cases in the state, Philips Auctions has been able to hold timed online jewellery auctions to cater for auction goers.

Its latest efforts ends from 6pm on Monday August 17 and involves 101 affordable lots of rings, earrings, pendants, brooches and necklaces.

Typical is a large emerald dress ring (lot 100) with a $1500-$1800 estimate, while a pair of green sapphire and diamond drop earrings (lot 101) is listed for $900-$1300.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Online Australian auction despite severe restrictions

While other Melbourne-based auction houses have deferred their decorative arts and art sales until the Victorian capital is free of its Stage 4 coronavirus pandemic restrictions – where only essential businesses are permitted to operate – Christian McCann Auctions (on advice from Business Victoria) is pushing ahead with a remote and online auction from 12pm Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 9 at its 7 Harper Street, Richmond rooms.

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Abacus Auctions

Polly Farmer holds sway in Australian sporting memorabilia auction

As the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues to throw employment prospects and business practices in Australia into chaos, the country’s traditional Australian Football League season has become a sputtering stop-start competition with all 18 teams now forced to play in what has been termed coronavirus “hubs” (where the virus is virtually non-existent) to complete the home-and-away draw in time for finals.

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Philips Auctions

Timed online jewellery auction to whet buyer appetites

A magic 100 lots greet viewers of Philips Auctions timed online Modern & Antique Jewellery sale due to end from 8pm Tuesday July 21.

This is the second online jewellery auction the auction house has held since coronavirus lockdowns began in Melbourne in March this year.

The city is now in its second Stage 3 lockdown – ostensibly for six weeks – but rumours are now rife that the Victorian Government could impose Stage 4 restrictions in coming days.

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