Deutscher and Hackett

Iconic Australian photographer's collection goes under the hammer

Australian photographer the late Joyce Evans (1929-2019) not only was revered internationally as the “doyenne of Australian photography” – she also was an art historian, gallery director, curator, collector and lecturer.

Awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia just before her death for her service to the photographic arts, Joyce had an enviable collection of photographs by other leading Australian shutter bugs that will be auctioned as a timed online sale closing from 7pm Tuesday October 11 by Deutscher and Hackett at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Heidelberg School painter makes a major impression in Australian auction collection

Thirty-five paintings by Heidelberg School Australian impressionist artist John Llewellyn Jones (1866-1927) will be auctioned as part of the Tracey and Anthony Muston collection of quality antiques and art on site in their country estate at 40 Hyde hill Road, Harkaway from 12pm Sunday October 9 by Christian McCann Auctions.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Jones studied at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School before becoming an early member of Box Hill artists’ camp, established in 1885.

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Philips Auctions

Australian winery collection to tempt auction goers

Melbourne-based Philips Auctions timed online sale – due to finish from 12pm Monday September 19 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern – has a litany of interesting lots to entice auction goers.

First up are the items from Gordon Cope-Williams Cope Williams Winery at Romsey in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges which the trustees now wish to sell.

Cope-Williams took Sydney socialite Lady Storey as his second wife after her husband died and together they built a considerable collection of art and antique furniture.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Australian antique dealer gives up his auction treasures

After more than 40 years selling antiques, Melbourne-based Roy Williams has decided its time wind up the retail arm of his business and has asked Christian McCann Auctions to handle the sale from 12pm Sunday September 18 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford .

Trading as Roy’s Antiques in Clifton Hill, Williams is an icon of the Australian industry, writing two books and hundreds of magazine articles on antiques.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Australian icons auction paintings to send collectors into a spin

Seven highly valuable paintings from the collections of two icons of Australian media and advertising should really send art collectors and investors into a spin when Deutscher and Hackett holds its important Australian and International Fine Art auction from 7pm September 14 at its Sydney 36 Gosbell Street, Paddington venue.

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Leski Auctions

Two-day Australian decorative arts auction one to remember

Melbourne-based Leski Auctions is rapidly building a massive reputation for memorable two-day Decorative Arts & Collectables sales and its forthcoming auction is no exception with the auction house talking about it as a series of smaller individual categories to make it easier for auction goers to digest.

All up there are 1604 lots with 790 being auctioned on the first day – from 10am Saturday September 10 – and the remainder from the same time the following day at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Antiquities auction to raise collectors blood pressure

Part two of the Greek and Roman antiquities collection assembled over many years by Australian collector Stewart Macciolli will be auctioned from 5pm Sunday September 4 by Christian McCann Auctions at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford – six months after the first sale was held at his Hampton home.

The antiquities and collectables were designed for the late 1600s and 1700s Grand Tour market at a time when mainly young Englishmen travelled throughout Europe on exploration and learning expeditions.

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Gibsons Auctions

Great finds in Australian, maritime and natural history auction

A pair of carved timber portrait panels featuring an Aboriginal man and woman with headscarf dated 1918 (lot 55) by famous Australian sculptor Robert Prenzel (1866-1941) is among the highlights of Gibson’s Auctions two-day Australian, Maritime and Natural History sale, live from 12pm Sunday August 28 and continuing the next day as a timed online auction closing from 10am, at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

Prenzel was born in Prussia, training as a woodcarver before working his way through Europe and arriving in Melbourne on November 24, 1888.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Aboriginal bark paintings comprise final section of Cbus art collection auction

When legendary Australian artworld figure the late Dr Joseph Brown was assembling an art collection for Australian superannuation giant Cbus, he was careful to include Aboriginal bark paintings by Wally Mandarrk (1915-1987), a senior member of the Barabba clan from South-Central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory fluent in the Dalabon language and one of the last artists known to have painted on rock.

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Leski Auctions

A tinge of sadness to Australian sporting auction

A nostalgic sporting memorabilia auction tinged with sadness is the predominant feeling behind Leski Auctions forthcoming Melbourne sale from 10am Tuesday August 23 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

One of the major highlights is Shane Warne’s batting helmet he wore during his first Ashes tour of England in 1993 (lot 271).

Warne, who died tragically on March 4 this year from a heart attack aged 52, took 708 Test wickets for Australia during his 15-year career from 1992-2007 as a leg spin bowler.

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