Australian sleepers are still being smoked out in foreign fields – internet or not. Two offerings have come to the attention of web based saleroom habitues attention lately. One was a group of attractive pieces of gold-fields jewellery in a UK regional auction in the heart of the Cotswolds, including a gold bracelet (above) which sold for £57,000 hammer, while the second was a hoard of objects offered in Tennessee associated with the American ship, the Shenandoah, that visited Melbourne during the Civil War

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Family Collection Spanning 100 years Up for Auction in Melbourne

By Charlotte Stanes on 28-Jul-2016 (Exclusive to the Antiques Reporter)

A rich and diverse family collection of paintings, objects d’art, jewellery and ephemera amassed over some 100 years will go to auction on 7th August at Aingers in Melbourne.

The collection belonged to the well-heeled and well connected McPherson family - headed up by the eminent and respected pastoralist and leader of primary industry, Sir Clive McPherson. 

Mossgreen to sell 1841 silver copy of the Warwick vase.

By Richard Brewster on 28-Jul-2016 (Exclusive to the Antiques Reporter)

Mossgreen’s three-day International Decorative Arts auction in Melbourne from  Sunday July 31 contains a strong selection of sterling silver including a rare and imposing silver Victorian copy of the Warwick vase on stand, by Benjamin Smith II and dated London 1841.

The vase features relief masks of Hercules and Bacchus and sits on a square marble block containing the arms and motto of its original owner Johann Edwards.

Australian art and rare objects to be offered by Sotheby's in Sydney.

By Richard Brewster on 14-Jul-2016 (Exclusive to the Antiques Reporter)

Fifteen Fred Williams etchings dating from 1954-1967 from the Raymond and Diana Kidd collection will be a strong highlight of Sotheby’s Australia’s forthcoming diverse international arts and design auction from 6pm July 19 at The Hughenden, 14 Queen Street, Woollahra in Sydney.

Acquired during the 1970s and 1980s, the etchings show the great craftsmanship and skill of one of Australia’s greatest landscape artists.

The collection includes works by Australian modern masters Charles Blackman, Robert Dickerson, Jon Molvig, Sidney Nolan, William Robinson and Tony Tuckson.

Sir Peter Snell's sixties sporting ''singlet'' steals the show at Cordy's monthly sale

By John Perry in New Zealand on 22-Jun-2016 (Exclusive to the Antiques Reporter)

A rather crumpled and limp old black cotton ''singlet'' (lot 194) that once belonged to New Zealand's greatest sporting hero of the 20th century Sir Peter Snell K.N.Z.M. O.B.E.sold very well in Auckland at Cordy's June Antique and Art Sale.

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An important museum quality ships cabin trunk, Australian red ce… to be offered by Mossgreen Auctions Hobart 9/10/2016, Lot No. 29, Est: $40,000-60,000
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