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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A German Cuckoo tourist clock featuring Aboriginal figure, c.… sold by Theodore Bruce Auctions Sydney 25/09/2016, Lot No. 289, Price: $1,680