Auction Review: Leski Auctions, Australian & Historical, 10 February 2024

Gold ingots and clocks were the order of the day at Melbourne-based Leski Auctions February decorative arts sale with examples of each bringing the top result of $20,000. This price was paid for four 24-carat gold ingots (lot 216a) and a circa 1775 London-based Henry Kemp clock with a fine scarlet lacquered bell top and spring table (lot 586).  While the ingots were right on catalogue estimate, the clock easily beat its $12,000-$15,000 figure.

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