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Three Private Collections of Chinese Huanghuali Furniture for Auction at Sotheby’s Australia13 July 2018
One of the most extensive collections of Chinese furniture recently offered for public sale in Australia, including a selection made from the rare huanghuali timber, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s Australia on 18 July in Sydney. The comprehensive range of furniture including bookcases, cabinets, chairs and tables has been consigned from three private collections in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. (213.55 KB)
Treasures of Australian Design feature at Sotheby’s Australia9 July 2018
Geoffrey Smith commented: ‘In the past 200 years Australia has witnessed some exceptional designers and craftsmen who have imagined and forged objects that have defined Australian style. Sotheby’s Australia is pleased to present several outstanding examples detailing this evolution in our forthcoming Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design sale to be held in Sydney on 18 July. From the Victorian era is a rare inkstand by Julius Schomburgk that retailed though Joachim Matthias Wendt, a highly regarded watchmaker, jeweller and silversmith of Adelaide. Robert Prenzel and Walter Burley Griffin are regarded as integral contributors to the ‘Arts & Crafts’ and ‘Art Deco’ styles in the first decades of the 20th century and are represented by exceptional examples. These items emerging for auction present both experienced and new collectors an opportunity to acquire exceptional pieces of Australian style.’ (204.79 KB)
Australian Financial Review | Peter Fish
An extensive collection of Galle and Daum Nancy glass owned by a wealthy Sydney retailing family comes on the market this month in a sale believed to be the largest offering of these wares in Australia.
Muhammad meets Marilyn: Prints & Photographs by Andy Warhol & Bert Stern3 July 2018
Geoffrey Smith, Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia commented: ‘Portraits of two international icons of the twentieth century by Andy Warhol and Bert Stern are highlights in our forthcoming sale of Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design to be held in Sydney on 18 July 2018. In the age of Instagram, Warhol’s fabled prediction that “in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” has never been more prophetic and relevant to contemporary culture. Warhol discovered the burgeoning celebrity status of sportsmen in 1977 produced a screenprint portfolio dedicated to the World Boxing Association Heavyweight Champion Mohamad Ali in 1978, and we are excited to offer two of the four prints from this portfolio in our sale.’ (197.08 KB)
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The Hans & Gertrud Mueller Collection of European Glass Offered for Auction26 June 2018
On 18 July 2018 Sotheby’s Australia will hold an impressive sale of European glass from the private collection of the late Mr Hans Mueller & Mrs Gertrud Mueller. One of the most important collections of European glass ever offered in Australia, the Mueller Collection consists of over 110 pieces of coloured glass from the early 20th century and includes designers Daum, Gallé, Lalique and Loetz and is estimated at AUD$242,100 to AUD$347,100. This sale follows Sotheby’s Australia’s auction of The Hans & Gertrud Mueller Collection of Lalique Glass which realised over AUD$540,000 in March 2018. (179.00 KB)
Sotheby’s Australia Appointed Exclusive Agent for Criss Canning21 May 2018
Stunning Results for Australian & New Zealand Art at Sotheby’s Australia17 May 2018
The highest art auction result for 2018 in Australia was achieved at Sotheby’s Australia’s May auction of Important Australian Art including Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection when the sale realised $8,841,584 with 82.31% sold by value. Sotheby’s Australia leads the art auction market for 2018 in Australia with $12.83 million sold. Seven auction records tumbled throughout the evening. Starting early in the sale, William Delafield Cook’s Headland, Hawkesbury River 1985 realised $366,000 exceeding the existing record by $162,000 (estimate $150,000-200,000, lot 8). Two monumental and highly significant paintings by Lin Onus both exceeded the previous auction record for the artist. Commissioned by Melbourne Airport, Fish, Ferns and Rocks (1995) established the new artist auction record of $793,000 (estimate $450,000-650,000, lot 10) and Fish at Dusk (1996) realised $671,000 (estimate $450,000-650,000, lot 11). (437.72 KB)