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Medals from an Anzac war hero take 30 times top estimate at auction

04 July 2024

How the personal story of an Anzac war hero boosted the value of a common group of medals offered at auction to 30 times the top estimate.

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Shakespeare’s First Folio lands in Tasmania

29 June 2024

London rare book dealer Peter Harrington sold the copy to an edgy Australian museum

George Owen Royal Worcester finialled covered vase

George Owen Worcester wins admirers

15 April 2024

Andrew Morris spent over 30 years putting together a collection focusing on the Worcester porcelain of the Kerr and Binns and Royal Worcester periods and Leonard Joel (25% buyer’s premium) offered it at auction in Melbourne, Australia, over two days on March 25-26.

Botanical decorated Chelsea dish

European ceramics that went to Oz come back on the market

15 April 2024

Deceased estates and collectors selling up mean items collected in the late 20th century reappear at auction.


Prime 18th century English porcelain on offer in Australia

29 January 2024

When Australian auction house Artvisory offers the Robert Burke collection on February 19-20 in Melbourne it will launch around 300 lots of prime 18th century English porcelain onto the market.

Portrait miniature

Australian library buys ‘convict artist’ portrait

13 November 2023

A portrait miniature previously bought on eBay has been knocked down at an Australian auction for 30-times more than the original price.


Cavalry charges into history at Omdurman

18 September 2023

Australian saleroom Abacus Auctions will feature a compact but significant collection of medals formed by British expatriate Dr Cecil Walkley.

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Sir Joshua’s Guercino sketch surfaces Down Under

11 September 2023

The artist and Royal Academy founder Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92) was also a major collector, especially in the field of Old Master works on paper.

The Voyage of Governor Philip to Botany Bay

Copy of the ‘foundation book of modern Australia’ comes to auction

08 August 2023

Following the arrival of the first British colonists and convicts to Australia in 1788, early accounts of the settlement on the continent were created.


Very early printed work to be found down south

17 July 2023

'Antipodum, nobis, incognita': how a great southern land is labelled (“the Antipodes unknown to us”) in one of the first mentions in print.


Sumptuous porcelain takes pride of place in salerooms

10 July 2023

Auctions held in Australia and Germany rack up strong prices for major European makers

Sèvres vase

Sèvres vase sells for nearly £90,000 in Oz

05 June 2023

Made in 1762 at the cusp of the vogue for rococo and neo-classicism, this 15in (44cm) high Sèvres vase combines elements of both styles.


Australian cricketer bowls in and tribal art drums up support

05 June 2023

The Abacus sale on June 28-30 in Melbourne will feature an eclectic mix of material.


Classic Georgian tables that stood in Melbourne suburbs

05 June 2023

Two examples of classic early Georgian mahogany proved to be in demand at Artvisory (26% buyer’s premium) of South Yarra, Victoria.

Victorian sporting jacket

Victorian ladies’ cycling gear wheels its way to Australia after wealthy donor bids at auction

03 April 2023

A Victorian ladies’ sporting jacket believed to have been used for cycling has been bought for the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne, Australia.


Royal Worcester purchases in the running

27 March 2023

Kenneth Ely (b.1926) had a first career as a jockey, apprenticed at the age of 15


Olympic swimmer Rose set a gold standard

19 December 2022

Murray Rose (1939-2012) became the youngest Olympian to win three gold medals during one Games, aged just 17 in 1956.


Royal Worcester: Two collections offered in Australia in the same month

05 December 2022

In collecting terms it is not surprising that a country such as Australia should have a tradition of interest in English ceramics – factories such as Royal Doulton and Moorcroft have a noticeable following.

Fabergé buckle

Buckle up for a belting collection in Australia

07 November 2022

One of the leading buckles collections in the world, many bought at Portobello Market in London in its 1970s heyday, is coming to auction in Australia.

Royal Worcester vase

Huge group of Royal Worcester comes to market

24 October 2022

A vast collection of Royal Worcester porcelain put together by an Australian couple during frequent trips to UK dealers and auction houses is up for sale next month.

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