Media Release: Gibson’s Upcoming Estate & Collector Auction Offers Distinct and Unique Pieces and Collections

Posted on October 10th, by Bourse Communications in News and Announcements. Comments Off on Media Release: Gibson’s Upcoming Estate & Collector Auction Offers Distinct and Unique Pieces and Collections

Headed by one of Australia’s leading Decorative Arts specialists, Jennifer Gibson, Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers (“Gibson’s”) in Armadale, Melbourne, will be conducting its first jewellery auction as part of its forthcoming Estate & Collector auction on Sunday, 14th October at 10:30am.

Gibson’s operations commenced in June with the auction house priding itself on a strong client relationship focus, with acute care taken to uncover the unique story behind each piece, its origin and its owner. With an alluring array of pieces up for sale, Gibson’s forthcoming Estate & Collector auction offers collectors and investment buyers alike the opportunity to acquire a distinct item with memorable stories behind each piece.

The Estate & Collector auction Includes some wonderful single owner collections and Gibson’s first jewellery auction. Jewellery buyers will be delighted by all that glitters with the selection of antique and modern gold and platinum pieces variously set with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires.

Chinese works of art are centre stage with a large private collection of over 200 snuff bottles assembled over the last 30 years, including Lot 92, an 8.5cm, finely decorated inside-painted glass snuff bottle, attributed to Ding Erzhong. Also featured in this section of the sale is a private South Australian Collection of Chinese scrolls acquired by the present owners whilst living and working in Hong Kong during the 1970’s and 80’s.

Lot 92

The sale contains a magnificent collection of plaster casts reminiscent of the Age of the grand tour including, among others, Lot 249, a full-size model of Michelangelo’s beautifully executed Rome Pieta and a powerful figure of the Belvedere torso (Lot 248).

Lot 249

Lot 245 is an important and finely executed Australian silver cricketing trophy cup by Henry Young and Co., similar in form to the famous Ashes urn created at around the same time, offers collectors an opportunity to acquire a piece of Australian sporting history.

Lot 245

The maritime collection from a private Victorian collector includes Lot 259, a 12-bolt copper and brass diving helmet, antique ships wheels and a selection of ships lanterns and anchors.

 Lot 259

Time pieces and pocket and wrist watches are well-represented in this auction with sought after examples by IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN, HUBLOT, Patek Philippe & Co., Longines, Waltham, Omega and an unusual Zenith pilot wristwatch.

Explaining what differentiates Gibson’s from other auction houses, Jennifer Gibson, said:

“Gibson’s is all about the collector. Our focus is on the person who forms the collection and the buyer who is creating a new one.

“Our mission is to satisfy those higher needs and desires that drive us all and allow us to indulge in a passion not clothed in the ‘everyday dusty garb’.

“Our collections do not necessarily define us but they are a reflection of who we are and what we seek. In some cases it is beauty and a certain style, in others it is functionality, but in all it is driven by a desire to stimulate our senses and fulfil our interests outside of the ordinary.”

Gibson’s Estate & Collectors auction will be available for viewing from 11th to 13th October from 10am to 4pm, with the sale to begin on Sunday, 14th October at 10:30am. A brochure ahead of the Estate & Collectors auction can be viewed here:

For further information please contact:

Deanna Baxter, Marketing & Client Services
Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers
E: [email protected]

Rod North, Managing Director
Bourse Communications Pty Ltd
T: +613 9510 8309, M: +61 408 670 706
E: [email protected]

About Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers
Gibson’s offer a wealth of industry experience with a focus on strong client relationships. All of Gibson’s senior specialists and consultants have worked for top International and Australian auction houses ensuring that our clients receive the best advice that only this level of market competence can provide. Gibson’s expertise includes Furniture and Decorative Arts, Fine Australian & International Art, Australian History, Australian Indigenous Art, Chinese & Asian Art and Jewels & Watches. The auction house is also able to guide clients in the right direction with collections of Stamps & Coins, Sporting Memorabilia and Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia.
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