Media Release: Gibson’s ‘The Autumn Auction Series’ Valued at Over $1 Million

Posted on March 29th, by Bourse Communications in News and Announcements. Comments Off on Media Release: Gibson’s ‘The Autumn Auction Series’ Valued at Over $1 Million

Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers (“Gibson’s”) is proud to present an engaging selection of Decorative Arts & Design, Chinese & Asian Works of Art, Fine Jewellery and Silver as part of the auction house’s exceptional ‘The Autumn Auction Series’ (“Series”), which will be auctioned over three Sessions on Monday, 1st April (Session I) and Tuesday, 2nd April (Sessions II and III).

Headed by Jennifer Gibson, one of Australia’s leading Decorative Arts specialists, Gibson’s ‘The Autumn Auction Series’ marks a milestone for the Armadale auction house with the Series being its first $1 million sale.

Taking place over two days and three Sessions, ‘The Autumn Auction Series’ will offer collectors and investment buyers alike over 700 Lots containing breathtaking and inspiring pieces sure to evoke fascination, intrigue and delight.

Session I
Fine Jewellery and Silver
Monday, 1st April, 6.30pm
Lots 1 – 232

Antique, designer and modern jewellery pieces as well as stunning coloured stones including emeralds, sapphires, rubies, aquamarines and morganites are on offer at Gibson’s forthcoming Fine Jewellery and Silver auction.  There is also a wonderful selection of fabulous cocktail rings and earrings that are sure to tempt with a broad selection of designs available.

The highlight of April 1st Session is Lot 45 (estimate $70,000 – $100,000), a substantial Columbian emerald and diamond pendant. This stunning pendant features a rare 34.60ct Columbian emerald set within an elegant mount encrusted with 3.27cts of diamonds.  A stone of this size and quality is rarely seen in the Australian market and must be viewed in order to be fully appreciated. The handmade setting compliments the emerald perfectly delivering a sophisticated and timeless piece of exceptional quality.

Of course, diamonds are forever. Gibson’s Fine Jewellery and Watches auction has a number of diamond solitaire rings of varying sizes. Lot 59 (estimate $5,000 – $7,000) is a three stone ring featuring over 2.30cts of round brilliant cut diamonds. For those desiring a traditional diamond piece, Lot 6 (estimate $1,800 – $2,400) is a stunning Art Deco diamond brooch of pierced design.

There is a fine selection of signed pieces to choose from. Lot 95 (estimate $1,200 – $1,500) is a beautiful vintage Tiffany & Co diamond set ‘feather’ ring. Lot 96 is a rare Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Swan’ ring comprising two stone set swan heads crafted in 18ct gold (estimate $7,000 – $9,000). From Australian design house Paspaley, Lot 41 (estimate $2,000 – $3,000) is a Keshi pearl and diamond ring styled as a starfish from the iconic ‘Embrace the Sea’ collection. For those wanting a designer watch, Lot 78 (estimate $1,000 – $1,500) is a lady’s H-Hour wristwatch by Hermes with box and papers.

Vintage and antique pieces are well represented and there are many lots on offer. Lot 4 (estimate $300 – $500) is a delightful vintage diamond spray brooch. Lot 155 (estimate $200 – $300) an Art Nouveau brooch and Lot 156 (estimate $300 – $400) an Edwardian pendant/necklace) are lovely examples of the era. There are also a beautiful selection of Victorian brooches and pendants.

Session II
Decorative Arts and Design
Tuesday, 2nd April, 2.00pm
Lots 233 – 580

With a tempting selection of decorative arts and design pieces, Gibson’s forthcoming ‘The Autumn Auction Series’ has something for every taste and budget. Buyers and investors won’t want to miss this blockbuster Session that has real ‘wow’ factor associated with it.

One of the highlights of the Decorative Arts and Design auction is a George III mahogany fold-over card table, in the Chippendale style, 18th century, Lot 263 (estimate $2,500 – $3,500). Notably this piece has been inscribed under the felt baize in pencil “My Own Work / Thomas Chippendale St. Martin’s Lane / 1752” and further inscribed with a sketch of two chairs, one with a typical Chippendale back, the other with emphasis on the claw and ball foot.

20th Century design is also well represented across the board with a French bronze by Adolph Pohl of a Riding Amazon, Lot 492 (estimate $3,000 – $5,000), a Grant Featherston R160 chair, Lot 501 (estimate $2,000 – $2,500) and a pair of numero IV chairs, Lot 505 (estimate $400 – $600).

Other highlights include collectable pieces of fine sterling silver and Persian rugs from the Property of a Private Collection, Melbourne, and a collection of fine Regency furniture including a dining table formerly in the collection of Sir Keith Murdoch, Lot 266 (estimate $10,000 – $15,000).

Session III
Chinese and Asian works of art
Tuesday, 2nd April, 6.30pm
Lots 581 – 776

Session III highlights include collectable pieces of Chinese porcelain and jades from the Property of a Private Collection, Melbourne.

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) pieces are featured in the Chinese and Asian works of art session, with a Ming bronze figure of an official, probably early 17th century, Lot 727 (estimate $2,000 – $3,000), a finely carved Chinese jade finial, late Ming Dynasty, Lot 634 (estimate $500 – $800), and a large Ming Dynasty Chinese celadon dish Lot 697 (estimate $1,500 – $2,500). Japanese and Korean works of art are also included in Session III.

Providing an overview of ‘The Autumn Auction Series’, Jennifer Gibson, said:

“Gibson’s is proud to present its first auction valued at over $1 million with an impressive array of European and Asian Decorative Art, 20th Century Design, Jewellery, Art and Sculpture. ‘The Autumn Auction Series’ showcases a desirable range of styles, periods and designs to entice buyers and collectors across the board.”

‘The Autumn Auction Series’ will be available for viewing from 29th March to 31st March from 10.00am to 4.00pm, and on Monday, 1st April from 10.00am until 2.00pm with the Session I auction beginning at 6.30pm. For more information and to view an online brochure of ‘The Autumn Auction Series’ please visit:

For further information please contact:

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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