Media Release: Gibson’s Upcoming Spring Auction is Brimming with Collectable Cultural Delights
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 Spring Auction Series’ (“Series”), which will be auctioned on Monday, 11th November at 10:30am.
Headed by Jennifer Gibson, one of Australia’s leading Decorative Arts specialists, Gibson’s forthcoming Series is a stunning selection of works representing an impressive array of historical periods, which collectors and investment buyers alike are sure to be eager to view and own.
A genuine highlight of the Series is the 17th century (circa 1660) oil on canvas painting, Portrait of Miss Margaret Waller. Lot 119 (estimate $15,000 – $25,000), by Peter Lely (attrib.) (1618-1680), bears an inscribed label verso: Marg Daugtr of Sr William Waller and Sister to Ann, Wife to Sr Philip Harcourt Knight. The painting’s provenance is attributed as being Powderham Castle, Viscount Harcourt, Oxford University, UK.
Chinese and Asian Works of Art are centre stage in ‘The Spring Auction Series’, with the sale featuring pieces from the Chinese Sung/Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Qing Dynasty and Republic Period, the Japanese Edo Period, Meiji Period, as well as a collection of 19th century netsuke.
Lot 567 (estimate $15,000 – $25,000) is a rare 19th century Chinese jade embellished hardwood corner-leg table standing at 80cm high, 130cm wide and 44cm deep. A similar example was sold at Christie’s, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction, New York, September 18 – 19, 2014, lot 1120, for 365,000USD.
Lot 568 (estimate $2,000 – $3,000) is a monumental Japanese bronze censer from the Meiji Period (1868 – 1912). This intricate piece is finely cast in high relief over four interlocking sections with a writhing dragon to the base rising to a tapering stem with swallows and sparrows, the upper censer bowl decorated with flying cranes.
Lot 598 (estimate $1,500 – $2,500) is a blue and white porcelain panel from the Republic, decorated with a scene of man and a boy fishing by a pond in a wooded landscape. The panel is signed with artist’s seal of Wang Bu.
Lot 534 (estimate $1,000 – $2,000) is a boxwood netsuke of Ashinaga holding and octopus. The finely carved netsuke is 11cm high and from the Edo Period, 19th century.
The Series also includes an extensive and delightful array of Wemyss Ware pieces, a collection of Moser glass and George III glassware, as well as impressive furniture pieces in George III, Louis XV and XVI styles and of French provenance.
Providing an overview of the Armadale auction house’s ‘Spring Auction Series’, Jennifer Gibson, said:
“Gibson’s is proud to present an impressive array of Asian and European Decorative Art and Design, Jewellery, Art and Sculpture. ‘The Spring Auction Series’ showcases a desirable range of styles, periods and designs to entice buyers and collectors across the board.”
The Spring Auction Series sale will begin on Monday, 11th November at 10:30am. A fully illustrated catalogue ahead of the auction can be viewed here: https://www.gibsonsauctions.com.au/spring2019.
For further information please contact:
Deanna Baxter, Marketing & Client Services
Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers
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Rod North, Managing Director
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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.
For more information please visit: www.gibsonsauctions.com.au