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Great results at March Auction

Characterised by strong interest from over 190 bidders, the Philips March auction was a great event yielding rewarding outcomes for buyers and sellers alike. Beginning with nine lots of keenly contested copper pots which all sold, and later followed by a magnificent pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty vases, the auction provided strong results for furniture which performed very well under the hammer.

art deco figural clock

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Keeping good time

Following an excellent beginning to the Auction year in February, the March sales event is set to follow suit with a fabulous offering of valuable and sought after articles ranging from substantial furniture to collectables and decorative arts. Marked by a fantastic collection of pottery and exquisite French Antiques, this month’s auction also features over 25 fantastic clocks including mantle and portico timepieces; ormolu, marble and porcelain examples, and several stunning art deco items.

Of particular note is a green onyx figural clock featuring prominent Arabic numerals and a recumbent golden bronze spelter gazelle on a long black marble base.

onyx figural clock

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Cool Jewellery

With summer heat still blazing down, now is the time to chill out and invest in some really cool gems. This month’s Philips Jewellery auction has a wide and exciting range of desirable items, and there is definitely something for every taste and budget.

Nothing is cooler than Jade, and the offer of a sumptuous pair of jade and diamond set cluster stud earrings is too good to resist. With 18ct white gold cluster studs and a grain set surround of small fine quality brilliant cut diamonds, these fine examples are sure to attract great interest.

cluster stud earrings

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A great start to 2017

The first Auction for 2017 has begun the year with a flourish and an impressive 70% clearance rate. On an unseasonably chilly Sunday afternoon, a crowd of eager bidders kept warm at Philips in Glenferrie Road and participated in a lively auction event which resulted in great outcomes for buyers and sellers alike. Of note was the final instalment of the Patrick Street silver collection which sold like hot cakes with only three items remaining, and an amazing dining table which sold for $12,000.

On a smaller scale, a wonderful set of carved Chinese figurines sold well above estimate after strong telephone bidding.

carved figurines

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Valentines Day Delights

Welcome back to a fresh year of gems and delights! To launch the 2017 season of Modern and Antique Jewellery auctions, we are beginning with a small but significant offering rich in Jade and well-presented modern pieces - just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jewellery Manager, Tanya Philips describes this event as 'an enticing and really well offered petite sale with a lot of options for buyers.'

Of great interest in the February offering are a beautifully made pair of polished tigers eye and diamond earrings. Originally purchased in Bond Street, these items are handcrafted and fully hallmarked from London. Set in 18ct yellow gold and presented as three distinctive swirls, these pieces are highlighted with seven brilliant cut diamonds arranged in a captivating V formation around a pair of tigers eye beads.

tigers eye eearings

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