Specialising in fine art, jewellery,
antiques and collectables


M  K e n z i e s    C h r i s t m a s    A u c t i o n
Wednesday 13th Dec 2017


Welcome to our, “Christmas Sale”. It has a rare offering of high end items that don’t normally appear for sale in Perth.

The art component of the sale features some of Australia’s most famous artists from the estate of the late John Bennison, ex Chief Executive of Wesfarmers.  He was responsible for the commencement of the now renowned Wesfarmers Art Collection, together with the now late Melbourne art dealer, Dr Joseph Brown.

The main three artworks are a small oil depicting the South Wharf in Melbourne by the famous Heidelberg artist, Fred McCubbin.  The other two are by the renowned modernist, Arthur Boyd.  

One, quite a large artwork from his Wimmera series, the other depicting the Shoalhaven River.  His retirement property adjoining the river that he subsequently bequeathed to the Ferderal Government.

These artworks are starting from $60,000, $70,000 and $12,000 respectively.

Also for auction is fine furniture, as well as watches, including famous brands such as Rolex, Cartier and Omega.

Jewellery is a major component of this sale.  It is largely consigned from local families.  The offering includes diamonds from one to eight carats, and includes 150 antique and modern items from some famous makers such as Bvlgari, Cartier etc. as well as local esteemed makers such as Linneys, Kailis and Rosendorf.

Tanzanite’s, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies, Pearls and coloured diamonds are all included in this sale.

There is a good selection of oriental items, both Japanese and Chinese, ceramics, ivory, cloisonné and bronzes.

Selected fine furniture and decorative arts items round out the sale. There really is something for a wide range of tastes and budgets. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the sale.

Warm regards
Peter McKenzie
Managing Director

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Introduction to October 17 2017 Auction
Fine and Decorative Arts, Jewellery & Furniture

Welcome to McKenzies Auctioneers Spring Auction. It is a sale that genuinely has something for a wide range of tastes and budgets.

Australian modernist artists are well represented. Works by Robert Dickerson, Ray Crooke, Pro Hart and Jasper Knightas well as well known                                                                                        
and regarded Western Australianartists such as Allan Baker, William Boissevian, Howard Taylor, George Haynes, and Elizabeth Durack.

The sale then moves to Jewellery. Each item has been examined by our gemmologist and in some cases come with the seller’s insurance
valuation certificates. There is a good range of diamonds, up to 7.9 cts as well as coloured gemstones. Featured items include Lot 145, a 7.9ct
diamond ring and Lot 194, a 1.86ct natural light pink diamond ring. As most of the jewellery comes from estates, who have a genuine wish to
sell, antique items are also included. For example, Lot 229, a piece by the famous South Australian maker, Henry Steiner.

Next is over 20 watches. Each is guaranteed to be authentic. The offering includes some of the world’s most famous brands, such as Rolex,
Cartier, Omega and Le Coultre. Modern and vintage models are included.

Antique and collectable furniture is up next. This section of the sale represents the best value for money. Good furniture is always useable and is virtually timeless, impervious to fashion. We generally sell about 90% of the furniture we offer as we start the bidding low in order to let each item find its own market level. “Australiana” is next, including, “West Australiana”, defined as items of specific interest to Western Australia, such as jarrah pre-1900 furniture.

A collection of Antique Australian glass and ceramic bottles is a new field for us. Apparently, it’s an area that has a dedicated core of collectors. We have estimated these bottle lots conservatively and will be interested to see how they go.

Militaria is next, (our previous sale, the “Leo Laden Collection’’, sold over 85% of the offering, demonstrating this is also a strong collecting field). Then decorative arts, this category includes a good range of Oriental (mostly Chinese), pottery and porcelain, from a range of vendors. This is a subjective area to catalogue. We tend to catalogue this section broadly but can forward images of seal and character marks as well as provide condition reports to those that cannot personally inspect.

The sale ends with a range of silver and ceramics. Two featured items from this field are, Lot 429, a casket by the famous British maker and designer, Omar Ramsden and Lot 435, one of William Moorcroft’s most famous designs, a ‘Moonlit Blue’ pattern ballaster shaped vase from the 1920s, in perfect condition. 

We look forward to seeing you at the sale and welcome your enquiry on any of the items.

Kind regards,

Peter McKenzie
Managing Director

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McKenzies Jewellery, Art and Collectables Christmas Auction

We will host our annual Christmas jewellery, art, furniture and collectable auction on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December.
This is McKenzies largest, most varied and significant jewellery offering for 2016 with over 200 impressive vintage antique and modern pieces up for grabs.

Beginning at 6:00 pm both days, items will be sold at a fraction on their retail price. The line-up features a range of exquisite items from designers such as Cartier, Chanel, Bulgari, Kailis, Tiffany & Co, Canture, Castellani, Cerrone, Rolex, Moorcroft and Linneys.

Heading the auction is a handcrafted white gold ring featuring a radiant cut 7.19ct diamond set with double claws on each corner and eight baguette-cut diamonds on the shoulders. Valued at $110,000 it is estimated to fetch $28,000 - $48,000.

Items also include a Linneys South Sea Pearl strand together with an 18ct yellow gold 1.15ct diamond and pearl pendant. Also, a Linneys rare large Brooke pearl pendant suspended on a 18ct yellow gold necklace, and a selection of pink diamond jewellery having a combined valuation exceeding $700,000.

For gents, there is a large range of premium designer watches which are expected to be sold at a fraction of their retail price, as well as a collection of antique rare scientific instruments. Christmas auctions are a great opportunity to purchase some amazing Christmas gifts as prices will start low, and depending on the bidding, may be sold for a song.

Art starts out at Lot 220 with a work by Pro Hart. Other well-known and famous artists to be sold include, Micheal Challen, Rovert Juniper, H.S Power, David Bromley, Guy Grey-Smith, Howard Taylor, William Boissevian, Elizabeth Durack as well as some impressive overseas artworks. All items are being offered by a range of sincere sellers who genuinely want to sell. For example, much of the antique furniture, which has been chosen with an eye to value and quality is being offered for less than modern day items constructed of particle board and held together with glue and staples.

Telephone or absentee bids can be arranged by contacting McKenzies Auctioneers on (08) 9385 4180 or emailing us at, mgallery@iinet.net.au.


I look forward to your company.
Peter McKenzie
Managing Director      

Article, The West Australian, "Inside Cover", column, by Ben O'Shea, P. 2. 5/12/16                                                                                                                                                                             ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

McKenzies Auctioneers for the second year in a row, has been listed as one of the top 250 auction houses world wide.

The listing is within the, "Blouin Art Auction, 250 Best Auction Houses" guide.  Published in New York.

We are the only Western Australian auction company to be listed.

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A Note from a Happy UK Customer, from our May 2016 Auction

Thank you,

My recent purchase of a pair of diamond studs arrived today.

You made the process of purchasing in Australia very easy for me, I would most certainly buy again .

Your grading of the diamonds was conservative and they are more beautiful than I expected.

I am a gemologist by trade and I often expect to receive stones which have been perceived to be a higher colour and grade than the GIA

guidelines stipulate and I set my budgets accordingly, however, with these diamonds I am pleasantly surprised and I applaud your expert.

 Thank you again,

Kind regards


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