McKenzies Christmas Auction – Wednesday 13th December 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, is 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 Federal 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 by 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