Spring Auction, Art, Collectables & Furniture

Lot 20

Welcome to McKenzies mixed Spring auction. It’s a sale full of previously unseen highlights from some top collections and estates. Art starts the sale. Bromley, Nolan, Pro Hart, Juniper, Boissevain etc. feature.

Two expansive triptych works coincidentally are included in this sale. The first, (Lot 12) is the serene view of Cowaramup Beach by Alex Wisnieski. It is one of his best works. Originally a private commission. The other, Lot 20 is probably the largest Pro Hart work we have offered in our 31 years. It has a total width of 3.63 metres. An important and major work by Hart.

It is a montage of his typical country life scenes such as the country race meeting, mining, the sheep yards etc.

The theme of large paintings continues with two superb oils by one of Australia’s most famous artists, Sidney Nolan. Both from the collection of Lord McAlpine, they both once hung in Cable Beach Resort, Broome and depict the Kimberley Landscape of Western Australia. These are seriously good value given they are each approximately 182 x 159 cm, Nolan paintings have individually sold above $500,000 and these have enticing estimates of $12,000 – 16,000 each.

Other significant works by Arthur Boyd, John Peter Russell, Dali, and Chagall are included.

Rugs begin at lot 89 and continue to Lot 106 and include superfine silks as well as rugs from various cultures.

Furniture begins at lot 107 and is dominated by French items. The best (and most French), being lot 124, a very fine ladies Kingwood & marquetry coiffeuse.

A good collection of glass, both English and French is included, featuring some of the most famous names in glass making history, eg; Thomas Webb & Son, Galle, Daum and Lalique.

The best collection of Royal Worcester ever offered in W.A is next, Stinton, Davis, Baldwyn and others are included as is an extremely rare pair of ‘Polar Bear’ vases by Harry Davis at lot 197.

Later in the sale the oriental section is dominated by important Japanese pieces. For example, lot 257 a cloisonné vase by the master, Namikawa Yasuyuki and top Satsuma by the most revered makers, e.g. lot 266 by Yabu Meizan and lot 267 by Kinkozan.

Militaria, including well certified Japanese swords and then Silver, including pieces by Linton, Paul Storr and Hester Bateman finish off what is in some respects our best sale this year.

We look forward to welcoming you to the viewing, either in our rooms or online and hope you can find a treasure that will become a future family heirloom.

Warm Regards
Peter McKenzie
Managing Director