Sotheby's Australia

Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design

AU0794 | 31 March 2015 - 1 April 2015 | Melbourne | 6 PM

Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | ARTHUR STREETON 1867-1943, The Windsor Damsel, Fishing (1903). Sold for $244,000 March 2015
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | An Important gold presentation paperweight depicting Australian flora and fauna, Hammerton, Geelong, Victoria, 1922. sold for $134,200 March 2015
Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design | The Tattersalls Cup, a large Victorian sterling silver Pilgrim's flask, Robert Garrard, London, 1864. Sold for $36,600 April 2015
Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design | A large lime-green ground 'famille-rose' vase, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period. Sold for $36,600 April 2015
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | A very fine rock crystal, enamel and diamond-set desk clock with box, Cartier, numbered 379 and 7137, circa 1915. Sold for $244,000 March 2015
Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design
Sale Number: AU0794

Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba, lots 1-162

Following a 10 day exhibition in Sydney and Melbourne which attracted over a 1,000 visitors to Sotheby’s Australia’s galleries, the sale of Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE opened to a full saleroom at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.  Over 400 people registered to bid from all corners of the globe for this historic sale which included Asian, Australian and European Art, Decorative Arts, Jewels and Objects of Vertu.  Comprising 162 lots, the auction achieved a total of $1.99 million including buyer’s premium against an estimate of $548,880-746,370, with 100% sold by volume and 362.5% by value.

Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, lots 163-461

Following the outstanding success with record attendances for Sotheby’s Australia’s auction of Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE, strong results were achieved at the April auction of Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design in Melbourne.  Comprising 299 lots, the sale achieved $1,142,384 with 67.9% sold by volume or 123.3% sold by value.

 
CONTACT INFORMATION +

Specialists

 

Alison Alford

Consultant

Arts & Design
Sydney
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Alison Alford

Ann Roberts

Consultant, Asian Art

Arts & Design
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Ann Roberts

Anthony Hurl

Consultant

Arts & Design
Adelaide
T: +61 (0)8 7225 7836
E: Anthony Hurl

Philip A. Gore

Consultant, Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments

Arts & Design
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900

SESSION 1  |  31 March 2015, 6 pm
Lots 1-162  |  Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE
Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne

SESSION 2  |  1 April 2015, 6 pm
Lots 163-461  |  Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design
Sotheby's Australia, Melbourne

Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: $3,132,191 including buyer's premium

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Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
1 A Belle Epoque diamond and seedpearl hair pin, Cartier, circa 1905 Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $26,840 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
2 A pair of paste and celluloid hair pins, early 20th century Estimate $500 - $800 Lot Sold: $854 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
3 A diamond and sapphire brooch, 1950s Estimate $3,000 - $3,500 Lot Sold: $8,540 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
4 An onyx, diamond and pearl pansy brooch, early 20th century Estimate $1,000 - $1,500 Lot Sold: $7,930 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
5 An agate, diamond, enamel and jasperware panel cigarette case, Boucheron, early 20th century Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
6 An agate, diamond, enamel and jasperware panel vesta case, Boucheron, early 20th century Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
7 A lady's gold, enamel and diamond-set openface keyless lever watch Cartier, no.1307, circa 1920 Estimate $1,000 - $1,500 Lot Sold: $8,540 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
9 An 18ct two colour gold and diamond mesh evening bag, early 20th century Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $10,370 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
10 A pair of platinum, diamond and carved rock crystal pins, Cartier, France, circa 1920 Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $34,160 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
11 A very fine rock crystal, enamel and diamond-set desk clock with box, Cartier, numbered 379 and 7137, circa 1915 Estimate $20,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $244,000 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
12 A 9ct gold engine turned vesta case, Deakin & Francis, Birmingham 1912 Estimate $400 - $600 Lot Sold: $610 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
13 A 9ct gold engine turned powder compact, Hardy Brothers Ltd, circa 1925 Estimate $500 - $800 Lot Sold: $976 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
14 A 9ct gold pill box, Sampson Mordan & Co., London 1907 Estimate $700 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $26,840 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
15 A 9ct gold pencil, Sampson Mordan & Co., London 1920 Estimate $600 - $800 Lot Sold: $4,880 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
16 A Silver gilt presentation dressing mirror, Continental, circa 1900 Estimate $7,000 - $10,000 Lot Sold: $36,600 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
17 A diamond, gem-set and silk brocaded evening clutch bag, Cartier, circa 1930 Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $39,040 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
18 A silk tapestry handbag, circa 1920 Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $854 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
19 An 18ct gold letter knife, Tiffany & Co, circa 1920 Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $4,270 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
20 A boxed guilloche enamel silver gilt writing set, Cartier, circa 1920 Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $12,200 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
21 An Important gold presentation paperweight depicting Australian flora and fauna, Hammerton, Geelong, Victoria, 1922 Estimate $40,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $134,200 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
22 A gold, garnet and seedpearl hatpin, circa 1905 Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $2,440 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
23 An enamel, diamond and seedpearl stick pin, circa 1900 Estimate $600 - $800 Lot Sold: $6,100 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
24 A gold, diamond and seedpearl brooch Estimate $500 - $700 Lot Sold: $5,490 (including buyer's premium)
Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE | Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0794
25 An 18ct gold brooch Estimate $500 - $700 Lot Sold: $4,270 (including buyer's premium)