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The Age  |  Stephen Crafti

Syndicated: Brisbane Times, The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald

Sotheby’s latest address at Chanonry, a heritage-listed sandstone building at 14-16 Collins Street, is instrumental in putting ‘Paris' back into Melbourne's most prominent thoroughfare.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

A cavalcade of Asian art and sculpture will be sold at two auctions in Melbourne. The first sale is at a Leonard Joel on Monday, while at Sotheby's there will be important heritage silver alongside the Chinese and European art on October 24. The star of the show at Sotheby's is a comprehensive English silver table setting presented to soldier and Melbourne pioneer William Lonsdale, which is being offered by his descendants. It has a valuation of up to $1 million.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

John Symond, the high-profile founder of Aussie Home Loans, is worth around $600 million, according to The Australian Financial Review Rich List. So why is he flogging off some paintings for a paltry few million?

Property Observer

John Symond, the high-profile founder of Aussie Home Loans, is selling off some paintings set to fetch around $5 million or so from the Sotheby's sale.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Sotheby's has pulled well ahead of its major art market rivals with its latest Sydney auction, which raised a total of $8.8 million.

Australian Financial Review  |  Michael Bailey

Charles Blackman, one of Australia's most important and collectible post-war artists, died on Monday morning. He had turned 90 a week before.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

​Like her or hate her, no one could argue Del Kathryn Barton's paintings lack detail. But Barton's Farewell, which kicks off Sotheby's art sale this month, packs in five women plus assorted rabbits, birds and cats amid branches and foliage.

Time+Tide  |  Felix Scholz

Auctions can be funny things. Most of the time the coverage around watch auctions tends towards the record-breaking headlines – the most expensive this, that or the other. But sometimes, thanks to the fact that auctions tend to be a crystallisation of market forces, you can find a hidden gem. Which might just be what lot 179 at tomorrow’s (the 8th of August) Sotheby’s Australia Important Jewels and Watches sale will be.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

An array of vintage pocket watches is about to hit the Melbourne market – a relatively rare offering of several hundred examples that is likely to attract great collector interest. And judging by the attention given to some of the lots at a Sydney preview it could attract a number of new buyers. After all, who would have thought a meticulously worked gold, gem-set or enamelled pocket watch by an eminent 19th century maker could be found for less than $1000?

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