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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.

Sotheby's Australia Returns to the 'Paris End' of Melbourne's Collins Street

3 August 2018

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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?

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Sotheby's July auction in Melbourne promised an array of Asian, Australian and European arts and design, but it was a Chinese piece – a curious wooden "moon" flask extensively carved in a naturalistic manner – that topped the sale with a sky-high $87,840.

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