ARTS & CRAFTS
The British Arts and Crafts movement is well collected through the disciplines, with strong results for William Morris, William De Morgan, Ernest Gimson, CFA Voysey, Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson, Stanley Webb Davies, Shapland & Petter and Liberty Design.
ART DECO & BEYOND
Art Deco encompasses all the graphic and applied Arts including British, French, Continental and American forms of furniture and design.
Birds-eye maple furniture of Epstein, Betty Joel designed products, Wedgwood Fairyland lustre, Art Deco figures by Chiparus, Lorenzl and Preiss are always popular.
Glassware from the French factories of Lalique and Galle are always featured along with American Tiffany glassworks.
Next week's auction of Design offers two archetypal side chairs from a truly unique Italian designer - Carlo Bugatti - whose life was filled with talent and tragedy.
14 October 2021
An autograph book with a story so evocative of the British music scene in the early 1960s comes for sale in our Design auction this month. The notebook includes the signatures of three of The Beatles, together with those of Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Dave Clark Five, Cliff Richard, and Helen Shapiro.
5 October 2021
Robert Prenzel was born in 1866 in the Prussian town of Kittliztreben, in present-day Poland. After a four-year apprenticeship, further studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, and another four years of work experience around Europe, he emigrated to Australia at the age of 22. Trained in the classical European styles, he arrived in Melbourne in 1888, where he came to define Australian craft and design throughout the first quarter of the 20th century.
30 September 2021