John Ryder Roberts (c1820 – 1868)

Fowler Pottery, Camperdown, 1865, 25 x 42.5 cm

BACKGROUND:

The landscape works of Sydney by John Ryder Roberts are extremely rare, and only a handful of them have ever been offered at public auction.

This historically very important watercolour of the Folwer Pottery in Camperdown in Sydney had been passed down through several generations of the same family, when we were contacted to assist in its sale.

VALUATION & OUTCOME:

It was offered carrying estimates of $20,000 to $30,000, and subsequently sold for $38,000 incl. buyer’s premium, setting an auction record for John Ryder Roberts.

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George Keyt (Sri Lanka, 1901 – 1993)

BACKGROUND: We might call George Keyt the Picasso of Sri Lanka. His work is very highly sought by Sri Lankan art collectors both at home and within the ex-pat community. In Australia, Keyt’s work is very rare. VALUATION & OUTCOME: The South Australian-based owner had inherited not one, but two

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Norman Lindsay (1879 – 1969)

BACKGROUND: Norman Lindsay was one of the most prolific Australian artists of the 20th century, extremely accomplished in every medium that he turned his hand to, including oil paintings, watercolours, sculpture and etchings. “Enter the Magicians” remains one of Lindsay’s most sought after limited edition etching prints. VALUATION & OUTCOME:

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