Willy Eisenschitz (Austrian, 1889 – 1974)

Mountain Scene, 60 x 74 cm

BACKGROUND:

We were asked by a company to research and sell this vivid landscape by Austrian painter Willy Eisenschitz.

VALUATION & OUTCOME:

We always felt that it was particularly attractive with the potential to do much better than its $3,000 to $5,000 estimate.

It did not disappoint, and the high volume of phone bidders from Europe only stopped when a final price of $23,000 was reached – more than seven times its low estimate.

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John Ryder Roberts (c1820 – 1868)

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,

Case Study : Brokerage

John Olsen (1928-)

BACKGROUND: This very fine gouache by Australia’s contemporary master had been purchased at auction at Sotheby’s in 1992 for $4,400. VALUATION & OUTCOME: After a sympathetic reframe, “Dog in Landscape” achieved a very comfortable appreciation in value when it sold for $42,000 incl. buyer’s premium. A handsome return for the

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