Bonhams & Goodman Top Results at Auctions in 2008

Bonhams & Goodman completed a record year in 2008. Some of the highlights included:

Fine Art

John Russell (1858-1930)
Belle Ile en Mer 1904
from the Julian & Miriam Sterling Collection
oil on canvas
60 x 73cm
SOLD $1,560,000

Frederick McCubbin (1855-1917)
Summer Morning, Kew 1890
oil on canvas
107 x 53 cm
SOLD $780,000

Decorative Arts

The Burke & Wills/King Medal in the form of a brass breast plate presented to members of the Yandruwandha People of Copper Creek, 1861 for Courage and Humanitarianism
SOLD $216,000

A fine 19th century gilt bronze and Baccarat crystal chandelier in the Rococo design
SOLD $96,000

Kano School A six fold screen with a design of cranes in a landscape on a gold background
SOLD $96,000

A Charles II japanned cabinet on stand
SOLD $69,600


The VSCCV Vickery Trophy-winning 1930 Invicta 4½-LitreType A Tourer
SOLD $203,400

The ex-Jim Clark, Richard Attwood, 1963 Formula 1 World Championship-winning history 1962 Lotus 25 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater
SOLD $1,525,500


The Exceptional Vietnam War Victoria Cross group awarded to Major P.J. Badcoe Australian Army Training Team Vietnam
SOLD $480,000

A Marusan battery operated tinplate Ford Customline
SOLD $7,800

Amazing Fantasy No. 15, August, 1962, Marvel Comics Group, showing the first appearance of Spiderman
SOLD $5,610

The Superb Peninsula War Group of awards and medals to Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Bell, 48th Foot, sold in London, October 2008
SOLD £43,475

Fine Jewellery – Sydney

A magnificent and rare Fancy Intense Yellow diamond ring
SOLD $396,000

A magnificent and rare Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond ring, by Asprey
SOLD $444,000

Fine Jewellery – Melbourne

An impressive 10.12 carat solitaire diamond ring
SOLD $122,000

A Belle Epoque bow brooch by Cartier Paris c.1912
SOLD $43,200


Jorgen Jorgenson signed letter to Edward Dumaresq. An important long letter reporting details of cattle stealing in the New Norfolk area, dated 1830 + other documents
SOLD $13,200

PTOLEMY, C. La Geografia Di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino,… Venice. 1574. 64 Double page maps. Quarter vellum
SOLD $9,000

Bay East Art

David Boyd (born 1924)
Children at Play
oil on board
signed ‘David Boyd’ lower left
49 x 59cm
SOLD $18,600

John Olsen (born 1928)
Black Faced Monkey and Three Giraffes, Nairobi
mixed media
signed ‘John Olsen’ and titled lower right
105 x 74cm
SOLD $16,200

Bay East Decorative Arts

A Grant Featherstone R160 Contour armchair with original upholstery, ca. 1970
SOLD $7,800

A Chinese ivory bridge carved with village scenes houses and people 19th century on wooden stand
SOLD $6,000

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