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A sterling silver Old English pattern cutlery service,
A Russian enamel and silver gilt tea glass holder,Two Chinese tortoise shell boxes late Qing dynasty,
Armadale Victoria, Australia
DoneSep 1, 2015 12:30 AM UTC

The Peter Elliott Collection Pt. 3

The Peter Elliott Collection is an extraordinary private collection acquired over seventy years by a remarkable and inspiring man. Peter Elliott grew up surrounded by art ? his father was a friend and patron of Norman Lindsay, and several other modern Australian artists ? and he acquired his first piece in 1947, soon after he left his service with the Navy at the age of seventeen. Following graduation, he went on to become a highly respected and decorated surgeon, but it was as a passionate and dedicated art collector that he became most well-known. The collection features exceptional works by some of Australia?s finest artists including Brett Whiteley, William Robinson, Jeffrey Smart, Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, John Brack, Justin O?Brien, an exceptional Oceanic and Indigenous arts collection and a large and extensive collection of Chinese and South East Asian arts, European antiques and decorative arts. The auction will take place over three days in Sydney, following a tour of Australian and Indigenous Australian Art highlights to London, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane, and presents an insight into one of this country?s greatest collectors.