Australian and International Art
Shapiro Auctioneers is committed to Australian painting, sculpture and photography. We have consistently proven that exceptional international works of art can be sold to advantage in Australia. The market for Australian artists including Cressida Campbell, John Coburn, Robert Dickerson, Ian Fairweather, Donald Friend, Fred Leist, Robert Macpherson, Margaret Olley, John Olsen, John Passmore, Margaret Preston, Jeffrey Smart, Ethel Spowers, Danila Vassilieff, Roland Wakelin and Brett Whiteley are all currently in strong demand.
20th Century Design
Shapiro Art and Design established the auction market for 20th Century Design in Australia and continues to be at the forefront promoting progressive design in the country. Discovering great examples of Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco an dPost War Design is one of the company's primary goals.
Fine Jewellery and Luxury Design
Diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire jewellery, coral, jade, ivory and fine examples of Art Deco and Art Moderne period designed pieces are highly sought after by collectors. Established in 2009, our specialist department has been an instant success and we remain the premium auction house for the sale of high quality costume jewellery and pre-owned luxury items. Our sales regulary feature labels from the world's leading fashion houses and jewellery makers including Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Georg Jensen, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Mont Blanc, Rolex, Tiffany & Co.
Silver and Decorative Arts
Shapiro have a longstanding reputation in the sale of decorative arts, with demand for Lalique art glass, Georg Jensen silver, and rare examples of Clarice Cliff pottery to be exceptionally strong.
We have also pioneered the secondary market for studio ceramics and glass, having quarterly sales featuring works from both Australian and International potters and glass makers including Stephen Benwell, Marea Gazzard, Yasuhisa Kohyama, Klytie Pate, Lucie Rie, Peter Rushforth, Grace Seccombe, Shigeo Shiga, Hiroe Swen.