Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

Australia's great art period celebrated at auction

Leonard Joel will celebrate one of Australia’s greatest innovative art periods – that of the 19450s and 1950s – when it auctions the collections of benefactors Wivine and Roger De Stoop and Georges and Mirka Mora from 6.30pm Tuesday June 5 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

These collections represent a reunion of works by notable Australian artists of that era including Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, John Perceval, Josl Bergner and Danila Vassilief.

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Only the finest jewellers for the finest auction

An exceptional black opal and diamond brooch (lot 65) by premier jeweller William Drummond & Co is the pick of Leonard Joel’s fine jewels auction from 6.30pm Monday June 4 at Hughendon Boutique Hotel 14 Queen Street, Woollahra in Sydney.

The jeweller became renowned for its design and manufacture of Queen Elizabeth II’s famous yellow and white diamond wattle brooch – presented to her from the government and people of Australia on her first visit to the country in 1954.

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Jewellery for all comers at Leonard Joel auction

Affordable jewellery is the big attraction at Leonard Joel’s next jewellery auction from 5pm Friday June 1 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Most of the rings on offer carry estimates of less that $3000 and would make the ideal special gift for a loved one.

Some are quite unusual like the three stone diamond ring (lot 2) estimated at $2600, the diamond ring suite (lot 4 - $2800), and the pair of diamond hoop earrings (lot 6 - $2600).

Other jewellery items include a champagne diamond ring (lot 13 - $1700) and a pair of diamond stud earrings (lot 14 - $800).

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A worldwide showing of European decorative arts at Australian auction

Examples of European decorative arts sourced from all parts of the world will be on show from 6.30pm Monday May 7 at Leonard Joel’s national decorative arts auction at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Jointly organised by the company’s offices in Sydney and Melbourne, the auction will showcase the Patti David collection – comprising elegant furniture and paintings from her Sydney Woolloomooloo residence – and Melbourne’s the De Stoop collection comprising sophisticated 18th and 19th century antiques.

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Adelaide mayoress auction a slice of history

Auction goers will be able to obtain a slice of Adelaide history when the estate of Lady June Porter goes under the hammer in her home at 4/22 Bagot Street, North Adelaide from noon Sunday April 22.

Sir Robert (Tom) and Lady June Porter (who died in October last year aged 98) were an integral part of Adelaide’s social life and held the position of Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress from 1968 to 1971.

Born in 1919 in Melbourne, she moved to Perth with her family as a child and at the age of 18 was crowned Miss Western Australia.

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Colour, sound and style in Modern Design auction

Leonard Joel’s first Modern Design auction for 2018 is brimming with furniture, colour, sound and style, according to the auction house’s Modern Design head Anna Grassham.

“The most exciting piece graces the catalogue cover,” she says. “This is the Sonic Chair designed in 2007 by Frank Hussong, Daniela Reuter and Michael Kientzler and manufactured by Produktdesign Fritzlar – Holger Fritzlar.”

The auction will be held from 6.30pm Monday April 16 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

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Affordable Australian artists at specialist prints auction

Leonard Joel’s first specialist prints auction for 2018 features a range of affordable pictures from some of Australia’s best-known artists.

For those buyers with modest amounts to spend, it is the ideal way to enter the art market and still obtain a work from a name artist.

The auction will be held from 6.30pm Thursday March 28 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

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Australiana auction has something for everyone

A comprehensive selection of Australiana items will be up for grabs at Leonard Joel’s latest Australiana auction from 2.30pm Thursday March 22 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Among the highlights is an 1800s colonial scrimshaw and turtle shell desk set, a 1930s arts and crafts long case clock and a copy of John Gould’s Birds of Australia 1971-75.

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Australian artist own estate painting an auction highlight

A painting by Australian artist the late Robert Jacks obtained directly from his estate and featured on the catalogue cover is one of the highlights of Leonard Joel’s first fine art auction for 2018 – from 6.30pm Tuesday March 20 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Entitled Aztec Logo 1987, the oil on linen painting is signed by the artist and is a great example of his work.

In Ken McGregor & Robert Jacks: Past Unfolded, during conversation between the artist and author between November 1998 and August 2000, he says:

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Jewellery auction to appeal to jewellery lovers

While there are many appealing pieces in Leonard Joel’s first jewellery auction for the year, the auction house has chosen an elegant Boucheron diamond tassel necklace for its catalogue cover.

According to Leonard Joel’s national jewellery head John D’Agata, the necklace was much loved and carefully worn.

The auction, from 6.30pm on Monday March 19 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, features several Cartier pieces including a vintage floral spray brooch – also well cared for – and an emerald and diamond bracelet.

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