Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

Ashes urn a cricketing auction marvel

Two historic pieces of Ashes memorabilia will head Leonard Joel’s inaugural sporting memorabilia auction from 10am Thursday December 7 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

One is an engraved silver tray, presented to the Melbourne Cricket Club president Sir William Clarke and Lady Clarke following England’s defeat of Australia in the first Ashes Test series in 1882-83, and has a catalogue estimate of $80,000-$100,000.

The other is the Ashes urn presented in 1909 to Australian Test captain Monty Noble by Lady Darnley following Australia’s victory over England.

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International design auction offers Christmas gifts with a difference

Leonard Joel’s International Design & Applied Arts auction – from 6pm Wednesday December 6 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra – is a great opportunity to pick up that Christmas gift with a difference.

Right from lot 1, a Pablo Picasso ‘Colombo Brillante’ earthenware platter for Madoura 1953 from the late James Fairfax estate, there is plenty from which to choose.

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High society Australian jeweller auctions rare items

High society jeweller Raymond Schlager is an icon among Melbourne’s wealthy families and has an international client base that many of his profession could not help but envy – including sheiks, top tennis players and music stars such as Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Elton John, who was a client for 16 years in the 1980s and 1990s.

The son of a poor Toorak shoemaker, at age 14 Mr Schlager left school to train with Bourke Street jewellery and art restorer Phillip Hawe.

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Multiple art categories in Leonard Joel auction

The Leonard Joel fine art catalogue highlights the range of paintings on offer at its forthcoming auction from 6.30pm Tuesday November 28 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The catalogue – which covers several art categories from modern classics to Aboriginal, contemporary and timeless collectors – features Hans Heysen’s (1877-1968) Summer Lights, Flinders Ranges 1933 and Young Girl by Emmanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915), both from a private collection.

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Rare auction rubellite stone for jewellery lovers

For those auction goers unable to make the Mossgreen jewellery auction on Monday November 27, Leonard Joel is holding its own jewellery sale from 6.30pm the same day at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The most expensive Leonard Joel auction items include a rare loose pink rubellite (lot 264 – estimate $150,000-$170,000), an impressive multi-strand emerald and diamond necklace (lot 114 - $100,000-$150,000), a three-stone diamond ring (lot 142 - $100,000-$140,000) and a solitaire diamond ring (lot 98 – $60,000-$80,000).

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International caricatures boost auction scene

Well-known international and Australian figures of the 1980s and 1990s are the focus of a collection of original caricatures by cartoonist and caricaturist Alberto Ricardo to be auctioned from 2pm Thursday November 16 through Leonard Joel at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Ricardo has contributed to Brisbane’s Courier Mail and Melbourne’s The Age and Herald Sun.

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Melbourne Cup auction boosts spring racing fever

With spring racing fever once again gripping Melbourne as the city prepares for the running of the 2017 Melbourne Cup, Leonard Joel has taken the opportunity to entice auction goers to obtain their own piece of racing history.

The auction, from 2pm Thursday November 2 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, features a range of racing memorabilia from a metal bust, pin and tribute trophy of iconic Australian racehorse Phar Lap to original photographs of Flemington racecourse taken about 1884.

On the base of the bust are the words “Phar Lap, 37 wins from 51 starts, 1928-32”.

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Watch the auction lots go under the hammer

Watch lovers will be in their element when the Robert Herbert collection of Seiko wristwatches and associated items goes under the hammers from 6pm Wednesday November 1 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

All 228 lots carry very affordable catalogue estimates of a few hundred dollars and there are plenty of bargains to be obtained.

Highlights include a 2006-2016 divers automatic wristwatch and a 1973 chronograph automatic both with day, date and stainless steel cases.

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Modern design auction category continues to expand

Leonard Joel continues to develop its Modern Design category and the latest auction – from 6.30pm Thursday November 2 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra – further examines the relationship between architecture and furniture design.

Writing in the auction catalogue, modern design specialist Anna Grassham claims there is no better example of this symbiotic design collaboration than with Italian luxury furniture manufacturer Cassina.

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International design auction to intrigue auction goers

Marble and alabaster sculptures, sterling silver, glassware, porcelain, clocks, art and unusual furniture are the highlights of Leonard Joel’s forthcoming International Design & Applied Arts auction from 6pm Thursday October 12 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

An early feature (lot 2) is a late 19th century Victorian white marble statue of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture with a branch of flowers in one hand and sickle in the other.

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