Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

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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Women artists on their own for first time in Leonard Joel auction

Works by Ludmilla Meilerts will feature strongly at Leonard Joel’s forthcoming first auction devoted only to women artists covering the decades 1900 to 1960.

Meilerts, who lived from 1908 to 1998, fled post World War II Latvia and became a notable Australian artist – a strong testimony to her resilience and determination.

With Fred Williams, she shared fifth prize in Australia’s inaugural 1950 Dunlop Art Prize – with first place going to one of the country’s great modern artists Sidney Nolan.  

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Old books make worthwhile auction reading

Early editions of novels by famous Victorian English author Charles Dickens and manuscripts dating back to the 15th century are among Leonard Joel’s Specialist Books auction – featuring a gentleman’s art and reference library – from 2pm Thursday September 28 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The three Dickens novels on offer include the well-known works David Copperfield, Bleak House and Martin Chuzzlewit.

A writer and social critic, Dickens lived from 1812 to 1870 and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

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Rare Persian rugs to appeal to auction goers

A superfine Isfahan pure Persian Caspian silk ground rug is a major highlight of Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Specialist Rugs auction from 2pm Thursday September 21 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The rug, which features the traditional “tree of life” design, is a master weaver Hossain Mohammadi Atelier creation of 700,000 knots per square metre and carries a catalogue estimate of $7000-$8000.

Other rugs of note in the auction include a superfine Bidjar Tekkab Kork wool pile – a rare and collectable superfine weave of approximately 600,000 knots per square metre.

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Print out the famous artist names at auction

Auction goers will have the opportunity to purchase affordable works by some of Australia’s leading artists when Leonard Joel’s latest Specialist Prints auction gets underway from 11.30am Thursday September 14 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Leading lights include David Boyd, Charles Blackman, Garry Shead, John Olsen, Lloyd Rees, John Brack, Sidney Nolan, Tracey Moffatt, Norman Lindsay and Narelle Autio – as well as British-born Damien Hirst and Hungarian/French artist Victor Vasarely (1908-1997).

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Affordable auction art for veterans and beginners

Leonard Joel’s forthcoming fine art auction offers an affordable and desirable range of contemporary, modern, aboriginal, international art and sculpture suitable for both veteran art collectors and those entering the market for the first time.

Beginning at 6.30pm Tuesday September 5 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, one of the more intriguing and eye-catching works is Tim Storrier’s Palette 1982 – comprising mixed media with found objects.

Interesting is Still Life With Fruit 1866 by colonial artist W.E.D. Stuart (1826-1873). 

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Cocktail jewellery to dazzle the auction market

Cocktail jewellery is the theme for Leonard Joel’s forthcoming quarterly Fine Jewellery auction following a regular client – who over the years has amassed a wonderful and eclectic collection of this type of piece – consigning several items to the sale.

Of the 35 items (lots 340-375) the collector has consigned to the auction, from 6pm on Monday September 4 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, a gold, ruby and diamond brooch (lot 365) with stylised floral design featuring round cut rubies to the stamen and diamond detail to the leaves, is typical of his discerning eye.  

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Media baron auctions collection for charity

A director of the media empire founded in 1841 by his grandfather John Fairfax, the late James Fairfax (who died in January this year aged 83) was a passionate collector, philanthropist and supporter of the arts.

Although the family publishing business played an important role, it also was his extensive business travels and visits to his United Kingdom residence, when he often stopped for extended periods in Asia, that influenced and informed Fairfax’s decorative arts collection.

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"Designing man" genius to be seen at auction

Keith Clarke is fondly remembered as the wardrobe supervisor for Channel 2 – for which he earned his nickname the “designing man”.

A man of great style and talent, in addition to his agility with needle and thread Keith was a costume designer for the Australian Opera, Australian Ballet and the ABC.

His most well known design was for Dame Joan Sutherland’s 1976 performance in Idomeneo for which he still had the original costume sketches when he died.

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Modern design auction to intrigue buyers

Furniture, lamps, chandeliers and other collectables are among the highlights of Leonard Joel’s latest Modern Design auction from 6.30pm Thursday July 27 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Among the more interesting items is a Castiglioni Snoopy lamp for Flos and a Toshiyuki Kita island armchair for Moroso.

An intriguing design feature is the Peter Mali Zyklus chair while two
Dori cylindrical ceiling lights should attract plenty of attention.

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