Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

Leading Melbourne antique dealers auction their wares

As Phil and Liz Capocchi plan the next chapter in their lives, the items they have amassed as two of Melbourne’s leading antique dealers will be auctioned through Leonard Joel from 11am Sunday March 18 on site at 941-951 High Street, Armadale.

Their careers as antique dealers began in 1973 when they visited their first antique shop in South Australia’s Barossa Valley.

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Gallery owner auctions her Australian indigenous art collection

Sonia Heitlinger first encountered Australian indigenous art in the mid-1980s when she held an exhibition of collaborative paintings by the artists of Yuenduma – followed by an exhibition of batiks and artefacts from Utopia.

The impact was so profound that, after establishing Flinders Lane Gallery in Melbourne’s CBD in 1990, she continued to support indigenous culture.

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Enviable auction collection for prominent Melbourne scholar, businesswoman and art diva

Scholar, successful businesswoman and in 1977 one of the founders of the Jewish Museum of Australia, the late June Helmer (who died last year aged 95) spared no expense travelling the world to study Jewish art collections and museums.

Her efforts resulted in June becoming the first adviser on the museum’s Australian collections, curator of its first exhibitions and a vital fundraiser.

In doing so, June also built an enviable art and decorative arts collection – to be auctioned from 10am Thursday February 22 through Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra. 

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Victorian farm perfect setting for antiques

A derelict Victorian farm was the perfect setting for long-time collector Daryl Manley to indulge both his love of farming and passion for antiques and collectables.

Over many years, he restored the homestead to its original grandeur – while filling it with antiques both purchased and inherited.

Recently, the entire contents were moved to his art deco Kooyong apartment, El Tovar. 

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Appealing weekly sales open 2018 auction season

Leonard Joel opens its 2018 auction season on Thursday January 18 with four weekly sales covering furniture, jewellery, art salon and collectables.

The first of these – furniture – begins at 10.00am with the remainder starting respectively at 10.30am, 11.30am and noon.

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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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