Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

Single owner contemporary art collection sparks auction interest

Several well-known Australian artists are among a single owner collection of contemporary art being auctioned from 6.30pm Monday May 19 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Of particular interest is an oil painting (the only one of hers in the sale) by 2008 and 2013 Archibald Prize winner Del Kathryn Barton – while the catalogue front cover Approach to Minal Minali by Shaun Gladwell belongs to a series he showed in 2009 in Vencie while representing Australia, along with another of his sale paintings Approach to Road Kill.

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Collectible toys for auction

A comprehensive collection of die cast and tin plate toys will be auctioned from noon Thursday May 1 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The collection includes highly collectible German Marklin trains and a rare Matchbox Leyland four-tonne van.

Other highlights include Gerry Gee and Geraldine Gee ventriloquist dolls.

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Nature lover offers up his antiques at auction

The collection of porcelain, silver and other fine objects belonging to nature lover and antique dealer the late Laszlo Erdos will be auctioned from 4pm Thursday April 10 by Leonard Joel at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Born in Hungary, as a young man Laszlo built a reputation as a man of birds with the Ornithological Institute of Hungary and in 1947 discovered a new species – the first in his country for 60 years.

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Unseen von Guerard heads to auction after 145 years

An unseen colonial Western District painting by Eugene von Guerard entitled View of Mt Sturgeon and Mt Abrupt from the Crater of Bald Hill 1856, 1869 and still housed in its original Isaac Whitehead frame has emerged from obscurity to be the major feature of Leonard Joel’s fine art auction from 6.30pm Tuesday March 25 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The painting was never exhibited and until now was unknown to academics and institutions.

Instead, it was cherished for four generations within the one family.

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Jewellery auction a showcase for classics

An antique Victorian locket featuring a classic bird and nest design from Harry Emanuel in London and still in its original fitted box is a highlight of Leonard Joel’s jewellery auction from 6.30 Monday March 24 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction is in two parts with the second segment continuing at 10.30am on Thursday March 26.

Other features include an antique diamond locket and chain, a tourmaline and diamond necklace and a loose pink diamond weighing almost half a carat and with a catalogue estimate of $125,000-$150,000. 

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Specialist print auction includes well known artists

A specialist print auction featuring such well known Australian artists as Arthur and David Boyd, Robert Dickerson, Charles Blackman, Criss Canning, Norman Lindsay, Donald Friend and John Olsen is Leonard Joel’s next highlight art auction.

The auction will be held from 11.30am Thursday March 6 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra and prints range in estimates from $150 to $40000, depending on the artist and the work.

 

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Historic photographic images a collector's dream

More than 400 images by many of the world’s best-known photographers from the mid-19th century to the late 20th century will be auctioned from 2pm Sunday at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The images belong to Dr Dinesh Parekh who has been collecting photographs for most of his adult life.

His interest in photography developed as a teenager growing up in Rajhisthan, India and he began collecting in earnest after qualifying in 1962 as a doctor.

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Norman Lindsay tableau on market after 40 years

Norman Lindsay’s striking tableau Race of the Centaurs has re-emerged after 40 years in a private Sydney collection and is a major feature of Leonard Joel’s final fine art auction for the year from 6.30pm Tuesday at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Another major attraction is James Gleeson’s Landscape with Self-Portrait in Parenthesis 1994, originally acquired from Watters Gallery in Sydney. 

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Cartier ring a big auction attraction

A gold “Wig” ring by Cartier and a Serpenti diamond ring by Bvlgari are two rare signed items to feature in Leonard Joel’s jewellery auction from 6pm Monday at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

These items are accompanied by prestige wristwatches from designers such as Breitling, Frank Muller and Faberge.

The auction contains rare antique jewellery pieces including an emerald and diamond pendant, along with South sea pearls, gold and a wide selection of diamonds.

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Luxury decorative items to go under hammer in on site auction

Auction goers looking to purchase luxury decorative items should check out Leonard Joel’s on site contents auction of 16 St Georges Road, Toorak from noon Sunday.

The sale will provide auction goers with their fill of crystal, marble, leather, silk, gilt and baroque elegance as soon as they walk through the front entrance.

Particularly impressive are the leather Chesterfield lounges and armchairs, the gilt overmantel mirrors, the bronzes, marble urns, the Chinese-style porcelain covered vases and the silk cashmere floor rugs.

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