Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

Four auctions in one day for Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel has four interesting auctions on Thursday August 7 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The first, at 10am, is a Vintage Interiors – Furniture sale followed 30 minutes later by the start of the Designer Jewellery auction and, at 11am, by the Specialist Print auction.

The last auction to start is Vintage Interiors – Books & Objects.

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Pro Hart auction paintings convey the very essence of Australian life

Kevin Charles (Pro) Hart is probably best remembered for his outrageous Stainmaster advertisements, where he was busy creating works of art from food on carpet by sliding around on his stomach on the floor before an enterprising female cleaner vacuumed up the creation without leaving a trace.

However, Pro Hart was much more than an advertising stunt. Born in Broken Hill in 1928, this prolific artist created and sold thousands of works during his lifetime and is possibly one of the most recognisable painters of his day.

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Collectors buzz over modern design furniture

Furniture and objects from the 1950s to the 1990s by several leading 20th century designers will be the highlight of Leonard Joel’s latest modern design auction from noon on Thursday at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Works by such names as Grant Featherston (1922-1995) and Marc Newson will undoubtedly whet the appetite of auction goers who will have a rare opportunity to add to their designer collections.

Leonard Joel has held modern design auctions since 2012 – sales they only conduct twice a year.

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Beethoven bust auction drawcard

An impressive sculpture of famous German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) by noted French sculptor Emile Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) will be a major highlight of Leonard Joel’s fine art auction from 6.30pm Tuesday June 17 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Bourdelle was well known for his works – making about 80 sculptures from 1888 until his death, with Beethoven’s figure featuring quite prominently.

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Jewellery auction aims to intrigue

From 6.30pm Monday June 16, Leonard Joel has a jewellery auction featuring a loose fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 2.2 carats with a catalogue estimate of $25,000-$35,000.

Other strong attractions include a diamond riviere necklace, a diamond ring by Canturi and diamond line bracelet.

There also is a range of wristwatches including a Piaget gold example, a Patek Philippe, a Chanel and ladies Jaeger, Cartier, Rolex and Tag Heuer specimens.

 

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Rare Beatles photographs to delight collectors

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in Adelaide for the first leg of their Australian tour, from noon on Thursday June 5 Leonard Joel will auction a remarkable collection of 50 photographs of the band and the crowd who turned out to meet them.

An estimated 300,000 people (about one-third of the city’s population) lined the route from Adelaide airport to the city to catch a glimpse of the Beatles when their plane touched down on June 12, 1964.

Part of a bigger world tour, it was the only time the Beatles ever came to Australia.

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Practical steamboat set the new world in motion

 A live steam model of the “Charlotte Dundas” – the world’s first practical steamboat – is among items to be auctioned from noon on Sunday June 1 at Leonard Joel, 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction, entitled Classic Furniture, Objects and Collectables, comprises several single owner collections from different parts of Australia.

Built in the 1870s, the model (according to family history) is made from timber taken from the actual Charlotte Dundas after it was scrapped in 1861.

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Australiana auction to bring enthusiastic crowds

Leonard Joel’s Australiana auction from 1.30pm on Thursday May 15 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra will have live bidding – both through the Leonard Joel and Invaluable websites – and feature many unusual items bound to intrigue auction goers.

Typical of the offerings is a Macintyre sterling mounted inkwell with a porcelain plaque inset for the 9th Australian Light Horse regiment.

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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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