Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

Rugs might be the perfect auction Christmas present

With Christmas rapidly approaching, a superfine pure silk fine weave Persian Qum with 650,000 knots per square metre might just be the prefect present for someone special this festive season.

The Qum is the highlight of a specialist rug sale from 2pm Thursday December 8 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra and carries a catalogue estimate of $8000-$10,000.

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Olympic torches light up a memorabilia auction

Torches that carried the Olympic flame for every Olympic Games from 1936 to 2012 are part of the extensive Martin Sheppard collection of Olympic and other sporting memorabilia to be auctioned by Leonard Joel from 2pm Thursday December 8 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Catalogue estimates for the torches vary from $5000-$7000 for the 1980 Moscow Games torch to $20,000-$25,000 for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics beacon.

Melbourne’s 1956 Olympic Games torch carries a $15,000-$20,000 estimate while the 2000 Sydney Olympics flame is a comparatively modest $6000-$8000.

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Four single owner collections to be auctioned simultaneously

Four single owner collections featuring modern design, jewellery, objets d’art and oceanic arts will be auctioned simultaneously by Leonard Joel’s Sydney office from 11am Sunday December 4 at 39 Queen Street, Woollahra.

One of the single owners is Michael Galloway – whose collection features intriguing and eclectic 20th century British, South African and Australian fine art, sculpture and decorative arts.

Belgiorno Nettis is auctioning the contents of his Clontarf, New South Wales home, including modern design, objets d’art and oceanic arts.

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Huge collector interest in fine art auction

A great collection of paintings by well-known Australian artists is the hallmark of Leonard Joel’s final Fine Art auction for the year from 6.30pm 0n Tuesday November 29 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Several of the artists should attract plenty of collector interest – given the reasonably affordable estimates for their auction offerings.

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Brilliant diamonds an auction tantaliser

An unprecedented offering of diamonds will go under the hammer at Leonard Joel’s final Fine Jewellery sale for the year from 6pm Monday November 28 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Suiting budgets from $1000 to $100,000, the diamonds on offer are in a variety of styles and settings, and include numerous examples of what is widely known and accepted as the “ideal cut”.

Perfected by Tolkowsky, the modern round brilliant was developed to give the best light return from the diamond.

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Photographic auction an eclectic lesson in history

Three hundred and sixty images and albums by many of the world’s best-known photographers from the 19th century and 20th century will be auctioned from 2pm Thursday November 10 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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Grant Featherston auction one for the ages

The largest collection of furniture by Australia’s best known designer Grant Featherston (1922-1995) to ever be auctioned – a significant event for design enthusiasts, collectors and creative people – is part of the Leonard Joel Modern Design sale from 6.30pm Thursday November 10 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra. 

Assembled by Melbourne architect Cameron Lyon, the venture began as a project to build an encyclopaedic collection of the designer’s works.

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Specialist print and photography auctions the perfect way to collect favourites

For collectors who find it difficult to keep pace with the escalating prices achieved for many of the more valuable works by their favourite artists, Leonard Joel now offers the perfect solution with its specialist print and photography auctions.

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Top auction billing for Chinese artist

A painting by one of China’s leading water colourists of his day has top billing at Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Asian Art, Classic Furniture & Objects auction from 11am Sunday October 16 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Featured on the auction catalogue front cover, the ink and colour on paper Morning Glory and Chicks is by self-taught artist Qi Baishi (1863-1957) and carries an estimate of $170,000-$200,000.

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Auction reveals Hungarian refugees love of Australian art

Fred and Anna Maria Agar originally met in 1961 in New York while she was visiting on holiday and fell madly in love.

So strong was the connection between the two former Hungarian refugees that Fred not only proposed but, by the end of the year, moved to Melbourne so they could marry.

Anna came to Australia in 1950 as a child and grew up travelling with her parents throughout regional Victoria and New South Wales visiting rabbiters for the family’s pet food business.

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