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Auction end for historic jewellery collection

After 165 years, Australia’s oldest jeweller Kozminsky has closed while owner Kirsten Albrecht considers the next chapter in the company’s business development.

The forthcoming on site auction – from 11am Saturday March 4 at 421 Bourke Street, Melbourne – will be the largest single owner jewellery sale in Australia since the 1981 auction of the Claire McKinnon collection, with a conservative auction estimate of $1 million.

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The auction curtain closes on an historic Aboriginal art collection

Over the past 60 years, Europeans and Americans – not Australians - have been in the majority when it comes to significant collections of Aboriginal art.

Chief among them is Dutchman Thomas Vroom, who in the late 1980s first encountered Australian indigenous art in New York.

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Influential British artist features in specialist print auction

British artist David Hockney’s major solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria until March 13 is expected to generate plenty of interest in Leonard Joel’s first specialist print and photography auction for 2017 because two of his works will feature in the sale.

Now 79, Hockney is regarded as one of the most influential living artists and the exhibition features more than 1200 works from the past decade of his career including paintings, digital drawings, photography and video works.

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Eclectic items in weekly auction

Leonard Joel has used the second of its Interiors & Jewellery weekly auctions for 2017 to present a comprehensive range of affordable items to auction goers.

The sale – covering furniture, jewellery, art salon and objects and collectables – begins at 10am Thursday February 2 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction features an eclectic mix of furniture, sculptures, Persian rugs, porcelain and jewellery.

Of particular note is a rare Tabriz superfine rug from Iran and a pair of Chesterfield Gascoigne leather wingback armchairs.

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Affordable jewellery in first Leonard Joel auction for 2017

Leonard Joel welcomes in the New Year with the first of its Interiors & Jewellery weekly auctions – covering furniture, jewellery, art salon and objects and collectables – from 10am Thursday January 19 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

A heart-shaped diamond dress ring, 14-carat gold sapphire and diamond eternity ring and nine-carat gold ruby and diamond ring are among the affordable jewellery items along with a pair of Cartier pearl trilogy earrings and Mikomoto pearl brooch set in 14-carat gold.

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Final lnteriors & Jewellery auction for 2016

Leonard Joel is holding its final Interiors and Jewellery auction for 2016 on Thursday December 15 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction – in four parts covering furniture, jewellery, art salon and objects & collectables – begins at 10am, with the final session starting at noon.

Of particular note is a spelter figure of mounted horse rider and a French Champleve mantle clock.

Among the jewellery is an aquamarine and diamond pendant along with a Colombian emerald and diamond ring.

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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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