Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

Early steeplechase trophy part of auction smorgasbord

The 1853 “First Hunt Steeplechase Trophy” – offered for auction for the first time in 163 years – is a major highlight of Leonard Joel’s Asian Art, Classic Furniture & Objects auction from noon Sunday May 15 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Ironically, the Leonard Joel’s sale takes place only a few blocks from where the trophy (won by colonial pioneer Alexander McLean Hunter’s horse Benedict) was originally presented – the former Prahran Course located in the precinct between what is now Toorak Road and Fawkner Park in Melbourne’s South Yarra.

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Unique single collection to attract special art auction lovers

Richard Boland holds a unique place among single owner Australian art collectors whose works are now going to auction.

While many serious collectors work with advisers and dealers to obtain well-known quality pieces often to maximise investment potential, Boland’s main motivation for purchasing a work was its intrinsic visual appeal.

This might have reflected his work in the early years of television when pioneers were still learning about the importance of visual methods of communication.

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Modern design auction focuses on innovation

Leonard Joel’s latest modern design auction focuses on the innovation and moving trends of the 1970s and 1980s – a time where innovating surrounding space and form were cleverly incorporated into furniture design.

More than 30 years later, these designs are highly sought after for personal living spaces by auction goers and collectors and Leonard Joel offers a comprehensive range of items in its forthcoming auction from 6.30pm Thursday April 14 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

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Art collection to suit younger auction buyers

A small collection of paintings and sculptures comprise Leonard Joel’s second petite contemporary art auction from 11.30am Thursday March 24 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The inaugural petite contemorary art auction was held in 2015.

This collection includes street art, Roar school and minimalist works that appear to be favourites among younger buyers or discerning purchasers looking for something different.

Most of the works carry estimates of several hundreds of dollars.

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Auctions continue for Graham Geddes collection

Leading Australian antiques dealer and arts patron Graham Geddes continues to auction highly collectable items – from an enormous collection assembled globally over four decades and now being consolidated – through major auction house Leonard Joel.

The next saga in this long tale will begin at 11am Sunday March 20 on site in his shop at 883 High Street, Armadale.

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Emeralds shine in jewellery auction for all tastes

Leonard Joel’s forthcoming jewellery auction from 6pm Monday March 21 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra focuses on emeralds while offering jewellery styles to suit a broad range of buyers.

Of particular note is lot 200 – a magnificent parure of handcrafted platinum pendant, earrings and ring in which are set perfectly matched Colombian emeralds cut from the same raw crystal – with a catalogue estimate of $240,000-$320,000.

This parure is part of a collection that includes a signed serpenti ring by Bvlgari (lot 115).

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Auction collection a reminder of some of Australia's great artists

A collection of more than 200 works (including 35 paintings) by Anne Hall – the artist married to John Perceval, one of Australia’s leading Figurative Expressionists – will be auctioned at Leonard Joel’s 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra from 6pm Thursday March 3.

Hall married Perceval in 1972 and, like Albert Tucker’s wife Joy Hester, was swept up in the Heide art circle at a property in the Melbourne suburb of Bulleen – owned and mentored by John and Sunday Reed.

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Hardwick family collection a treasure not to be missed

The Hardwick Family Collection of Art and Antiques will be auctioned by Leonard Joel on site at 2 Shoreham Road, Shoreham from 11am Sunday February 21.

One of the oldest houses in Shoreham and settled by the pioneering Kennedy family in the 1860s, the home was bought 40 years by Betty and Dowell Hardwick as a “retirement” venue.

However, far from “hanging up their boots”, they became avid collectors of art and antiques including, paintings, watercolours, books, furniture and objects.

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Amazing collectables for Joel's first monthly toy auction

Leonard Joel’s first monthly collectable toy and other memorabilia auction for 2016 will be held from 12pm Thursday February 4 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

While estimates for different lots vary, two Dinky 505 Foden flat trucks with chains each carry $1000-$1500 tags.

There are two Dinky 36G taxis and a range of military and construction vehicles.

Of interest will be several film posters (including one of Teresa Desqueyroux 1962) and a mounted Don Bradman display (including bat) featuring his prolific record from 1927-1949. 

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Women artists to the fore in Christmas art auction

Several predominantly South Australian rare and collectable modernists comprise the majority of a boutique selection of early 20th century art that goes under the hammer from 2pm Thursday December 10 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The 100 works – from a private Adelaide collection – feature several quality artists who are not necessarily as well known as some of their more famous counterparts.

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