Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

Notable works in fine art auction

Many of the works in Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Fine Art auction are an affordable start to those buyers seriously considering a first time entrée into the art market.

However, some of the works are worth a careful look from discerning collectors and investors wishing to acquire some of the finer and more unusual works by iconic Australian artists from different eras.

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Tiffany & Co gets another go at Leonard Joel

A 5.73 Tiffany & Co heart-shaped diamond ring – originally sold at auction by Leonard Joel in 1998 – is once again being offered by the company at its forthcoming jewellery auction from 6pm Monday September 14 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The diamond ring (lot 80) carries a catalogue estimate of $200,000-$300,000 and is only coming back on to the market because the vendors have now had “their fun” with it and would like to see it go to a new home.

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Modern design auction pays tribute to the importance of living

Leonard Joel’s August modern design auction is an enticing collection of 20th century furniture including fast moving 1970s and 1980s trends.

The auction develops the company’s relationship with New Zealand-based Mr Bigglesworthy and features exciting sculptural pieces and restored and carefully sourced Danish and American classics.

This sale, from 6.30pm Thursday August 27 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, pays tribute to the fact that today’s living spaces are the most important areas of dwelling and relaxation, both for entertainment and work.

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Jewels and Objets D'Art auctions prove popular with Sydney auction goers

Leonard Joel is about to hold its fifth Sydney-based Jewels & Objets D’Art in 12 months from 1pm Sunday August 23 at the InterContinental Double Bay 33 Cross Street, Sydney.

Enormously popular among Sydneysiders, this auction offers an eclectic variety of fine jewellery and decorative arts.

Of particular note is the wide range of silver and several bronze figures – particularly the whimsical ‘Man in a coat’ by Secarel (lot 311).

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Vintage toy collection excites auction collectors

Collectors are eagerly awaiting the auctioning of the Richard Dawson Collection of vintage toys at noon Wednesday August 12 by Leonard Joel at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Built up over many years, this single owner collection features many highly collectable names including Dinky, Corgi, Hornby Dublo and Wrenn.

Highlights include a Dinky 514 Guy van ‘Weetabix’ in its original box (lot 84) and a Flash Gordon rocket fighter by Louis Marx USA circa 1939 (lot 200).

The fighter is clockwork powered by a rear flint wheel and is red and yellow in colour.

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Vintage Leica cameras to go under the hammer

A single owner collection of highly sought after Leica cameras – including the first model marketed successfully to the public at the 1925 Leipzig Spring Fair – will go under the hammer from 2pm Thursday August 6 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The Leica I (lot 2) for auction was manufactured in 1929, carries the number 19082 and has an Elmar 3.2 lens.

The name Leica is a combination of the first three letters of its inventor Ernst Leitz surname and the first two from the word camera.

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Single owner Ralph Lauren collection hits auction scene

A single owner collection that features a massive range of Ralph Lauren items – including furniture, fittings, clothing and shoes – will be auctioned as part of Leonard Joel’s Modern Designer Luxury Collection from 5.30pm Thursday July 30 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The collection has never been used or worn and gives auction goers the chance to buy these items at less than retail price.

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Petite contemporary art auction to attract young buyers

A Petite Contemporary Art auction – designed by Leonard Joel to highlight quality contemporary art pieces that deserve showcasing – will be held from 2pm Thursday July 30 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Numbering only 40 art works with estimates ranging from only a few hundred dollars, this boutique auction is particularly aimed at bringing younger buyers to the art market with pieces that should have broad appeal.

Of particular note is Rona Green’s Pretty Boys 2005 (lot 1) and David Band’s Untitled (Bottle on Blue Background) (lot 3).

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Family art heirloom sees auction light

Leonard Joel’s Fine Art auction from 6.30pm Tuesday June 23 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra features Walter Withers The Trysting Place c1891 – part of the one family collection since its 19th century acquisition by Herald chairman of the time, the late Theodore Fink (1855-1942).

Born in the Channel Islands and migrating with his family in April 1861 to Geelong, Fink was a solicitor, politician, newspaper proprietor and educationist.

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Female jewellery collectors to the auction fore

Leonard Joel has really worked overtime to assemble items for its latest jewellery sale from 6pm Monday June 22 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Perhaps the most outstanding piece is a 9.01-carat solitaire brilliant cut diamond ring (lot 143), a typical example of the calibre of jewellery presented at this auction.

Accompanied by a Gemmological Institute of Australia (GIA) certificate stating colour N and clarity WS2, the catalogue estimate for the ring is $160,000 to $190,000.

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