Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

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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Art auction to interest first time buyers

First time art buyers would be well served checking out Leonard Joel’s fine art sale from 6.30pm Tuesday December 1 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra when 265 paintings will be auctioned – many of them carrying estimates of $1000-$2000.

The paintings cover different periods in Australian art history – from colonial to modern and even some contemporary.

Typical of paintings in this estimate range is Danila Vassilieff Street Scene 1934 (lot 6) and Rubery Bennett’s Rippling Melodies (lot 16).

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Buyer resurgence for auction emeralds

The resurgence of buyer interest in emerald jewellery will be tested when Leonard Joel holds its forthcoming jewels auction from 6pm Monday November 30 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Joel’s confidence is reflected in the featuring of an art deco style Colombian emerald and diamond bracelet (lot 205) on the auction catalogue front cover.

Other noteworthy pieces are a 4.99-carat Colombian emerald and diamond ring and a Colombian emerald and diamond suite comprising, ring, earrings and pendant (lot 145) with a catalogue estimate of $80,000-$120,000.

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Mid-20th century iconic design collection goes under the hammer

A Melbourne institution for iconic mid-20th century design for more than 20 years, Geoffrey Hatty has closed the doors on his “Twentieth Design Store” in Prahran to renovate and expand the store into recently acquired neighbouring premises.

Accordingly, he has asked Leonard Joel to auction his collection from 2pm Sunday November 8 at 249 Johnson Street, Abbotsford.

The sale offers a range of unusual mid-20th century designer pieces including a Clement Meadmore Australian floor lamp, a Gus mclaren lidded vessel and a rare George Kral dining chair.

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Mixed vendor auction offering one of the largest for Joels

One of the largest mixed vendor offerings in Leonard Joel history is the hallmark of the company’s latest Asian Art, Classic Furniture & Objects auction from 11am Sunday October 25 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

One of the leading catalogue items is a large and rare Chinese parcel-gilt silver box and cover (lot 8) from the Tang Dynasty (618-906AD) – a highlight of the Asian art section.

Another significant Asian art piece is the circa 1680 Japanese Arita blue and white porcelain V.O.C. plate (lot 72).

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John Gould's Birds of Australia flock to auction

A single owner collection of John Gould’s Birds of Australia lithographs will be auctioned from 11am Sunday October 25 by Leonard Joel at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The 66-strong corporate collection, assembled by the company’s chief executive officer and no longer part of its forward planning, should be highly sought after by Gould collectors.

Ten of the lithographs are rare and highly collectible and estimates range from $500 to $15,000 for individual items.

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