Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

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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Something for everyone at toys, cameras, posters and rugs auctions

Toys, cameras, posters and rugs going under the hammer should bring in a range of collectors and auction goers from noon Thursday October 8 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road South Yarra.

The toys include Dinky car and truck models from various periods along with Corgi examples, Triang and Japanese tinplates. 

Hornby O gauge engines and carriages are another feature while among the cameras is a 1950s Flexora twin lens reflex, Zeiss Ikon Compurrapid with Tessar F/3.5 lens, various Leica models and Devry 35mm clockwork line camera with case.

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Elephants stampede to auction

A fascinating collection of elephants and tribal artefacts belonging to collector Bob White will be auctioned from 2pm Thursday September 17 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The collection includes elephants in various forms and guises including a Royal Doulton figure, in the form of an early 20th century drink set and as a pincushion complete with hat pins.

Other interesting items include Asian elephant incense burners, bone inlaid elephant figures, elephant bridges and late 19th century elephants complete with howdahs. 

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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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