Leonard Joel

Sex in the City shoes for auction

A pair of Manolo Blahnik cobalt blue shoes with diamond feature buckles – similar to those worn by Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) for her wedding to Mr Big in the movie Sex in the City – will be a ragingly popular highlight for Leonard Joel’s pre-owned luxury auction from 1pm on Thursday at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction also contains several Georg Jensen creations including a jewellery suite, a pair of cuff links and a ring.

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Leski Auctions - now owned by Mossgreen

Antique violins a tuneful reminder of ages past

It’s probably one of the greatest opportunities instrument lovers and child prodigy musicians have ever had to compare and acquire a genuine antique violin in Australia’s 225-year history.

Leski Auctions forthcoming two-day sale, from 5pm on Wednesday and Thursday at 13 Cato Street Hawthorn, features 45 of these stringed instruments belonging to a professional musician who has been collecting violins for more than 40 years.

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EJ Ainger

Decorator auction features contents of three luxurious homes

 A Chinese circular walnut low table with glazed mother-of-pearl top and four matching nest of stools should attract plenty of buyer attention at E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd’s next auction from 9.30am Tuesday at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

This decorator’s auction – featuring the contents of three luxurious homes in Templestowe, Flinders and North Balwyn and fine English furniture – has several other unusual items on offer including a 19th century French copper jam pan and a black Chinoiserie.

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Leonard Joel

Cocktail ring for auction has star quality links

Most people wouldn’t remember the name Fred Samuel.

However, they would know the heart shaped ruby and diamond necklace worn by Julia Roberts in the film Pretty Woman.

More recently, the name Fred was associated with Kate Moss for the design of an exclusive jewellery collection.

Fred had a hand in both – or more correctly the company he founded following the first store he opened in Paris in 1936 at age 28.

Born in to a family of jewellers, Fred created a style of jewellery that was prestigious, creative and liberated from tradition.

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Leonard Joel

Pro Hart mural a fine art auction feature

A Pro Hart mural featuring the history of South Australia is the major feature of Leonard Joel’s fine art auction from 6.30pm Monday at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Entitled The South Australian Mural and measuring six by 1.5 metres, the oil on canvas comprises four panels and was painted in 1993.

The work is accompanied by a stand with an illustrated legend, was commissioned by the Myer Centre, Adelaide and is the largest Pro Hart artwork to be permanently exhibited in South Australia.

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Abbeys Auctions

Classic BMW an auction delight

Motoring buffs will be delighted to check out the 1997 BMW840i, registered until October but with no roadworthy certificate, from a deceased estate and part of Abbeys Auctions special collectables and antiques auction from 10am on Saturday at 480-482a Station Street, Box Hill. 

Highly collectable, the car carries an estimate of $13,500-$18,500 – priced to reflect the fact it will be sold at auction without roadworthy certificate or warranty.

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Leski Auctions - now owned by Mossgreen

Stamp auction results reach massive highs

Since May, when the largest world gathering of professional philatelists and serious stamp collectors for the year assembled at the Royal Exhibition Building, Leski Auctions stamp auction clearance rates have gone through the roof.

“At the time, millions of dollars in early Australian material changed hands and people were concerned that this would just flood the market,” managing director Charles Leski said.

Instead, this major world event created new interest and reawakened dormant stamp collectors who began actively seeking out new material.

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EJ Ainger

Pianola plays auction tune

A German Steck walnut cased player pianola will be a highlight of the 19th and 20th century English, French and Australian furniture on offer from 11am Tuesday at E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Other furniture items include 19th century mahogany ladies and gents chairs, a Victorian mahogany dressing table and a Victorian burr walnut tilt top table. 

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Mossgreen

Mossgreen holds first clearing sale

Mossgreen is having a “no holds barred” one-off unreserved clearing auction sale from 2pm Monday at 310 Toorak Road, South Yarra to clear all items from the building prior to the company’s move to Armadale in the first week of October.

This unprecedented sale is in readiness for Mossgreen’ s new venture with Leski Auctions – which also is closing its Hawthorn East site and will now become a division of Mossgreen Pty Ltd – making the company (according to managing director Paul Sumner) Australia’s third largest fine art auction house behind Sotheby’s and Deutscher and Hackett.

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Philips Auctions

Elegant jewellery to attract auction goers

An exciting and elegant selection of modern, vintage and antique jewellery should attract auction goers to Philips Auctions jewellery sale from 6pm Monday at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

One of the highlights is a striking black and white diamond pendant on a diamond chain, with a catalogue estimate of $8000-$10,000.

Another is a stunning white gold full set diamond eternity hoop ring estimated at $16,000-$22,000 while an even more expensive 18-carat white gold 3.51-carat solitaire diamond by Michael Wilson, with a $49,500 valuation, should have buyers rubbing their hands.

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