May 2018

Leonard Joel

Australia's great art period celebrated at auction

Leonard Joel will celebrate one of Australia’s greatest innovative art periods – that of the 19450s and 1950s – when it auctions the collections of benefactors Wivine and Roger De Stoop and Georges and Mirka Mora from 6.30pm Tuesday June 5 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

These collections represent a reunion of works by notable Australian artists of that era including Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, John Perceval, Josl Bergner and Danila Vassilief.

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Leonard Joel

Only the finest jewellers for the finest auction

An exceptional black opal and diamond brooch (lot 65) by premier jeweller William Drummond & Co is the pick of Leonard Joel’s fine jewels auction from 6.30pm Monday June 4 at Hughendon Boutique Hotel 14 Queen Street, Woollahra in Sydney.

The jeweller became renowned for its design and manufacture of Queen Elizabeth II’s famous yellow and white diamond wattle brooch – presented to her from the government and people of Australia on her first visit to the country in 1954.

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Jewellery for all comers at Leonard Joel auction

Affordable jewellery is the big attraction at Leonard Joel’s next jewellery auction from 5pm Friday June 1 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Most of the rings on offer carry estimates of less that $3000 and would make the ideal special gift for a loved one.

Some are quite unusual like the three stone diamond ring (lot 2) estimated at $2600, the diamond ring suite (lot 4 - $2800), and the pair of diamond hoop earrings (lot 6 - $2600).

Other jewellery items include a champagne diamond ring (lot 13 - $1700) and a pair of diamond stud earrings (lot 14 - $800).

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Philips Auctions

Oriental pieces and Moorcroft entice auction crowds

More than 100 lots including fine oriental pieces from the one estate will be the highlight of Philips Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday May 20 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Another major attraction is the Moorcroft collection and Bernard Moore flambé on offer.

The auction contains a range of sterling silver and an impressive selection of French clocks and furniture.

Paintings are another feature – simply ready for purchase and hang on the wall at home.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Australian industry stalwart calls it a day with auction goodies

Melbourne antique industry stalwart Graham Geddes has finally called it a day after 50 years in the business and stepped down as head and director of Graham Geddes Antiques in favour of his two daughters, Lil and Liv.

As a result, Christian McCann Auctions has been asked to auction Geddes entire stock on site at his antique shop at 883 High Street, Armadale over two days from midday Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20.

Graham Geddes finally retiring from the business he had built up over half a century is a significant event.

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EJ Ainger

A decorative auction that will spark the interest

Decorative pieces and quality furniture are the hallmark of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday May 15 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

An impressive John Campbell vase (lot 505a) is the leading highlight but a pair of Lalique candleholders (lot 540) also is expected to attract plenty of attention.

For those collectors of artefacts, a large and impressive New Guinea mask and other tribal items will give them something to think about.

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Leonard Joel

A worldwide showing of European decorative arts at Australian auction

Examples of European decorative arts sourced from all parts of the world will be on show from 6.30pm Monday May 7 at Leonard Joel’s national decorative arts auction at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Jointly organised by the company’s offices in Sydney and Melbourne, the auction will showcase the Patti David collection – comprising elegant furniture and paintings from her Sydney Woolloomooloo residence – and Melbourne’s the De Stoop collection comprising sophisticated 18th and 19th century antiques.

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