The James Fairfax Collection of Decorative Arts sells for $1.74 million
If further proof were needed that Leonard Joel is committed to voluminous collections with interesting themes, that proof was well and truly displayed with the dispersal of The Bob White Collection of Elephants.
For more than 30 years he amassed a collection of elephants across every imaginable medium, period and region. The sale of 333 lots, many made up of group lots, presented more than a thousand items almost exclusively elephant and related themes. Bob White was a joyful collector unrestricted by stuffiness or concern for what others thought of his collection.
At one point in 2000 he staged his own public elephant exhibition and even lent numerous items for Museum Victoria exhibitions.
The mini thematic auction, offered both in-room and online in real-time, realised a very pleasing $50,500 (IBP). If you have a collection great or small, contact Leonard Joel for advice about how we can expertly manage your property.
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Lot 8 A SMALL LATE 19TH CENTURY IVORY ELEPHANT FIGURE AND AN IVORY ELEPHANT TROPHY ON HEAD ON WOODEN MOUNT
Sold for $1,1342 IBP
Leonard Joel is honoured to announce its appointment by the executors to manage this historic...