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Spring Preview in Sydney

Leonard Joel Sydney will open its doors for a Spring Preview Exhibition next week, presenting a curated selection of highlights from upcoming auctions and notably, two private collections – A Discerning Collection of Jewellery and The Hyde Collection featuring 18th and 19th century porcelain, clocks, fine furniture and paintings. The Hyde Collection is of outstanding quality and while only a select few […]

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The Duke of Wellington Drum

Category: Leonard Joel Auctions

Played by the famous Dragoon Guards, the oldest surviving Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, during the Peninsula Wars and, allegedly, at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 to incite soldiers to fight courageously, these types of drums are both rare and highly covetable. Recently consigned for auction at the Sydney office, the drum had allegedly been […]

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5 Minutes with Maria Rossi

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This issue, we spent 5 minutes with Maria Rossi, Graphic Designer. MY FAVOURITE BOOK One of my favourite books is one I have read only recently titled ‘Just Kids’ by Patti Smith. Such an enjoyable read as she takes you back to New York City from the 60s – 80s and shares her life about […]

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Valuations

Category: Valuations

We are proud to have recently become an official corporate member of the Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia (AVAA). The AVAA is Australia’s leading national body of Auctioneers and Valuers of fine art, antiques and collectables, chattels, plant and equipment. AVAA members are committed to providing the highest levels of professionalism in their dealings […]

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22nd Report | From One Species To A Global Movement

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Fifty years ago, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), was founded after a group of concerned individuals first witnessed newborn seal pups being slaughtered on the ice floes off Canada’s East Coast. At that moment, IFAW took on one problem that threatened one species in one part of the world. With the European ban […]

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Diary of a Venice Champion

Category: Fine Art

A Biennale week is to be savoured and anticipated and every two years I launch into Venice with vigour and a vengeance. In addition to my usual mad itinerary, this year I joined the “Champions”, a group of patrons formed by the Australia Council. They offered a week of special events around the opening of […]

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Leading the Way in Contemporary Photography

Category: Auctions

Three living Australian photographers that you should be collecting….. Petrina Hicks is a leader within the contemporary photography scene and whose work was featured in our Prints & Photography auction in June. Over her 15 year career she has gained a strong reputation for her large scale portraiture, which are as enticing as they are […]

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Luxury | Pampering our Furry Friends

Category: Auctions

With 62% of households owning a pet, Australia has one of the highest rates of animal ownership in the world. For those who don’t currently own a pet, 59% say they would like to in the future. So just how much do we spend on our four-legged friends? In 2017, Australians spent $12.2 billion on […]

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Lester Bunbury: An Understated Craftsman

Category: Auctions

Lester Bunbury is not the first name that comes to mind when we talk about revolutionary Australian mid-century designers. Yet, shortly after his death in 2000 he was inducted by the Australian Design Institute into their Hall of Fame. Bunbury’s career spanned various areas from interior design to furniture, and although it took a lifetime, […]

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Asian Art | The Kaspiev Price Collection of Himalayan Art and

Category: Asian Art

The forthcoming Asian Works of Art Auction in September comprises of two extraordinary private collections  – the first being, The Kaspiev Price Collection of Himalayan Art and the second, The Alexandra and Leigh Copeland Collection. Boris Kaspiev and Richard Price began collecting Himalayan Buddhist and Bon devotional art in the 1990s. All good collections are […]

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