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Translation of a Chinese Poem

Category: Asian Art

TRANSLATION OF A CHINESE POEM INLAID IN SILVER ON AN ARCHAISTIC RED-SANDALWOOD BOX, WITH LAQUERED INTERIOR, AND GILDED MARK OF THE QIANLONG EMPEROR.  Commissioned by Auction House Leonard Joel.  Ely Finch, Melbourne, May 2020.   TRANSLATION, WITH A TRANSCRIPTION AND PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ORIGINAL POEM BELOW, EXPLANATORY NOTES FOLLOWING, AND RELEVANT IMAGES APPENDED THEREAFTER.   […]

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The Panda-Masuie Release Project

Category: The 22nd Report

Many of you will already be aware from previous articles, of Leonard Joel and IFAW’s (International Fund for Animal Welfare) friendship, which has already driven critical momentum for change within the environmental sector. In 2016 we initially worked together to help the Leonard Joel team phase out ivory sales over two years, as well as […]

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5 Minutes with Rebecca Stormont

Running our lively Objects & Collectables department there’s never a dull moment. This issue, we spend five minutes with Rebecca Stormont, who works with an eclectic range of objet d’art offered through The Thursday Auction each week. FAVOURITE MAKER / ARTIST I’m a fan of Jess Johnson’s art. I enjoyed her exhibition ‘Terminus’ at Heide […]

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The Collector’s Auction

Category: Sydney

Leonard Joel Sydney is pleased to present The Collector’s Auction on Tuesday the 30th of June 2020 at 6pm at our Woollahra location. This multi-vendor auction is comprised of a unique selection of fine art, decorative art, furniture and porcelain from notable private Australian collections. The Collector’s Auction includes an impressive selection of fine art, […]

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Luxury

Category: Luxury

Fauré Le Page – Armed for Seduction — Whilst on vacation in Paris in 2013, quite by chance I came across one of France’s oldest Luxury houses, Fauré Le Page. I was immediately seduced by what I later would find out was their signature piece, the Fauré Le Page Pochette Cal. Inspired by a handgun […]

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Keith Haring

Category: Prints & Multiples

Keith Haring: Bridging the gap between the art world and the street. Keith Haring is now a household name. He is known for the progression of artistic movements, experimenting with styles from expressionism to pop art. Haring’s work combines a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centred on fluid bold outlines against dense, rhythmic imagery of babies, barking […]

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A Legacy of Modern Love

Category: Modern Design

  Charles and Ray Eames are by far America’s most famous industrial designers; the husband and wife duo who introduced modernist design to the mainstream. Best known for their elegant and functional furniture, they also worked across many creative fields, such as architecture, industrial design, photography and film. The Bauhaus movement had pioneered the true modernist functional approach […]

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Highlights of the De Voogd Collection

Category: Asian Art

In the last issue we uncovered the story of the de Voogd family’s journey in the East, through Ambassador Nicholaas Arie de Voogd’s various consular and ambassadorial missions on behalf of the Dutch government.  Of particular interest was his posting as Consul in Nanjing from 1948 through to 1950, and as Ambassador to the People’s […]

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Asian Works Of Art June Highlights

Category: Asian Art

NINETEEN INDIAN COMPANY SCHOOL ARCHITECTURAL PAINTINGS AND PIETRA DURA STUDIES 19TH CENTURY $10,000-15,000 After the dissolution of the Mughal Empire, artists who had previously been attached to ateliers in the Mughal courts needed work, and with the large influx into India of English officers of the British East India Company, they quickly adapted to the […]

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Decorative Arts June Highlights

Category: Decorative Arts

A NORTHERN-ITALIAN TEN LIGHT CLEAR AND POLYCHROME GLASS ‘CIOCCIA’ CHANDELIER IN THE MANNER OF GIUSEPPE BRIATI, VENICE, MID 19TH CENTURY The skilful art of glass blowing has long been ubiquitous with Venice, and the nearby island of Murano. Unlike its fellow glass and crystal manufacturer Bohemia, Venetian glass was set apart by the intricate production […]

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