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The John Hurlston Collection

Category: Auctions

John “Hurlo” Hurlston was often referred to as a bon vivant. Although a pharmacist by trade, his interests resided in many other areas, which later manifested into forming parts of his collection, including epicurean utensils, fine wines, textiles, automobiles, walking sticks and musical instruments. Hurlston was dedicated to his interests and often travelled at least […]

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The John T. Hinkley Collection

Category: Auctions

We are delighted to be offering the John T. Hinkley Collection at auction in early August. After almost 100 years, the renowned Sydney jeweller and diamond merchant John T. Hinkley is closing its doors, presenting its stock in trade at Leonard Joel in Woollahra. Split into two parts, the John T. Hinkley Collection Part I […]

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My Leonard Joel Part III

Category: Leonard Joel Multimedia

In this, Part III of Centenary Series: My Leonard Joel we visit the home of early and mid-century design enthusiasts and collectors, Richard Barassi and Brendan Davies. Can you remember your first visit to Leonard Joel? Richard: When I first started visiting Leonard Joel, I went along to simply admire what was there. I’ve been […]

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Leonard Joel and IFAW Celebrate, and You’re Invited!

Category: Centenary

This year, celebrations for our centenary year go over and above our auction calendar with events that really matter. Unquestionably, one of the most meaningful events we will be hosting this year will be on Thursday 12 September in our South Yarra rooms when IFAW’s Global President and CEO Azzedine Downes will be visiting from USA. […]

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The John T. Hinkley Collection

Category: Leonard Joel Auctions

We are delighted to be offering the stock in trade of renowned Sydney Jeweller John T. Hinkley as our next single-owner sale from our Sydney sale rooms. In Sydney few jewellers are more renown in taste, quality and pedigree than Hinkleys, who for just shy of 100 years have occupied the prestigious northern corner of […]

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A Belle Époque Diamond Bracelet

Category: Fine Jewels

This exquisite Edwardian diamond bracelet, recently consigned for auction in our Sydney premises, is a magnificent family heirloom handed down over several generations. Centrally set with an old European cut diamond weighing approximately 3.25cts, the bracelet features 284 diamonds in total and is set within an ornate scalloped heart and wave patterned platinum mount, typical […]

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Charm Not Without Challenge

Category: Auctions

One of the great pleasures of being part of a full-service auction house, one that doesn’t cherry pick but one that commits to managing the entire gamut of an estate or collection, is that you handle both the interesting and the beautiful, across the entire price spectrum. In short, the auction experience for us is […]

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My Leonard Joel Part II With Marie-Laure Claisse

Category: Private Collections

We’re delighted to share Part II of our Centenary Series: My Leonard Joel. This time, we had the pleasure of stepping into the super stylish home of and chatting to Marie-Laure Claisse, a self-confessed addict of The Thursday Auction! Can you remember your first visit to Leonard Joel? The first time I visited Leonard Joel, […]

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Starting An Art Collection

Category: Auctions

Starting an art collection can be a daunting venture for many. Isn’t art collecting expensive? How do you know which art is good? Where do you start? These are questions I am asked regularly by art enthusiasts at every level. But the reality is, that above all, it should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. […]

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The Goldfields Brooch

Category: Auctions

Examples of Australian colonial jewellery are scarce and it is particularly unusual to find pieces that can be traced back to previous owners. So, we are particularly excited to present a fabulous example in our forthcoming Jewels Auction, which takes place in Sydney on 6 June. The rare gold Goldfields brooch has all the attributes […]

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