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Important Update: Buying and Selling at Leonard Joel

Category: Leonard Joel Auctions

With the announcement of reduced Covid-19 restrictions in Victoria for Auction houses from 1 June moving to 20 people and from 21 June moving to 50 people, while still respecting social distancing rules, we have reviewed our structure for appointments and for auctions.   BROWSE & BID AT LEONARD JOEL As of 1 June, we […]

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Announcing our new best practice

Category: The 22nd Report

With our cessation policy now in its fourth year of successful operation, we are committed to promoting our position, how it could work for other businesses in a practical sense and also how it is evolving as we respond to the industry and regulatory environment, both here and abroad. Our most recent initiative (already announced) […]

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Five Minutes with Hannah Ryan

This issue, we spend five minutes with our Art Salon and Prints & Multiples manager, Hannah Ryan. Hannah brings our much-loved art auctions to life every week, working with a diverse selection of pieces. 1.FAVOURITE MAKER / ARTIST I have a handful of favourite artists, it is too hard to choose just one! Currently I […]

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A Culture of Collecting

Category: Asian Art

For much of the second half of the 20th Century, the collecting of Chinese works of art was mostly in the domain of the Western upper middle classes, those with a healthy disposable income, an insatiable appetite for parading cultural cache, and a fascination and love for other times and places. Of course, there are […]

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The Boucheron Pansy Brooch Pin

We are excited to bring to auction this diamond and enamel pansy brooch pin by Boucheron. This simple, pretty pin has a story to tell about its famous jewellery pedigree, symbolism and artisanal technique. Founded in 1858, the house of Boucheron is renowned for haute joaillerie. Their expert craftsmen used innovative techniques to sculpt gold […]

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Saltwater Pearls – Miracles of the Sea

Category: Jewels

Most pearls emerge from their watery home without any need for cutting, faceting, or polishing to reveal their shimmering iridescence, lustre and soft inner glow; they are entirely unlike any other gem. Before the creation of cultured pearls in the early 1900s, natural pearls were so rare and expensive that they were reserved almost exclusively […]

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CENTUM | Featured Contemporary Artists

Category: Centum

Featured Contemporary Artists   “These paintings might be seen as both abstract and figurative. They are ‘art about art’, but also meditations on the solitary life of the painter, on the search for inspiration that haunts all artists” John McDonald   Dale Hickey Dale Hickey remains one of the last surviving Australian abstractionists and conceptualists […]

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The John Scarce Collection of Porcelain

Category: Decorative Arts

This June, we are excited to be offering the John Scarce collection of ceramics, featuring a variety of 18th and 19th Century porcelain, including Dr Wall, Chinese export porcelain, and an extensive collection of armorial wares. John Scarce has been Newsletter Editor of the Ceramics and Glass Circle of Australia Inc for over 20 years. An avid collector […]

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The Ambassador Nicolaas Arie Johannes De Voogd Collection

Category: Asian Art

Ambassador Nicolaas Arie Johannes de Voogd was a Dutch citizen, spoke seven languages including Mandarin, Chinese and Japanese, and served in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 1930 and 1966. During this time, he was sent around the world to serve in ambassadorial positions on behalf of the Netherlands, during some of the most […]

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A Dazzling Legacy: The Larry Rawling Collection

Category: Prints & Multiples

We are pleased to present the Larry Rawling Collection in our upcoming Prints & Multiples auction. It is rare to have the opportunity to feature such an important collection of Rawling’s oeuvre, showcasing the best works by some of Australia’s most renowned printmakers. “One realises that without Larry Rawling, who has single-handedly made all of […]

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