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Leading the Way in Contemporary Photography

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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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The Father of Irish Landscape Painting

Category: Auctions

Australia’s history is rich with stories of settlers seeking refuge, fortune, and their own piece of “the land of promise”. Wool production remains one of Australia’s largest and most important forms of land use, attracting individuals from afar to reap the benefits. One such individual was the Honorary James Ford Strachan who was one of […]

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Jewels | Piaget

Category: Auctions

Piaget was established in 1874 when Georges Edouard Piaget set up his first workshop on his family farm in the village of La Côte-aux-Fées, nestled in the mountains on the border of France and Switzerland. From here, he began laying the foundations for what would later become a unique global signature of fine watchmaking, crafting […]

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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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