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Ruwolt: A Legacy of Industry and Art

Category: Fine Art

In the upcoming Fine Art Auction, this March, we have the pleasure of welcoming back a valuable collection of paintings that once lived in the personal collection of prominent Melbourne businessman and engineering entrepreneur, Charles Ruwolt (1873-1946). The Ruwolt name is one that many Melbournians will be familiar with. Charles Ernest Ruwolt was born in Germany in 1873, […]

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History Through Jewels

Category: Important Jewels

Jewels of Royal provenance have always held a special attraction in the human psyche. Across cultures, jewels have been an essential element of the majesty of monarchy; symbols of courtly splendour and power. Whilst the gemstones in noble collections are defined as the rarest of the rare, the jewels invariably are of exceptional design and […]

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The Gordon and Jackie Samuels Collection

Category: Sydney

It is a rare and happy occurrence to have the pleasure of not only working with beautiful pieces of art, furniture, and objects, but also to tell the story of two people who have played such significant roles – both individually and together – in the public and intellectual life of this country. In March […]

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An Important Private Collection of Aboriginal Australian Art

Category: Private Collections

The Kelton Collection: Indigenous Art at Leonard Joel When hearing a collector’s story, we can often take for granted the intricate decision making and refined focus that is required to retain the integrity of their collection. This level of care and consideration is even more impressive when combined with genuine passion and enthusiasm.  Collected over […]

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The Legacy of One of Australia’s Most Celebrated Corporate Art Collections

Category: Private Collections

Collating a meaningful and diverse corporate art collection is no small feat. It requires a considered team of curators and advisors, a clear vision, and patience. In the 1970s the National Australia Bank set forth on a mission to develop one of Australia’s most comprehensive and representative corporate art collections that celebrates the diversity and […]

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Discovery & Celebration

Category: Leonard Joel Auctions

One of the enduring themes of an auction house and what, for me, makes our world endlessly rewarding, are the moments of discovery. Perhaps not discovery in the exact sense every time, but certainly the revelation of something that is extraordinary, or a collection long separated from the public’s gaze. Three such occasions present over […]

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Tapestries from the NAB Art Collection

Category: Important Collections

Georges Mora in his role as art advisor to the National Australia Bank held a steadfast belief in building the first “collection of tapestries designed by Australian artists and woven in Australia”1, an attainable ambition and concept with the establishment of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop in 1976. The newly minted organisation was fuelled by the […]

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Love at first sight: 20.05ct diamond sells for $1,625,000

Category: Important Jewels

In 2021, Leonard Joel celebrated 40 years of Jewellery, and during the final major auction of the year, capped off this celebration with the record-breaking sale of a 20.05 carat diamond ring for $1,625,000 IBP.   The sale of the magnificent solitaire diamond ring on 7 December 2021, at Leonard Joel’s Important Jewels Auction in […]

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Festive Vibes | The Bromley Edit

Category: The Auction Salon

There is a sense of elation and relief in the air as we approach the festive season and having endured such a trying year I’m sure many of us are just hanging in there. We couldn’t think of a better auction to fit the occasion than one dedicated to the world of David Bromley. The […]

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A Letter of Thanks

Category: The 22nd Report

Dear Supported Studios, In the midst of a global pandemic and with all the challenges your artists and studios faced, I cannot thank you enough for agreeing to support my idea for a global art event. An event with community and conservation in mind and without your artists  and great art, it would not have […]

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