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Timeless Investments

Category: Luxury

When investing in luxury pieces, timeless design and exceptional quality should be top of the list. Read on to discover our top investment tips: The Timeless Handbag If there is one accessory worthy of investment, it is a beautiful handbag. Whether it’s Chanel 2.55, a Louis Vuitton Alma or Hermès Birkin, a practical design of […]

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The Pioneering Print-Maker

Category: Prints & Multiples

An aristocratic, alcoholic dwarf known for his louche lifestyle”1, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s career lasted just over a decade and coincided with two major developments in late nineteenth-century Paris: the birth of modern printmaking and the explosion of nightlife and culture. He created some of the most iconic depictions of nineteenth century culture and life in […]

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5 Minutes with Ella Perrottet

Category: Uncategorized

This issue, we spent 5 minutes with Ella Perrottet, who sees the most diverse range of art every week in her role as Art Assistant. FAVOURITE MAKER / ARTIST I love Australian Women Artists, with my favourite being Anne Marie Graham. I was lucky enough to meet and write about her for Leonard last year […]

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22nd Report | Congratulations E.J Ainger

Category: The 22nd Report

It is now more than two years since Leonard Joel participated in the first meeting between Australian auctioneers, industry representatives and IFAW, with a view to ending the auction and antiques trade in elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn. Since that first meeting, sadly, Leonard Joel remains the only Australian auction house to have publicly and […]

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A Star Sapphire

Star Sapphires are a rare variety of sapphire that exhibit a magical star phenomenon known as asterism – the appearance of a pattern or group of stars – under lighting. The six-rayed star is most visible when the stone is tilted and rotated, and will appear to move across the rounded surface of a cabochon […]

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Leonard Joel Valuations

Category: Valuations

Leonard Joel is the only auction house in Australia with a dedicated Valuations department, enabling us to offer a broad range of specialist expertise and valuations across numerous categories. Complimentary verbal valuations are available in our Melbourne and Sydney salerooms by appointment.  We also host complimentary Valuation Evenings* in Melbourne on the first Wednesday of every […]

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We’re Hiring

Category: Auctions

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in an auction house? Now is your chance to find out…! We are currently seeking a super organised, multi-tasking Marketing Manager. To find out more, visit our Careers page and be quick, as we expect these roles to be filled very soon!

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Newlyn Antiques: An Autumn Country Auction

Category: Decorative Arts

Newlyn Antiques and Cottage Garden Nursery has been an integral part of the Daylesford community for over 23 years, attracting visitors from all over Victoria. John and Faye Hungerford established the store in one of the village’s historical buildings in 1996, and have since enjoyed indulging their passion; sourcing and selling pieces to both the […]

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Celebrating Design at Leonard Joel

Category: Luxury

We’re huge fans of design – traditional, modern and contemporary – at Leonard Joel, and this weekend we’re celebrating legends of design at the viewings of Modern Design, Luxury and Prints & Multiples. Boasting an impressive collection of Schulim Krimper, Modern Design celebrates his stunning mid-century furniture and his lasting influence on modern design. Luxury […]

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More Than Just Tea

Category: Asian Art

Tea is more than just tea. This is certainly so in China and Japan. And perhaps, it could even be said, in England too! Legend has it that the mythical Chinese Emperor, Shennong, had a servant boil a pot of water for him, and into that pot, unbeknownst to either, a leaf of the camellia […]

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