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The Property of a Gentlemen

Category: Auctions

This collection, which was acquired over 50 years, offers a fascinating insight into the world of British pottery and features fine examples of Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, Moorcroft, Martin Brothers, Bernard Moore, Wedgwood and Minton. Ceramics & Perfume Ceramic and Perfume production can both be traced back to the ancient world. And, much like the […]

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The Edward Clark Collection

Category: Private Collections

Edward Clark is a veteran of the Melbourne antiques trade and in over fifty years, he has had nine antique shops in Melbourne and three in the countryside. Edward’s life of collecting began as a schoolboy; his parents were avid collectors, but he also confesses that living near the old Toorak tip, which he visited […]

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The Art of Adornment

Category: Fine Jewels

Humans have adorned their bodies since the beginning of time, making jewellery one of the most ancient forms of decorative arts. Dating as far back as the paleolithic period (c.25,000-18,000BC) and using materials such as shells, feathers, bone and teeth, jewellery has been used to embellish, enhance or distinguish the wearer. Often symbolic, jewellery has […]

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Fine Art | Australian Moderns

Category: Fine Art

Reflecting on the last twelve months, many of our most defining auction moments have centred on the Australian moderns. These artists have led the charge in both sale results and industry discussion which looks to continue throughout 2019. In our Fine Art auction, in June 2018, we were fortunate enough to present three important Australian […]

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Mirka Moments

Category: Auctions

A month on from The Magical Studio of Mirka Mora, we look back on what was one of the most extraordinary auctions ever held at Leonard Joel, and one that we know will remain a favourite with all of us for many years to come. However, for Anna Grassham, curator of the auction, it was […]

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My Leonard Joel with Norman Rosenblatt

Category: Centenary

To celebrate our centenary, we’re stepping into the home of our clients, to find out why they buy at auction, and what it is they love about it. In the first of our Centenary Series, we interviewed art collector, Norman Rosenblatt. Watch out for the video coming soon! Can you remember your first visit to […]

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100 Years of Collecting

Category: Auctions

In our 100th year as an auction house, it excites me how diverse and adventurous our marketplace, for both buyers and sellers, has become. The preserve of formal furniture and decorative arts such as silver and porcelain, as well as the traditional notions of how a collection should be formed or an interior decorated, no […]

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The Australian Milk Bar

Category: Collectables

The Milk Bar is an instantly recognisable and distinctive feature of suburban Australia. As the place where most children spent their pocket money and had their first experience as an independent consumer, milk bars provided an oasis of bright lights, strong advertising imagery and – most importantly – lollies, Chiko Rolls and a copy of […]

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How to Extend the Life of Your Print

Category: Prints & Multiples

One of the most commonly asked questions from our buyers is ‘what is the best way to take care of my print?’ For the new collector, who wants to protect and preserve their new purchase, its an important question. Prints Specialist, Lucy Foster has compiled a few handy tips to help: FRAMING I always recommend […]

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Handbags | Day vs Night

Category: Luxury

It’s rare to find a bag that fulfils your every need. That’s why we all have so many, right? We’ve selected our favourite Day and Night bags from our upcoming auction: DAY A reliable, yet good-looking, all-purpose shoulder bag – it must be large enough to carry our everyday essentials (wallet, sunglasses, lipstick, phone, laptop […]

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