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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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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

Since the beginning of time, humans have adorned their bodies and as such, jewellery is one of the oldest forms of decorative arts. From early materials such as shells, feathers, bone and teeth, dating as far back as the paleolithic period (c.25,000 – 18,000BC), through to metals such as copper, gold, platinum and silver, precious […]

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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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