Leonard Joel


The Leonard Joel Sydney office was established in 2013. Under the direction of John D’Agata, Head of the Sydney office and Robert Williams, Specialist Jewels & Objets D’Art & Single Owner Collections, the Sydney branch conducts quarterly curated ‘Jewels & Objets D’Art’ auctions. These auctions showcase Fine Jewellery, Art and Objet D’Art sourced from local and international collections. These auctions comprise categories including designer and antique jewellery, Asian, European and Australian porcelain including decorative arts, silver, clocks, portrait miniatures, collectables and furniture.

116We are always consigning for our quarterly auctions, and have already secured numerous successful results for both international and local items. We offer complimentary appraisals on potential items for auction and are always happy to visit clients in their home for assessment of Single Owner Collections. Leonard Joel Sydney offers clients the benefit of an established reputation developed over more than 95 years.  As an integral part of the Australian auction industry, Leonard Joel is well known for its high quality research, presentation, marketing and an unrivalled Australian client database. With auction rooms in both Melbourne and Sydney and strong national and international affiliations, Leonard Joel has cemented itself as a leading auction house on the global stage.

In 2014, just some of our important sales included:
Representing Fine Jewellery:
An impressive sapphire and diamond ring, sold for $48,800.
A rare Panther Cuff by Cartier $41,480

Representing Decorative Art:
A museum quality bronze by Emile Antione Bourdelle, sold for $43,920.
Demeter Chiparus, ‘Wheelbarrow’ bronze and ivory, sold for $24,400

Representing Furniture:
An exquisite example of high society ‘Grand Tour’ collecting. A fine early Victorian micro mosaic and specimen marble table, sold for $21,960.

Representing Silver:
A remarkable silver box from the French silver smith and designer Jean Emile Puiforcat, sold for $19,520.
A rare Newcastle Guild of Handcraft bowl, sold for $29,280.

Representing Asian Art:
A fine carved Japanese ivory kimono, sold for $12,200.
A pair of Chinese Straits armchairs, sold for $7,320

Representing Art:
Margaret Rose Preston, ‘Gloxinia’ oil on canvas, sold for $59,780.
George Edward Peacock ‘Port Jackson’ oil on board, sold for $20,740.

November auction Highlight:
An Art Deco silver cigar box by Cartier, sold for $4,880
The rare cartier box received a winning bid by Jewellery Royalty Cartier’s great grandson Alain Cartier.
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Leonard Joel prides itself on unbeatable marketing strategies and global connections contributing to record breaking results. In 2015, we will be presenting quarterly auctions of Fine Jewellery and Objet D’Art as well as significant Single Owner Collections. Already we have secured the Dr George Wilcox Collection of antique furniture, silver and porcelain for our March round of sales. A unique collection, showcasing some of the most important examples of clocks, furniture, porcelain and silver to be sold in Australia in recent times.

The March sale will also include fine examples from other collections representing fine jewellery, Asian art and decorative arts.

If you have a single item or collection feel free to contact our Sydney office for a confidential appraisal.

Robert Williams | Specialist Jewels Objet D’Art and Single Owner Collections
39 Queen Street, Woollahra
NSW 2025 Australia
t. +61 (0) 2 9362 9045
f. +61 (0) 3 9826 4544
m. +61 (0) 403 142 106
e. robert.williams@leonardjoel.com.au