Leonard Joel

Announcing new specialists



Elizabeth Stannard
Senior Jewellery Specialist
03 8825 5618

Having extensive jewellery experience, Elizabeth gained her qualifications as a Graduate Gemmologist and Diamond Grader from the prestigious Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) in London.
Elizabeth has worked with premier jewellers in the United Kingdom and Australia. In London, these included Johnson Walker Ltd, Burlington Arcade, Greys Antique Centre, Mayfair and in Australia with Rutherford Jewellery and Pearls. Further to this, she has had extensive auction house management experience having worked with Philips Auctions, Theodore Bruce and Raffan, Kelaher and Thomas.
Her passion for the auction industry has seen her achieve record sales including a Lalique pendant that sold for $198,000, the highest price ever achieved for a piece of Lalique jewellery in Australia.

Jane Messenger
Sydney Art Specialist
02 9362 9045

Jane’s expertise in art valuation, research and collection development is built on over 12 years experience in the public gallery sector. Prior to becoming the Sydney-based Art Specialist, Jane was the Curator of European and North American Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. She oversaw the development and management of a collection spanning from the Renaissance to the Contemporary, enriching the collection with a broad range of works – from Paul Bril, to Camille Pissarro, to Wim Delvoye.

She has published widely and significant curatorial projects include working with Tate Britain on a J.M.W Turner exhibition and Patricia Piccinini on a retrospective.

Carl Wantrup
Asian Art Specialist
03 9826 4333

Carl’s interest in Asian Art was initially ignited by growing up amongst his grandfather’s collection of antiques, which contained a small group of Chinese Buddhist bronzes.
Carl’s first employment was with a notable Australian oriental carpet and textile dealer, John Leach. This broadened Carl’s interest further out of China and Japan into the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and the Middle East, and also assisted in furthering his understanding of how to present Asian Art.
Since these earlier times, Carl has either collected or dealt in oriental textiles, Chinese furniture, ceramics, and scholar art, Indian religious art, and some Himalayan art. He is now a specialist dealer in Japanese ceramics.
Carl continues his personal education in asian art by making frequent trips to Hong Kong during Asia Week, and to Japan.

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