LOS ANGELES, Calif .– Fine art, Chinese porcelain and fine silver were the highlights of the Lady Victoria White Collection online auction “White Glove” on October 10 by Andrew Jones Auctions. A pair of paintings by famous British equestrian artist Sir Alfred James Munnings sold for a total of $ 662,500 in a sale that grossed nearly $ 1.8 million.
All prices shown in this report include the buyer’s premium.
Oil on canvas by Munnings (1878-1959), titled Kilkenny Horse Fair (1922), measuring 20 inches by 24 inches, exceeded his pre-sale estimate of $ 200,000 to $ 300,000 to knock down $ 500,000; while another oil on canvas, titled Make a polo field in Princemere, 25 ¼ inches by 30 ¼ inches, changed hands for $ 162,500 against a presale estimate of $ 100,000 to $ 150,000.
At the other end of the artistic spectrum, a unique silkscreen print by Andy Warhol titled $ (1): a plate (1982) made $ 93,750; two large-scale lithographs by Robert Longo Men in the cities series, titled Ellen (1999) and Joseph (2000) sold respectively for $ 62,500 and $ 52,500; and Portrait of a woman sitting with a parasol (1919), by Jean Gabriel Domergue, reached $ 35,000.
“The reception given to the Lady Victoria White collection has been enthusiastic and far-reaching,” said Andrew Jones, President and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “The auction was a timeline of Lady White’s cultivation of tastes and passions, with notable works across many genres and time periods. It’s best described as English country house meets California chic.
Blue and white porcelain hit the spot in the Chinese artwork section with a Transitional / Kangxi brush pot, formerly from the Arne Schlesch collection, valued at $ 40,000, and an elegant vase with a handle making $ 25,000. Decorative fine arts saw a pair of 1798 George III sterling silver wine coolers, bearing the arms of Drummond of Perthshire, Scotland, fetch $ 37,500.
A bronze model of a cowboy in front of his horse titled Manufacturing by Mahonri Mackintosh Young cost $ 22,500, while a striking modernist woman’s mask in brass by Franz Hagenauer cost $ 21,250. Porcelain and glassware, furniture, books and patio furniture from Brown Jordan, Michael Taylor and Rose Tarlow offered keen buyers a well-rounded selection.
Andrew Jones Auctions will host the first part of a series of auctions for the John Nelson collection on October 24. This auction series will be a celebration of the infallible eye of John Nelson, a man considered by many to be a design and antiques institution for over fifty years, as well as the man behind the eponymous John Nelson Antiques on The Cienega Boulevard in Los Angèle.
The John Nelson collection includes Chinese porcelain, paintings, French decorative arts, sculpture, antiques, objects from the Grand Tour and furniture from all over Europe. Of course, mirrors and chandeliers, two of Mr. Nelson’s passions, will also be included in the sale. “John Nelson was not only a client, but he was also a close personal friend for years,” Jones said.
The first part of the John Nelson collection will include a beautiful pair of life-size Italian carved marble dogs (estimate: $ 20,000 – $ 30.00) that will greet customers at the front door during the preview, guarding a treasure trove of art and antiques, including a monumental pair of Irish giltwood George II mirrors formerly in the collection of William Myron Keck (estimate: $ 10,000- $ 15,000).
Also sold will be a Louis XV style gilt bronze parquetry flat desk (estimate: $ 7,000- $ 9,000), an 18th century German Baroque marquetry desk desk (estimate: $ 8,000- $ 12,000), a mahogany center table mounted in 19th century Continental scagliola gilt bronze (estimate: $ 2,000 to $ 4,000) and bronze figures of the Grand Tour, an athlete and Spinario (each estimate: $ 4000 to $ 6000).
A John’s favorite is an elegant gilt bronze and Baltic cut glass chandelier (estimate: $ 15,000 – $ 20,000) and a charming Louis XV style gilt bronze boar mantel clock (estimate: 3,000 $ – $ 5,000). The fine art will be led by a captivating scene of the preparation of Noah’s Ark, featuring many exotic beasts in the manner of Jakob Bogdani (1658-1724) (estimate: $ 3,000 – $ 5,000).
A spokesperson for John Nelson Antiques commented, “Choosing the auction house to handle John’s estate was relatively easy. We have worked with Andrew Jones for almost twenty years and his professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail have been invaluable to our business. He has been a trusted colleague and a good friend. We are delighted to be working with Andrew to bring the nearly sixty years of John Nelson’s life’s work to the auction world.
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