Works in marble lead the way in the Part 1 auction of the John Nelson Collection held October 24th
It was the second 'White Glove' auction event of the month for Andrew Jones Auctions in Los Angeles. The other one was held Oct. 10. Both of the online-only auctions grossed well over $1 million. Part 2 of John Nelson will be held December 12th.
By: Andrew Jones Auctions
All prices quoted in this report are inclusive of the buyer's premium.
An Italian marble torso of a youth, circa 18th/19th century, achieved $35,000, while a pair of Roman marble lion head reliefs made $23,750 against an estimate of $2,000-3,000. Asian items featured a beautiful set of four Chinese hand painted wallpaper panels of birds amidst flowering branches ($12,500); and a Southeast Asian verdigris mixed alloy bust of the Buddha ($15,000).
"I am beyond elated that the sale performed as fantastically as it did," said Andrew Jones, the president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. "A telephone bidder during the auction said, 'I bet John is looking down from heaven with a big smile.' I can't image a better result than that."
The future series of sales for The John Nelson collection will be a celebration of the unerring eye of a more than 50-year Los Angeles design and antiques institution – and the man behind John Nelson Antiques. The collection features Chinese porcelain, paintings, French decorative arts, sculpture, antiquities, Grand Tour objects, European furniture, mirrors, chandeliers and more.
The Part 1 auction came just two weeks after another 'White Glove' online-only event: the sale of the collection of Lady Victoria White, held Oct. 10. Leading the list of top lots was a pair of oil on canvas paintings by British equestrian artist Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878-1959), titled The Kilkenny Horse Fair ($500,000) and Making a Polo Ground at Princemere ($162,500).
Andrew Jones Auctions' next big event will be an At Home auction, on Wednesday, November 17th. The sale will consist of nearly 700 lots of antiques, design, fine art accessories and more, including a Philip and Kelvin Laverne bronze Chan coffee table and a large-scale William T. Wiley mixed media work on paper. Part II of the John Nelson Collection will be held Dec. 12.
To learn more about Andrew Jones Auctions and the At Home auction and Part II of the John Nelson Collection, on 17 November and 12 December, visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com.