November 28, 2023
Oil on canvas portray by Granville Redmond (American, 1871-1935), titled Rolling hills with California poppies ($237,500).
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DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Bidders nationwide and all-around the globe responded enthusiastically to the selection of Jack and Ellen Phillips of San Diego, California, which blasted by its pre-sale estimate by a lot more than a person and a fifty percent times, totaling $1.487 million and ‘White Glove’ status in an on line auction held January 15th-16th by Andrew Jones Auctions.


The auction was a time capsule assortment of important California plein air paintings, Americana, clocks, great silver, antiques, Indigenous American is effective and decorations amassed around fifty decades by the Phillipses. Jack, a Naval engineer, and Ellen, a schoolteacher, were being high college sweethearts in Colton, Calif. They married in 1961 and a year later began their collecting journey collectively. 

Oil on canvas painting by Dude Rose (American, 1867-1925), titled See from Arroyo Terrace, Pasadena ($237,500).
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“The fast paced pre-sale preview brought in a host of new faces to our galleries as perfectly as proven customers, collectors and artwork and antique aficionados who braced the unusually soggy Los Angeles temperature,” reported Andrew Jones, the president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions, based mostly in Los Angeles. “Clients remarked it was the ideal community private assortment they experienced noticed in many years.”


The two-day auction featured in excess of 500 heaps and was led by paintings from acclaimed California Impressionists Granville Redmond (1871-1935) and Person Rose (1867-1925). Redmond’s oil on canvas titled Rolling hills with California poppies and Rose’s oil on canvas titled View from Arroyo Terrace, Pasadena every sailed previous estimate to publish identical providing costs of $237,500.


Yet another operate by Redmond, titled California wildflowers, fetched $40,000. Other noteworthy costs provided Fisherman’s Harbor, Concarneau, France, an oil on canvas portray by Edgar Payne (American, 1883-1947), that attained $81,250 and Pasadena poppy fields (on the lookout up Allan St. from Colorado St.), which recognized $32,500. All charges quoted incorporate the buyer’s premium.


Also supplied ended up performs by plein air artists as perfectly as Hudson River Faculty, genre and marine painters. These integrated an oil on board ambient View of the Hudson River by Henry Ary (American, 1807-1859) that made $17,500. Also, a excellent oil on pine panel domestic scene of Figures at a desk by Lilly Martin Spencer (English/American, 1822-1902) concluded at $7,500. 

Oil on canvas painting by Edgar Alwin Payne (American, 1883-1947), titled Fishermen’s Harbor, Concarneau, France ($81,250).
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Also up for bid have been artworks by Marion Kavanagh Wachtel, Elmer Wachtel and William Wendt all surpassed their pre-sale estimates. Subsequent are added highlights from the auction, which captivated thousands of on-line registrants who bid on, and A must Hundreds of mobile phone and absentee bids ended up also taken.


Antiques and attractive arts featured American home furnishings, fantastic silver, porcelain and artwork glass, folk art, scientific instruments, Native American operates and equipment. A established of 6 Chippendale mahogany aspect chairs (Rhode Island, late 18th century) effectively exceeded their presale estimate of $700-1,000 to complete at $13,750 although a pair of mid-18th century Dutch silver candlesticks by Gregorius van der Toorn II made $10,625. 

An early Tiffany Studios bronze and Favrile glass oil lamp fetched $5,000.  A Navajo pictorial rug reached $4,250.  A charming Vienna cold painted bronze design of a magpie by Franz Bergman offered for $1,625.  The estate jewellery was highlighted by a range of watches, including a Patek Philippe 18K gold wristwatch, which bought for $4,250. Also, a whimsical gold charm bracelet built $4,500. 

Jack Phillips experienced a fascination with clocks and scientific instruments. His late 18th century Chippendale gilt bronze mounted mahogany bracket clock by Charles Geddes (N.Y.) sold for $11,875, and a William and Mary ebonized desk clock created $6,000.  The collection also included an early 19th century American surveyor’s vernier compass, telescopes, microscopes, scales and a exceptional early 19th century English copying device by Nicholas Middleton ($2,250).

After expending time in Texas and Washington D.C., the Phillipses returned to California and discovered their dream dwelling on Mt. Helix, in La Mesa, in the 1970s.  There, they enjoyed spending time with pals and neighbors, their pet dogs, publications and creating their collection of great artwork and antiques.  Their educational character and inquisitiveness allowed the pair to take a look at and study to make shrewd acquisitions by understanding just about every item’s history. 


Future up for Andrew Jones Auctions is the over 400-great deal DTLA Collections & Estates auction on February 1st, which includes, artwork, antiques, structure and accessories followed by the signature Style for the Dwelling and Backyard auction on February 12th, that includes the estate of Shirley Baskin (the co-founder of Baskin Robbins and KCET television), an exhibited artist in her possess correct.


The auction will also consist of fashionable and present-day paintings, sculpture and multiples from Thomas Chimes, Helen Frankenthaler, Joe Goode, Jerome Kirk, George McNeil, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Melvin Schuler, Peter Shire and many others.


Opened in the summer months of 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions is a total-services great artwork and antiques auction property specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections showcasing fine artwork, antiques and collectibles. The agency understands current market trends and has foresight for the 21st century.


The extremely professional personnel has a wealth of expertise with worldwide savvy, obtaining worked for numerous decades at key global auction properties in North America and Europe, sourcing residence from all corners of the United States. Andrew Jones Auctions sales are assorted and eclectic, and function good diamonds to modern day art, spanning from the antiquity to right now.


To master more about Andrew Jones Auctions and the firm’s calendar of future auction gatherings, make sure you visit Updates are posted routinely. They can be attained by phone at (213) 748-8008, or by means of email at [email protected].


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