LOS ANGELES – Fine art, Chinese porcelain and fine silver were standout highlights in the online-only auction of the collection of Lady Victoria White held October 10 by Andrew Jones Auctions. A pair of paintings by the acclaimed British equestrian artist Sir Alfred James Munnings sold for a combined $662,500 in a sale that grossed nearly $1.8 million.
The 1922 oil on canvas by Munnings (1878-1959), titled The Kilkenny Horse Fair, sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $200,000-$300,000 to realize $500,000, while another oil on canvas, titled Making a Polo Ground at Princemere achieved $162,500 against a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$150,000.
On the other end of the artistic spectrum, two large scale lithographs from Robert Longo’s Men in the Cities series, Ellen from 1999 and Joseph, created in 2000, sold for $62,500 and $52,500 respectively, and Portrait of a seated woman with a parasol, a 1919 work by Jean Gabriel Domergue, hit $35,000.
Blue and white porcelain stole the day in the Chinese works of art section with a Transitional / Kangxi brush pot, formerly in the collection of Arne Schlesch, realizing $40,000, and an elegant sleeve vase making $25,000. Fine decorative arts saw a pair of George III sterling silver wine coolers from 1798, bearing the arms of Drummond of Perthshire, Scotland, achieve $37,500.
A bronze model of a cowboy before his horse by Mahonri Mackintosh Young, titled The Makings, realized $22,500, while a striking modernist brass mask of a woman by Franz Hagenauer sold for $21,250.
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