Steve McQueen Rolex rallies to $17,500 at Andrew Jones Auctions

Rolex Steve McQueen Explorer II stainless steel, automatic dual time zone bracelet wristwatch. Price realized: $17,500. Andrew Jones Auctions image

LOS ANGELES – A striking pair of Art Deco silver mounted ruby glass vases by Jean Puiforcat sold for $28,750, a pair of retro Van Cleef & Arpels gold, diamond and ruby ear clips fetched $13,750 and a Rolex Steve McQueen Explorer II stainless steel wristwatch hit $17,500 at Andrew Jones Auctions’ Nov. 18 holiday edition of the Design for the Home & Garden Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

Several private collections were featured, notably the world art collection of David and Barbara Hart of Palos Verdes Estates, California, which was 100 percent sold.

Pair of French first standard silver and ruby glass vases designed by Jean Puiforcat of Paris. Price realized: $28,750. Andrew Jones Auctions image

The relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff welcomed a full in-room audience, as attendees enjoyed coffee, snacks and a box lunch. Company president and CEO Andrew Jones remarked, “We continue to attract new buyers of all ages, locally and internationally, with intriguing pieces beautifully presented. We look forward to a full sale calendar and continued success in 2019.”

Pair of retro diamond, ruby and 18K gold ear clips by Van Cleef & Arpels. Price realized: $13,750. Andrew Jones Auctions image

The auction consisted of a selection of more than 350 lots of decorative and fine art, furniture, silver, modern design, fine jewelry, fine jewelry and Asian works of art, which garnered much attention, as an exquisite and ornate bronze birdcage hook from the Hart collection realized $11,050 and a pair of rock crystal wall lights (below) in the manner of Maison Bagues achieved $5,250.

Pair of 20th-century rock crystal, cut glass and patinated metal five-branch wall lights, in the manner of Maison Bagues. Price realized: $5,250. Andrew Jones Auctions image

The garden furnishings section was especially popular with bidders. A pair of limestone sphinxes gaveled for $6,250, and a pair of Louis XVI limestone columns brought $7,50. Notable in the fine art category was a small but masterful landscape painting of a Swiss valley by Albert Bierstadt ($8,750); and a whimsical drawing of a cat by Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita ($5,000).

Albert Bierstadt (German-American, 1830-1901), ‘Valley of Meringen (sic), Switzerland,’ 1858, oil on panel. Price realized: $8,750. Andrew Jones Auctions image

For details contact Andrew Jones Auctions at 323-868-8297 or info@andrewjonesauctions.com.