LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andrew Jones Auctions will present the single-owner auction of property from the estate of June D. Winkler of Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage, California, and Acapulco, Mexico, on Tuesday, June 16, starting promptly at 11 a.m. Pacific time. The online-only auction comprises over 200 lots of art, art glass, luxury accessories and accents. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
June D. Winkler was the widow of self-made millionaire and philanthropist Myron “Mike” Winkler, the founder of Shareholder’s Management Co. The couple traveled the world and collected treasures for their homes.
June was known for her passion for collecting the finest things, the art of perfecting interior design and celebrating life with the grandest of parties. She was a trendsetter who loved her family, friends and many humanitarian causes. She relished unique objects of beauty.
“It is the perfect moment to offer this wonderful, whimsical, colorful and sparkling international collection of art glass and accessories to lift spirits,” said company president Andrew Jones. “This is a celebration of June Winkler, her altruism and her vivacious personality. It’s fitting to have her personal and most favorite possessions shared by others.”
French art glass includes pieces by Baccarat, Daum and Lalique, including a Daum pâte de verre amber model of an elephant (above) designed by Jean-François Leroy (est. $1,500-$2,000), an amaryllis vase (below; est. $1,000-$2,000), and an entwined dragons and bowl centerpiece (est. $1,500-$2,000).
A magnificent 100-jewel colored glass fish aquarium (est. $3,000-$5,000) highlights the fine selection of Lalique, which also includes a pair of chrome and glass Chêne wall lights (est. $1,500-$2,000). A Versace for Rosenthal porcelain assembled part dinner service in the Le Jardin de Versace and Le Jardin de Papillons patterns is expected to fetch $1,500-$2,000.
Mexican artists Jose J. “Shalom” Almanzor (1962-2015), Sergio Bustamante (b. 1942), Bruno Luna (b. 1963), Gustavo Salmones (b. 1962), Victor Salmones (1937-1989) and Victor Villarreal (b. 1944) are represented by pieces such as Salmones’ limited-edition patinated bronze titled Soleil and Lune (est. $1,500-$2,000). A work by Dino Rosin (Italian, b. 1948) will also be sold.
Renowned Persian costume jewelry artist Iradj Moini, an architect by training and formerly a leading jewelry designer of fashion house Oscar de la Renta, created statement jewelry expressly for Winkler. Featured are a silvered metal and hardstone lobster brooch (below) and a multicolored stone necklace, each carrying estimates of $300-$500.
As a complement to her bold jewelry, Winkler had a vast collection of handbags and minaudières. Sought-after Judith Lieber couture clutches like the exquisite Buddha minaudière (est. $800-$1,200) and Kathrine Baumann’s limited-edition Beagle minaudière (est. $300-$500) are covetable.
Also included are accessories by Arthur Court Designs, Stanley Hagler (New York City), Hermès and Jay Strongwater, as well a large selection of perfume factices.
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