Asian art lends special beauty to Andrew Jones’ Jan. 26 auction

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Pair of modern Chinese cinnabar lacquer style vases, each raised on a carved hardwood stand, 24¾ inches tall. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Andrew Jones Auctions image

LOS ANGELES – It’s a new year, a new decade and there’s much in store at Andrew Jones Auctions, which will conduct an amazing sale on Jan. 26 for savvy buyers, collectors and decorators looking for a new way to acquire great pieces. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

The Downtown LA (DTLA) Collections and Estates auction on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time, is where folks will find different, fun, quirky and out-of-the-ordinary accessories and furnishings, as well as luxe décor and statement pieces for the home, loft, gallery and retail space. Interior designers will be able to redesign a room or an entire home in an affordable, sustainable way.

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Pair of Lalique frosted glass models of swans, the tallest being 9¾ inches high. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Andrew Jones Auctions image

The nearly 600 lot sale will include a vast offering of Chinese and other Asian works of art, as well as fine art, antiques, design, decorations, accessories and vintage finds from local private sources.

The DTLA Collections and Estates sale will include fine Asian works of art from the estate of Yazuko Kraines, featuring Chinese hardstone carvings and other works. Featured lots will include an imposing pair of Chinese rose quartz temple lions (est. $2,000-$3,000); a large pair of Chinese cinnabar lacquer style vases (est. $2,000-$3,000); a Meiji period Japanese lacquer wedding chest (est. $400-$600); a 19th/20th century Tibetan thangka depicting Padmasambhava (below; est. $600-$800); and a Burmese Mandalay style giltwood Buddha figure (est. $400-$600).

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Thangka depicting Padmasambhava, 19th/20th century, 18¼ inches high. Estimate: $600-$800. Andrew Jones Auctions image

Other highlights include a Tiffany & Co., sterling silver Hampton pattern flatware service for 12 (est. $2,000-$4,000); a pair of Lalique frosted glass models of swans (est. $2,000-$3,000); set-worn clothing from The Lawrence Welk Show plus Lawrence Welk and Bob Hope memorabilia from the estate of Rose Weiss, and a Mary Cassatt drypoint etching titled Sara Smiling, executed in 1904 (est. $800-$1,200).

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Drypoint etching from 1904 by Mary Cassatt, titled ‘Sara Smiling,’ sheet size 12¾ inches x 10¼ inches. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Andrew Jones Auctions image

A pair of gilt bronze wall lights by E.F. Caldwell has a $1,500-$2,000 estimate.

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Pair of Louis XVI-style gilt bronze three-light bras de lumière by E.F. Caldwell & Co., early 20th century, stamped to the reverse, 20¼ inches tall. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Andrew Jones Auctions image

Finally, a Milo Baughman MCM-style chrome tuxedo sofa adds a chic midcentury accent to the auction lineup (est. $2,500-$3,500).

For additional information on any item in the sale, call Andrew Jones Auctions at 213-748-8008.