SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – With more than 30 years of experience in the auction industry as a personal property appraiser and auctioneer, Stephen Turner of Turner Auctions + Appraisals is sharing his industry expertise and ushering in the next generation of auction specialists by presenting & DAUGHTERS Auctions – founded by daughters Cassandra Turner and Elysia Turner-Lechelt, along with Jason Krell. With that in mind, Turner Auctions + Appraisals is hosting & DAUGHTERS’ premiere auction, MOVERS & SHAKERS, on Saturday, June 24. It will feature more than 90 lots of luxury fashion, jewelry and accessories; rare feminist books; and works by woman artists. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
“Like many fathers, I hoped that my daughters would take an interest in my business,” said Stephen Turner. “To see them embrace the auction industry, while putting a unique spin on it, makes me extremely proud.” For nearly two years he has been mentoring Team & DAUGHTERS and sharing his decades of knowledge so they are well-positioned to create and host auctions with their own unique approach and style.
Located in Canada and Europe, & DAUGHTERS is embracing the romance of the auction world while harnessing the power of technology and social media to create a business that knows no boundaries and attracts a new demographic of buyer and seller. “We believe the auction industry is filled with opportunity – not only to find and present beautiful property, but also to grow the business in a way that highlights under-represented artists,” said Cassandra Turner. “Women artists, for example, currently account for less than 4% of total art sold at auction, and one of our goals for & DAUGHTERS is to showcase the talented emerging female artists who deserve recognition by the auction industry.”
Highlights of the June 24 MOVERS & SHAKERS sale include:
A metallic silver python Chanel purse, its frame top accented by two silver chain handles and embossed with the label’s iconic “CC” monogram. The interior is quilted in black satin and features a zip pocket, one slip pocket and one mobile slip pocket. It is estimated at $8,000-$9,000.
An 18K rose gold Cartier Love bracelet, estimated at $5,000-$7,000.
A pair of Van Cleef & Arpels vintage 18K white gold and diamond Alhambra earring studs, estimated at $3,000-$5,000.
A Gucci Snow White sweater from the Spring/Summer 2018 collection. It is expertly crafted with delicate light-catching sequins, making it a show-stopping piece that can be worn day or night. It has an estimate of $1,800-$2,000.
A signed first edition of Anais Nin’s A Child Born out of the Fog, published by Gemor Press, dated 1947. Nin and her husband moved to New York during World War II, and she struggled to have her work published due to censorship and lack of interest in European authors, not to mention the lack of interest then in women authors. The book is estimated at $100-$150.
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