Published: November 22, 2022
LOS ANGELES — In the space of 13 months, Andrew Jones Auctions has sold six two-day auctions of inventory from the John Nelson Collection, all of which were white-glove in which no lots went unsold. Jones capped it November 13-14 with nearly 350 additional lots from Nelson’s private collection, which continued the white-glove trend and realized $1,275,000 against an estimate of $500/700,000. Earning “Best in Show” was a life-size Nineteenth Century Italian Grand Tour white marble model of a standing hound, which Nelson had dubbed “Lola,” and which found a new home with an international collector who paid $100,000 for it, more than 12 times its high estimate. According to the sale’s catalog, “Lola” stood at the foot of Nelson’s staircase for many years. Each morning as Nelson came down for his breakfast he would pat her head and say “Good morning, Lola.” Every evening, while making his way to bed, Nelson would again pat her head as say, “Good night, Lola.”
Prices quoted include the buyer’s premium as reported by the auction house. A more extensive recap of the sale will be featured in an upcoming issue.
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