Lot 25

Richard Jones (1941 - 1985 Laguna Beach, CA): Jeweled Landscape Sculpture

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Richard Jones (1941 - 1985 Laguna Beach, CA): Jeweled Landscape Sculpture

Estimate: $18,000 - $22,000

Starting Bid: $12,000

(0 Bids)

March 28, 2023 9:00 AM PDT
Live Auction
Los Angeles, CA, US


designed by Richard Jones, executed by Marty Nelson, 1976; bronze and sterling silver, set with 188 gems: 99 faceted stones, 69 cabochons, 14 polished rock crystal sections, and 6 natural crystals; the sterling silver heron set with sapphire eyes; on wooden base

  • Illustrated: Architectural Digest, April, 1977, pp. 116 - 117
    Note: Richard Jones grew up in Pasadena, California, in a house designed by Charles and Henry Greene. He and his brother, poet and sculptor Billy Jones (1935 - 2012), actively participated in local cultural life from an early age. Richard operated his studio and shop "Jeweled Fantasies" in Laguna Beach from the late 1960s until the 1980s, attracting a clientele of international celebrities.
  • Dimensions:
  • 35 x 47 x 14 in. (88.9 x 119.4 x 35.6 cm.)

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Bid Increments
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$0 $99 $25
$100 $299 $25
$300 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
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