Tony Duquette’s Talismans of Power is 100% Sold and Brngs More than $350,000

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields offered the Tony Duquette “Talismans of Power” auction, which followed the firm’s sale of 20th Century Decorative Arts, on April 18, 2011. The energy in the full Los Angeles saleroom was electric as the auctioneer hammered the sale 100% sold. The unique collection was comprised of approximately 135 lots of jewelry, designed and created by the famed Tony Duquette. The collection, which brought more than $350,000, mainly featured Duquette’s famed “Talismans of Power” necklaces, but also included unique brooches, pendants, and bracelets designed as accompaniments to the necklaces. The elegant pieces were made from gold plated silver, exotic and semi-precious stones, and geodes, as well as iconic Duquette imagery. Jason Stein, Associate Director, 20th Century Decorative Arts, Los Angeles, said of the sale: