Tony Duquette’s Talisman’s of Power on Offer at Bonhams & Butterfields in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields announced the Tony Duquette “Talismans of Power” Auction on April 18, 2011, which will follow the firm’s sale of 20th Century Decorative Arts. The Los Angeles auction will feature a unique offering of approximately 135 lots of jewelry designed and created by the famed Tony Duquette. The collection is mainly comprised of Duquette’s famed “Talismans of Power” necklaces, but also includes unique brooches, pendants and bracelets designed as accompaniments to the necklaces. The elegant pieces are made from gold plated silver, exotic and semi-precious stones and geodes as well as iconic Duquette imagery. Originally created by Duquette as part of his healing process and for his personal use, a number of the Talismans boast unique mantras. Eventually