Turner Auctions + Appraisals Is Proud To Present & DAUGHTERS: Next Generation Auctions
Launching June 24, the Premiere Auction Features Fashion, Jewelry & Accessories from the World’s Top Luxury Brands, Female Artworks & More
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 8, 2023 – 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 very pleased to host & DAUGHTERS’ premiere auction, MOVERS & SHAKERS, on Saturday, June 24, featuring over 90 lots of luxury fashion, jewelry, and accessories; rare feminist books; and works by female artists.
“Like many fathers, I hoped that my daughters would take an interest in my business,” explained 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 curate 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,” explains 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.”
& DAUGHTERS’ first auction, titled MOVERS & SHAKERS, will be held under the hosting umbrella of Turner Auctions + Appraisals, and will feature over 90 lots. The sale features contemporary fashion, jewelry and accessories from designers including Chanel, Gucci, Van Cleef & Arpels, Hermès, and more, in addition to rare feminist books and works by female artists.
& DAUGHTERS begins its online auction, hosted by Turner Auctions + Appraisals, on June 24, 2023, at 10:30 am PDT; sale items are available for preview, registration, and bidding now. The online auction will be featured live on multiple platforms: LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, Bidsquare, the Sale Room, Lot-tissimo, and Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ free mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Apps (“Turner Auctions”). All are easily accessed through ‘Upcoming Auctions’ at the company’s website: https://www.turnerauctionsonline.com/upcoming-auctions.
For more information, please contact:
Jason Krell, Co-Founder, & DAUGHTERS Auctions
Sample Lots from the Upcoming & DAUGHTERS Auction:
Lot 17: This rare metallic silver python CHANEL purse is a stunning addition to any closet. Its frame top is accented by two silver chain handles and embossed with the label’s iconic “CC” monogram. The interior is luxuriously quilted in black satin and features a zip pocket, one slip pocket and one mobile slip pocket. Estimate $8,000 – $9,500
Lot 81: Cartier Love Bracelet. A contemporary style designed to be loved for a lifetime from Cartier. The LOVE collection is a symbol of free-spirited love. Its binding closure and screw motif give it true permanence, while diverse interpretations allow for a unique expression of feelings. Lock in your love, forever. The Cartier love bracelet is composed of 18k rose gold. Hallmarked Cartier – make the most out of your next investment piece. Estimate: $4,500 – $6,500
Lot 85: Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage White Gold and Diamond Alhambra Earring Studs. Designed in 1968, the Van Cleef & Arpels four-leaf clover inspired the Alhambra jewelry collection and has since become an enduring symbol of luck. These beautiful clover earrings, crafted from 18k white gold and embedded with diamonds, are lovely examples of the House’s timeless design. If you want a forever investment piece, this is it. Estimate: $6,000 – $9,000
Lot 87: Hermès H Belt Buckle & Reversible Leather Belt. The stylist Catherine Karoly designed this first interchangeable buckle in 1967. It was so successful that people lined up outside the Faubourg store. As a result of its popularity and for its practicality, sales staff ended up naming it after the drawer in which it was stored, No. 5382. Estimate: $500 – $800
Lot 50: This Gucci Snow White sweater from the Spring/Summer 2018 collection draws on inspiration from classic cartoons and forgotten childhood memories. It is expertly crafted with delicate light-catching sequins, making it a show-stopping piece that can be worn day or night. Estimate: $1,800 – $2,000
Lot 77: Rare David Yurman Pearl Necklace. These pearls are the ultimate statement piece. This classic, one-of-a-kind piece exalts the luminous beauty of these hand-selected pearls. The necklace comes with original purchase receipt. Estimate: $30,000 – $40,000
Lot 35: Louis Vuitton Laureate Angle Boots. These Louis Vuitton hiking boots are crafted from supple calf suede leather and the designer’s classic monogram canvas. The chunky treaded rubber soles make these statement shoes perfect for urban days or countryside weekends. Estimate: $950 – $1,400
Lot 05: Cathy Daley – Black Dress Figure
Cathy Daley’s exploration of the “feminine” and movement is communicated through strong swifts of black oil pastel on vellum. The rubbed haze of the pastel communicates a lively aura and makes one feel that they are visualizing an expression in action, whether that be a shift of the hips or a swish of the hem. A Canadian icon, Cathy Daley was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1955 and passed away in 2022. She has permanent collections in the National Gallery of Canada, The Art Gallery of Ontario, and has had exhibitions worldwide. Estimate: $800 – $1,000
Lot 54: Anaïs Nin, A Child Born out of the Fog, Signed edition. A thin card, First Edition of A Child Born out of the Fog, published by Gemor Press, dated 1947. Nin and her husband moved to New York during WWII, Nin struggled to have her work published due to censorship and lack of interest in European authors, not to mention female authors. Estimate: $75 – $150
Lot 58: Anaïs Nin, Solar Barque, Signed edition. First Printing softcover, published in 1958 by Edwards Brothers, signed and inscribed on free front endpaper by author Anaïs Nin. Very good in illustrated covers; toning and light rubbing to cover edges. Estimate: $100 – $200
& DAUGHTERS Auctions Team Bios
Cassandra Turner, Partner, Austria
“Every cultural piece is a collective memory, one worth discovering, understanding, and sharing.” Cassandra’s passion for art and culture led her to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology; she is now responsible for the curation and appraisals of vintage fashion, modern and contemporary books, and vintage and antique jewelry.
Elysia Turner-Lechelt, Partner, Canada
Elysia has a PhD and MA in cultural policy, with expertise in urban and regional cultural policy practices, creative industries, cultural labor, and a BA in Art History, specialising in German expressionism. Before academia, she worked in the cultural sector in organizations like Contemporary Calgary as a manager of public programming, audience development and community outreach.
Jason Krell, Partner, Canada
With a unique background in fashion and television, Jason took his passion for media and entertainment and took it a step further by earning a Communications degree, majoring in Public Relations. For over 15 years he has worked as a consultant and agency owner, all while working as 1/2 of The Style Guys with his husband Aly – lifestyle experts regularly appearing on TV programs across North America.
Stephen Turner, Adviser, USA
South San Francisco-based Turner Auctions + Appraisals was founded in 2015 by Stephen Turner, president of Stephen G. Turner Associates since 2004. An accredited appraiser and auctioneer, he has over 30 years’ experience with leading auction houses on the West Coast. With numerous appearances on TV, radio and newspapers, Turner is a popular guest speaker and charity auctioneer. He is now proud to present daughters Cassandra and Elysia, and honorary son Jason, as the next generation of auction entrepreneurs.