GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Roland Auctions NY enjoyed a successful June 2-3 Multi-Estates sale, which featured Contemporary and fine art as well as a huge selection of decorative arts, gold and silver jewelry, 20th-century Modern, antique and vintage furniture, textiles, rugs, collectibles, Asian art, silver and lighting. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.
This particular auction saw a great many top sellers in the art arena, with bidding quickly shooting up past the estimates. A Manoucher Yektai (1921-2019) floral still life oil on canvas of a vase on a table, signed at the lower right and dated ’69, achieved $15,000, while a Richard Mayhew (b. 1924-) watercolor landscape of a hillside with red and blue trees realized $10,625, and a Albert Eugene Gallatin (1882-1952) oil on board geometric abstract, signed on the back and dated Sep. 1945, went for $7,500.
The art extravaganza continued with an Alfred Leslie (b. 1927-) abstract oil on canvas signed and dated 1963 on the back and also signed in pencil on the stretcher bringing $7,500, and an exquisite Francis L. Mora (1874-1940) work, titled Portrait of a Woman in Spanish Dress, sold for the same amount.
Jewelry also showed well at the two-part auction, highlighted by a unique Seaman Schepps 14K gold multi-stone brooch in the form of a carved soldier on horseback. It was enhanced throughout with multicolored pastel sapphires, both faceted and cabochon, unsigned, dated 1940 and earned $3,125. A similar brooch is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Standouts in other areas included a Chinese jade model galleon sculpted from jade. The impressive three-masted vessel, carved with double dragons and four pagodas, also boasted gold calligraphy to its center sail. It floated away with $3,125. Also, a French 19th-century Louis XV-style pedestal, gilt carved and filigree with an oval-shape marble top, realized $3,437.
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