GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Roland Auctions NY will present a two-part Multiple Estates auction on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, with bidding starting at 10 am Eastern time both days. It will feature a fine selection of Chinese and Asian art, furniture and decorations, and will include many lots consigned from the estate of Herbert and Florence Irving, world-renowned collectors of all things Asian and founders of the Asian Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The two-part auction will focus largely on Asian art and decorative items, antiquities and contemporary art, including Dale Chihuly glass, Peking rugs, contemporary furnishings and high-end jewelry.
Highly-anticipated items will include a pair of Kangxi period (1661-1722) Chinese porcelain famille-decorated chargers, which come with the original invoice from the New York gallery that sold them. The pair carry an estimate of $6,000-$9,000.
Also taking the spotlight will be a Dale Chihuly 2003 hand-blown glass sculpture titled Radiant Persian Pair. It is signed by the artist and accompanied by a Portland Press recognition document, certification Number 1286 pp2p.03. The Chihuly piece is estimated at $5,000-$7,000.
Another unparalleled prize in the lineup is a 15th-century Flemish fresco attributed to Volterrano and depicting an angel and a child. It bears a label indicating it once belonged to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was a gift from Cornelius Vanderbilt. Its estimate is $6,000-$8,000.
The generous selection of jewelry on offer includes an 18K gold Cartier Panthere bracelet festooned with diamonds, onyx and emeralds for eyes, and estimated at $25,000-$35,000; a pair of Van Cleef & Arpels diamond earrings in a snowflake design with a platinum setting, clip-style mounts and a $25,000-$35,000 estimate; and a Harry Winston platinum ring set with a 1.72-carat oval brilliant cut diamond, color D, with VS1 clarity. The ring is offered with its original Harry Winston purchase receipt and a recent GIA certificate. Note that the diamond and setting are separate. The lot is estimated at $8,000-$10,000.
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