Nadeau’s greets 2023 with maximum sparkle, Jan. 1
WINDSOR, Conn. – Nadeau’s Auction Gallery will conduct its annual New Year’s Day sale on Sunday, January 1, starting at 10 am Eastern time. This event features premier estates from the New England and the mid-Atlantic regions, including property from a private New York collection that is being sold to benefit charitable foundations. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Jewelry and watches should claim several of the top lot slots in this sale. Likely victors include a platinum ring set with a 10.07-carat pear-shape brilliant diamond, estimated at $40,000-$60,000. It is flanked by tapered baguette diamonds and is accompanied by its GIA certificate, #5222730328.
Also boasting diamonds and platinum is a convertible Art Deco-style bracelet estimated at $15,000-$25,000. The bracelet features round, baguette, marquise and square cut stones, with a total weight of 27.24 carats. Its center section is removable.
A choice candidate among the watches is a Rolex GMT Pepsi from 1967, model 1675, serial #1533799. This legacy design, named after its similarity to the Pepsi cola logo, is one of the most sought-after Rolex models among collectors and enthusiasts. It retains its original dial and bezel and is estimated at $10,000-$15,000.
Fine art and paintings by important 19th and 20th century artists are also on offer, led by a tapestry by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) estimated at $10,000-$20,000. This work is hand-woven from maguey fiber and measures 73 by 98in. It has the artist’s initialed signature and date woven into its lower right and is numbered 48/100 on its lower left. This tapestry was produced by CAC publications/Bon Art in 1975. It is from a private New York collection and is being sold to benefit charitable foundations.
Another standout is the abstract landscape Rolling Hills by Milton Clark Avery (1885-1965), which has an estimate of $15,000-$25,000. This oil on board from 1960 is signed Milton Avery on the lower left and measures 5-1/2 by 10in. It is from a private collection from Irvington, New York and includes an authentication letter from the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation of New York, New York.
Jessica Hayllar’s (1858-1940) oil on paper mounted on canvas titled Eastern Presents depicts the unboxing of a linen tablecloth by two women in an elegantly appointed room. It is estimated at $30,000-$50,000 and is signed and dated 1885 by the artist on its lower left. Hayllar’s work was shown at the Royal Academy in London, the Society of British Artists and other prestigious British institutions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The New Year’s Day sale will also feature several pieces by Tiffany Studios, led by a circa-1905 angel window with an estimate of $20,000-$40,000. This exquisite work features colored leaded drapery and feather glass within a replaced oak frame and is marked Tiffany Studios New York on its bottom center. The use of spring green as the main color of the wings is striking and unusual. This angel figure was used only one other known time, in the upper section of the Charles and Isabella Steele McLaughlin Hays Memorial Window in the First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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