NEW YORK – Roland Auctions NY will present an impressive single-day sale of nearly 1,000 lots on April 1. Included in this auction are hundreds of items from the Greenwich, Connecticut, estate of a former U.S. Army combat surgeon and Purple Heart recipient as well as an important Manhattan/Park Avenue estate. These exceptional objects represent many specialized collections including Chinese antiques, European porcelain, and fine art by 20th century modern masters. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Featured in this auction are several dozen items from the estate of acclaimed New York City dealer, tastemaker and connoisseur, the late Robert “Bobby” P. Gingold Jr. Remembering her close friend and fellow dealer, Fern R. Elkind recalled, “Bobby was a unique, kind, generous and special person – his understanding of arts and antiques far outreached many of his peers. He was ahead of his time.”
Billy Roland, president of Roland Auctions NY, who was the manager of Ace Galleries in the 1970s, shared his recollections: “Bobby was in Ace Galleries every week, often accompanied by Walter Chrysler and other times by Andy Warhol. He freely shared his expertise and was a true class act. Though he was a serious buyer and deal negotiator, he could always be counted on for a laugh.”
Saturday’s auction catalog is sure to be studied to the delight and satisfaction of the Roland brothers’ ever growing society of informed and discriminating bidders. The contents of this month’s auction represent selections gathered and assembled from choice estates throughout Manhattan and the metropolitan area spanning the Upper East Side to the Hamptons.
Fine art will have bidders vying for paintings, sculpture, prints, and photography not available in the marketplace for decades. This month’s estate pieces span European master works through modern vanguards.
Twentieth century modern and contemporary design is represented with pieces by celebrated designers: Mazzega, H. Johannsen and Saporiti to name just a few.
Traditional furniture and antiques continue to regain market share with period specimens including 19th century American, English, and French pieces.
Decorative Arts in this category include antique and vintage porcelain represented by manufacturers: KPM, Royal Copenhagen, Brownfield and Tiffany & Co.
Art glass and fine crystal span the modern era with renowned makers Galle and Rosenthal, accompanied by Murano and Bohemian examples.
Chinese and Asian art is represented by a plethora objects including furniture, serving articles, jewelry and sculptures. Throughout this category fine craftsmanship and superlative materials coalesce in ceramic, bronze, cloisonné enamel, hardstone, jade and silver objects. Featured throughout this area of collecting are numerous Cultural Revolution Era items and a monumental cloisonné Buddhist temple sculpture.
For more information about the auction or Roland Auctions’ walk-in valuation day on Thursday, March 30, phone 212-260-2000.