Roland’s Feb. 4 auction holds Valentine’s Day surprises
“It’s shaping up to be another auction filled with great investment pieces and, perhaps, an exciting discovery or two,” said co-owner Rob Roland. The dedicated staff worked through chilling temperatures and snow to process box after box of estate silver, Chinese carvings, and fine art as well as a steady stream of trend-setting modern furniture, for which Roland has become well-known.
And Roland said don’t miss the noteworthy collection of antique Chinese artifacts. There are fine silver and enamel opium boxes, jade, hard stone and ivory carvings, exceptional carved bamboo brush pots and outstanding bronzes from various periods. This follows after a museum quality ivory brush pot became the focus of a fierce bidding war during Roland Auction’s previous sale, resulting in a hammer price of nearly 15 times the high estimate.
Meanwhile, silver enthusiasts should be eager to view the beautiful Paul Storr coffeepot, as well as the other 50-plus silver lots, which include Georg Jensen, Tiffany and American coin examples.
Shelves of Waterford, Baccarat and other fine crystal compete for space with English porcelain dinner services by Minton and Royal Worcester. Customers can often be heard commenting on the old-fashioned feel at Roland, which takes pride in maintaining a casual, friendly environment.
Still, there’s nothing old-fashioned about their chic selection of 20th-century design, which includes examples by Laverne, Paul Evans, Grosfeld House, Maitland-Smith, Karl Springer, Donald Deskey and so many more sought-after designers.
One particular lot is creating a great deal of attention at Roland. It is a magnificent Max Ernst bronze (lot 260), the cornerstone of an exciting collection of modern art.
Roland Auction has established itself as the place to find unique gifts and, with Valentine’s Day looming around the corner, we are offering gift-giving guidance with a touch of humor and all best wishes.
The sale will be conducted at Roland Antiques Gallery, 80 E. 11th St. in New York. For details phone 212-260-2000.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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