GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Roland Auctions NY will host its next auction on Saturday, December 4 at 10 am Eastern time, featuring an exquisite selection from the estate of well-known Manhattan gallerist Eleanor Ettinger, whose eponymous West 57th Street gallery opened in 1975 and became a fixture in the New York art world. Ettinger was dedicated to the exhibition of representational art and later opened additional galleries in Chelsea and Soho. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
As part of the same auction event, Roland will feature some important pieces of jewelry from other estates, including a pair of Cartier turquoise and diamond earrings. Featuring 18K yellow gold with oval and round turquoise stones as well as 17 carats of diamonds, the pair carries an estimate of $25,000-$35,000.
Highlights from the Eleanor Ettinger estate will include a signed David Heunergardt Equus bronze sculpture mounted on a dark green marble base, bearing the number 1 from an edition of four. The piece is accompanied by a 1977 receipt from the Damon Runyon-Walter Witchell Cancer Fund of New York City and also a typewritten letter signed by Marilyn L. Metzger, director of Ettinger’s eponymous gallery. The Heunergardt bronze is estimated at $1,500-$2,000.
Another notable bronze in the sale with Ettinger provenance is Paul Wunderlich’s Minotaur, a 1977 limited edition, #257/2000, which comes with a detachable penis in a box. It is accompanied by a promotional booklet with production specs, and is estimated at $1,500-$2,000.
Furniture selections in the December 4 Roland auction include a circa-1760 Italian Rococo period bombe commode with fine bronze mounts, estimated at $4,000-$6,000, as well as an Art Deco-Style contemporary Duke bar by Ralph Lauren. It has a removable drinks tray and carries an estimate of $2,000-$3,000.
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