GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Roland Auctions NY is presenting a two-day auction event featuring the collection of prominent Southampton, New York antiques dealer Jay Waldmann, whose shop Waldmann Jewelry and Antiques graced Main Street in Southampton Village for more than years, on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Waldmann’s was the premiere dealer in the Hamptons, specializing in 18th and 19th century fine paintings, decorative arts, silver and estate quality jewelry. After being a Hamptons mainstay since 1998, Jay Waldmann just recently sold the building in Southampton and is now offering his exquisite collection for the first time at auction.
Waldmann started his highly successful antiques business in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1975, building his reputation as one of Europe’s top dealers. He began to summer in Southampton and later opened the shop there, open mainly in the summer months, offering world-class antiques, fine art and decorative items to a very high-end clientele.
As his antiques business developed, he focused more and more on jewelry, becoming known for offering the finest pieces from Buccellati, Van Cleef & Arpels and other top jewelers in Europe. While none of his jewelry will appear in this auction at Roland, Jay Waldmann’s superb taste is evident in this highly-curated collection of antiques, silver, bronze, fine art and other decorative items.
Some of the more unique pieces from the Jay Waldmann collection include a large scale American whalebone ship model dating to circa 1850. The monumental piece, possibly created by a prisoner-of-war, is accented with a 37-star and stripes U.S. flag, and has bone, cord and iron details. It is estimated at $30,000-$50,000.
Another Waldmann collection head-turner is a suit of armor made in Nuremberg, Germany circa 1570. This complete suit of armor is original in all parts. The helmet features a one-piece forged bell and a pointed visor, and the chest piece has a rust hook and rosette-shaped forge’s mark. It is estimated at $20,000-$30,000.
In the Fine Art arena, Roland is offering a Heyman Dullaert 17th-century oil on panel, St. Jerome in his Study. The interior scene shows the Saint in Cardinal’s attire reading a book in Latin and attended by his loyal lion, whose paw he healed. It is estimated at $8,000-$12,000.
Another strong fine art selection is an oil on canvas attributed to Pieter de Hooch. The 17th century painting of a courtyard scene of a festive gathering around a table with figures enjoying music and seafood is estimated at $40,000-$60,000.
Other highlights include a large pair of glazed earthenware models of Ferghana ceramic horses, after the Tang dynasty tomb figure examples, estimated at $1,000-$2,000, and a vintage Chanel black quilted leather handbag with chain and leather strap, estimated at $2,500-$3,500.
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