Tiffany “Audubon” 72-piece sterling silver flatware set finishes at $11,800

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales (LLAES) tallied results of more than $1 million during its June 13-15 Summer Catalogued Auction. Categories included fine art, jewelry, Asian art, sterling silver, couture, antiques, fine wine and other collectible objects.

Highlights from the sale include “Landschaft kit Vulkan,” an oil on wood by Franz Sedlacek

 "Landschaft" by Franz Sedlacek, oil on wood, monogrammed and dated at lower left, inscribed with  "Franz Sedlacek / Wien, Marz, 1927 / Landschaft mit Vulcan / Preis S." and retaining old label with inscription, presented in a 19th century gilt composition frame, measures 30 1/4 inches by 28 1/2 inches. (Photo courtesy Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales)

“Landschaft” by Franz Sedlacek, oil on wood, monogrammed and dated at lower left, inscribed with “Franz Sedlacek / Wien, Marz, 1927 / Landschaft mit Vulcan / Preis S.” and retaining old label with inscription, presented in a 19th century gilt composition frame, measures 30 1/4 inches by 28 1/2 inches. (Photo courtesy Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales)

(Austrian, 1891-1945) that attracted significant international interest, driving it to $188,800 (all prices include 18 percent buyer’s premium).

Fine Jewelry offerings were strong, with an Art Deco platinum, jade and diamond ring achieving $19,470, and a carved jade and diamond pendant which soared past its estimate to sell for $16,520. A platinum, diamond and gem necklace, attributed to D. Webb, climbed to $12,980.

Fine and decorative arts offerings included an untitled work by Jose Gurvich (Uruguayan, 1927-1974) that achieved $30,680, and an Italian painted shell within rococo gilt frame that rose to $25,960.

The bidders’ attraction to the sale’s diversity is represented by a Chinese scroll painting hitting $14,160; a bound stone print of the Declaration of Independence tempted bidders, ultimately selling for $13,570; a George Nakashima cherry sideboard achieving $11,800; a 72-piece Tiffany & Co. “Audubon” sterling silver flatware set that commanded $11,800; and a Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), glazed ceramic pitcher, “Pitchet Grave Gris,” that sold for $10,030.

The fine wine session achieved more than $300,000 in sales and was celebrated with a well-attended opening wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. As guests socialized, enthusiastic wine bidders participated in the sale, which featured large selections of Chateau Petrus, Chateau Haut Brion, and Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. The crowd particularly enjoyed bidding on two lots of 1970 Chateau Petrus and drove each six-bottle lot to $7,080.

Leland Little Auctions & Estate Sales’ next event is its Estate Treasures Auction, including estate jewelry, paintings, furniture, rugs, clocks, decorative accessories, pottery and more, scheduled to begin at noon, Aug. 24 in Hillsborough. For more information, contact 919-644-1243 or info@llauctions.com, or visit www.llauctions.com.

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