NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Auction Galleries realized more than $2.5 million in a three-day sale held Oct. 10-12.
The auction included fine art, antique furniture, Asian arts, silver, fine estate jewelry,
decorative arts, carpets and textiles. An important collection of Southern contemporary and postwar British art attracted significant interest from bidders, with a mixed media oil on canvas painting by Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer realizing $51,660, a brushed steel sculpture by Robert Adams achieving $39,360 and an acrylic on canvas painting by Albert Irvin reaching $22,140.
An extensive selection of silver led to a bidding frenzy. A six-piece suite of George IV Matthew Boulton Old Sheffield plate hollowware fetched $10,455. The consignor acquired the pieces in 1967 from the chauffeur of an old Jamaica Great House owner, who was given the set for faithful service.
Other silver highlights include a 117-piece set of Reed & Barton “Love Disarmed” sterling silver flatware, which soared to $24,600; a 210-piece cased set of Gorham “Landsdowne” parcel-gilt sterling silver flatware that realized $10,455; and a cased 290-piece set of Watson “Wild Rose” sterling silver flatware and a seven-piece tea set that sold for $15,990. Sunday’s session opened to a packed room and serious bidding on a collection of fine estate jewelry from a New Orleans estate.
Highlights from the morning session include a David Webb 18-karat yellow gold cuff reaching $15,375; a pair of David Webb 18-karat yellow gold, diamond and pearl door knocker ear clips soaring to $17,220; a Buccellati 18-karat yellow gold, emerald and sapphire hinged bangle bracelet realizing $30,135; and a platinum, 18-karat yellow gold, light yellow and white diamond ring selling for $36,900. Other highlights from the sale include a painting by John McCrady, $29,520; a painting by Kate Freeman Clark, $66,420; and a Regency Japanned Chinoiserie console, $9,225.
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