Tuesday, February 20, 2007


September 21, 2006

Sale September 3 and September 10
Deerfield Beach, FL

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL - The last J. K Galleries, Inc. auction in Deerfield Beach, Fl, prior to its move to Boca Raton, turned out to be the best one ever according to owner Jay Kielstock. With an inventory of over 700 lots Kielstock divided it into two consecutive Sunday sales held on September 3 and September 10. The first event featured art pottery, Art Deco jewelry, several Tiffany lots and estate jewelry. The sale of the 10th featured a large collection of Lladro, art, jewelry and crystal and glass including Steuben, Lalique and Waterford.

With around 200 registered bidders in the house for each session Kielstock conducted what he calls a "New York" sale with lots of audience interaction, plenty of food (pizza, ravioli and hoagies) and drawings for prizes including $1,500 cash in door prizes. Every registered bidder received a coupon worth $25 off their purchase at the next J. K. Galleries sale in the new facility in the International Jewelers Exchange in Boca Raton.

Roseville was hot in the first session. A 15in Brown Pinecone floor vase received 11 phone bids against the floor competitors. It sold in the room for $1,265 including buyer’s premium. Roseville Futura did especially well. A 7in Futura Telescope Vase, estimated at $250 - $300, brought $518, a Futura Ostrich Egg, $1,035, a Pillow Vase made $920 and a Brown Ferella vase sold for $633.

It was good sale to shop for jewelry, especially Art Deco. Top lot of the sale was a one of a kind platinum ring with a 2.50CT Asscher cut center diamond with accent baguette and round diamonds, circa 1920. It sold in the room for $19,550. An Art Deco platinum, diamond and sapphire bracelet set with 4.00CT diamonds and synthetic sapphires, 7in long, brought $8,050 and another diamond and sapphire bracelet brought $7130. In estate jewelry a man’s yellow gold 38MM Cartier Pasha watch, all original with exhibition back and band power reserve sold for $6,900 and an 18KT white gold canary diamond ring, 1.5CT, with .75CT of accent diamonds earned $6,785.

Tiffany was a favorite for the 500 registered online bidders through LiveAuctioneers.com. A yellow favrile vase with an enameled bronze base marked "Louis C. Tiffany Furnaces, Inc," 15in tall, sold within estimate to an online bidder at $3,120. A three part 14in tall signed Tiffany favrile lamp made $1,800 online and a 12in tall signed ribbed favrile vase sold online for $1,440.
Kielstock reported a sell through rate of 100 percent for Lladro, Lalique, art glass and art pottery with Steuben a favorite. A 6in tall signed Steuben scarab decorated with gold brought a winner of $2,040 from online, estimate $700- $1,000, and a signed Steuben gold mouse on a wedge of cheese made $1,995 on the floor.

Top art lot of the sale was a 13 X 17in mixed media technique on matte paper by Carlos Merida, Mexican 1891-1984. It will be returning to Mexico with a winning bid of $9,200. The same bidder acquired three mixed media works by Francisco Zuniga, 1912-1998 for $5,750 each.
Kielstock expects to have J.K. Galleries up and running in Boca Raton in early October. For more information call (954) 421-2800 or visit the website at http://www.jkgalleries.com/.

written by:
Fred & Gail Taylor


This Art Deco platinum and diamond ring from the 1920s was the top lot of the sale at $19.550.

J.K. Galleries sold 100 % of the Lalique lots in the two day sale. This Rene Lalique carafe, No. 315, with original masque sold for $2,415.

This signed gold mouse on a wedge of cheese, 6in tall, by Steuben sold on the floor for $1,995.

A vintage Pairpoint lamp with handpainted signed shade and original base brought $2,990.

A Roseville Brown Pine Cone floor vase, 15in high, sold over estimate in the room for $1,265.

A 23in tall silver overlay vase from the turn of the century, probably French, brought a winner of $2,750, well over the estimate of $1,200 - $1,600.

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