Tuesday, February 20, 2007


November 21, 2006

Boca Raton, FL
Three Day Sale January 1, January 7 and January 28
BOCA RATON, FL - After three highly successful years following its initial opening in Deerfield Beach, Florida auction house J.K. Galleries relocated to the International Jewelers Exchange on West Glades Road in Boca Raton in early October. Owner Jay Kielstock says two preliminary sales in the new space allowed him to work out the kinks inevitable in any new facility. He said, "Now we are ready to get down to serious auction fun."

That fun will begin with an 1,100 lot sale spread over three days in January 2007, January 1, January 8 and January 28. Each sale will have a slightly different focus. The sale on January 1 will feature Art Pottery, Art Glass and Jewelry. The January 8 event shifts to Antiques, Collectibles and Jewelry and the month-long marathon wraps up on the 28th with General Merchandise and Jewelry.

The inventory will consist of items from both living and deceased estates in Maine, Massachusetts, Philadelphia and several from Florida. The estate from Maine will contribute over 150 lots of American Art Pottery including a large 16in Roseville Earlam on a Carnellian II mold, thirty pieces of Roseville Futura, several experimental Weller pieces, a large Rookwood scenic vase by Shiryemondie and three extremely rare Peters and Reed examples. The Massachusetts estate element contains over 50 pieces of Loetz Art Glass.

Sales featuring Art and Art Glass will include an original large Peter Max painting, "Umbrella Man," estimated at $8,000/$12,000, an original oil by Israeli artist Itzak Tarkay who was a survivor of Mathausen concentration camp in World War II, $6,000/$8,000, an original Erte bronze "La Mysterious," $10,000/$15,000, a Renee Lalique Archer’s Vase, $10,000/$20,000 and an original sculpture of a woman by Chaim Gross, $5,000/$7,000 in addition to a number of 19th century and contemporary paintings.

The Jewelry sections of all three sales will be quite large and will present items in platinum, gold, diamonds, Art Deco designs and will include treasures like sixty famous name watches including Rolex and Cartier and an exquisite 22 CT. diamond Art Deco brooch estimated at $20,000/$30,000. Included in the Antiques portion is a large Pairpoint Puffy lamp, $8,000/$12,000 and an artist signed Handel table lamp estimated at $8,000/$10,000.

Kielstock expects close to capacity audiences of around 200 live bidders from around Florida at each event, expected to last four hours, to be joined by an estimated 1,000 online bidders. All three sales will be carried live online by LiveAuctioneers.com and eBayLive.com. Absentee bids and phone bids are welcome. Reserved seating is available by phone or email at jkgalleries@bellsouth.net. J.K. Galleries is located at 8221 W. Glades Road, Suite # 13, Boca Raton, FL 33434. The phone number is (954) 421-2800. Preview is scheduled at the Gallery beginning December 26 and lasting to auction time at 1:00PM January 1, 2007. For more information call Jay Kielstock or Auction Manager Amanda Watkins at (954) 421-2800 or visit the website at http://www.jkgalleries.com/.

written by:
Fred & Gail Taylor


A 16in tall Roseville Earlam vase on a Carnellian II mold.

"La Mysterious," an original bronze by Erte.
Original oil by Itzak Tarkay

"Umbrella Man" by Peter Max

Three of 30 Roseville Futura works.

Three experimental works by Weller.

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