Wednesday, June 27, 2007


June 25, 2007

Boca Raton, FL
May 28, 29 and June 10, 2007

Elegant watches, exquisite lamps and art pottery set the tone in Boca Raton at J.K. Galleries three day sale.

BOCA RATON, FL - J.K. Galleries in Boca Raton, Florida staged a massive three day 1200 lot sale stretched out over May 27, May 28 and June 10. The sale attracted 180 registered bidders in the gallery and 890 registered on Auction owner Jay Kielstock said before the sale he had assembled probably the best inventory in the Galleries’ history. The results bore him out.

Top lot of the sale was a white gold Chopard Imperial lady’s diamond watch with baguette and round diamonds, f- color, vvs quality, approximately 30.00 cts. The Chopard line of elegant watches was introduced early in the 20th century by Swiss watchmaker Louis Ulys Chopard. The watches are considered by many to be the most stylish in the world. This one styled its way to top lot of the sale bringing the winning bid of $69,000 including buyer’s premium from a local bidder on the floor. Another fine timepiece, while not quite in the same league as the Chopard, still kept a spot at the top of the dial. A Patek Phillippe 18KT yellow gold men’s Calatrava Model 5107.1J-001, with 18KT deployment band and thirty jewel signed movement, with original box and all papers in like new condition, sold in the room for $23,000.

Three lamps did very well. A Handel Black Parrot lamp, #7023, with 17½in shade brought $11,500 and another Handel with a shade signed "Handel #5664" made $8,050. A Pairpoint lamp with a signed shade with ship scenes sold for $4,830.

J.K. Galleries always does well in the art pottery category, especially with Roseville and this sale was no exception. The top Roseville lot was a Rozane portrait vase, 21in high, featuring a portrait of a dog in collar. In standard glaze with large loop handles man’s best friend went to a new best friend on the west coast of Florida for $2,990. The same buyer was the successful bidder for a Rozane 12in vase with a portrait of a horse. It sold for $1,610. Roseville’s Futura line is always a hit at J.K. An eight inch tall Milk Carton vase in tan and bluish green brought $2,070, a Futura green fan vase, 9in tall in Shape 407, glossy lime green shading to dark emerald at the base, sold for $1,840 and a Futura balloon vase, 9in tall with a green body closed at $1,499.

But pottery was not the only pretty show at the sale with glass making a strong appearance. A Daum Cameo Pillow vase, 7½in flattened ovoid body with textured ground and mottled interior, featuring an excellent winter landscape scene, sold for $8,625 and a 4½in Daum Nancy cabinet vase with winter scene made $4,830. A Quezal gold Jack in the Box vase, 13in tall by 7½in diameter at the top, sold online for $6,000 and a signed D’Argental glass center bowl, 5½in high by 13in diameter, with large wild roses and leaves on thorny stems, sold for $3,105.

A little Tiffany is always a nice touch and this time it appeared in the form of an opalescent cabinet vase, 6½in tall, with long neck and flared lemon yellow and opal rim. It sold for $4,830 as did a Tiffany decorated pulled feather vase with swirled feathers in blue and greens, 3½in tall by 6in wide, signed "LCT K 1033." A Tiffany favrile vase, 17in tall, with gold favrile stem, a 5in flared rim and bronze base, brought $3,795. The fourth work bearing the Tiffany name was 10 by 14in watercolor of a North African scene bearing the initials L.C.T. in the lower right corner. It made $6,325 in the room.

The biggest surprise of the three day sale was a trio of cups and saucers. One set bearing a Dresden mark from the 1890s, estimated at $300/400 sold on the phone for $1,610 to a bidder in South Carolina. The same bidder won a Royal Vienna cup and saucer, also estimated at $300/400 for $2,990. But the real surprise was a Royal Vienna 3in cup and 4in saucer, with Germany marks, gold scrolls and figural bird handle with a portrait of a beautiful brunette, estimated at $300/400. It brought the most bids ever at J.K. Galleries ringing up 59. It came down to a phone bidder in Canada and a bidder online. The online bidder won at $5,280.

One pair of lots produced a poignant surprise for a bidder. The lots were two black memorabilia prints from 1914 of hands in a cotton field. A prospective bidder, perusing the online catalog was moved to call Kielstock to say his great grandfather had taken those photos and he had been looking for them for decades. He won them with an online bid of $120 each.

For more information call Jay Kielstock or Auction Manager Amanda Watkins at (954) 421-2800, or email at or visit the website at J.K. Galleries is located at 8221 W. Glades Road, Suite # 13, Boca Raton, FL 33434.

written by:
Fred & Gail Taylor

Boca Raton, FL
May 28, 29 June 10.

A 3in Royal Vienna cup with matching 4in saucer soared over its $300/400 estimate to close at $5,280 to an online bidder.

This 7 ½in Daum Cameo Pillow vase closed at $8,625.

A Handel #7023 lamp with black chipped ice 17½in shade signed "Palme" with two large parrots and butterflies sold for $11,500.

This man’s Patek Phillippe with all paperwork and original box brought $23,000.

A Rookwood Vellum plaque, 9½ by 12½in, dated 1917 and initialed lower right by Lenore Asbury sold for $9,775.

A 21in tall Rookwood Rozane vase with a portrait of a dog went for $2,990.


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