Boca Raton, FL
May 28, 29 and June 10, 2007
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 LiveAuctioneers.com. 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