Second auction planned for Crescent City's new gallery location, May 12-13 Over 1,200 lots of quality merchandise in an array of categories will cross the block on May 12-13 at Crescent City Auction Gallery, in just the second auction at the firm’s new gallery in New Orleans
Silver pieces will include a fine Tiffany sterling Art Nouveau center bowl weighing 28.45 troy ounces (circa 1906); and a 97-piece set of sterling flatware by Gorham in the Willow pattern, weighing 97.7 troy ounces (circa 1954). Estate jewelry will feature three ladies’ stainless Rolex wristwatches (two with gold, all mounted with diamonds) and a selection of diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies and pearls.
Returning to artwork, the sale will feature a pair of works by Robert Rucker (La., 1932-2001). One is a 1970 watercolor titled The Shed by the Horse Barn, signed and dated lower right and measuring 14 ¼ inches by 21 ¼ inches. The other is a 20th century oil on board titled Window on the Garden, signed lower right and diminutive at 9 ½ inches tall by 7 ½ inches wide.
Fans of triptychs will be intrigued by the three oil on canvases all housed in a single frame by Emile Roy, titled Miracle de sa Charite, St. Elizabeth de Hongrie: son Castel and La Supreme Sacrifice. All three are signed. Also sold will be a bronze work by Antonio Frilli (It., 1860-1920), titled Seated Classical Warrior, signed on the base (21 ½ inches by 9 ¼ inches).
Other artworks deserving mention are a 1997 oil on canvas by Hunt Slonem (La., b. 1951), titled Two Birds, signed and dated en verso (37 inches by 37 inches); an oil on canvas by Florine Hyer (Calif., 1868-1936), titled Still Life of Flowers in a Basket, signed lower right; and a 19th century KPM porcelain plaque of a draped classical nude beauty, reading in a landscape.
Previews will be held daily from 10-5 -- May 3-11 -- except on Sunday, May 6 (when Crescent City Auction Gallery will be closed) and Wednesday, May 9, when the gallery will be open 'til 8 p.m. (a traditional preview party will be held that day from 5-8 p.m. that will feature drinks and light hors d'oeuvres). Previews will also be held both auction dates, from 9-10 a.m.
Crescent City Auction Gallery, LLC is a locally owned and operated full-service auction house based in New Orleans. The firm conducts sales featuring fine art (particularly works from Louisiana and the Southern United States), pottery, silver, jewelry, art glass, furniture (especially American, English and Continental), lighting, rugs, bric-a-brac, decorative accessories and more.
Crescent City Auction Gallery, LLC is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (504) 529-5057; or, you can e-mail them at email@example.com. A catalog for the May 12-13 sale is available on request. All lots can be seen online, at www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.
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