EAST MEADOW, NY – The World Auction Gallery will ring in the New Year with a major auction of 535 lots on Sunday, January 2, led by an extensive collection of objects by Yaacov Agam (Israeli, born 1928) from a collection private; the largest collection of Judaica items, including silver, bronzes and more; and exceptional paintings by recognized and listed American, Chinese and European artists.
There will also be magnificent coins in enamelled Russian silver and Buccellati silver; European porcelain, including Meissen and KPM; and Chinese and Japanese articles. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The previews will take place from December 28 to January 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule an appointment at the gallery, you can call 516-307-8180.
Pieces in the Yaacov Agam Collection include an Agamograph lithograph titled Party # 5, fully signed and numbered (42/99), in original frame measuring 23 inches by 24 inches (estimate: $ 800- $ 1000); and two kinetic Judaica Menorah shalom, both on a tri-base, both fully signed and numbered and housed in their original padded cases. Each should make between $ 600 and $ 800.
Judaica items will include a rare silver Torah shield (Warsaw, Poland, dated 1862), 17½ inches high, with a certificate from Judaica Research dated June 16, 1999, plus additional items (estimate: 3 000 – $ 4000); and a large bronze and marble Hanukkah, gold color, 20 inches tall, by Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1999), signed and numbered (5/250), dated 1980 (estimate: $ 1,000 – $ 1,500).
A Russian enamelled silver basket with jewelry, fully hallmarked and in very good general condition, tarnished, 8 ½ inches by 4 ½ inches handle to handle, should fetch $ 1,000 to $ 1,500; while a monumental Russian oil on canvas, apparently unsigned, titled Lenin addressing farmers, 19 inches by 16 inches (view, minus the beautiful frame), should make between $ 800 and $ 1,200.
A pair of serigraphs on canvas signed and dated by Pop Art icon Andy Warhol should cost $ 50,000 to $ 75,000 each. A title 5 bottles of cola, 20 inches by 16 inches (view), is inscribed “Merry Christmas, 1962” with a Christmas tree on the back. The other, titled Flowers, from 1964, is 24 inches square and even bears the original label “Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris”.
The beautiful creations of other renowned American artists are numerous and include the following pieces:
- A rare bronze and painted plaster sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro (born 1926), titled Gyroscope, 20 inches in diameter, originally purchased at the Marina del Rey Gallery in New York City, with just a few minor losses due to age (estimate: $ 8,000 to $ 10,000).
- A resin sculpture covered with newspapers by Niki De Saint Phalle (1930-2002), entitled Nanna, signed and dated 1994, in good condition, missing support (estimate: $ 2,000 – $ 3,000).
- A 3-D silkscreen print by Charles Fazzino (born 1955), titled Jets football team, New Jersey Meadowlands, signed and numbered, beautifully framed under glass, 19 inches by 16 inches (sight, minus frame), measuring 27 ¾ inches by 24 ¼ inches (estimate: $ 400- $ 500).
Two very different lots have identical estimates of $ 3,000 to $ 4,000. One is a hand-chiseled 22 inch tall Buccellati sterling silver monumental vase fully signed and hallmarked and in excellent condition (117 ozt). The other is an antique Japanese carved wooden shelf / cabinet, dating from the 1880s, measuring 89 inches high by 57 inches long with decorations of Mount Fuji, flying cranes, dragons and birds.
Even more eagerly awaited at auction are a Paul Evans table lamp (American, 1931-1987), with two parts interlocking, the top 20-inch square (estimate $ 600- $ 800); and an antique Meissen porcelain reticulated plate with a hand painted, fully marked Watteau scene, 9 ¾ inches in diameter, in excellent condition, with perfect gilding and enamel (estimate: $ 500- $ 600).
Other notable items offered for auction include a rare sterling silver Ilya Shor Judaica pendant, a limited edition Fernand Leger porcelain enamel plaque, a bronze Judaica Menorah by the artist known as Erte, a one-piece monumental two-handled sterling silver centerpiece and paintings by Chinese artists Meishu Li (1902-1983), Wen-Chuan Chang (1909-2003) and Wen Liang Yan (1893-1990). Refer to the World Auction Gallery website or auction platforms for the entire catalog.
Due to pandemic concerns, there will be no live audience on the day of the auction. For previews, the World Auction Gallery showroom is located at 228 East Meadow Avenue in East Meadow, NY. are required on bids of $ 50,000 and over).
World Auction Gallery is a family owned business located in East Meadow, Long Island, New York. The company serves thousands of buyers and sellers around the world. Its specialists travel extensively and work closely with collectors and shippers to provide the highest quality of service, professionalism and integrity.
With over 30 years of experience, the World Auction Gallery holds several sales per year, showcasing fine collections of art, antiques, jewelry, glass, porcelain, bronzes, silver, furniture and Moreover. Consignment rates are among the lowest in the industry and can be as low as zero percent. Honesty and quality are the hallmarks of the company.
World Auction Gallery always accepts quality antiques and fine art for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single item, collection, or estate, you can call them at 516-307-8180; or email them at [email protected] To learn more about World Auction Gallery, visit www.worldauctiongallery.com.
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