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Exceptional estate property in Leighton auction June 7

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Written by Auction House PR   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:44

Tiffany & Co. Olympian sterling chocolate pot. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Image courtesy Leighton Galleries Inc.

ALLENDALE, N.J. – Leighton Galleries Inc. will auction  more than 400 lots of exceptional estate property on Thursday, June 7, starting at 5 p.m. EDT. The evening’s categories include paintings, prints, sculpture, silver, Asianware, fine jewelry, elegant glass and porcelain, decorative arts, furniture and more. will provide Internet live bidding.

Leading off the sale and coming directly from a local Ridgewood, N.J., home is a stunning Collard & Collard burlwood grand piano estimated at $3,000-$5,000. This circa 1860 instrument has been completely restored by Steinway & Co., of Long Island City, N.Y.

Immediately following the piano will be a grouping of fine art highlighted by a pair of paintings by French post-impressionist painter Andre Hambourg. The first to cross the block will be a small beachscape aptly titled Sur La Plage or On the Beach, followed by a similarly sized floral still life. Both paintings, from a local estate and completed in 1957, carry estimates of $8,000-$12,000. Following the Hambourgs across the block will be an abstract oil on Masonite by German painter Rolf Cavael estimated at $7,000-$9,000, being immediately followed by three “Dancer” works by the “American Degas” Louis Kronberg, which carry estimates ranging from $800-$1,200 through $3,000-$5,000. An impressive pair of French bronze urns signed F. Barbedienne, fitted as candelabras, will follow with an estimate of $3,000-$5,000 and a Dali bronze Venus a la Girafe closes out the opening group at $1,500-$2,000. More than 45 lots of paintings, prints and sculpture will be sold that evening.

Eight exceptional sterling lots will immediately follow, led by an 84-piece Georg Jensen Acorn pattern flatware service estimated at $5,000-$7,000, a Tiffany & Co. chocolate pot in the Olympian pattern estimated at $3,000-$4,000, a Reed & Barton coffee and tea service and a Birks 117-piece flatware service, both estimated to sell for $2,500-$3,000. Following those will be a 108-piece Reed & Barton Francis I flatware service, a 72-piece Amston flatware service, 12 Gorham Japanese-style fruit knives and a 12-piece Georg Jensen Acorn pattern serviceware group with estimates ranging from $1,000-$1,500 to $2,000-$3,000. Over 45 lots of silver will be included in the evening’s sale.

The estate jewelry category will be particularly strong that evening with over 80 lots spread throughout the auction. Heading up the group will be a diamond and platinum cluster ring having 35 diamonds weighing approximately 2.50CTW and estimated to sell for $4,000-$6,000. A gold, diamond and emerald bracelet should easily make its estimate of $2,500-$3,500. A 1-carat diamond engagement ring carries a $1,200-$1,800 estimate with various pearl necklaces, Tiffany items, gold and enamel bracelets, gold and diamond watches and gold and gemstone brooches rounding out the early jewelry lots.

Both the Asian and ivory categories are well represented with over 20 ivory lots scheduled for sale. Highlighting these are a 16-inch carved and lidded jar expected to sell for $1,500-$2,000, three doctor’s models of various sizes, two pairs of seated ancestral figures, okimonos, netsukes, a parasol handle, snuff bottles and more. A large covered spinach jade vase, a pair of silvered bronze vases, a large pair of Sanxingdui-style carved stone figures, carved jade figures and pendants, a cinnabar Chun box, carved horn figures, cloisonné, porcelains and bronze implements round out the nearly 70 lots being offered.

Formal, contemporary furniture pieces include names like Maitland Smith, Marge Carson, Drexel and others and include examples such as a mahogany drop-leaf server, console tables, sideboards and marble top center tables. A nice selection semi-antique and Chinese furniture will also be included.

Elegant glass selections include a Steuben Plum jade vase, a set of Murano art glass champagne flutes, a Tiffany pink Favrille candleholder and a pair of Venetian candelabras. Porcelains standouts include Meissen bowls and dishes, a Limoges portrait vase of large size, a set of 11 hand-painted cabinet plates, German lace figurines, Lenox ballerina, and Dresden and German nodders.

Over 60 lots of collectibles make this auction something for everyone. Offerings include a Jackie Robinson signed Dodgers baseball, a Mickey Mantle signed Yankees baseball, other Yankee balls, NCR cash registers, a wonderful group of 11 lots of prewar standard gauge Lionel trains and accessories, a large pair of Hummel Apple Tree boy and girl, Cybis, Lladro, Doulton and other assorted figurines, Vienna bronze figures, a Madame Alexander set of Dionne Quintuplet dolls, a Simon & Halbig #5 bisque head doll, Barclay and Manoil toy soldiers, and a Roseville vase.

Previews will be held at Leighton’s new preview gallery/headquarters located at 6-C Pearl Court, Allendale, N.J. on the Wednesday prior to the sale from 1-8 p.m. and on the day of the sale from 1-4 p.m. The actual auction will be conducted at the Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall at 79 Pascack Road, Washington Township (Bergen County), N.J.

An illustrated web-based catalog is available at For additional information call 201-327-8800.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to


Tiffany & Co. Olympian sterling chocolate pot. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Image courtesy Leighton Galleries Inc.    

Pair of French bronze urns signed F. Barbedienne, 11 inches. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy Leighton Galleries Inc. 

Andre Hambourg, ‘Sur la Plage,’ oil on canvas, 8 x10 inches. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Image courtesy Leighton Galleries Inc.  

Louis Kronberg, ‘The Dancing Lesson,’ oil on canvas, 26 x 32 inches. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy Leighton Galleries Inc.

Collard & Collard burl rosewood grand piano, 80 inches. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy Leighton Galleries Inc.

Georg Jensen Acorn flatware service, 84 pieces. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy Leighton Galleries Inc.

Chinese carved ivory lidded jar, 16 inches. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Image courtesy Leighton Galleries Inc.

Diamond and platinum cluster ring, approximately 2.5CTW. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy Leighton Galleries Inc.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:28

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