October 17, 2012

Picasso Dish a Highlight at New Orleans Auction Galleries

(NEW ORLEANS, LA) — New Orleans Auction Galleries is proud to announce another tremendously successful auction. Notable highlights from the two-day event include a fine handcrafted Baccarat full-lead crystal forty-eight light chandelier that sold for $98,400, a record for New Orleans Auction Galleries, along with a Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993) bronze, “Chinese Horse II,” which brought in $73,800 after fierce international bidding among floor, internet and phone bidders.

The auction also offered a variety of exceptional art pieces, including a Pablo Picasso, glazed white earthenware dish painted in colors, entitled “Woman's Face,” which went for $19,680, along with a Jerzy Nowosielski, oil on canvas, “Seated Partial Nude with Sunglasses,” which sold for $7,687.
“We are delighted with the results of our October auction,” said Susan D. Krohn, owner and CEO of New Orleans Auction Galleries. “We now have our eyes set on our grand re-opening celebration. Events include a late night reception on Thursday, November 29th with our special guest, Joanne Herring (Diplomacy and Diamonds and “Charlie Wilson’s War” with Julia Roberts playing Joanne). The evening reception will be followed by our December Auction which boasts items reflective of a grand affair.”

Other noteworthy auction items included an elegantly modeled seven-piece Reed & Barton sterling silver coffee and tea set with a pattern designed in the early 20th century by French-born Ernest Meyers, which brought $49,200. A spectacular eighteen-karat white gold, diamond, sapphire and South Seas pearl dog collar necklace, composed of 252 square-cut blue sapphires, twenty-one white luster South Sea pearls, and an approximate diamond weight of seven carats was sold for $19,680.
New Orleans Auction Galleries, located at 510 Julia Street, is now accepting consignments for the December auction. The December Auction is preceded by a two week ??exhibition beginning Nov. 17 and a grand late evening reception held Nov. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Recognized as the premier auction house in the American South, New Orleans Auction Galleries is devoted to providing the finest antiques, art, estate jewelry, carpets and silver to bidders locally, nationally and around the world. New Orleans Auction Galleries is located at 510 Julia Street in the heart of New Orleans’ Warehouse and Arts District. For more information about New Orleans Auction Galleries, consigning and buying, visit www.neworleansauction.com or “Like” New Orleans Auction Galleries on Facebook.
About New Orleans Auction Galleries
New Orleans Auction Galleries is a distinctly sized auction gallery committed to working with consigners to provide buyers with timeless antiques, arts and collectibles. Situated in New Orleans, a premier auction destination, and located in a historic former cotton exchange building, New Orleans Auction Galleries is ideally located to serve the people of the South, as well as the greater U.S. and overseas.