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2011 Final Palm Beach Press Release with images

2011 Final Palm Beach Press Release with images

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08/17/2011

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Contact:
Chrissy Lambert
 
Director of Public Relations
561.822.5440Chrissy@palmbeachshow.com
WORLD-RENOWNED DEALERS SPARK STRONG SALES AND OUTSTANDINGATTENDANCE AT THE 8
TH
ANNUAL PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (February 25, 2011) — Tens of thousands of savvy collectors,industry experts and serious buyers flockedto the Palm Beach County ConventionCenter February 18-22 for the annualreturn of the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art &Antique Show. With the collections ofmore than 180 world-renowned dealers ondisplay, the show featured a broadspectrum of items available for purchase,including fine art, antique and estate jewelry, furniture, porcelain, Asian art,American and European silver, glass,textiles, sculpture, contemporary art andmore, ranging from the antiquities to the20th century.“We’ve done a considerable amount of business, said
Graham Arader of Arader Galleries
. “The showgave us a wonderful opportunity to visit all of our friends in South Florida.”
Greg Kwiat, CEO of Fred Leighton
also adds, “We were thrilled with the traffic and with the interest fromattendees in jewelry. This was our first year at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show and we arevery pleased and are looking forward to coming back for many years.”After only eight years, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show has quickly established itself as themost anticipated event of the season in South Florida both for dealers and collectors, and according tomany participating dealers such
Jeff Bridgeman of Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
and
Greg Pepinof Danish Silver
, this was the best show they have ever had.“The combination of the high-caliber dealers that participate in our show year after year and themagnificent collections they present to our guests is what we attribute to our success,” said ScottDiament, chief operating officer of the Palm Beach Show Group. “This is a show that truly offerssomething for every type of collector and every type of price range.”Notable guests at this year’s show included financier Henry Kravis, several members the art enthusiast Tischfamily and TV personality Regis Philbin, who stated, “Thisshow is very refreshing. It's laid out very nicely and theprices are right.” Antiques industry icon RonaldBourgeault was also in attendance and commented,”“I’ve never seen such crowds at an antique show - thepreview party was packed.”Also popular among guests was the show’s dynamiclecture series that featured speakers such as GloriaLieberman, director of Skinner Inc.’s Fine JewelryDepartment; Tom Gregersen, cultural director of theMorikami Museum and Japanese Gardens; AnthonyPeter Senecal, historian at The Mar-a-Lago Club; and
 
Gordon Lewis, senior director and vice-president of The Fine Arts Conservancy. Also lecturing will beexhibiting dealers, including Janet Drucker of Drucker Antiques, Robert Lloyd of Robert Lloyd, Inc. andElias Martin of Floating World Gallery.
Important sales highlights of this year’s show include:
 
With an asking price of $250,000,
 Hyland Granby Antiques
sold a veryrare, carved and gold-finished eagle,circa 1895. The eagle is signed on thereverse of the body with deep etchedlettering “W Seward.” In addition, theysold a number of paintings, including amajor American marine painting byJames E. Buttersworth titled
New YorkYacht Club Race
; a miniature wagonwith folk art ads from a New York brewery, circa 1880; a fine scrimshawwhales tooth featuring a femalepirate; and a second eagle – a larger-than-life-sized carved and gilded American eagle in profile. Referring to the large eagle,
AlanGranby
said, “I could have sold it three times – I wish I had three of them.”
 
Arader Galleries
sold several Audubon prints of birds, Gould prints of hummingbirds andThornton prints of flowers.
 
Macklowe Gallery
sold a significant collection ofArt Nouveau jewelry to one collector.
 
Tom Veilleux Gallery
sold two important works of arton opening night, including a Jamie Wyethwatercolor on paper titled
Cushing Saw
with anasking price of $110,000. A local Palm Beachcollector purchased the painting, which will beexhibited in The Brandywine museum’s JamieWyeth show in June. “Sales are great – I willdefinitely be back next year and I will beexpanding my booth,” said
Tom Veilleux
.
 
Hancocks
sold a beautiful anemone spray broochby Rene Lalique, Art Nouveau, circa 1900.
 
Robert Lloyd
sold an important silver tray by Ben Smith, London,circa 1822 and a rare gold-mounted shell snuff bottle, English,circa 1750.
 
Jim Alterman of Ashley John Gallery
sold a seven-figureEdward Redfield painting to a new collector that he met atthe show. “I met several types of sophisticated collectors at theshow who proved that the overall feeling among collectorswas that it is OK to buy again,” said Alterman. With an askingprice of $195,000, Ashley John Gallery also sold a DanielGarber painting titled
The Cottage, Cuttalossa
, circa 1920.
 
Gavin Spanierman
sold an Ernest Lawson painting titled
In theNorfolk Hills
, oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches, signed lower left.
 
Camilla Dietz Bergeron
sold several important pieces of jewelry, among which include a Van Cleef & Arpels invisibly setsapphire and diamond broach, a pair of Verdura earrings anda Verdura broach, a pair of Aldo Cipullo earrings, a Buccellati
A very rare carved and gold-finished eagle, circa 1895,sold by Hyland Granby AntiquesJamie Wyeth watercolor on paper titled
Cushing Saw
sold by Tom Veilleux Gallery
 
Anemone spray brooch byRene Lalique sold by Hancocks
 
 
sapphire and diamond cuff and a beautiful pair of antiquediamond drop earrings.
 
Charles Edwin Puckett
sold several antiquities, including aterracotta pitcher in the shape of a ram from the Holy land,circa 1500 BC from the collection of Moshe Dayan, and a largeterracotta head of a goddess, Etruscan, circa 350 BC.
 
A.B. Levy Palm Beach
sold a Chinese ivory carving of a Buddhafrom the turn of the century.
 
Sallea Antiques
sold an Anglo-Indian tea caddy with beautifulmosaic work.
 
Drucker Antiques
sold several wonderful table accessories,including a Georg Jensen sterling silver mustard pot top no. 815Cand spoon in the Cactus pattern with blue and white porcelainby Bing & Grondahl pot. Additionally, they sold a Georg Jensen& Saxbo marmalade pot no. 4051A.
 
French Country UK
sold several pieces, including a French 17th-century stone lion with a regal crown from a chateau inBurgundy, circa 1695, and a French 18th-century papier peintchinoiserie screen depicting the story of Theses andAriadne, circa 1760.
 
Lillian Nassau
sold a dramatic Albert Paley hand-forgedsteel stand.
 
Papillon Gallery
sold a beautiful Art Nouveau painting byLeon Comerre titled
Etude du Visage Feminin
to acollector from Australia.
 
McColl Fine Art
sold several paintings, among which wasa Jose Weiss painting titled
Les lavandières
, French, circa1900.
 
With an asking price of $165,000,
Michael Borghi Fine Art
 sold a Hans Hofmann painting titled
Blue Symphony
to alocal collector and also sold a Norman Bluhm painting,
Untitled
, 1957, watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 inches.
 
Carlson & Stevenson Antiques
sold an entire series of originalart work from the childrens book, the Great Adventures ofWinky and Rusty, American, circa the 1930s. The seriesincludes 28 framed watercolors. In addition, they sold twoextremely rare original watercolor spider web valentines, oneis German in origin, circa 1801 and the second is American inorigin, circa 1835.
 
Dean Borghi Fine Art
sold a Hans Hofmann painting,
Untitled
,double sided, circa 1940.
 
J.R. Richards
sold a Shen Jingdong painting titled
Navy
, 2008,oil on canvas, 47" X 39."
 
Two paintings by Christiaan Lieverse,
Celedon III
and
Tokyo
,were sold by
Villa Del Arte Galleries.
 
Georg Jensen sterling silvermustard pot top no. 815Cand spoon in the Cactuspattern sold by DruckerAntiques
 
Michael Borghi Fine Art sold a HansHofmann painting titled
Blue Symphony
 
A very rare French carriageclock sold by Larry Dalton
 

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