Rare Spanish bronze in the spotlight at Roland Auctions NY December 3rd Fine Estates Auction

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Rare Spanish bronze in the spotlight at Roland Auctions NY December 3rd Fine Estates Auction
Pablo Serrano, St. Junipero Serra. Bronze. Estimate: $80,000-$120,000.

GLEN COVE, NY.- Roland Auctions NY in Glen Cove, NY will present an important modern Pablo Serrano Brutalist-style monumental bronze sculpture "St. Junipero Serra" at their upcoming Fine Estates Auction on Saturday, December 3rd at 10am. This 20th Century sculpture was featured in the courtyard of the Spanish International Pavilion of the New York World's Fair of 1964-65.

The auction will also feature hundreds of lots of American and International Fine Art, Decorative Arts, 20th Century Modern, Antique and Vintage Furniture, Textiles, Silver, Jewelry, Rugs, Collectibles, Asian Art, Decorative Arts, and Lighting. Previews will be held on Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd from 10am - 6pm.

The Pablo Serrano (Spanish, 1908-1985) "St. Junipero Serra" bronze depicts a standing full-length larger-than-life depiction of Saint Junipero Serra in his hooded Franciscan cassack with bare feet and arms outstretched in an embracing gesture. Boldly signed on base "Serrano". This sculpture, estimated at $80,000-$120,000, was featured in the courtyard of the Spanish International Pavilion of the New York World's Fair of 1964-65. [73" H x 30" D x 36" W].

During the 18th century Franciscan friar Junipero Serra Ferrer established a chain of missions from the Baja peninsula northward through what is now California, extending the Spanish colonies into North America. In addition to being a Spanish national treasure and hero, he was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 15, 1988, and canonized by Pope Francis on September 23, 2015 in Washington D.C. during his historic visit to the United States.

Fine Art selections at Roland on December 3rd will include a Louis Valtat (French, 1869-1952): "Les Promeneuses" - oil on canvas study of seven women in fashion dress suits titled "Les Promeneuses", initialed lower right "L.V." with labels to verso. [Art: 12" H x 17" W; Frame: 19 1/2" H x 24" W]. Estimate$15,000-$20,000 and an Early19th century American School watercolor, pen, ink and mica flakes, M/M on canvas painting of General George DeWolf & Family in an elegant parlor of their Rhode Island home, under glass in a gilt wood frame. C. 1835-1840. Artist unknown. Provenance: Featured in "Documentary History of American Interiors: From the Colonial Era to 1915," by Edgar de Noailles Mayhew and Minor Myers. Published New York : Scribner, c. 1980. [Art: 23" H x 35" W; Frame: 30 1/2" H x 42 1/4" W]. Estimate$15,000-$20,000.

Also offered is a large Antique Chinese Export Painting on Silk, watercolor painting on silk of a garden scene with all female figures in robes around pagodas and ponds with cranes, mounted on a masonite board. [Art: 56 1/2" H x 71 1/2" W; Frame: 63" H x 78" W]. Estimate $3,000-$5,000.

Highlights in the furniture arena include an Early 18th C. French Regence Period Walnut Chest, French Regence period finely carved walnut chest with a thick molded marble top. Provenance: Mrs. Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, former Duchess of Marlborough and Matthew Schutz Ltd., a fine antiques dealer. [30 1/2" H x 43" W x 24" D]. Estimate $4,000-$6,000, along with a pair of Coalbrookdale English Iron Console Tables. Pair of impressive and generously proportioned Rococo-style console tables, circa 1880, overall nicely cast with shell and rocaille scrolling details, stamped with British Patents Office registration mark. Single similar table sold at Christie's auction Sept. 25, 2001, lot 207. [32" H x 60" W x 23" D]. Estimate$3,000-$5,000 and an early 19th Century Russian Neoclassical Parcel Gilt Birch Sofa, the scrolling crest and arms around the striped upholstered bench raised on saber legs. [44 1/2" H x 55 3/4" W x 29 1/2" D]. Estimate$1,500-$2,500.

Decorative items being featured are large pair of Japanese Kutani Palace Vases. with polychrome decoration and figural handles, with stands. [Overall: 62 1/2" H x 24" Diam.]. Estimate$2,000-$2,500 and a five-piece Gorman Silver Tea & Coffee Service, including a teapot [11" H], a coffee pot [10" H], a creamer, a covered sugar, and an oval tray [14" H x 20" W], with acanthus leaf and wreath designs; by Ed. Humborg. (117 ozt. inclusive). Estimate $2,500-$3,500.

A stunning 15-16mm South Sea Pearl Necklace, with 18k yellow gold clasp with diamonds. [17" L]. Estimate $5,000-$7,000 is also offered, along with an Early 20th century vintage Goyard "Cabine" Steamer Trunk. with wood band slats and a side handle, monogrammed "L.H.E. NY". With inscription for Malles Goyard, 233 Rue St., Honore, Paris - Monte-Carlo - Biarritz. [14" H x 33 1/2" W x 20 1/2" D]. Estimate $1,000 - $2,000.

After more than four decades based in Manhattan, Roland Auctions relocated to Long Island’s North Shore, the historic “Gold Coast” in 2018 where they also do auction consignments and offer appraisals.

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