Hill Auction Gallery

7824 NW 44th Street, Sunrise, Florida 33351

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Hill Auction Gallery offers a number of services including Professional Auctioneer Services, Certified Appraisal Services along with buying, selling and consigning items. Hill Auction Gallery’s abundant staff of professionals works closely with the some of the best known resources in the auction industry today. We are focused on achieving superior results for each one of our clients

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    Sweets for Your Sweet This Valentine’s Day

    We have all heard the old adage, "candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker." But if you want to make an amazing—and lasting—impression on your sweetheart this Valentine's Day, how about surprising them with a little something over the top? Here are a few outstanding, quirky, and memorable love-themed auction highlights guaranteed to make you the King, or Queen, of Hearts this Valentine’s Day. Helen Frankenthaler, Valentine for Mr. Wonderful, 1995. Image courtesy of Dane Fine Art Auctions. It's no coincidence that the word "heart" includes the word "art." Dane Fine Art Auctions of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is offering a perfect Valentine's Day-themed work during its Buds of Spring: Modern/Contemporary Art Sale on March 17, 2022. Titled Valentine for Mr. Wonderful, this striking book of seven love-themed etched aquatint engravings is by important and influential American artist Helen Frankenthaler (1928 - 2011). It is lot #0008 and is estimated at USD 32,500 to $45,000. The work, which is presented in a paper folio and cloth-covered box, was published in 1995 as an edition of 25; this example is number 15. It is also signed by Frankenthaler on the title page. The book features the poem “St. Valentine” by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet William Carlos Williams. Frankenthaler was a celebrated Abstract Expressionist painter noted for large canvas works that had a "spontaneous" look to them. To Frankenthaler, "A really good picture looks as if it's happened at once." Her works continue to trade hands in the five to six-figure range more than a decade after her passing. Most recently, her painting Leprechaun realized $362,500 with Heritage Auctions in June of 2020. Gucci leather pump shoes. Image courtesy of Hill Auction Gallery. Does your Valentine love shoes? Then this next red hot pick was made for you. Hill Auction Gallery of Sunrise, Florida is offering a pair of Gucci leather Molina crystal red heart pump shoes during its February 23, 2022 Euphoria Sale. The pair is lot #0429 and broadly estimated at $100 to $1,000. These black leather stilettos have peep toes and "T" ankle straps. They truly pop with large, crystal-covered red hearts.…

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    Peter Keil : My Personal Collection

    The upcoming Peter Keil: My Personal Collection auction, presented by Hill Auction Gallery, offers 100 lots from German painter and sculptor Peter Robert Keil. Born in 1942 in Poland, Keil is a leading contemporary German painter. His artworks are primarily oil-based on canvas and cardboard. Inspired by Expressionism, Keil spent his early career studying and imitating the style of Pablo Picasso. He primarily centers his compositions on the human form. A 1993 painting titled Girl with Boat is among the featured lots. The work shows the abstracted face of a girl in vivid colors. The sale also features sculptural paintings by the artist. Featured among them is a painting executed on the torso of a mannequin. Painted in red, pink, green, and yellow, it shows a female face with red lips. Also available is an oil painting on a snowboard showing three faces and two shoes. Register to bid and view each of these lots on Invaluable.

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    The Miami Fashionista

    One of the leading lots at the upcoming Miami Fashionista auction, presented by Hill Auction Gallery, is a Chanel black lambskin leather "Executive" shopper tote bag. It features gold-tone hardware, protective feet, interior black lining, and one detachable makeup satchel. Another highlight is a pair of Emilio Pucci rayon bell-bottom pants designed with a swirled abstract pattern. A matching top with long sleeves is included in the lot. Pucci, a Florentine fashion designer, is best known for his colorful and geometric prints.  The auction also features two scented perfume compacts designed by Jay Strongwater for Estée Lauder. These scented prancing pony compacts from 2008 feature hand-painted 14-karat gold and colorful Swarovski crystals. Another noteworthy item is a vintage charm bracelet crafted with 14-karat yellow gold. It features seven charms, all set with green jade. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Invaluable.  

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    Palm Beach Socialite

    Hill Auction Gallery will present a selection of fine art, decorative art, furniture, and antiques in the upcoming Palm Beach Socialite sale. An oil painting from Paul Jenkins will be particularly highlighted. An Abstract Expressionist, Jenkins discovered the effects of staining a canvas as opposed to painting it during a stay in Paris. Jenkins’ technique included applying oil paint or thinned acrylic to primed white canvas. Starting at the corners, he would manipulate the flow of colors by adjusting the canvas’ position. He used bright, bold colors in his works, and since he described himself as an “abstract phenomenist,” from the 1960s on all his paintings’ titles began with the word ‘phenomena.’ A key sculptor featured in the sale is Dominique Polles. Considered to be the inventor of Organic Cubism, his subject matter is almost always of the female form with twisting, truncated torsos. Polles’ female nude bronze statue will be presented in the auction. Among the furniture, a metal coffee table by Albert Paley will be highlighted. Known for the ‘Portal Gates’ he created for the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., his works take cues from the Gothic, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Invaluable.

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    Time Capsule Opened: Bass Museum

    Louis Comfort Tiffany was the founder and creator of Tiffany Lamps. He was also, of course, the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany; the founder of the world-famous jewelry retailer, Tiffany & Co. The intricately-designed Tiffany lamps usually came with a bronze base topped with a stained glass shade. Louis Tiffany intended to pay homage to the beauty of nature and thus designed the lamps resembling trees, with the detailed bronze bases, stands and shades representing the roots, trunk, and canopy. These lamps became the icon of the Art Nouveau movement. ‘Time Capsule Opened: Bass Museum’ presented by Hill Auction Gallery, includes iconic lampshades by Tiffany Studios, but the highlight of the auction is a 19 in. x 13 in. Moorish bronze prism table lamp.  Le Pho, whose painting is another highlight of the sale, brings Oriental artistry with the influence of contemporary Western art. The artist is known for his semi-Impressionist study of flowers and figures.  The auction also provides works by Pablo Picasso, Frans Hals, Albrecht Durer, and Sebastiano del Piombo. Frans Hals is known for his technique, which is characterized by unusually free and powerful brushwork. Among his notable portraits is an oil painting, a 17th Century Man with a tulip, which is among the featured lots of the auction. The rest of the auction includes sculptures, furniture, photographs, and more. To view the complete catalog and register to bid, visit Invaluable. 

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    Array Of Fineries

    Sampling pieces of fine and decorative art ranging from propaganda posters to jade carvings, Swarovski crystals and beyond, the upcoming October Array of Fineries auction will include over 900 items. Offered by Hill Auction Gallery, this sale will particularly highlight a Western painting from American artist Charlie Dye. This original work depicts two cowboys crossing a stream with a felled deer. Dye was a real-life cowboy who painted scenes from his life in his spare time. Also of note is an Andy Warhol screenprint of Jacqueline Kennedy.  Luxury jewelry and accessories will be available in this sale, including a travel handbag from Chanel, an Alhambra necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels, and a vintage Rolex Tudor wristwatch. Several lots in this auction are available in sets, particularly for the dinner table. Various pieces of sterling silver flatware from Wedgwood and Tiffany & Co. are on offer, as well as modernist Ortega bowls and Waterford crystal glasses. Visit Invaluable to view the complete catalog and register to bid.

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    World Traveler Sale 2019

    World Traveler Sale 2019 has something for everyone. The auction, presented by Hill Auction Gallery, includes diamond rings, oil paintings, autographed checks, antique shade lamps, and more. A beautiful pear-shaped solitaire diamond on a platinum ring with two tapered baguette diamonds is definitely the highlight, in the auction. The elegant ring is perfect enough for a promise or a proposal!  Also highlighted is a painting by Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus (1906-1990). This original oil painting is titled “Faber Cove Back End Favorite Cove” and depicts a beautiful scenery of fishermen boats in a cove with palm trees. The painting is a wonderful addition to any art collection. An autographed personal check by Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth, Jr., 1895-1948) written to a golf club on October 31, 1941 is included in the auction. The framed check, together with photographs of Babe Ruth playing golf in his Yankees uniform, is excellent for the sports or history collector.  View all 408 lots and place a bid at Bidsquare today.

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    Sublime Summer Sale: Picasso Ceramics, Murano, Lalique, Steuben, Leiber and much more…

    Inspirations can be found in various places: sceneries, nature, a piece of music and dreams. Dreams, specifically, leads to the treasures of the subconscious mind. To one of the most important Surrealist painters in the history of art, Salvador Dali, dreams and visions were just the right tools to base his work on. Sublime Summer Sale by Hill Auction Gallery presents one of Dali’s most notable paintings titled “Dali Dreams”.  Similarly, the auction provides a variety of promising items, combining works by Pablo Picasso, Theodule Augustin, and Dave McGary. While most recognize Picasso through his revolutionary paintings, only a handful know that he also designed 633 different ceramics. Among them is a pottery decorated with black paint which has made it to the featured lots in the auction. Theodule Augustin, whose painting is another highlight of the sale, brings about a dynamic realism and a predilection for complementary values to his artwork. The artist adored creating a sensation with portraits and figures.  Rest of the auction is packed with American and Indian ethnographic, timepieces, antiquities, lamps, fine China and tableware, sculptures and carvings. Find out more about all the 474 lots in Bidsquare.

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    Hot as Hill Summer 2019

    A décor collector’s paradise, the Hot as Hill Summer 2019 auction offered by Hill Auctions features over 300 works of decorative art. Beside the many decorative pieces stand vibrantly colored paintings, elegant leather handbags, a collection of clocks and watches from refined and professional to intricate and ornamental and so much more. In fine art, the vibrant colors of Zilahy’s cubist still life painting of a Paris school stands out among other portraits and prints. The sculpture collection is led by South African modernist, Sydney Alex Kumalo. A formational South African artist, Kumalo drew from Africa’s rich sculptural history to craft his bronze statue of a seated nude woman. Additionally, those interested in textiles and couture will find several premium leather handbags from renowned makers, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. This 700-lot auction includes items fit for every home, gallery or personal collection. View the remaining lots and register to bid at Bidsquare.

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    Collection of a World Traveler

    Our first auction will be held on March 30th at 6:00 PM with a preview night March 29th from 5:00-9:00 PM. It will largely consist of items from the collection of a world traveler and connoisseur of the weird, wonderful, and rare. For privacy purposes we will refer to this individual as the “Collector” in this post. his inaugural auction features many items with intriguing stories and priceless histories. As a global traveler the Collector spent a lifetime seeking out unusual and uncommon treasures often with great histories. Take for example lot’s #24 and #25. These two intricately detailed Limoges bowls feature scenes from nature as well as life on the Mississippi River. If that wasn’t enough these two extraordinary bowls were part of the Official State Dinner Service for America’s 19th President Rutherford B. Hayes. The Collector even had a keen eye for minerals, of all things, as showcased in lot #275, which consists of a huge amber specimen peppered with various pre-historic insects. Many of these items are rarely seen and have great investment potential. We welcome bidders from around the globe to start their own collections, or add to their existing collections with pieces from this fantastic offering.

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    Fine Art for the Beholder – Over 700 Lots of Fine Art

    Fine art, a traditionally opaque and fragmented market, is now more transparent and democratic than ever before. As fine art sales soar, buyers and sellers are also becoming more familiar and comfortable with art sales’ slow but steady digital migration. Join us for more than 700 lots of fine art featuring many different artists. Bernard Buffet, one of the many artists featured in this auction, was born in 1928, France. He was an exceptional French Modernist painter. Lot #1 estimated at $15,000-$25,000 is an original watercolor on paper titled “Nature Morte Aux Oeufs Sur Le Plat”. Frank Stella, an American fine pop artist was exclusively commissioned to create the featured icon image for The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art Centennial Celebration from 1969 to 1971. This monumental installation piece is Lot #2, titled M11, estimated at $2000 to $5000. Another listed artist featured in this auction is Donald Roller Wilson, an American surrealist who paints wild, comical, and often mystical eccentricities. Lot #254 is a beautiful oil painting of a female ape in a white dress and a flower crown that exhibits Wilson’s imaginative mind estimated to sell between $15,000-$25,000. Heather Nevay, another talented surrealist artist, uses symbolism to express ideas of heroism, weakness, fear and the shifting balance of human relationships. Lot #251 depicts three colorful portrait images with a mystical creature, titled “A Fork in the Road”, estimated between $1,800-2,200. Antique 19th century painter Mauritz Frederik Hendrick De Haas, 1832-1895, was one of the most famous marine and landscape artists of his era. Lot #164 is the perfect example of Haas’s exquisite ability to portray lifelike seascapes transcending the viewer into another reality. Estimated to sell between $2,000-5,000. Not only does Fine Art for the Beholder feature different styles of paintings, it also includes sculpted and blown glass. Paul Stankard is an American master glass sculptor, Lot #114 “Bouquet Cube D7” is arguably one of Stankard’s most beautiful masterpieces. This amazing piece depicts stunning technical work with an amazing floral bouquet center, estimated between $2,000-$5,000. Lot #122 sculpted by Czech Republican Michael Pavlik, born 1941 is a…

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    Hill 2017 Season Opener- September 20th

    Fine selection of Nippon / Porcelain, Art Glass, Cut Crystal, Collectibles ( Hat pins etc.), Art (Carved Carousel Horses etc) and so much more!! Of the numerous items of interest in this auction we would be remiss if we did not point out the rare and wonderful example of Tiffany & Co. art glass with elaborate and unusual silver mounts. The bulbous glass body features iridescent thread-like applied glass decoration on a gourd-shaped form. It has a sterling silver footed base as well as a sterling silver dotted and flared neck. Another lot worthy of note is the particularly nice example of Nippon porcelain with shimmering coralene decoration. There is much to get excited about in the category of Nippon ware but this piece, in particular, is exceptionally fine. It features a tapered body with blue, yellow, and pink gradient ground and coralene white flowers and foliage. The neck and the base have cobalt blue ground accented in gilt designs. We are pleased to continue with offerings from a prominent Florida coin and currency collector. One of the many great currency offerings one notable exception it the rare, large size, United States National Currency $10 bill. This happens to be the only known example of this variety of this particular note. It comes from the First National Bank Of North East Pennsylvania, series 1882, Charter Number 4927.

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    Palm Beach Estate Auction, Antique to Modernism – September 28th

    We are delighted to kick off the auction season with our upcoming sale on September 28, 2016 at 6pm EST. Our offerings in this auction include an array of fine pieces spanning antique to modernism. One of the featured items (Lot 154) being presented is one of five original Romero Britto paintings that we are offering for sale in this auction. Britto’s colossal “Fantasia” masterpiece is a original pop art painting which depicts the iconic Mickey Mouse image. A huge museum quality painting, this framed piece measures 90″ x 71″, and is accompanied by the embossed C.O.A. In addition to the Britto collection, we have a remarkable collection of Erte sculptures (Lots 68-74); and, a beautiful collection of Italian Pietra Dura plaques which are of exquisitely inlaid fine stone (Lots 171-175). These finely detailed handcrafted plaques feature images ranging from a traditional Italian couple dancing to landscapes and still-life’s alike. Another interesting item that will be up for sale? A very rare Art Nouveau style yacht racing trophy (Lot 208); a historical piece, and the first place trophy awarded to the schooner Elmina in the Atlantic Yacht Club’s Annual Regatta held on June 17th, 1902. Owned by Frederick Brewster of New Haven, Connecticut (whose ancestors landed at Plymouth with the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1566), the Elmina was a racing favorite at the turn of the century, accumulating many first place finishes until she met with a serious accident less than a month after winning this trophy. This is definitely a unique piece of American yacht racing history. In our past auctions, we have been privileged to offer some spectacular art glass and crystal lots; and, this sale is no exception. Comprised of four exquisite pieces each, Lots 60 and 61 are particularly rare and impressive Louis Comfort Tiffany original glassware in the well known “Wisteria” pattern. Often only found individually, these wine glasses and bowls feature a pulled feather motif crafted from superb quality pastel and opaline glass. Still impressive today, these glasses have a superbly organic look. One, or even both, of these lots would make excellent additions to…