As a tribute to the British Royal Air Force and its pilots, Rolex released the Air-King wristwatch in 1945. The watch has a 34mm case, one of the largest of the time, earning it the name ‘King.’ Today, the Air-King is one of Rolex’s oldest watch models still in production. The upcoming Online Only March Auction, presented by Leonard Auction, will offer an Air-King 5501, a two-tone watch with a gold fluted bezel.
New York-born artist Robert Kipniss is known for his colorless and shadowy paintings of trees, cottage-style interiors, and countrysides. The sale features an oil painting by Kipniss, titled The Trees. Also highlighted is a Towle sterling silver flatware set in the King Richard pattern. Named after Richard the Lion-Heart, this pattern was introduced in 1932 and was inspired by the architecture of old English mansions. Collectors can also explore sculpture, furniture, and coins in this auction. View the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (202), Furniture (105), Jewelry (108), American Indian & Ethnographic (9), Couture & Textiles (4), Collectibles (90)
# of Lots:626
Price Range:$150 - $5,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Venancio Blanco (Spanish, b.1923) 'Torero' Bronze Sculpture|| Estimate: |
|Rolex Oyster Perpetual 'Air-King' Wrist Watch|| Estimate: |
|Sinar 8x10 Camera with Lens in Travel Case|| Estimate: |
|Tito Salomoni (Italian, 1928-1989) '18th Century Roses' Oil on Canvas|| Estimate: |
|England: 1905 Gold Sovereign|| Estimate: |