Sarasota Estate Auction


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Sarasota Estate Auction reaches an international audience and showcases the unique, rare, and beautiful in dozens of categories, including Fine art, Sculptures, Furniture, Asian antiques, Porcelain, Silver, decorative arts and many others through its Global Online Platforms. Drawing on the expertise of its specialists and its personalized service, Sarasota Estate Auction works with individuals, institutions, and estate settlement professionals to attract outstanding items from across the United States, and the world.

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    Sarasota Estate Auction Set to Offer Paul Jenkins Painting, Knoll Saarinen Tulip Table, and More

    Paul Jenkins pioneered his approach to Abstract Expressionism by moving wet paint on the surface of his work by tilting the canvas, allowing color to move and pool. An example of his work is up for bid during Day One of the May Fine Art, Antiques, Jewelry & Silver Auction offered by Sarasota Estate Auction. The first session of the sale features modern design, fine art and antiques, while Day Two particularly highlights jewelry and silver. The art in the sale represents a wide variety of periods and styles, including more Abstract Expressionism by Syd Solomon, several examples of Highwayman landscapes by Florida artist James Andrew “Harold” Newton, a color lithograph by Pablo Picasso, and a group of mixed media works by Peter Max. Beyond art, there are decorative and furniture items such as a Knoll Saarinen “Tulip” vintage dining table signed by the designer, a Victor Vasarely sculpture, a bronze Tiffany & Co. clock, and more. Other items of interest are original posters for several movies such as Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Jaws, and Paper Moon; handwritten letters signed by historical figures such as Daniel Webster and Mark Twain; a collection of 35 Striker lighters; and antique candelabras, chandeliers, rings, and dinner plates. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalogs of this and other online auctions.

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    Sarasota Estate Auction Presents “Sphinx” Painting by Byron Browne

    Byron Browne was a leader of the American avant-garde movement of the 1930s and 40s and one of the early Abstract Expressionists. Though his work is stylistically abstract, it bears the influence of European Cubism and Surrealism. The imagery and references in Browne’s abstract art pieces are drawn from everyday life, nature, and art history. The upcoming Sarasota Estate Auction sale will feature a painting by Byron Browne titled Sphinx. The piece is signed by the artist on the bottom left and dated 1952. The auction also features Howard Chesner Behrens’ oil on canvas painting depicting Santa Maria boats in a canal. Behrens’ painting style evokes late 19th-century Impressionism. Another notable lot is a gilt-bronze figure of Vajrasattva from the Ming dynasty. The Ming dynasty saw great artistic and cultural advancement in China. The available statue depicts the bodhisattva with a detailed crown and third eye. In this piece, Vajrasattva sits on a lotus throne with a calm expression. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.

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    American Abstract Artist Byron Browne’s Works Lead Sarasota Estate Auction’s Sale

    George Byron Browne (1907 ‐ 1961) is acknowledged as one of the founders of American Abstract Artists. A prolific Picasso follower, Browne’s works take references from everyday life, nature, and art history. Trained at the National Academy of Design, Browne followed traditional lines and a bright palette. He believed that “every artist has to have tradition. Without tradition art is no good. Having a tradition enables you to tackle new problems with authority, with solid footing.” The second day of the upcoming Winter Fine Art & Antique Auction, offered by Sarasota Estate Auction, features an oil painting by Byron Browne. Titled The White Acrobats, the oil painting features women acrobats, rendered in Browne’s signature line and abstract form. Another highlight is a Shona sculptural bust of a woman in serpentine stone by Joe Mutasa. Named after the largest tribe in Zimbabwe that engages in sculpting, Shona sculpture refers to the modern stone carving movement. Shona artists draw inspiration from women, mythology, folklore, and rituals. Also showcased are crystal and bronze chandeliers by Baccarat Crystal, the first French crystal manufacturer to make chandeliers. Baccarat Crystal chandeliers are known for their intricate and timeless designs. Interested collectors can browse the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Fine Art, Vintage Couture, and Jewelry Auction

    Internationally-acclaimed artist Joan Miró is widely considered a Surrealist. However, he never officially joined the artistic group. A contemporary of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Henri Matisse, Miró combined abstraction with Surrealist fantasy to pioneer a new style of Automatism. His mature style evolved from the tension between his fanciful, poetic impulse and the harshness of modern life. He worked extensively in lithography and produced numerous murals, tapestries, and sculptures for public spaces. The upcoming sale, offered by Sarasota Estate Auction, will feature an etching from Miró. The piece shows the figure of a woman executed in Miró’s signature dots and lines. Also among the leading lots is a painting by Syd Solomon. An American abstract artist, Solomon's style was heavily influenced by the climatic conditions of land, sea, and sky. Titled Return, the offered work features abstract brushstrokes in blue, yellow, red, and black. Also available in this event is a Gucci necklace. Made in a limited edition of six, the 1972 necklace comes with a set of mechanical tools. Beyond fine art and jewelry, the auction also includes a collection of handbags, watches, furniture pieces, and more. Browse the full catalog and register to bid on Bidsquare. 

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    Important July Fine Art, Chinese, Native American Sale

    Highlighted in the Important July Fine Art, Chinese, Native American Sale is a copperplate engraving made from two maps of Virginia and Florida. This regional map, interpreted by Theodore de Bry in 1590 and 1591, is among the only surviving composite maps from this period. The piece was inspired by the work of two English and French colonists who traveled with expeditions to the New World. The second printing of T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom is also offered in this Sarasota Estate Auction event. The author was better known as Lawrence of Arabia, a British military officer who led the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turkish Empire during World War I. This book is his autobiographical account of his experiences during the war. Also included with the book is a handwritten letter from Lawrence, signed T. E. Shaw, an alias he used during at one time.  Other items in the auction include a Deauville dollhouse, several pieces of dollhouse furniture and accessories, a Coleman’s Mustard tin, and a Southwestern doll holding a guitar. To view these items and to register to bid, visit Bidsquare. 

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    Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction

    Felicie Waldo Howell was best known for her marine landscapes. Her early works captured interiors and nature scenes. The upcoming Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction, presented by Sarasota Estate Auction, features an oil painting titled Washington Square by Howell. The Impressionist palette painting is an example of her early works and reflects the influence of Maurice Prendergast. An oil painting titled Spring Morning by landscape painter Hugh Bolton Jones is another highlight. During the mid-19th century, painting outdoors with the use of natural light was important, especially for the Hudson River School painters. Jones captured different landscapes in every season of the year by precisely handling the natural light. The auction also showcases a geometric cube sculpture in polychrome welded steel by Samuel Ogden. While serving the U.S. Navy in 1948, Ogden developed an interest in working with metal. The designer has since installed numerous outdoor sculptures in the Manchester area. Pietra dura is an inlay technique that involves fitting together different aesthetic materials. It dates back to 16th-century Rome. The auction will present a pietra dura round marble table with a complementing chamfered pedestal base. A folio of chromolithographs by Etienne Trouvelot is also notable. Chinese bronze sculptures, Ming carpets, French mantle clocks, Persian rugs, and Staffordshire statues complete the sale. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Ringling College Benefit Auction Day 2

    Known as a key leader of the Art Deco movement, Romain de Tirtoff began designing clothes for his mother at the age of five. His breakthrough came after a brief collaboration with famed Parisian couturier Paul Poiret. Following his early design work, Tirtoff began using the pseudonym “Erté.” At the age of seventy-five, Erté embarked on a new career and produced a series of bronze sculptures. Four of these works by Erté are highlighted on the second day of the upcoming Ringling College Benefit Auction, presented by Sarasota Estate Auction. English-born American artist Edward Moran specialized in maritime paintings. He was best known for his series exploring important epochs in the United States’ marine history. A coastal painting by Moran is a key lot of this sale, showing large waves crashing against jagged rocks. Also highlighted is a piece by Bruce Crane, titled Month of November. Crane is best known for his golden-toned landscapes, often showing the fall and winter seasons. Browse the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Ringling College Benefit Auction Day 1

    A portion of the proceeds from the upcoming two-day auction, presented by Sarasota Estate Auction, will go to the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. The first day of the sale will highlight both fine art and ethnographic art. Among the key lots is an oil painting titled Independence Day Parade, by Mosengo Freque. The Democratic Republic of the Congo was governed by Belgian authorities until riots broke out in 1959. The country became independent a year later. This painting depicts the celebratory parade with Mobutu Sese Seko, then the military dictator of the new country. An official motorcade can be seen parading down the main street in Kinshasa, the capital of the Congo. An African Chokwe Pwo mask is also highlighted. This piece likely comes from Angola or the Democratic Republic of the Congo and resembles a female ancestor of fertility and prosperity. Collectors can also view furniture items, African sculptures, and jewelry in the sale. Browse the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Fall Major Art and Chinese Auction

    Featured in the upcoming Fall Major Art and Chinese Auction, presented by Sarasota Estate Auction, is an artwork by George Condo. The artist refers to his works as ‘psychological cubism’ for their comedic and exaggerated takes on real subjects. This style of expression and creative imagery has helped him rise as a contemporary artist. The signed pastel piece available in this auction depicts a banana hanging over the head of a man with unusual looks.  Beyond Condos’ work, the auction also features a few pieces by Pablo Picasso and Charles Octavius Cole. One noteworthy Picasso piece is an offset lithograph entitled Madame Ricardo Canales. Bidders can also view a Khmer porcelain jar from the 12th century as well as a set of Olympia pattern silver forks by Tiffany & Co. For more information on these items, visit Bidsquare.

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    September 2019 Fall Fine Art and Chinese Sale, Day 2

    Paul Evans Jr. (1931-1987) was a leading figure in the brutalist furniture movement of the 1960s and 70s. Teaming up with Directional Furniture, his creations of metal sculpted furniture set him apart. Evans’ 1970s Cityscape series was inspired by the Manhattan skyline, which boasted sleek, elegant surfaces.  This brings us to the Paul Evans Stalagmite coffee table featured in Day 2 of the September 2019 Fall Fine Art and Chinese Sale presented by Sarasota Estate Auction. The coffee table, that has a bronze base and smoked glass top, was part of Evans’ “Sculptured Metal Collection” for Directional Furniture. Also included in the auction is an elegant 1930s platinum and diamond brooch with a European cut. This brooch is perfect for the best of jewelry collections. A large framed Tibetan Life of Buddha, centering around his adventures, is included in the auction. To view the entire catalog and to place a bid, visit Bidsquare today.

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    September 2019 Fall Fine Art and Chinese Sale, Day 1

    Day 1 of the September 2019 Fall Fine Art and Chinese Sale offered by Sarasota Estate Auction begins by showcasing an important part of Chinese history. A pair of carved Chinese throne chairs were made during the Qing Dynasty, the final imperial dynasty in China. The Qing Dynasty ruled from 1636 until 1912, when it was succeeded by the Republic of China. The elegant throne chairs have thick sides and back rails depicting dragons. Highlighted in the auction is a painting by Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) titled “The Dog House.” This oil painting features a playful child inside the doghouse with their pet. Also included is an exquisite, mirrored Victorian three-piece armoire. This piece is beautifully carved with floral period wallpaper and fabric covering the interior. View all 464 lots and place a bid by visiting Bidsquare today.

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    Important Fine Art & Chinese Sale

    The Qing dynasty was the last Chinese empire to dominate the globe, and its surviving relics speak to its power and beauty. Sarasota Estate Auction’s upcoming collection highlights many of those statement pieces within the decorative and fine arts. This auction shows a long history of wealth from East to West, ranging from a carved wedding and opium bed to palace-sized Persian rugs. More modest English and American paintings provide context to the auction’s comparative decadence.Comparing past and present luxuries is what unites a gilt Ormolu vase with a French mantle clock, and a handmade jade ring with a 1955 Packard Clipper car. Antique Chinese vases and bowls share form and function with a silver Tiffany & Co. tea set, serving as examples of cross-cultural beauty. Works from artists as diverse as Salvador Dali, George Post, George Chinnery, and others help bring the museum into the palace with this auction. Register to bid on Bidsquare today.