Assessment by W.A. Demers. Shots Courtesy Burchard Galleries
ST PETERSBURG, FLA. – Burchard Galleries’ February 19 worldwide auction extravaganza featured estate antiques, fine art and jewelry from south Florida residences. The showstopper amid the 550 loads presented was a 10-piece R.J. Horner quartersawn oak dining suite from a Tarpon Springs estate, which the auction household described as “carved to death oak in first finish.” That includes carved whole-bodied winged putti and floral festooned backsplashes, bare breasted caryatids and Mountain Man side supports, the suite brought $31,050 from a South Carolina on the net bidder. The sale registered about 700 bidders on LiveAuctioneers, with 142 successful consumers, and also hosted Priceless, phone, absentee and in-dwelling participation with about 50 persons in the gallery, together with bidders from 20 distinctive international locations, according to Jeff Burchard. “It was a good one particular, went pretty effectively,” he reported. “A great on-line reaction.”
An atmospheric painting, ”Eucalyptus Hill in Fog,” an oil on board by John Marshall Gamble (American, 1863-1957), performed substantially greater than its original selling price tag affixed verso of $2,500. The 21-by-26-inch get the job done, signed reduce proper, introduced $9,488. Gamble centered on California landscapes and wildflowers. He relocated to Santa Barbara following his San Francisco studio was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake. He was an influential in the Santa Barbara art scene, staying a instructor and university board president of the Santa Barbara University of the Arts.
Shifting to Florida landscapes, an oil on board by modern day American artist Christopher Still, (b 1961), a remarkable Florida beach front sunset, was bid to $6,329. Sight sizing 11¼ by 23 inches, the get the job done was dated 1996. A indigenous Floridian, Continue to graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Good Arts and ongoing his scientific studies with classes in human anatomy at Jefferson Clinical Faculty and an apprenticeship in conventional approaches in Florence, Italy. He has acquired awards for excellent accomplishment in painting, a European journey fellowship and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for remarkable accomplishment in fantastic artwork. His paintings can be located in museums and private collections, such as the Governor’s Mansion of Florida and the Smithsonian Establishment. In the Tampa Bay location his perform can be observed at the St Petersburg City Corridor, Tampa Worldwide Airport, Sandpearl Resort, Opal Sands Vacation resort and Ruth Eckerd Hall.
And it would not be a Burchard auction without having an appearance by a Florida Highwaymen portray. Commencing in the late 1950s, these entrepreneurial African American painters, mainly self-taught and identified as the “Highwaymen,” captured Florida’s normal landscapes. In this scenario, it was a Robert Butler (1943-2014) oil on canvas titled “Three Turkeys in a Florida Landscape,” that caught the bidding motion, finishing at $3,738 to the similar online buyer that received the Horner suite. It was signed reduce proper and dated ’79.
A ornamental arts spotlight in the sale was a Tiffany Aladdin ground lamp and shade that realized $7,479 against a $2/4,000 estimate. The bronze adjustable lamp base was surmounted by a Genie lamp with a cherub and eagle and amazed on the underside “Tiffany Studios, New York.” Surmounted with a Tiffany gold damascene art glass shade, signed, ”L.C.T., Favrile,” the lamp stood over-all about 61¾ by 20 by 13 inches.
It was a buyer’s current market in the jewellery category. First there was an 18K 5.56-carat emerald and diamond ring bringing $4,313. The ring’s octagonal phase-reduce emerald was mounted with two faceted diamonds approximating .64 carat pounds, all established in 18K yellow gold and dimensions 5½. The selling price was seemingly a discount thinking about the ton was accompanied by a GIA report and present Florida Diamond Appraisers GIA graduate’s appraisal for $17,850.
Fetching $4,025, a two-tone 18K pink sapphire and diamond ring, 3.35 carats, featuring a modified excellent reduce pink sapphire GIA qualified as unheated, was signed Oscar Friedman. Its 18K yellow gold prongs and bezels provided delicate accents in an stylish 18K white gold setting, and it, also, was a deal versus its present-day appraisal for $20,250. “I get in touch with it the ‘Baby Ka-Increase,” noticed Burchard. “There’s these types of a markup in the labor, what it requires to develop it, the polishers, the cutters, the setters, the casters. In addition, you get it from estates and the children are going, ‘We really don’t want it, just give us the money.’ And the people today who nevertheless appreciate it are not forced to pay out a whole lot of dollars for it simply because it’s all over the place.”
Ultimately, a substantial 14K adaptable mesh necklace by Unoaerre was a statement piece in 14K yellow gold. Developed and made by the Italian jeweler Unoaerre, it calculated 16 inches in size, experienced a push button box clasp and a supplementing side latch security clasp. It went out at $4,025.
Price ranges presented include things like the buyer’s top quality as said by the auction household. Burchard Galleries’ future sale is March 19. For details, www.burchardgalleries.com or 727-821-1167.