Faberge carafes top $51K at Sarasota Estate Auction


These Faberge crystal and silver and wine carafes sold to a London dealer for $56,200. Sarasota Estate Auction image

SARASOTA, Fla. – Auctioneer Andrew Ford again pulled out all the stops for another strong two-day sale of fine art, antiques and jewelry Jan. 23-24 at Sarasota Estate Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

Among the strongest sales of the weekend was a collection of Faberge vessels (above) that sold on the first day. These carafes came to Sarasota Estate Auctions with only a description of lovely crystal vases and were cataloged as such. However, careful examination revealed that they were made by Faberge. Faberge collectors got the word, and while the lot opened at $250, the bidding continued for several minutes with phone, Internet and gallery bidders pushing it up until the hammer went down at $51,660 including the buyer’s premium.


Laura Adeline Muntz-Lyall (Canadian, 1860-1930) oil on canvas. Sold for $26,700. Sarasota Estate Auction image

Highlighting the sale were the estate and collections of Adrienne and Gigi Vittadini from their homes in East Hampton, N.Y., and Sarasota Fla., as well as art, furniture and antiques from the Kane Estates and many more consignors.


Adam Emory Albright (American, 1862-1957) oil on canvas. Sold for $12,500. Sarasota Estate Auction image

Fine art was, however, the lead for the two-day sale, with many paintings climbing well above the high estimates.


Frank Myers Boggs (American, 1855-1926) ‘Rough Day, Port of Honfleur.’ Sold for $7,900. Sarasota Estate Auction image

An oil on board by Charles Woodbury (1864-1940) sold $8,302 followed quickly by a Jon Corbino polo match captured as an oil on canvas selling for the same amount. Next was an Anthony Thieme (1888-1954) scene of fishermen on their gaff-rigged sailboats reaching $8,610.


Early monumental Japanese sterling teapot. Sold for $12,600. Sarasota Estate Auction image

Tiffany was also a name attraction with both the Fifth Avenue store’s famous jewelry and timepieces and Tiffany Studios lamps. Seven of them with prices ranging from $2,829 to $7,380. Tiffany and Company was represented by a tall case clock that hit $5,535.


Japanese silver teapot, Miyamoto Kin (1890-1910). Sold for $11,400. Sarasota Estate Auction image

Sarasota Estate Auction will host another two-day affair March 27-28, 2021, again with about 1,400 lots of fine art, antiques and vintage estate jewelry. Contact the auction house at 941-359-8700 for details.


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