SARASOTA, Fla. — Sarasota Estate Auction has planned a two-day sale for Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5. The first day is entirely devoted to a single-owner lifetime collection of sterling silver, and the second day features artworks by Karl Gerstner and Orville Bulman. A total of 1,400 lots will be presented in all. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The March 5 session will showcase a piece by Karl Gerstner (Swiss, 1930-2017). The important, untitled large color relief painting features pastel yellow, peach and orange colored wood panels within an aluminum frame. The painting was exhibited in 1968 at the groundbreaking International Contemporary Art Fair. Purchased directly from the artist, the piece was lent to the exhibition in 1968. The check from the purchase and a letter of appreciation from Gerstner will accompany the lot, which carries an estimate of $4,000-$8,000.
Orville Bulman (American, 1904-1978) is known for fantasy, genre, portrait and coastal view paintings. A self-taught artist, Bulman worked as a newspaper cartoonist before assisting in running the family business. One of his fantasy scenes of a boat with figures and animals will be offered on March 5. Titled La Paraise, the eye-catching piece is signed at the lower right and is estimated at $15,000-$20,000.
Starting off the Silver Sale, which is scheduled for March 4, will be a Gorham Martele sterling three-handled cup. Produced in Providence, Rhode Island, it was likely made by Henry H. Barker and finished and chased by Robert Bain. Martele was Gorham’s limited, hand-wrought line of silver, making it very sought after. Several loving cups can be found in the Martele archives, and this particular form can be found twice between 1901-1904. Its estimate is $10,000-$15,000.
A monumental English William Bateman sterling salver on four heavy scrolled acanthus-shape feet will also appear in the March 4 lineup. Made in London circa 1820, it was engraved with the Wyndam family motto and crest. It is undoubtedly one of the best English Georgian salvers ever made, and it has an estimate of $6,000-$9,000.
The March 5 session will spotlight jewelry, including a pair of Van Cleef & Arpels gold, sapphire and diamond earrings that is estimated at $6,000-$12,000. These 18K gold clip earrings are set with 3.5 mm sapphires and 1.5 carats of diamonds.
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