SRQ AUCTIONS, a partnership of W. Smith Auctions, Plainfield, NH and Crissy Galleries, Sarasota, FL.
After the amazing spring auction 2016 in Sarasota’s Municipal Auditorium, SRQ AUCTIONS will continue the successful collaboration with a 3-day event in November 2016.
Sunday, Nov. 20. 2016, 11:00 am
Friday, Nov 18., 10:00 am – 5 pm
Saturday, Nov 19., 10:00 am – 5 pm
ART & ANTIQUE CENTER SARASOTA
640 S. Washington Blvd, Sarasota, Fl, 941-957-1110
Corner of Oak Street and Washington Blvd. (US 301) – plenty of free parking.
Fresh estate material from prominent Sarasota, Tampa, and Greenwich, CT Estates. Highlights to include Tiffany banded spring peony floor lamp (first time offering); Maurice Utrillo oil on canvas; Orville Bullman oil on canvas; Emille Gruppe, Florida scene oil on canvas; large collection of Chryselephantine bronzes; Georg Jensen sterling Holloware; Phillip Laverne bronze coffee table; with may additional mid-century furniture items, too much to list.
This will be a premier signature auction event for Sarasota’s Art & Antique Center. All items being sold unreserved to the highest bidder.
Full auction details: www.WSmithAuction.com
SRQ AUCTIONS opens in Sarasota
W. Smith Auction of New Hampshire and Crissy Galleries of Sarasota, Florida have joined forces to form SRQ AUCTIONS. Their first event, as the new business venture, was held in Sarasota’s Municipal Auditorium on March 30, 2016. Both firms have a long and successful history in the antique and auction business. The two-day spectacular event presented 450 cataloged items for the serious collector, the professional dealer, and the connoisseur. Attendees included local, regional and European experts, while internet and phone bidding allowed for exciting global participation.
After years of successful auctions at the New College waterfront mansion, Smith and Crissy moved closer to downtown to the larger venue and into the public spotlight. “Based on our success and sales records at the Municipal Auditorium, we’re planning to produce two major SRQ AUCTIONS a year in Sarasota in partnership with Crissy Galleries,” says William Smith.
Bruce Crissy states, “Our customers have approached us many times to create a larger entity for the disposition of their collections. With our auctions, we’re providing a true partnership for our industry on the selling and buying end not only to the benefit of the entire community of Florida’s West Coast but worldwide.”
The exceptional auction featured fine art, antiques, Asian art and jewelry, including valuable items from the Sischy and Perceval Colket Estates, found new homes at the unreserved public auction, with familiar names like Renoir, Galle, Tiffany and others.
High note items during the auction were a rare Symphonium table top interchanger music box, which sold for $13,000.00, and a Libellion book music box that brought $11,000.00. Several other rare Lochman and Polyphone antique music boxes, a beautiful nineteenth century floor harp, and an ornate baby grand piano were also quickly sold.
Highlights included three rare Tiffany lamps and various other antique light fixtures. Aquarium Scene, the featured Theo van Rysselburghe (1862-1926) painting brought an astounding $80,000.
The overall trend showed a higher-than-expected success for Chinese and Japanese art and antiques. For example, Japanese okimonos in boxwood and in ivory from the Meiji period, along with several large Chinese vases, sold far above the estimates. Bidders also expressed interest in mid-century furniture for the decorative market.
This new game in town created a lot of excitement and everybody is looking forward to the next SRQ AUCTION in the fall of 2016.
ART & ANTIQUE CENTER