Lladro, Dali, nude sculptures and illustrations, much more at The Specialists of the South, April 22 A live and internet multi-estates auction packed with more than 400 lots in a rainbow of collecting categories will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, by The Specialists of the South in Panama City, Fla
Salvador Dali are always a hit with collectors. Offered will be a wood engraving titled Hell Canto 26 (aka Centaur), framed and artist signed in black pencil and believed to be from one of 70 sets purchased from Jean Estrade, the man Dali worked with for the series; and a lithograph etching titled Cheval Allegre (aka Happy Unicorn), framed and pencil signed by Dali.
The artist known as Vincent (full name Lawrence Vincent Garrison, 1923-2007) is best known for his nude paintings, many of which hang today in Nevada casinos and in collections around the world. There are two Vincent nudes in the auction, including a painting of a seated nude done in oil on Masonite. The work, 35 inches by 23 inches (less the frame) should bring $700-$900.
Leo Jansen (Dutch, 1930-1980) was another noted painter of nudes and there are four by him in the auction. One is an oil painting of a nude with backlit brunette hair, 35 ½ inches by 17 ½ inches (less frame). It’s expected to make $600-$800. Jansen was born in the Netherlands, became a talented portraitist in Paris and moved to New York, where he did nudes and portraits of famous people.
A few of the more beautiful lots in the auction include a Swiss-made Le Coultre Atmos perpetual motion clock, made in the 1950s and in excellent condition; a California sterling punch bowl with ladle and tray weighing a total 153 troy ounces, plus twelve footed matching punch cups totaling 54 troy ounces (est. $1,500-$2,000); and a blue iridescent carnival glass pinched vase, unmarked Fenton, with a ruffled edge and standing 8 inches tall.
Asian lots will feature a 20th century Chinese soapstone carving, depicting a landscape with a rock and hut, 6 ¼ inches tall; a pair of Chinese sculptures being sold as one lot, both decorative composite carvings in a traditional style, with the Qianlong reign mark, 16 inches tall on stands; and a wood carving of a fisherman with his catch, with inlaid teeth and eyes, 11 ½ inches tall.
Furniture lots will include a vintage Norwegian commode with marble top and back splash, with a chamfered (beveled edge) back and drawer bottom, originally purchased in an antique store in Norway in 1952; a Victorian table with huge ball and claw feet; and a fine Victorian marble turtle-top center table.
Gone with the Wind lamps are also sure to get paddles wagging. Examples in the sale include a Victorian lamp with ball and flattened shades, 22 ½ inches tall; and another Victorian lamp, 26 inches tall. Also up for bid will be a vintage Daisy & Button Vaseline glass with scalloped edge.
The Specialists of the South, Inc. has been serving the Panama City community for more than 35 years. The company specializes in a broad range of services, to include estate auctions, furniture refurbishing, interior decoration, personal property appraisals and business liquidation services. It has been named the Small Business of the Month by the Bay County