The Helmuth Stone Gallery in Sarasota, Florida specializes in jewelry, fine arts, and Asian antiques. An auction hosted by the gallery later this month will curate items from those categories, with more than 400 lots ranging from a private New York collection to fine art and antique collections from San Francisco and Oklahoma City. The sale will offer items such as Chinese porcelain and jade, bronze and silver jewelry, and Pre-Columbian artifacts.
Outside of holding regular auctions, the gallery at Helmuth Stone is home to a variety of fine works available for sale to the public. For example, a late 17th century Dutch still life painted by an unnamed follower of Willem Kalf (1619-1693) recently sold for $7,200. The large oil on canvas measured 39 by 55 inches and featured fruit, lobster, porcelain, silver tazza, and goblets, and was previously exhibited at the Appleton Museum in Ocala, Florida.