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 The Ringling Isles: A Tropical Paradise urn



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Sean Colson invites you to own a piece that commemorates 

Sarasota's History:

The Ringling Isles urn.


Those of us who live in Sarasota

have a personal reason for

admiring John Ringling's many accomplishments.


Indeed, our community is the

result of his extraordinary vision.




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This urn honors John Ringling's development of Ringling Isles in the 1920s.

The Ringling Isles began at Golden Gate Point, and continued over the Ringling Causeway with plans to encompass Bird Key, Coon Key, St. Armands, Lido, Otter,

& Longboat Keys. These seven geographies are represented by

the seven figures shown in bold relief.


Today, John Ringling's vision is commemorated in a stunning classically styled marble urn, approximately 28" in height by 21" in width. Hand carved out of solid marble, the urn weighs approximately 285 pounds, and may be placed indoors or out.


Co-designed by Sean Colson and Ed Pinto,

The Ringling Isles - A Tropical Paradise tells a story unique to Sarasota.


 Starting from the top of the urn.

  • Level 1 (Top): Rose border honors Mable Ringling's rose garden on the grounds of the Ringlings' estate, C dZan.

  • Level 2 : Seven figures in carved relief represent

          aspects of Ringling Isles.

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  • Level 3: The circle on which the figures stand represents St. Armands Circle.

  • Level 4 (Bottom): Sixteen animals in groups of four, representing John Ringling and the RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS.

    Lion, Giraffe, Elephant, Ostrich



    Camel, Seal, Hippo, Zebra


    Monkey, Gazelle, Bear, Tiger


    Rhino, Emu, Buffalo, Horse



 Own this stunning work of art for $1995 (plus 7% FL sales tax and local delivery/standard set-up charge of $100). Buyers will also receive a numbered "Certificate of Authenticity" signed by both designers.



Place your order now, with a 50% deposit, to reserve your

limited edition numbered urn.


For more information,

call Sean Colson at 941-951-2545, or email



The John and Mabel Ringling Commemorative Bench



About the Designers: 

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Signatures of the designers are carved on the underside of every Ringling Isles Urn.

Sean Colson
grew up in Sarasota, and has been involved with the city's Historic Statuary Reproductions for more than 20 years. Among his many reproductions:

The Avondale Urns which once enhanced the Avondale neighborhood near Bahia Vista & Osprey.

The Flower Box from the Charles Ringling House, reproduced from a marble original

  The "Mrs. Potter Palmer Urn" from Historic Spanish Point.


The Cross atop the Church of the Redeemer on
Palm Avenue and Ringling Blvd. in downtown Sarasota.

Several life sized Lions which now guard residences on Lido Key and downtown Sarasota. 

Sean Colson created a custom sculpture base for
the new Asolo Theatre.

He created Turtle Shells which greet visitors to
Turtle Beach on Siesta.



He repaired many of the historic urns at the Ringling Museum.



Ed Pinto was instrumental in conserving the existing John Ringling statues and bringing new statues to St. Armands Key.  


Ed also conceived and designed the Allegory of Sarasota, Its Seven Virtues 2007, which was dedicated on February 2, 2008 to John Ringling and countless others who created Sarasota as the cultural jewel of Florida.  


The Allegory of Sarasota is located on St. Armands Circle at John Ringling Blvd.


Place your order here now!
Colson Creations, P.O. Box 1741, Venice, FL  34284-1741
Call (941) 951-2545 / Fax (941) 496-7575 / 

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