Multi-estate auction scheduled for March 21 by Cottone A multi-estate auction comprising 350 lots from important collections, prominent homes and even museums will be sold Saturday, March 21, by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y., beginning at 11 a.m.
News-Antique.com - Jan 29,2009 - (Geneseo, N.Y.) – A multi-estate auction comprising 350 lots from important collections, prominent homes and even museums will be sold Saturday, March 21, by Cottone Auctions. The sale will be held in Cottone’s spacious 6,000-square-foot gallery, at 120 Court Street. Geneseo is located in upstate New York, just south of Rochester and equidistant from Buffalo and Syracuse.
The auction will feature original paintings by noted, listed artists (some of them from The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y.); several pieces of Tiffany; Americana (to include burl bowls and paint-decorated items, Shaker items and a collection of Toleware); and decorative items, to include pieces of Royal Worcester porcelain and a nice Limoges dinner set).
Also set to cross the block will be rare and collectible Stoneware; bronze and marble sculptures; American and Continental furniture pieces; vintage clocks; Oriental rugs; several Currier & Ives prints; an 18th-century Lancaster & Co. walnut cupboard with carved crest; a Liberts book case; several pieces of art pottery; and more. The auction will begin at 11 a.m.
“We’ve always enjoyed great success by taking on fresh material from private collections and estates and offering it to eager buyers,” said Sam Cotton of Cottone Auctions. “Quality merchandise is the key to any good auction. If you can attract high-end consignments, you will do well even in a down market.” Online bidding for the sale will be facilitated by Artfact.com.
Mr. Cottone said he anticipates a crowd of around 200-300 people, typical for one of his auctions. Internet bidding will be facilitated exclusively by Artfact.com, and phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A buyer’s premium of 15 percent will be applied to all winning bids. A complimentary color brochure is available by calling Cottone Auctions, at (585) 243-3100.
Original works of art will be offered throughout the day. Several of the top lots include:
A watercolor gouache work by Walter Launt Palmer (American, 1854-1932), depicting a winter scene with cedar trees and titled Hill & Valley. The painting, signed and framed, was deaccessioned by the Strong National Museum of Play.
An untitled oil on canvas painting by Charles Gruppe (Canadian/American/Dutch, 1860-1940), titled Cows by the Side of the River and executed near the Village Bridge in Lakeville, N.Y. The work is housed in its original frame and was deaccessioned by the Strong National Museum of Play.
An oil on canvas painting by Emile A. Gruppe (Charles’ son, American, 1896-1978), titled Vermont Birches. The framed work, signed lower left and measuring 30 inches by 36 inches, is in all original condition and is expected to realize $15,000-$25,000.
An oil on canvas seaside rendering by Anthony Thieme (American, 1888-1954), titled Surf and Seagulls. The signed, framed work is in all original condition. Thieme painted in Massachusetts and California and was renowned for his coastal landscapes.
A still life painting by Severin Roesen (American, 1815-1871). The untitled work, done in the late 19th century in Williamsport, Pa., is signed lower right and boasts original condition and frame.