Tiffany maple leaf floor lamp hits $103,500 at Cottone A beautiful Tiffany Studios maple leaf floor lamp, in excellent condition and with the original patina, soared to $103,500 at a multi-estate sale held March 21 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y.
News-Antique.com - May 20,2009 - (GENESEO, N.Y.) - A beautiful Tiffany Studios maple leaf floor lamp, in excellent condition and with the original patina, sold for $103,500 at a multi-estate sale held Mar. 21 by Cottone Auctions. The lamp, standing 64 inches tall, featured a signed base and a 22-inch shade (#1999). It was the top item of the 300 or so lots that crossed the block. About 300 people packed the Cottone Auctions gallery.
“We were quite pleased with the results of the March sale,” said Sam Cottone of Cottone Auctions. “Most of the items were fresh to the market and high quality, so we expected it was going to be a good auction. The better lots fetched high prices. The same was true at our Fine Antique Clock Auction, held April 25. At that event, 250 lots crossed the block and there was steady interest all day.”
The March 21 auction featured a wide array of lots, drawn from private homes and individuals. Included was Americana, clocks, music boxes, barometers, period furniture, lamps, art glass, pottery, fine art, silver, sculptures and decorative accessories. Online bidding was facilitated exclusively by Artfact.com. “We also had lots of phone and absentee bids, at both auctions,” Mr. Cottone remarked.
Following are additional highlights from the March 21 sale, held at Cotton Auctions' spacious showroom, located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo, N.Y. (located just south of Rochester, and midway between Buffalo and Syracuse). All prices quoted include a 15 percent buyer's premium.
Another Tiffany lamp did well. It was an “Indian Basket” example, 17 inches tall, with signed shade (#1586) and an original patinated bronze base, also signed (#536). The lamp boasted an original patina and gaveled for $46,000. Also, a fine Handel jungle bird lamp, 23 inches tall, in excellent and clean condition, with no chips or touch-ups, brought $25,875. The shade was 17-3/4 inches in diameter.
A rare presentation watercooler, 17 inches tall and 15 inches in diameter, made by Tyler & Dillon of Albany, N.Y., for Loveland Paddock, realized $57,500. The 8-gallon watercooler was marked “L. Paddock,” with incised cobalt bird and flower decorations. Loveland Paddock was an early owner of the Mayhew Farm in Jefferson County, N.Y. He also founded the Bank of Watertown, N.Y., in 1839.
From the fine art category, the following works wowed the crowd:
A signed winter landscape watercolor and gouache by Walter Launt Palmer (American, 1854-1932). The 20 inches by 24 inches painting made $34,500.
An oil on wood still life of a glass of wine with fruit by Severin Roesen (American, 1815-1871), signed lower right, 12 inches by 16 inches, in original condition and frame, achieved $32,200.
An original painting depicting farm animals by Eugene Verboeckhoven (Belgian, 1798-1881), 14 inches by 20 inches, in excellent untouched condition, hammered for $27,600.
An oil on canvas rendering of five baby chicks by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (American, 1819-1905), signed lower right, 8 inches by 12 inches, in original frame and condition, coasted to $13,800.