About 900 lots of quality fine arts and antiques will be sold by Cottone Auctions, March 22-23 Approximately 900 quality lots of fine arts and antiques in an array of categories will be sold on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at Cottone Auctions, at the firmís gallery in Geneseo, N.Y.
City, by the Norwegian-born New York painter Jonas Lie (1880-1940). The painting spent most of its life in the home of Emily Sibley Watson, founder of the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, N.Y. It is an evocative painting, influenced by the French master Claude Monetís use of color and light.
Another fine painting that will come up for bid is The Milners, an oil on board by Victor Gilbert (Fr., 1847-1933). The work is being sold for the Landmark Society of Western New York. Gilbert lived in France his entire life and, despite having had little formal training, did carve out a reputation as a genre painter, specializing in market scenes and portrait paintings.
Original works by Charles and Emile Gruppe will also be offered. Charles (1880-1940), the father of Emile, was born in Canada and lived in Massachusetts, New York and Holland, earning a reputation as a fine (and largely self-taught) landscape and marine painter. Emile (Mass./N.Y., 1896-1978) became a renowned New England landscape and marine painter.
Additional works will also be sold by such noted artists as Alson Clark (Ill./Calif., 1876-1949), a landscape painter strongly influenced by the French Impressionists; Carl Peters (N.Y., 1897-1980), an American Scene painter and regionalist; Emile Munier (N.Y./Fr., 1840-1895), known for his portrait, genre and landscape paintings; and Andrew Melrose (N.J./Calif., 1836-1901), a Scottish-born artist whose travels through Europe inspired his atmospheric landscapes.
Several bronzes will also be sold. These will be led by a bronze group of a Bogatyr (a Russian warlord, or heroic Standard Bearer) by Evgeni Alexandrovich Lanceray (1875-1948), the talented Russian sculptor, painter and illustrator. The work stands 31 inches tall, with great attention to detail in the chair armor, the head-trappings of the horse and the stamped leather.
An outstanding collection of Native American items (also from the estate of George and Angie Shaheen) will range from Iroquois to Northwest Coast. These will include rare, collectible Germantown weavings, carved totem poles, beaded items and more. Rounding out the Saturday session will be many wonderful decorative accessories, fine examples of Americana and more.
Previews will be held on Friday, March 22, the first day of the auction, from 9.a.m. to noon, and on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. until the first hammer comes down at 11 a.m. A 17 percent buyerís premium will be added to the hammer price of each lot. There is a 2 percent discount for payments made by cash or pre-approved check. All purchases are subject to an 8 percent New York State sales tax, except for those with a valid New York State resale certificate.
Cottone Auctions is always seeking quality consignments for future sales. The firm is especially interested in fine art, Oriental rugs, silver, Tiffany, Art glass, Art pottery, folk art, Native American, clocks and stoneware. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (585) 243-3100; or, you can send them an e-mail at email@example.com.
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