Oil on canvas painting by William Wendt knocks down for $299,000 at Cottone Auctions, Mar. 22-23 An oil on canvas painting by renowned American artist William Wendt (1865-1946), titled Patriarchs of the Grove (1920), sold for $299,000 at a multi-estate auction held Mar. 22-23 by Cottone Auctions.
Stickley oak corner cupboard, 69 ½ inches tall, crafted circa 1905 and descended in the family of the original owners, topped out at $92,000. Also, an Egyptian sarcophagus (funeral receptacle) for Djeserkare Amenhotep (ruler of Thebes, circa 1069-945 B.C.), with clenched hands and striped wig, hit $31,050.
A Tiffany Pomegranate lamp with dichroic glass, stamped shade (#7457) and stamped base (#585), 21 inches tall with a 16-inch-diameter shade, lit up the room for $20,125; a 19th century signed Galle fire polished cameo vase fetched $8,510; and a set of 12 Russian plates from the banquet service of the period of Alexander II sold as one lot for $13,225.
Returning to fine art, an oil on canvas by Felix Schlesigner (Germ., 1833-1910), showing children feeding rabbits, signed lower left, changed hands for $39,675; and an oil on canvas by Andrew Melrose (Am., 1830-1902), titled Beach at Newport, R.I., signed lower left and with a 1951 purchase label price of $900, brought $24,150.
An original watercolor rendering by Henry Roderick Newman (Am., 1843-1917), titled Mosque, signed lower left, dated 1887, breezed to $18,400; and an Old Master’s charcoal drawing from the Flemish School by an unknown artist, drawn circa 1700 on laid blue paper and dated on the reverse (Aug. 1856, Antwerp, Belgium) realized $11,150.
Rounding out just some of the auction’s top lots, a 19th century KPM plaque with three ladies, signed illegibly in the center, hit $18,975; a 19th century KPM plaque of ruins and a figural scene with a fountain, made $15,525; and a 19th century North West Coast Shaman headdress with polychrome paint rose to $13,225 to lead the Native American items category.
Cottone Auctions’ next big auction is slated for Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. (EST). The sale will feature vintage clocks, fine antiques and automobiles. Watch the website as auction day approaches (www.cottoneauctions.com). Geneseo is in upstate New York, south of Rochester and equidistant from Buffalo and Syracuse. The firm has been staging auctions for over 25 years.
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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