Fine paintings, sculptures, Asian antiques to headline Cottone Auctions' Oct. 4-5 multi-estate sale Over 700 lots of fine paintings, sculptures, Asian art, antique lamps, antiquities, art glass, estate jewelry, Persian rugs and period furniture will be sold the weekend of Oct. 4-5 by Cottone Auction
News-Antique.com - Sep 11,2013 - (GENESEO, N.Y.) – Over 700 lots of fine paintings, sculptures, Asian art, antique lamps, antiquities, art glass, fine estate jewelry, Persian rugs, period furniture and, for good measure, a vintage 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith automobile, will be sold the weekend of Oct. 4-5 by Cottone Auctions, in the firm’s spacious gallery located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo, N.Y.
It’s the annual Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction, a huge event on the Cottone Auctions calendar and this year’s selection of offerings promise to make this sale as grand as any held in years past. Internet bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and left bids will also be taken. All lots for both sessions can be viewed online, at www.cottoneauctions.com.
The event will kick off Friday, Oct. 4, at 12 noon with 70 lots of sterling silver. Top lots will include a rare Jewish three-tiered German silver Seder by Gebruder Gutgessel, a Gorham sterling tea set in the Edgewater pattern, a continental inkwell with dolphins, repousse and relief work, and a 220-piece Tiffany & Company Saint Dunstan flatware set from the Strong Museum.
Also on Friday, Asian art and objects will be led by a signed five-piece Chinese enameled garniture set comprising a 17-inch-tall censor with gilt highlights, a pair of candlesticks and a pair of vases; a rare Kylin standing temple sensor, cast bronze with cloisonné and gilt highlights; a Qianlong celadon jade covered censor; and an enameled and jeweled carved ivory figure.
A 19th century Chinese carved hardwood screen with silk needlework, a Chinese carved hardwood display cabinet and a Chinese carved hardwood center table with marble top are all items that had been given to Charles Hiatt Darling, Assistant Secretary of the Navy under Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, by Rev. Peter Parker for his help in becoming the first missionary to China.
Rounding off the Friday session will be a wonderful array of fine estate jewelry, to include gold and diamond rings, brooches and bracelets. Then, on Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning promptly at 11 a.m., oil paintings and works of art will command center stage. A painting of chicks on a log by A.F. Tait (Am., 1819-1905) was consigned by an estate out of Baltimore, Md.
Also offered will be a Laguna Beach area seascape signed by the California artist Edgar Payne (1883-1947), 20 inches by 26 inches (est. $15,000-$25,000); an oil by Bruce Crane (Am., 1857-1937), titled Spring Thaw, 26 inches by 36 inches (est. $10,000-$15,000); an oil on canvas painting by Jacques Martin Ferrieres (Fr., 1893-1972), titled Women in Kosovo, 13 inches by 18 inches (est. $2,000-$4,000); and several works by American artist Emile Gruppe (1896-1978).
The session will also feature marvelous paintings by Wilson Henry Irvine (Am., 1869-1936) and Fritz G. Vogt (Am., 1842-1900); a rendering near Augusta, Ga., by J.R. Meeker (Am., 1827-1889); a 2nd century marble Roman torso, 20 inches tall; a marble bust of a woman by Adolfo Cipriani (1880-1930); and works by Carl Peters, Roy Mason and George Renouard.