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
arts and porcelains will be highlighted by a monumental pair of Meissen armorial covered urns intricately decorated with figures, insects, flowers, cherubs, crowns and gold leaf and made to commemorate a member of the Saxon royal house, as Carola von Vasa (1833), the Princess of Sweden and Queen of Saxony, and her husband, King Albert (1828-1902) often gave Meissen objects as diplomatic gifts. The urns are expected to fetch $10,000-$15,000.
Also offered will be a pair of 19th century Meissen ewers from the “Four Elements” series (depicting Earth and Fire). The ewers, each standing 27 inches tall, are expected to bring $8,000-$12,000. A 19th century KPM painting on porcelain (one of many to be sold) of the Colosseum in Rome, stamped on the reverse and large at 16 inches by 20 inches, should bring 10,000-$15,000.
The lamp and art glass collection will feature a rare Steuben Blue Aurene hanging shade with leaf and vine design; a Handel reverse painted “Rose” lamp; and a Dirk Van Erp table lamp with a patinated bronze base and mica shade. Many desirable and interesting lamps will cross the auction block and over 50 pieces of Steuben, Galle and Thomas Webb will also be auctioned.
An eclectic selection of furniture will include a 17th century Italian court cupboard, dated 1659, carved oak with mother of pearl and bone inlay and a three-drawer interior (est. $5,000-$8,000); a large 19th century Napoleon III ebonized and gilt bronze display cabinet adorned with seven KPM porcelain plaques and columns; and a fine example of a Victorian Wooten desk.
Also sold will be an 18th century carved Italian chest with coat of arms and Americana pieces, to include a T. Harrington butter churn decorated with an exceptional bird on a stump and an 18th century Queen Anne lowboy with shell carving. The 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith James Young Sports Saloon, with six-cylinder engine and a four-speed transmission, is in excellent condition.
The vehicle, with an all aluminum body and just 39,000 miles on the odometer, comes with pedigree and provenance: its first owner was Wykeham Stanley, England’s Second Baron of Cornwallis. Other features of the car include right-hand drive, rear division window, a bar, black and silver in color with a tan interior and burl walnut throughout (est. $50,000-$80,000).
Previews will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, from 1-5 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. until the start of sale at noon; and Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. until the start of sale at 11 a.m. Cottone Auctions is always seeking quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, call (585) 243-3100; or, you can e-mail them at email@example.com.
To learn more about Cottone Auctions and the upcoming Oct. 4-5 Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction, please log on to www.cottoneauctions.com.