Spectacular pair of antique Meissen urns realizes $201,250 at Cottone Auctions' Oct. 4-5 fall sale A spectacular pair of Meissen armorial covered urns sailed past their pre-sale high estimate of $15,000 to gavel for $201,250 at a Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction held Oct. 4-5 by Cottone Auctions.
rear division window, a bar, tan interior and burl walnut trimwork.
A pair of mixed media works by the Brazilian artist Arthur Luiz Piza (b. 1928) went for $46,000 and $48,000. The artworks, framed and in original condition, were both signed lower right by Piza, who today lives and works in Paris, where he moved to in 1955. There, he became expert in the techniques of etching and aquatint. Later on he devoted himself to burin engraving.
Rounding out the auctionís top lots, a marble Roman torso from the 2nd century AD, 20 inches in height and pulled from the private collection of John Ritter, who bought it in the 1960s, garnered $86,250; and an early Delft (tin glazed Dutch earthenware) charger (large flat dish or plate) with polychrome rooster decoration, 13 inches in diameter, changed hands for $25,875.
Cottone Auctionsí next big auction is slated for Nov. 15-16. The Nov. 15 session will feature antique clocks, while Nov. 16 will be a mixed merchandise session, packed with fine art, period furniture, art glass, advertising items and collectibles. Watch the website as auction dates approach (www.cottoneauctions.com). Geneseo is in upstate New York, south of Rochester and equidistant from Buffalo and Syracuse. Cottone has been conducting sales there for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Cottone Auctions and the upcoming Nov. 15-16 auction, please log on to www.cottoneauctions.com.