Fine paintings, Tiffany lamps offered by Cottone Oct. 3

Two paintings by Gabriele Münter (German, 1877-1962) will be sold, including this gorgeous oil on board titled ‘Dame im Park, Mariahalde.’ Estimate: $150,000-$250,000. Cottone Auctions image

GENESEO, N.Y. – Cottone Auctions will burst into fall with an online-only Fine Art & Antiques auction on Saturday, Oct 3, starting at noon Eastern time. The auction will include over 250 lots of fine art, Tiffany Studios lamps, 20th century art and design, decorative arts and furnishings, Asian objects, estate jewelry, gold coins, Oriental rugs and more. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hake’s to auction unique 1916 World Series button featuring Babe Ruth

1916 Red Sox World Champions – the only known Boston Red Sox 1916 World Championship button, unusually large 6in size, advertises ‘Alpen Brau – Detroit’s Champion Beer’ and features images of manager Bill Carrigan plus 24 teammates, including future Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Herb Pennock and Harry Hooper. Provenance: personal collection of the late Dr. Paul Muchinsky. Opening bid: $10,000. Bidding on the button closes on Sept. 23. Image courtesy of Hake’s Auctions

YORK, Pa. – The legend of Babe Ruth, the historical importance of the Paul Muchinsky (1947-2015) pinback button collection, and the mystery of why a Detroit brewery would promote the 1916 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox form an intriguing backstory that continues to unfold at Hake’s Auctions.

The puzzle surrounds the prized headliner of Hake’s 2,048-lot collectibles and pop culture sale that closes for bidding on September 23-24: a 6-inch celluloid button deemed so important, experts believe it could set a new world auction record for a baseball pinback. It has the distinction of being the only 1916 World Series Championship button known to exist. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Nelson-Atkins showcases printmaker Robert Blackburn

‘Heavy Forms,’ 1960. Lithograph, 15¾ x 19½in. Wes and Missy Cochran Collection. © The Trust for Robert Blackburn. Used with permission. Photograph by Karl Peterson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On display now at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City is the traveling retrospective “Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking,” which celebrates Blackburn as a key figure in the development of printmaking in the 20th century.

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Wine cellarettes: a stylish way to chill out

An important Irish carved mahogany wine cooler, circa 1830, sold for €22,000 ($24,460) + the buyer’s premium in March 2020 at Sheppard’s Irish Auction House. Photo courtesy of Sheppard’s Irish Auction House and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – During the 18th century, as the middle class grew affluent, fine dining became a matter of pride and the formal dining room took on greater importance. Wine was an integral part of the entertaining experience and oenophiles then, and today, used cellarettes or wine coolers to keep their wine at the right serving temperature. Beautifully decorated, these elegant objects were usually made of mahogany with sumptuous carving and lined with zinc or lead.

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