GENESEO, N.Y. — Cottone‘s spring online Fine Art & Antiques Auction returns Saturday, March 27, starting at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Absentee and live online bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The firm will be offering selections from the estate of Dr. Seymour Ira Schwartz, a distinguished alumni professor for the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester. He was one of the most prolific and honored surgeons in American history with further successes outside of the field of medicine as a renowned author and cartographic historian.
The auction will also feature a collection of modern art from the estate of Dr. Eugene L. Gaier, an alumni professor for the Department of Psychology at the University of Buffalo. He was a patron of the arts with a passion for printmaking.
More than 200 lots of 20th-century design, fine lamps by Tiffany Studios, paintings, prints, Asian items, estate jewelry, sculpture, decorative arts and Americana will come under the gavel on the day of sale.
The many outstanding lamps offered in this sale are led by a breathtaking rare Tiffany Studios, New York Pond Lily lamp with a 20 1/2 inch shade diameter ($60,000-$80,000); a fine Tiffany Studios Daffodil Table Lamp ($30,000-$50,000); a rare Tiffany Studios Tulip Table Lamp ($30,000-$50,000) and a rare Tiffany Studios Daffodil Table Lamp with an oil lamp base ($15,000-$25,000). Also offered is a fine Handel Parrot lamp ($7,000-$10,000).
Standouts in 20th century include a Frank Lloyd Wright Peacock Chair, made for the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, and once owned by his pupil, Edgar Tafel ($10,000-$15,000) as well as a Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. bronze sculpture Birdman I, estimated at $7,000-$10,000. Edmondo Bacci (Italian, 1913-1989) Avvenimento 7R, Venizia, estimated at $5,000-$8,000 from the estate of Alice Harnoncourt Whiteside, New York. Also a watercolor and gouache by Charles Ephraim Burchfield (American, 1893-1967) titled Oat Field from the Campbell estate, Buffalo, will be offered ($10,000-$15,000).
Also from the Schwartz collection, a large folio etching L’Adorateur du soleil (Sun Worshipper) by Joan Miró is estimated at $8,000-$12,000, as is René Magritte’s (Belgian, 1898-1967) Les Bijoux Indiscrets.
Notable items from the Gaier estate include a Bridget Riley screenprint on plexiglass, Untitled [Fragment 4/6], estimated at $5,000-$8,000, a work by Michael Goldberg (American, 1924-2007) oil on paper ($3,000-$5,000) as well as works by artists Pierre Soulages, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Grace Hartigan, Wayne Thiebaud, John Baldessari, Antoni Tàpies, Richard Diebenkorn, Alberto Giacometti, Frank Stella, Sorel Etrog, Nathan Oliveira and Bernard Meadows, to name a few.
Estate jewelry highlights include a rare 6.69ct Lightning Ridge Australian Black Opal, ($10,000-$15,000); a Tiffany & Co. Belle Époque combination pin and pendant ($5,000-$8,000); and a 14K gold and slide-style pendant watch necklace ($2,000-$3,000).
A bronze sculpture by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, titled The Vine, is estimated at $7,000-$10,000. A fine 3-piece garniture gilt bronze Japonisme clock, retailed by Theodore B. Starr, is from a private estate ($5,000-$8,000). A Russian Imperial hand-painted porcelain plate, no. 12 ($6,000-$8,000) was made during the reign of Nicolai II, and is from the estate of Elizabeth M. Yates, Buffalo. She originally purchased the plate from Hammer Galleries. An oil-on-panel painting of two cardinals by Jehan Georges Vibert (French, 1840-1902), estimated for $5,000-$8,000, is also from the Yates estate.
In the category of Americana, a Joseph Wills Philadelphia Queen Anne tall-case clock, circa 1760, has a figured walnut case, old surface, engraved brass dial with cast brass elements. It features an 8-day time and strike, with calendar, weight driven movement, and has a pagoda top with tomb stone side panels. The clock stands at 104 inches tall and appears to be in working order ($15,000-$25,000). An 18th-century Massachusetts Queen Anne Highboy from Boston, circa 1735-1750, is mahogany with a bonnet top, broken arch pediment, carved double fan, cabriole legs with rare carved shell knees and pad feet ($10,000-$15,000).
The auction takes place on Saturday, March 27, starting at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Register now to bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.