Fine first-time offerings abound at Cottone Auctions Sept. 29

first-time offerings

Stunning 5.18-carat emerald-cut, fancy vivid yellow diamond and diamond ring, clarity VS1, with very good polish and symmetry, size 6½. Estimate: $100,000-$150,000. Cottone Auctions image

GENESEO, N.Y. – Cottone Auctions’ Fine Art & Antique Auction, on Saturday, Sept. 29, will feature an extensive variety of first-time offerings, including the impressive collection of Dr. Gregory Alan Zemenick, an orthopedic surgeon from Troy, Mich., with a passion for collecting Americana, Tiffany lamps and antiques spanning a wide range of interests. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. The auction will start at noon Eastern Time.

Zemenick is known affectionately in the antique world as “Dr. Z”. Highlighting his vast collection is a stunning 18-inch Tiffany Oriental Poppy table lamp (est. $60,000-$80,000); a Tiffany Studios Dichroic leaded glass table lamp (est. $7,000-$10,000); a Tiffany Studios 10-light Lily lamp (est. $10,000-$15,000), and a Jewel & Feather table lamp (est. $6,000-$10,000).

Americana will feature several carved cigar store figures, with the expected top earner being an Indian Princess (below) attributed to Thomas Brooks (American, 1828-1895), plus folk art and an array of whaling items.

first-time offerings

Carved and painted Princess cigar store Indian attributed to Thomas Brooks, 6ft 9in. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Cottone Auctions image

Antique and vintage clocks to cross the auction block include an Eli Terry shelf clock made from carved mahogany with a rare lion, unicorn and coat of arms crest; a Simon Willard patent banjo clock; a George Stevens three-dial tower clock; a Gale’s astronomical regulator; several Massachusetts shelf clocks; and Bradley & Hubbard blinking eye clocks.

Tiffany Studios lamps will include a Nasturtium lamp (below) with 22-inch diameter shade (est. $60,000- $80,000); a lovely Arrowroot table lamp with 20-inch diameter shade (est. $35,000-$45,000); and a jeweled Dogwood table lamp with a shade 16 inches in diameter (est. $20,000-$40,000).

first-time offerings

Tiffany Studios leaded glass and patinated bronze Nasturtium table lamp on an adjustable library base, with a brownish-green-patina, 32in tall, 22in shade. Estimate: $60,000-$80,000. Cottone Auctions image

A stunning 5.18-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond and diamond ring carrying an estimate of $100,000- $150,000 will headline the jewelry category, along with a Heuer, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. stainless steel Seafarer chronograph wristwatch (est. $7,000-$10,000). A superb Cartier pink Guilloche enameled travel clock, estimated at $7,000-$10,000, will also come up for bid.

Multiple French paintings will be offered from the estate of Richard Garman in East Aurora, N.Y. These will include a painting by Edouard-Léon Cortès (1882-1969) titled Flower Seller at La Madeleine (est. $15,000-$25,000); and a work by Thérèse Marthe Françoise Cotard-Dupré (1877-1921), titled Le Gardeuse d’oie, expected to hammer for $20,000-$40,000.

Ralph Cahoon’s (American, 1910-1982) painting, Seaman’s Bethel (est. 15,000-$25,000), comes from the Seymour H. Knox II Collection in Buffalo, N.Y. Another featured American painting will be William Langson Lathrop’s (1859-1938) October Evening, winner of the Temple Gold Medal from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1922. It should command $20,000-$40,000.

Other paintings will include an oil on canvas by Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962), titled Winter at the Plaza (est. $20,000-$40,000); and an oil painting by Alexander Oscar Levy (American, 1881-1947), titled Chippewa Market, 39 inches by 39 inches (est. $10,000-$15,000).

First time offering of 20th-century paintings will include Sam Francis’ (American, 1923-1994) work Tokyo, estimated at $40,000-$60,000.

first-time offerings

Mixed media on paper by Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994), titled ‘Tokyo,’ signed and dated 1973, 22in x 30inches. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Cottone Auctions image

Americana will be highlighted by a rare Gustav Dentzel (Philadelphia) jumper carousel horse estimated to bring $15,000-$25,000, manufactured circa 1900 with outstanding original paint from Roseland Park in Canandaigua, New York.

Rounding out the sale will be an Asian collection from a New York family featuring a Chinese carved zitan scholar table screen with an imperial poem (est. $10,000-$15,000); a pair of Chinese puce enameled ‘Eight Immortals’ bowls (est. $10,000-$15,000), and other scrolls, screens and ceramics.

first-time offerings

Chinese puce enameled ‘Eight Immortals’ bowls, with Tongzhi six-character reign mark (1862-1873), decorated with the eight Daoist Immortals and pink waves. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Cottone Auctions image

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