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The auction will be held in Cottone’s gallery, located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo, New York.

GENESEO, N.Y. – Riding a wave of successful auctions, and following a 30th year anniversary sale in March that grossed $1.7 million, Cottone Auctions is back for a curtain call with another Fine Art & Antiques Auction, on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, in the firm’s gallery at 120 Court Street in Geneseo. Start times are 12 noon on Friday and 11 am on Saturday, Eastern time.

Painting by Hans Zatzka (Austrian, 1858-1945), of three women near a pool, feeding swans.
Painting by Hans Zatzka (Austrian, 1858-1945), of three women near a pool, feeding swans.
The September 23rd session will feature 20th century design items, Asian art, Egyptian objects, estate jewelry pieces, Oriental rugs, Roman antiques, Russian icons, tribal art and fine silver. Previews will be held on Thursday, September 22nd, from noon to 6 pm; Friday, September 23rd, from 9 am until 12 noon; Saturday, September 24th, from 9-11 am; or anytime by appointment.

The September 24th session will feature the Evan and Olga Edwards clock collection, as well as Americana, furniture, lamps, art glass, pottery, militaria, Native American collectibles, paintings and prints, scientific items, shelf clocks, antique tall case and wall clocks, silver, sculptures and decorative items. Internet bidding will be provided by and

The clock collection of Evan and Olga Edwards features more than 75 clocks and chronometers. Evan joined the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors in 1973 and at one time was elected as its director. He is a recognized authority on Abner Jones clocks, specializes in early American clocks with unusual movements, and has several Joseph Ives clocks in his collection.

Shelf clocks in the sale will include an early 19th century David Studley clock (Hanover, Mass.), estimated at $7,000-$10,000; a rare early 19th century Joseph Ives Brooklyn model clock that’s 28 inches tall and should bring $5,000-$8,000; and shelf clocks by Dr. Titus Merriman, J. C. Brown (an Acorn clock, for Forrestville in Bristol, Conn.), and Eli Terry (pillar and scroll clock).

Tall case and wall clocks will include a Joshua Wilder (Hingham, Mass.) dwarf clock, circa 1810, estimated at $15,000-$25,000; a Juvet & Co. (Canajoharie, N.Y.) floor model globe clock with a $7,000-$10,000 estimate; an A. Willard (Boston) junior banjo clock expected to sell for $3,000-$5,000; and two clocks with $4,000-$6,000 estimates: an E. Howard & Co. (Boston) No. 1 model; and an early 19th century J. A. Hardy large banjo clock with a skeletonized movement.

The 20th century design category will feature three lots that all carry estimates of $10,000-$15,000: a forged steel plant stand by Albert Paley (Am., b. 1944), 51 inches tall; a gouache and watercolor painting by Thomas Hart Benton (Am., 1889-1975); and an etching, aquatint and carborundum in colors by Joan Miro (Sp., 1893-1983), titled Le Chasseur de Pieuvres (D. 490).

Other 20th century artists in the sale will include Wendell Castle, Alexander Calder, Karel Christiaan Appel, Pablo Picasso, Rufino Tamayo, Reginald Marsh and Ivan Mestrovic. Also from the 20th century design category will come a handsome Eames lounge chair with ottoman.

Estate jewelry will feature a 3.1-carat Kashmir sapphire and diamond lady’s ring, expected to go for $40,000-$60,000; a 17.3-carat sapphire and diamond ring in a platinum setting estimated at $30,000-$50,000; and a European cut 4-carat diamond necklace estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

Headlining the silver category is a fine Paul Storr (1771-1844) sterling tea urn with gadrooned lion mask handles and spout, expected to garner $20,000-$30,000; a monumental 1858 French agricultural figural presentation piece and a Georg Jensen 6-piece tea set in the Cosmos pattern (both estimated at $8,000-$12,000); a Tiffany & Company Chrysanthemum pattern centerpiece estimated at $5,000-$8,000; and a Tiffany repousse pitcher that should reach $3,000-$5,000.

Two of the many sets of sterling flatware in the sale will include an 86-piece set of George Smith III & William Fearn (London) in the Old English Thread pattern, estimated at $5,000-$8,000; and a service for 12 Buccellati Italian Grande Imperiale pattern that should make $3,000-$5,000. Other silversmiths in the sale will include Hester Bateman, Gorham, S. Kirk and Reed & Barton.

Asian items will be plentiful and will feature jade, bronzes, Buddha figures, Satsuma, cloisonné and more. Highlights should include a fine pair of Chinese gold leaf and painted jade table screens expected to finish at $8,000-$12,000; a Chinese bronze temple gong estimated to bring $3,000-$5,000; a monumental Satsuma covered jar that should make $4,000-$6,000; and a Chinese cloisonné peach-shaped covered box that carries a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$5,000.

Oriental rugs will include an early 20th century Heinz rug measuring 15 feet by 11 feet 4 inches and expected to sell for $3,000-$5,000; and an unusual late 19th century Cuba Oriental rug with various animals and birds, 5 feet 2 inches by 3 feet 7 inches, estimated to rise to $1,000-$1,500.

Decorative items will carry names such as Meissen and Sevres and include marble, alabaster and bronze sculptures; micro-mosaic and KPM plaques; Black Forest clocks; Viennese enameled pieces; French gilt bronze clock sets; wonderful and highly collectible Majolica items; and more.

A Ferdinand Preiss (German/Austrian, 1882-1943) polychrome bronze sculpture of a flutist, 17 inches tall, is estimated to sell for $10,000-$20,000; while a Carl Kauba (American/Austrian, 1865-1922) Indian chief on horseback, 20 inches tall, carries an estimate of $7,000-$10,000.

There will be over 35 lots of Meissen in the sale. Highlighting the category is a rare Count Bruhl Tailor, expected to command $8,000-$12,000; and a 19th century historical Vienna covered urn with Napoleonic scenes of the Battles of Friedland and Waterloo, expected to hit $5,000-$8,000.

Tiffany & Company lamps will include a leaded glass Geranium lamp with a 14-inch shade, expected to bring $30,000-$50,000; an Apple Blossom lamp with 16-inch shade, estimated at $15,000-$25,000; and a 12-light Lily lamp with 12 original “LCT” shades, estimated at $15,000-$25,000. Also sold will be an Emile Galle vase, a Daum Nancy chandelier and Tiffany vases.

The several Handel lamps in the sale will include an Oriental Poppy leaded glass floor lamp with 25-inch shade, expected to fetch $15,000-$25,000; a reverse painted Parrot lamp, with a pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000; a reverse painted Egyptian ruins lamp that should change hands for $4,000-$6,000; and a Black-Eyed Susan leaded glass lamp with an estimate of $4,000-$6,000.

The over 40 American and European paintings will include an oil on canvas by Hans Zatzka (Austrian,1858-1945), that should sell for $20,000-$40,000; an oil on canvas by Antonio Jacobsen (American/Danish, 1850-1921), titled Steamship Bengal, expected to bring $8,000-$12,000; and a work by William Aiken Walker (Am., 1838-1921), estimated at $8,000-$12,000.

Other artists will include Mauritz Frederick Hendrick de Haas, Emile Albert Gruppe, Charles Paul Gruppe, Levi Wells Prentice, Arthur C. Goodwin, Fernand Marie-Eugene Legout-Gerard, Henry Rankin Poore, Carl W. Peters, Amos W. Sangster, John Bunyon Bristol, John Hubbard Rich, Giuseppe Mazzolini, and an Old Master oil on wood attributed to Girolamo da Carpi.

Furniture will feature a marble-top boulle cabinet with winged women, claw feet and acanthus mounts, all original, estimated at $7,000-$10,000; and two pieces with estimates of $4,000-$6,000: a marquetry inlaid kingwood side cabinet (possibly Francois Linke) with musical motif; and a marble-top and kingwood and marquetry inlay six-drawer chest with gilt bronze mounts.

Americana will include a New York early 19th century oil on canvas portrait of a seated man wearing gloves, in original condition and frame, expected to hit $1,500-$2,500; an early 19th century Pennsylvania two-piece tiger maple corner cupboard estimated at $3,000-$5,000; and a monumental and original salmon painted turned bowl that has an estimate of $1,000-$5,000.

Other lots expected to do well are a completely unaltered 1929 Gibson PT6 banjo, a Plectum Tenor model, 20-fret and 4-string, with a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$25,000; a 19th century Apache olla basket, 21 inches in diameter, estimated at $3,000-$5,000; and an English circa 1770 Nathaniel Sanders tall case clock in all original condition expected to hammer for $5,000-$8,000.

In addition to online bidding, telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A full online catalog can be viewed right now at the Cottone website ( To order a complimentary color catalog that will be sent by mail, you may call Cottone at (585) 243-1000.

Cottone Auctions is always seeking quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, call (585) 243-1000; or, you can e-mail them at [email protected]. Cottone Auctions’ gallery, at 120 Court Street in Geneseo, N.Y. (zip code: 14454) is located just south of Rochester and east of Buffalo. For directions and all other inquiries call (585) 243-1000.

To learn more about Cottone Auctions and the upcoming Sept. 23rd-24th Fine Art & Antiques Auction, please visit them online, at Updates are posted frequently.