2015 was an excellent year here at Cottone Auctions. Our highlighting categories include Asian Art, 20th Century Design, Paintings & Prints, Lamp, Art Glass & Pottery, Silver, Sculpture & Decorative, Clocks & Timepieces, Military & Native American, Oriental Rugs, Americana & Furnishings & much more.

A highlight from the Asian Art category features 3 Japanese & Chinese Painted Scrolls, 2 signed by Chang Wen Jun (B. 1918). The scrolls sold in the September 25th Fine Art & Antique Auction 2015. They sold for $80,500.


The 20th Century category continues to gain popularity. A George Warren Rickey (American, 1907-2002) Three M’s and one W II Gyratory Kinetic Sculpture brought $115,000 in the February Fine Art & Antiques Auction 2015. It stood at an impressive 8′ 9″ tall.

The Lamp, Art Glass & Pottery category highlight features a Rare Tiffany Studios Table Lamp with Turtleback Counter Balance with the original shade in excellent condition and original patinaed base. It sold for $44,850 in the September 26th Fine Art & Antique Auction.


A lovely Sevres Cobalt & Gold Enameled Tureen from the ‘Service Iconographique Grec’ (C. 1812) sold at the February 21st Fine Art & Antique Auction. With an outstanding provenance, descending in the family of William Weightman for over 100 years, the price soared to $59,800, well above the estimated price.


A Fine & Rare Room Size Serapi (19th century) sold at the September 25th Fine Art & Antique Auction for an impressive $32,200. It had nice even pile with no restorations. 


A stunning Paul Delamain (French, 1821-1882) titled “Arabian Salute”, sold in the September 26th Fine Art & Antique Auction. The oil on canvas was signed in the lower left “Paul Delamain”, “1880”. It is original, untouched condition, selling for $44,850.

An 18th century Virginia Queen Anne Tray Top Tea Table stunned the audience when it managed to capture $299,000 in the February 21st Fine Art & Antique Auction. It was mahogany with a scalloped skirt and pad feet. It came from the Ex. Collection of Walter Vogel, Rochester NY.

An outstanding Fine & Rare Asa Munger Stovepipe Shelf Clock, Auburn, NY from the Ex. Peter Zaharis Collection. Dr Warren Hammerschlag, from New Jersey sold on September 26th in the Fine Art & Antiques Auction. It’s stenciled & painted tapered stovepipe metal pillars with fold leafed and stenciled fruit compotes & foliage impressed viewers bringing $39,100.

A particularly interesting group of Civil War items descended from Captain Watson W. Bush (1841-1927) of Rushford, NY, Allegany County. He was a civil war captain of the Company B 2nd NY Mounted Rifles. The items in the collection included his union frock coat & pants, a period photograph of him in his uniform, a Remington & Sons Pistol with the original holster, belt & eagle buckle, a Spencer Repeating Rifle Co., Boston, MA Carbine, along with various letters, books and diaries written by Watson. The collection sold for $34,500 in the May 8th Military & Native American Auction.

A Rare Marklin Hand Painted Tin Clockwork New York Battleship (C. 1900) soared in the November 13th Art & Antique Auction. It had all original paint and came from a Rochester, NY Family. It sold for $55,200.


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