Miniature shelf clock may wind up to $30,000

GENESEO, N.Y. – Original artworks by Alexander Calder, Stephen Scott Young and Pablo Picasso

Levenworth clock

Rare miniature Mark Leavenworth shelf clock with figured mahogany case, banded inlaid brass, full carved pineapple columns and claw feet (est. $25,000-$30,000). (All photos courtesy Cottone Auctions)

will be just a few of the more than 700 premier lots offered at Cottone Auctions’ Sept. 25-26 Fine Art & Antique Auction. The sale is taking place at 120 Court Street, Geneseo, N.Y., and start times are noon (ET) Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

In addition to American and European paintings, the auction features fi ne antique clocks, lamps by Tiffany and others, art glass, silver, sculptures, estate jewelry, American and European furniture, Asian items, Oriental rugs, Native American items, Americana and more. Some of the lots are from Rochester, New York’s The Strong Museum and The Memorial Art Gallery. The original work by Alexander Calder (Am., 1898-1976) is a gouache on Canson and Montgolfier wove paper, titled Bosbies & Uniforms. Measuring 29 ¾ inches by 43 inches (sight), it is estimated to sell for $60,000-$80,000. Calder is best known for his kinetic abstract mobiles and floor pieces but he was also an adept painter, working mostly in watercolor, oil and gouache.

Antique clock consignments include a miniature Mark Leavenworth shelf clock with figured mahogany case, banded inlaid brass, full carved pineapple columns and claw feet. The clock ($25,000-$30,000) boasts an old finish, rich patina and original painted wood dial. A rare Asa Munger “stovepipe” shelf clock (Auburn, N.Y.), with a grained mahogany case and painted, tapered stovepipe metal pillars, gold leafed and stenciled, may realize $15,000 to $25,000. The vignettes include portraits of Henry Clay and Robert Fulton.

Asian lots include a 13th century Kamakura Period carved and polychromed Japanese figure of Jizo Bosatu, with intricate metal necklace and inlaid crystal byakugo ($25,000-$35,000), in addition to
jade, porcelain, Satsuma, bronzes, cloisonné, jewelry, hardwood screens, and furniture. From lamps and art glass comes a Tiffany Studios table lamp with Turtleback counterbalance, signed red shade and artichoke patterned base ($30,000-$40,000); a Lemon Leaf lamp with shade, signed Tiff any Studios (N.Y.), with the original patinated bronze base, signed; a Tiff any Studios patinated bronze Mushroom lamp base, signed; and a Tiff any Studios 12-light Lily lamp.

Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable. com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. For more information and to view the online catalog, visit www. cottoneauctions.com. Th e fi rm can be contacted at 585-243-1000 or info@cottoneauctions.com.

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