March Auction to Feature Fine Art, Jewelry, Native American Objects

This Tiffany dragon pin from the Shaheen family collection will be one more than 100 pieces of jewelry sold in March.

GENESEO, N.Y. — Approximately 900 quality lots of fine arts and antiques in an array of categories will be sold on Friday, March 22, and Saturda, March 23, by Cottone Auctions.

The auction will feature original oil paintings by many by notable artists, bronzes, jade and ivory Asian objects, sterling silver items, estate jewelry pieces, period furniture and Native American objects.

The sale will also include more than 250 snuff bottles from the collection of William L Tait, most from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

According to Matt Cottone of Cottone Auctions, the sale “could be one of our best ever.”

The auction’s first day will focus primarily on Asian arts, sterling silver and fine jewelry. Highlights will include sterling Flatware and hollowware items from the Strong Museum by makers such as Tiffany, Gorham, Kirk and Dominick & Haff.

The more than 100 pieces of fine jewelry items come mostly from the estate of George and Angie Shaheen, collectors of fine antiques since the 1950s. The collection includes a Tiffany sapphire ring and bracelet, a Tiffany dragon pin with pearl and watches from Patek Philippe and Rolex.

The companion sideboard to this 1905 Gustav Stickley cupboard was appraised on Antiques Roadshow for $75,000 to $110,000. Unlike the sideboard, this piece carries its original finish.

The second day will highlight fine original artworks, Native American objects, decorative accessories, Americana and period furniture pieces.

Featured item of the day will be a 1905 Gustav Stickley oak corner cupboard with original copper strap hardware and original finish, consigned by a family in upstate New York, descendants of the original owners. A companion sideboard, without the original finish, was appraised on Antiques Roadshow in 2002 at $75,000 to $110,000.Previews will be held on prior to each day’s first bid on Friday from 9.a.m. to noon, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Bidding begins on Friday at noon and Saturday at 11 a.m.

Many items may be viewed online at Cottone Auction’s website. Internet bidding will be provided by

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