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Roy Lichtenstein artwork leads Cottonne Auctions sale

Artworks by Roy Lichtenstein and Alexander Calder will lead Cottone Auctions’ 30th anniversary sale next month.
The forthcoming Fine Art & Antiques sale will see the company celebrate three decades in the business, with a line-up that also includes antique Tiffany lamps, period furniture, ceramics, silverware and decorative objects.

“We’re extremely thankful for our history of bringing quality merchandise to auction for these past 30 years, and we look forward to doing the same for the next 30 years as well,” said Matt Cottone of Cottone Auctions. “The items in our March 19th sale continue in that tradition – merchandise that has been pulled from prominent various estates and collections. Much of it is fresh to the market."

Amongst the sale’s top lots are four works by iconic Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, offered fresh to the market from the estate of actress and contemporary art collector Molly McGreevey. Leading the quartet will be a porcelain enamel on steel, titled Modern Painting in Porcelain, executed in 1967. Signed on the reverse and numbered (3 of 6), the work is expected to sell for $100,000-$150,000.

Art collectors will also be able to bid on three equally-fresh works on paper by Alexander Calder: Segmented Spiral, dated 1974 and estimated at $60,000-$80,000, and two further works, Ra and Looping, each valued at $20,000-$40,000.

Amongst the sale’s standout lots are a number of highly collectible Tiffany lamps, all offered at action for the first time. The group includes leaded glass, bronze and glass ball lamp valued at $50,000-$70,000, a curtain border floor lamp also estimated at $50,000-$70,000, and a classic daffodil lamp priced at $30,000-$50,000.

Further notable period items will include an 18th century Chippendale figured mahogany block front desk, made in Massachusetts and valued at $8,000-$12,000; and a late 19th/early 20th century oversize leaping stag copper weathervane which comes with an estimate of $10,000-$15,000.

Cottone Auctions’ Fine Art & Antiques Auction takes place on Saturday, March 19.

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