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Sterling Shines Alongside Classic and Contemporary Design in Rago's October Remix Auctions

  • LAMBERTVILLE, New Jersey
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  • October 01, 2019

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Lot 216: Christofle Impressive Pair of Candelabra $30,000 - 50,000
Rago Auctions

Lambertville, NJ - Rago’s Remix Auction returns on October 18-19 with two sessions hosted over two days. The sale commences on Friday, October 18 with Remix: American, English + Continental Silver, which presents nearly 200 lots of silver including a large and impressive collection of Tiffany & Co. hollowware and flatware services. The sale will also feature fine and heirloom pieces of silver from other makers such as Georg Jensen, Gorham, and Christofle.

Among the sterling silver highlights are several works by Tiffany & Co. including a wine cooler, an Aesthetic movement water pitcher, tea and coffee service, an ewer, and a pair of candelabra. Additional highlights from the silver session include: a finely engraved American coin silver two-handled tray; a large Gorham centerpiece bowl; a Braganti silver gilt epergne; and an Edward VII ox-eye cup by Ramsden & Carr.

Then on Saturday, October 19, Remix: Classic + Contemporary presents pieces of contemporary and mid-century design alongside period furnishings, elegant antiques, and compelling art. This session will also feature a collection of furniture, lighting and decorative metalwork by Oscar Bach from a prestigious single-owner collection from the Mid-Atlantic.

Highlights include: an impressive pair of Christofle candelabra; a hanging art installation of glass and resin discs by Yorgos Papadopoulos; a gilt bronze figure of Maitreya Buddha from the mid-15th century; a fine George III mahogany bookcase; the top of a bronze drinking fountain for horses by William Couper; a large lithograph in colors entitled “Absinthe Robette” by Henri Privat-Livemont; a Costa Rican feline metate ca. 800-1200 AD; and a Roman mosaic floor section from the 5th century AD.

Lot 7: Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Wine Cooler $26,000 - 32,000
Rago Auctions

"We are pleased to present a compelling mix of silver, furniture and art in our October auction. Friday's silver session is comprised of an impressive private Canadian collection amassed over several decades and showcases some of Tiffany’s finest craftsmanship. Day two features great pieces of 20th and 21st century design, classic furniture and beautiful decorative objects mixed with interesting accent pieces and fine art that spans nearly half a millennium."


- Gina Tomasello, Director, Remix Auctions

Auction Exhibition/Preview/Bidding


Saturday, October 12 through Thursday, October 17, 12–5 pm and by appointment. Open until 7 pm on Wednesday, October 16. Doors open at 9 am on sale days.


Remixer Preview Party: Join us on Wednesday, October 16th from 5-7pm to mingle with other collectors over light fare. Entry is free and open to all 21+.


Rago is located midway between NYC (1 hr. 15 min) and Philadelphia (50 min). Directions online at ragoarts.com  


For those unable to attend, telephone/absentee bidding available at 609.397.9374. Online bidding available at www.bidsquare.com 


Catalogue


Printed catalogues are available for purchase at the auction house, by calling 609.397.9374 or by emailing a request to info@ragoarts.com


View a complete online catalogue with color images at www.ragoarts.com and www.bidsquare.com, online now.

About Rago Auctions : Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with nearly $34 million in sales in 2018. In the Summer of 2019, Rago joined forces with Wright (based in Chicago and New York), creating a combined company with $65+ million in consolidated annual sales, a team of 75 and more than a century of business experience. Rago’s broad expertise in art, jewelry, ceramics and estates and Wright’s focus on design and innovative presentation will better serve their clients and extend their capacity in the world of art and design. Both houses will continue to operate under their individual names while sharing technology, expertise and marketing efforts. As always, Rago will continue to offer free valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections), as well as estate and appraisal services from its offices in Lambertville, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York) and in Westchester/Connecticut.

Lot 410: Yorgos Papadopoulos Five Laminated Glass + Resin Discs $8,000 - 12,000
Rago Auctions


Next Auctions:
Fine Art, November 8+9
Masterworks of American Craft, November 23
Fine Jewelry, December 8

Rago Arts and Auction Center
333 N. Main Street
Lambertville, New Jersey
raac@ragoarts.com
609-397-9374
http://www.ragoarts.com/

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