The Cool, The Useful and The Collectible Auction at Rago on January 15-17

Lot 1110: Le Corbusier/Cassina, "LC4" adjustable chaise lounge, $700-900
Lot 1110: Le Corbusier/Cassina, "LC4" adjustable chaise lounge, $700-900
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  • Lot 622: Fulvio Bianconi/Venini, Fasce orrizontali vase, Murano, Italy, $2,500-3,000

    Lot 622: Fulvio Bianconi/Venini, Fasce orrizontali vase, Murano, Italy, $2,500-3,000

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  • Lot 362: Antoine-Louis Barye (Attr.), Bronze depicting a circus performer astride a horse, $300-500

    Lot 362: Antoine-Louis Barye (Attr.), Bronze depicting a circus performer astride a horse, $300-500

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Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction over 1700 lots of cool, useful and collectible property on January 15, 16 and 17. Every item is unreserved, which means that everything must sell at the highest price offered that day, whatever that offer may be. The sale begins on Friday, January 15 with early 20th century design, silver, fine art, period fittings and furnishings. The Saturday auction emphasizes Italian, French and Scandinavian makers, as well as Post-War and contemporary art.  The Sunday auction emphasizes American designers, and more Post-War and contemporary art.




568 lots of Early 20th C., Silver, Fine Art, Period Fittings and Furnishings.


The sale begins with Early 20th C. pottery by Rookwood, featuring artists such as Sara Sax, Elizabeth Lincoln, Lenore Asbury, William Hentschel, Ed Diers, Arthur Conant, Fred Rothenbusch, and pottery made in Ohio by Roseville and Weller. Arts and Crafts furniture features L. & J.G. Stickley, Gustav Stickley, Stickley Brothers. Art Glass by famous makers Tiffany Studios, Loetz, Daum, Galle, and Lalique. Arts and Crafts lighting includes a run of Handel lamps. Metalwork features several lots of Roycroft, WMF silver plate, several lots of Heintz from a collector; and silver by Georg Jensen, Gorham, and Reed and Barton. There is Contemporary Arts and Crafts furniture by Stickley by E.J. Audi. English and European ceramics Pierrefonds, Majolica, and Moorcroft. Estates items include ceramics by Minton, Meissen, and Majolica; fine art by Frederick Lee Bridell, Jean Jacques Rousseau, C. Schmidt, a bronze by Antoine-Louis Barye; period Furniture; clocks by Tiffany & Co. and Jaeger Le Coultre. There are Native American items, such as baskets, rugs, dolls; Asian fine and decorative arts; books, stamps, coins and ephemera. 

  • Lot 1: Sara Sax, Rookwood, Modeled Vellum vase, $600-800
  • Lot 50: Lalique, "Sophora" vase, $2,000-3,000
  • Lot 89: Roycroft, American Beauty vase, $700-1,000
  • Lot 129: Gustav Stickley, Rare swivel desk chair, $600-900
  • Lot 164: Arthur Wesley Dow (American, 1857 - 1922), Untitled (Ipswich scene), $300-400
  • Lot 256: Italian Modern Design Sterling, Double bowl with stipple finish, $200-400
  • Lot 342: George III, Bow front chest, England, ca. 1800-1810, $400-600
  • Lot 362: Antoine-Louis Barye (Attr.), Bronze depicting a circus performer astride a horse, $300-500
  • Lot 472: Chinese Famille Jaune Vase, Dragon and cloud decoration, $700-1,000
  • Lot 527: Tiffany & Co., Mantle clock, $500-700




512 lots of 20th/21st C. Design: Italian, French, Scandinavian & Contemporary, Post-War & Contemporary Art.


Italian made items include furnishings by Piero Fornasetti, Mario Bellini for Cassina, and Guido Falaschini for Pace/Mariani; glass by Venini, Murano, and Ercole Barovier; ceramics includes an assembled set of Adam and Eve coasters by Piero Fornasetti, and vases by Marcello Fantoni. There is French furniture by Jacques Adnet. Scandinavian made items include more than 100 pieces of furnishings by makers such as Hans Olsen, Arne Vodder, Ib Kofod-Larsen, Omann Jun, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Jens Risom, Poul Kjaerholm, and Erik Buck; glass by Edvard Hald for Orrefors, Oiva Toikka and Timo Sarpaneva for Iitala, and Ann Warff for Kosta Unik; lighting by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen; and textiles by Karin Jonsson and Rya. There are contemporary furnishings by Jean Prouve for Vitra, Ligne Roset, Donghia, and Edward Ferrell; and contemporary Art by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Josef Albers, Victor Vasarely, Anni Albers, Alexander Calder. Damien Hirst, and Takashi Murakami.


  • Lot 600: Piero Fornasetti, Coffee table, $1,000-1,500
  • Lot 622: Fulvio Bianconi/Venini, Fasce orrizontali vase, Murano, Italy, $2,500-3,000
  • Lot 665: Hans Olsen, Sofa and lounge chair, 1970s, $1,000-1,500
  • Lot 887A: Kiyoshi Saito (Japanese, 1907-1997), "Steady Gaze," 1962 $600-800
  • Lot 988: Dimitri Omersa; Abercrombie & Fitch Stitched leather turtle, $600-800
  • Lot 1032: Damien Hirst (British, b. 1965), Saturn Spin Art, $1,000-1,500
  • Lot 1045: Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b. 1962), "Skulls and Rocks", $800-1,000
  • Lot 1046: Karin Jonsson, Hand woven wool carpet, $400-600
  • Lot 1056: Poul Henningsen; Louis Poulsen, PH 4/3 Table lamp, Denmark, $400-600
  • Lot 1079: Erik Buck/Dyrlun, Danish foldable bar cart with bar tool set, $1,200-1,600




709 lots of 20th/21st C. Design: American Masters & Contemporary Design, Post-War & Contemporary Art.


Sunday’s sale features modern and contemporary furnishings by makers Florence Knoll, Warren Platner, Marcel Breuer, Mies Van Der Rohe, Le Corbusier, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Donald Deskey, Frederick Weinberg, Tommi Parzinger, Vladimir Kagan, Nakashima for Widdicomb, Edward Durell Stone, Paul Evans for Directional, Restoration Hardware, Roche-Bobois, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, Ralph Lauren Home, Karl Springer, Pace, Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Adrian Pearsall, Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, Charles and Ray Eames, and four lots of "Aeron" desk chairs by Herman Miller. There is modern lighting by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier, Laurel Lamp Co., Robert Sonneman, George Kovacs, Koch and Lowy, and Lightolier. Contemporary Art features artists George Braque, Joan Miro, Will Barnett, Pat Steir, John Baldessari, Alex Katz, Jeff Koons, and Harry Bertoia; and there are several lots of sculpture by C. Jere, and James Bearden. There is contemporary glass by Ann Wolff, Michael Pavlik, and Bretislav Novak Jr. Pottery by Robert Winokur, Byron Temple, Karen Karnes, Edwin and Mary Scheier, Polia Pillin, Rose Cabat and Erni Cabat; turned wood by Arthur Espenet Carpenter, and Paul. W. Eshelman; and clocks George Nelson for Vitr and Jefferson. There are three tapestries by Edward Fields, descended through the family.

  • Lot 1101: Florence Knoll/Knoll Associates, Sliding door cabinet, model 116, $2,000-3,000
  • Lot 1110: Le Corbusier/Cassina, "LC4" adjustable chaise lounge, $700-900
  • Lot 1179: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), "Pour Roby" from "L'Age de Soleil", 1950, $300-500
  • Lot 1317: Edward Fields, Chaim Gross "Playing" factory proof sculpted wool area rug, $500-700
  • Lot 1360: Robert Winokur, Glazed stoneware teapot, $300-500
  • Lot 1415: Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Turned wood bowl and two platters, $800-1,200
  • Lot 1446: Surveyors Tripod Floor Lamp, $300-500
  • Lot 1715: Jeff Koons (American, b. 1955), Ink sketch on drum head, $600-800
  • Lot 1763: George Nelson/Vitra, Reproduction Kite wall clock, $350-550
  • Lot 1783: Herman Miller, "Aeron" chair, Zeeland, MI, 2006, $400-600


Auction Exhibition/Preview


  • Saturday, January 9 – Wednesday, January 13, 12-5 p.m., Thursday, January 14, 12-7 p.m., and by appointment. Doors open at 9 a.m. on January 15, 16 and 17.
  • Open House: Wednesday, January 13, 6 p.m., “Out with the Old - In with the New Year," a panel presentation featuring Ellen Tozzi, a certified professional organizer, and two Rago specialists, Frank Maraschiello and Chris Wise. The auction house opens at noon, a reception begins at 5 p.m., lecture at 6 p.m. RSVP to 609.397.9374 ext. 119
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