Rago’s December 2013 Estate, Jewelry, Silver and Coin Auctions Bring the Year to a Close with $3.8 Million in Sales

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  • December 11, 2013

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Lot 1238, Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, Sold for: $195,750.
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Tiffany & Co. Japanesque mixed metal centerpiece sells for $117,750. Myochin School iron articulated snake sells for $195,750. 

 Lambertville, NJ:  Rago Arts and Auction Center ended the year in spectacular style with a three day sale that totaled $3,814,469 (reflects buyer’s premium of 25%).

“This weekend’s results speak to Rago’s strength with property other than the 20th c. material for which David Rago is best known. It was entirely satisfying to succeed for the Tenaglia family, whose property formed the nucleus of the auction. That property soared above its high estimate. The sales of silver from other consignors were very strong and we achieved fine prices in jewelry lots from contemporary to 19th c., Edwardian and ancient. We also sold historic firearms for the first time. Our sales grew across the board this year. The auctions that don’t feature 20th c. design added $1,000,000 in volume alone. We’re delighted and we’re accepting consignments.”   

 

- Weekend Total: $3,055,775 (hammer)

- Weekend Total: $3,814,469 (hammer + b.p.)

- Percent sold: 94%

- Friday - Silver, Coins and Currency and The Estate of Tony Tenaglia Silver: $1,025,469 

- Saturday -  The Estate of Tony Tenaglia: $1,211,938

- Sunday – Jewelry: $1,577,063 

- Bidders in-house: 212

- Absentee bidders: 192

- Bidders on phone: 250

- Internet bidders: 1747

- Number of lots: 1427

Lot 238, Tiffany & Co. Japanesque Mixed Metal Centerpiece, Sold for: $117,750.
Rago Arts and Auction Center

 

Friday, December 6, 2013: Silver, Coins, Currency (including silver from the Estate of Tony Tenaglia)

 

- Hammer: $821,175 (estimate: $637,000 – $912,600)

- Hammer + b.p.:  $1,025,469

- Number of lots: 363

- Percent sold: 97%

- 431 online bidders from: U.S., U.K., Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Australia, China, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Taiwan, Ukraine.

 

- Top Lot: 238, Tiffany & Co. Japanesque Mixed Metal Centerpiece, Estimate: $80,000-120,000, sold for $117,750

 

Silver, Coins, Currency, The Estate of Tony Tenaglia Silver, Friday, December 06, 2013, Highlights

 

- 238  Tiffany & Co. Japanesque Mixed Metal Centerpiece   $117,750

- 500  Immense Gorham "Puritan" Silver Coffee Pot   $18,750

- 227  Tiffany & Co. Coin Silver Revolving Railroad Cruet   $15,000

- 236  Japanesque Sterling and Mixed Metal Coffee Pot   $13,750

- 244  Gorham Martele Silver Center Bowl   $13,750

- 556  Georg Jensen Silver "Acorn" Flatware Service   $13,750

- 200  Medallion Silver Tea /Coffee Service and Compote   $11,875

- 194  Eight Piece Sterling Repousse Coffee Service   $10,000

Lot 2425, 9.04 Cts. Radiant Cut Diamond Ring, Sold for: $60,000.
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- 243  Gorham Martele .9584 Silver Loving Cup   $9,375

- 187  S. Kirk & Son Coin Silver Water Urn   $8,125

 

Coins and Currency, Friday, December 6, 2013, Highlights

 

- 634  Morgan Silver $1 Partial Set   $6,875

- 605  U.S. Gold and Silver Coins   $5,313

- 604  1882 $3 U.S. Gold Coin   $2,250

- 616  World Royalty and Prominent Figures   $2,250

- 600  1920 U.S. $20.00 Gold Coin   $2,000

 

Saturday, December 7, 2013: The Estate of Tony Tenaglia

 

- Hammer: $972,950 (estimate: $526, 000 - $775,800)

- Hammer + b.p. $1,211,938

- Number of lots: 591

- Percent sold: 96% 

- 861 online bidders from: U.S., U.K., Canada, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Ireland, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Russia, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan.

 

- Top Lot, 1238: Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, Estimate: $8,000-12,000; sold for $195,750

 

The Estate of Tony Tenaglia, Saturday, December 7, 2013, Highlights

 

- 1238  Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake    $195,750

- 1114  Folk Art Figural Walking Stick   $38,750

- 1091  Evgeny Alexandrovich Lanceray Cossack on Horseback   $32,500 

- 1097  Sir William Hamo Thornycroft, R.A. "Teucer"    $32,500

- 1547  Persian Saber   $25,000     

- 1001  Ivory Tusk and Silver Cigar Cutter  $17,500 

- 1258  Pair of Famille Rose Monumental Palace Vases   $12,500 

- 1158  After Auguste Rodin "L'Eternal Printemps"     $10,625

- 1164  Etienne-Henri Dumaige Two Bronze Sculptures   $9,375

- 1261a Carpet Figured with Animals and Calligraphic Cartouches  $9,375

 

Sunday, December 8, 2013, Jewelry, Watches, Objets de Vertu, Gemstones

 

- Hammer: :   $1,261,650 (estimate: $1,355,900 - $1,891,000)

- Hammer + b.p.  $1,577,063

- Number of lots: 473

- Percent sold:  90%

- 455 online bidders from: U.S., Canada, U.K., Russia, Austria, Australia, Switzerland, China, Germany, Spain, France, Guadeloupe, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland,  Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, Vietnam.

 

- Top Lot, 2425: 9.04 Cts. Radiant Cut Diamond Ring, Estimate: $30,000-60,000, sold for: $60,000

 

Jewelry, Watches, Objets de Vertu, Gemstones, Sunday, December 8, 2013, Highlights

 

- 2425  9.04 Cts. Radiant Cut Diamond Ring    $60,000

- 2426  4.16 Cts. Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring   $40,625

- 2429  Sapphire and Diamond Platinum Bracelet   $37,500

- 2430  Sapphire and Diamond Platinum Necklace    $35,000

- 2421  2.25 Cts. Diamond Platinum Ring   $30,000

- 2411  French Art Deco Diamond Platinum Strap Bracelet    $28,750

- 2078  Suite of Ancient Hardstone Intaglio Jewelry   $21,250 

- 2417  Diamond Platinum Fruiting Vine Dress Clips  $18,750 

- 2420  Art Deco Diamond Platinum Chain   $18,750 

- 2419  Natural Pearl and Diamond Belle Epoque Necklace   $17,500  

 

Consignments are now being accepted for Rago’s March 2014 sale of estate property; April 2014 jewelry; December 2014 jewelry; spring sales of 20th/21st C. design and fine art: 609.397.9374 or info@ragoarts.com 

 

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About Rago Arts and Auction Center

Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with $28 million in sales in 2012. We serve thousands of sellers and buyers internationally with a singular blend of global reach and personal service. Rago holds auctions of 20th/21st c. design, fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry, militaria, coins and currency, Asian, historic ephemera, and ethnographic property.  A world-class venue through which to buy and sell, it offers valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections and estates), appraisals, estate services, exhibitions and lectures in house and online. Rago is based in New Jersey, midway between Philadelphia and New York City.

 

 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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