Press Releases tagged with Jewelry

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Lot 1427: Cartier Pinecone Diamond Platinum Shoulder Brooch, $40,000-60,000

The Origins of Art Deco are Charted in "The Triumph of Design” - A Talk at Rago Auctions on December 2

Released: November 16, 2015

THE ORIGINS OF ART DECO ARE CHARTED IN “THE TRIUMPH OF DESIGN” - A TALK AT RAGO AUCTIONS ON DECEMBER 2 Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, featuring Derek E. Ostergard speaking on the origins of Art Deco in “The Triumph of Design: Modernism & Elitism in France, 1914-1939”.   Between 1914 and 1939, Paris was the scene of the last movement in design when true aesthetic and technical innovation serviced the needs of the privileged few as it had in centuries past across Europe.  During this interwar era, French de...

Mediterranean Decay Coral Necklace” by Barbara Heinrich of coral, perforated at the bottom of the ocean, along with an 18k gold egg-shaped bead that mimics the coral and a hand fabricated gold toggle clasp.  Pittsford, N.Y.


Released: October 21, 2015

Whether gemstones, coral or polymer, jewel tones from nature will punctuate the display cases of many of the 19 jewelry designers at the third American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at Brooklyn Museum November 21-21, 2015. Jewelry, along with handmade work of 71 fashion designers and artisans of home accents, will fill the regal Beaux-Arts Court in time for holiday shopping.         Nature impacts the fine work literally or symbolically. Barbara Heinrich transformed perforated red-orange coral from the bottom of the ocean into necklace beads. She added...

"Geometric Ruby Brooch/Pendant” by Petra Class.  San Francisco, Calif.


Released: October 16, 2015

90 handpicked exhibitors of handmade design celebrate American creativity, artistry & skill Ninety handpicked exhibitors for the American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn, November 21-22, 2015, at Brooklyn Museum will again fill the regal Beaux-Arts Court with ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber and leather, furniture, glass and jewelry—all made by hand and celebrating American creativity—Richard Rothbard, show co-founder/director announced today.               Brooklyn's artisanal community will be represented at ...

Pair of vintage Papa Bear Chairs by Hans Wegner.

Frederic Remington Gouache and 4 Carat Diamond Lead October at Clarke

Released: October 5, 2015

If early auction highlights are any indication of performance, Clarke will continue into the fall auction season with strong showings across the board on October 11th. The October sale will be supported by a condensed catalog of quality in fine art and prints, 20th century design, sterling silver, jewelry and decorative arts. The fine art selection will begin with 45 lots of nearly 100 original works by noted American illustrator, Richard Sargent, who is specifically known for his work in the Saturday Evening Post. The works vary in style, medium, and estimate but all encapsulate ...

Lot 1: Rare “Cluny” vase, $80,000 – $120,000

Work by Paul Evans, George Nakashima, Tommi Parzinger, Greene & Greene, Lalique, Michael Lucero, and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s October 16-18 Auctions

Released: September 23, 2015

WORK BY PAUL EVANS, GEORGE NAKASHIMA, TOMMI PARZINGER, GREENE & GREENE, LALIQUE, MICHAEL LUCERO, AND DALE CHIHULY AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF RAGO’S OCTOBER 16-18 AUCTIONS Lambertville, NJ:  On Friday, October 16, Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auction of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern Design.   Lalique: Friday, October 16 at 10 am, 81 lots The finest collection of Lalique glass we have seen in years featuring many rare pieces and a rainbow of colors, including a Cluny vase, red and butterscotch Poissons, te...

At the Adirondack Museum’s Antiques Show and Sale, Saturday and Sunday, Sept.  19 and 20, displays will include authentic historic Adirondack pieces, including this century-old bench with unusual “paw feet,” from Appleton Manor Antiques (New Ipswich, N.H.).

Adirondack Museum Antiques Show and Sale Sept. 19-20 showcases vintage rustic items, fine art, more

Released: September 9, 2015

The nation’s top dealers in rustic antiques are loading up their vehicles and preparing for the trek to the annual Adirondack Museum Antiques Show and Sale, where their newest finds and treasures will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, on the museum’s autumn-painted mountain campus, 9097 State Route 30 in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. The event is included with general museum admission. Their high-quality items – selected with an eye to the Adirondack sensibility – include antique camp, cottage, patio, and Mission furniture; rare books; vintage boats...

Ju Ming, Tai Chi Series Bronze Sculpture, 1984

Important Ju Ming and Harry Bertoia Sculptures Offered at Clarke

Released: September 8, 2015

Clarke Auction will offer several monumentally important works of fine art, sculpture, and modern design on September 13th. The most anticipated lots in the sale are both bronze sculptures by renowned and important artists of their time. In 20th century design, the featured artwork is an 11 foot high bronze on steel screen sculpture by Harry Bertoia. The Bertoia sculpture was created as one of set of matching double-sided screen panels under the commission of Florence Knoll for the First National Bank of Miami, Florida in 1956. The sculptures are well documented in a number of scholarly...

Huguette Clark

Bill Dedman Speaks about His NY Times Bestseller, “Empty Mansions” Chronicling The Life of Heiress Huguette Clark on August 25 at Rago Auctions

Released: August 10, 2015

BILL DEDMAN SPEAKS ABOUT HIS NY TIMES BESTSELLER, “EMPTY MANSIONS” CHRONICLING THE LIFE OF HEIRESS HUGUETTE CLARK ON AUGUST 25 AT RAGO AUCTIONS   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, August 25 featuring Bill Dedman speaking about the life of heiress Huguette Clark in a lecture entitled, “Empty Mansions: A Photo Tour of Huguette Clark’s Long Life of Art, Excess, and Generosity” at 6 pm.   Bill Dedman’s book, Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune, is a myster...

Laverne Coffee Table

Fools Rush In: Why Waiting For a September Auction No Longer Makes Sense

Released: August 5, 2015

The leading auction houses may take advantage of their reputations to influence the market against a saleable August, but major risers and attentive bidders know otherwise. A number of important sales are held in August, including an example of a featured sale from Clarke Auction, a house that runs 12 months of the year, with August auctions always showing strong results. The late summer sale at Clarke, a tradition continued this year on August 17th, is a popular auction among the retail buyers that have evolved with the times, and according to many, successfully so.&nbsp...

Lot 125: After Frederic Remington (1861-1909), Bronze, "Bronco Buster", $400-600

Three Days of Unreserved Goods to Auction at Rago's, August 27-29, 2015

Released: August 4, 2015

THREE DAYS OF UNRESERVED GOODS TO AUCTION AT RAGO’S, AUGUST 27-29, 2015.   Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction over 1900 lots of unreserved property on August 27, 28, and 29. The sale begins on Thursday, August 27 at 10 am with estates goods, and continues at noon with unreserved Jewelry and accessories. The sale continues on Friday, August 28 with early 20th century, fine art, and Danish modern design.  Saturday, August 29 features more modern design, including furnishings, decorative arts and contemporary art.   U...

Italian Ebonized Vitrine Cabinet, $8,000-12,000

Rago Announced Its Fall/Winter 2015 Auctions

Released: July 30, 2015

RAGO ANNOUNCES ITS FALL/WINTER 2015 AUCTIONS Unreserved Jewelry and Estate Goods: Thursday, August 27 Jewelry and couture without reserves, includes a varied selection of late 19th thru 20th century antique and period jewelry, modern gemstone jewelry, engagement and bridal jewelry, designer fashion jewelry and bijoux, as well as designer couture. Highlights to date: a La Triomphe enamel gem-set 18k gold peacock brooch, a Trifari "Fruit Salad" brooch, an Edwardian coral and pearl gold festoon necklace, and several Hermes scarves. Period English, American and Continental furniture, ...

1969 custom Chevrolet El Camino Super Sport.  Estimate $18,000-22,000

Summer Fun Zooms in at Garth’s June Eclectic Auction

Released: May 26, 2015

On Friday, June 5th, Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers will host its Eclectic auction featuring over 800 items including: furniture, glass, cars, guns, rugs, pottery, clocks, American Indian artifacts, autographs, postcards, lamps, advertising, and sterling silver, among additional collectibles. This one day sale begins at 9:30am and will offer items from the estates of Jack & Susan Batdorff, Suzanne & the Late Jerry Bentley, Mary & Joe Flegle, Don Horvath, James Warren McLean, Donald & Sally Parrish, Ann Sydnor, and the Lifetime Collection of the Late Jim Weav...

Laurie Hilburg, Client Services Representative, Naples, FL, Rago Arts & Auction Center

Rago Auctions Appoints Laurie Hilburg to Work with Clients in the Greater Naples, Florida Area

Released: June 2, 2015

RAGO AUCTIONS APPOINTS LAURIE HILBURG TO WORK WITH CLIENTS IN THE GREATER NAPLES, FLORIDA AREA.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Auctions, one of the largest independent auction houses in the country,  has engaged Laurie Hilburg as its client services representative in the greater Naples, Florida area. She handles consignments for auction or private sale of Modern design, jewelry, fine art, decorative arts, Asian and the other specialties in which Rago excels.   Laurie’s love of interior design and modern art drew her to Rago when she relocated from Washington, D.C....

Title: Spice Cabinet Artist: Chris Anderson, CF '12 Materials: walnut, holly, black locust, red cedar

Acclaimed Boston crafts school showcases exceptional student and alumni work, May 18-29

Released: May 5, 2015

North Bennet Street School, Boston’s premier craft, trade and artisan school, presents a two-week exhibition of unique and beautiful objects made by individuals trained at the school. "Made by Hand: an exhibit of extraordinary craftsmanship" features dozens of one-of-a-kind objects created by North Bennet Street School students and alumni. The wide range of work includes a spice cabinet made of walnut, holly, black locust and cedar; an exquisite 18-karat gold Samurai chain mail bracelet; a replica of a 16th century Gasparo Da Salo violin; and an intricate hand-bound book made of cave pap...

Andy Warhol (American 1928-1987), Flowers, (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000)

Warhol at Weschler’s: Two ‘Flowers’ screenprints by Andy Warhol to be auctioned on May 8th

Released: April 25, 2015

[Washington, D.C.]—Spring has sprung at Weschler’s! On May 8th, Weschler’s will hold its Capital Collections auction featuring notable artists such as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Tiffany Studios, Louis Majorelle, and Emile Gallé. Headlining the auction are two Andy Warhol color screenprints from his iconic series, Flowers; one in bright spring pastels of teal, pink, orange and yellow and the other in red, green, yellow and pink. Each is estimated to bring $20,000-$30,000 and is signed and numbered out of an edition of 250.   Other notable American fine art includes works by Edwa...

Lot 1168, Japanese Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, sold for $118,750

Rago Holds a A $1.8 Million Auction, April 15-17, 2015

Released: April 21, 2015

RAGO HOLDS A $1.8 MILLION AUCTION, APRIL 15-17, 2015.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's three-day auction April 15, 16, and 17 resulted in total sales of $1,806,126 for the auction house and its consignors.   ESTATES, FINE JEWELRY, UNRESERVED JEWELRY, COINS AND CURRENCY AUCTION RESULTS   Hammer: $1,449,030 Hammer + BP: $1,806,126 Number of Lots: 1507 Bidders in House: 130 Phone bidders: 171 Absentee bidders: 92   FINE JEWELRY AUCTION RESULTS   Hammer: $471,175 Hammer + BP: $588,969 Low Est...

Mary Jackson, basketry

Basket Maker and MacArthur Genius Fellow, Mary Jackson, to Exhibit at the 2015 Morven in May: A Celebration of Art, Craft and Garden

Released: April 14, 2015

One of New Jersey’s most anticipated spring rituals, Morven in May, will once again take place May 2nd and 3rd at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton. The weekend-long festivities features a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American-made fine craft. Exhibiting for the first time are the renowned basket maker and 2008 MacArthur Genius Fellow, Mary Jackson, of Charleston, SC; glass artist Martin Kremer of Pound Ridge, NY; and decorative porcelain sculptor Katherine Houston of Boston, MA. A full list of the 2015 Morven in May exhibitors and images of their...

Eric Muller

Author, Professor Eric Muller Speaks on His Latest Book, Colors of Confinement, at Rago Auctions on April 15 at 6 pm

Released: March 30, 2015

Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Wednesday, April 15 featuring author/professor Eric Muller speaking on his latest book, Colors of Confinement at 6 p.m.   In 1942, Bill Manbo (1908-1992) and his family were taken from their Hollywood home into the Japanese American internment camp at Heart Mountain in Wyoming. While there, Manbo documented both the bleakness and beauty of his surroundings, using Kodachrome film, a technology then just seven years old, to capture community celebrations and to record his family's struggle to main...

Lot 1024: Chinese Boxwood sculpture with Rootwood stand, $4,500–6,500

Furnishings and Decorative Arts, Asian, Jewelry, Coins and Fashion in Rago’s April Auction

Released: March 26, 2015

The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold auction on April 15, 16 and 17 featuring furniture and decorative arts, jewelry, Asian, coins, Americana, fashion and more. Fine & Antique Jewelry/Watches/Objets de Vertu: Wednesday, April 15, 11 a.m. (lots 1 – 288) The popularity of Rago’s Jewelry auctions continues to grow, with the addition of a Fine Jewelry sale on April 15. Leading designers: Buccellati, Cartier, David Yurman, Georg Jensen, Henry Dunay, Judith Ripka, Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels. Timepieces for men and women; significant diamond or brid...

“Human Pin Cushion“ sideshow banner, signed "Fred Johnson" (estimate $600-1,200).  To sell April 3, 2015 at Garth's.

Garth’s Eclectic Auction Comes Alive with a Big Top Vibe

Released: March 17, 2015

On Friday, April 3rd, Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers will host their spring Eclectic auction where 900 items will be offered including: postcards, lighting, primitive furniture, Victorian, painted chairs, early chests, a Brunswick 9 foot pool table, paintings, a stickley bedroom suite, oriental rugs, stoneware, English Relief molded pitchers, sterling flatware, autographs, baskets, quilts, and coverlets, fountain pens, and autographs. Bidders are sure to be entertained with the carnivalesque atmosphere when 70 lots comprised of approximately 2,000 circus posters from a Northeast Ohio...

"Tiger and bird", 2014.  Grinded and carved lapis lazulli; cast and patinated bronze.  97 x 141 x 62 cm.

March 5 - April 30, 2015 | Journey to a Mystic Land: Dashi Namdakov's Impressions of Asia Drawing, Jewelry, and Sculpture, 2002 – 2014

Released: March 5, 2015

Drawing, Jewelry, and Sculpture, 2002 – 2014 Gallery Shchukin presents Journey to a Mystic Land, a solo exhibition of works by Dashi Namdakov, one of the most original voices in contemporary Russian art. Drawn from the last twelve years, the exhibition will showcase over 60 works including bronze sculptures, works on paper, and jewelry that blend motifs and traditional materials of the East and the West. On view March 5 – April 30, 2015, Journey to a Mystic Land is the artist’s second solo New York show in two years. The gallery will hold a press preview Thursday, March 5 from 5-6 ...

Damien Hirst's Limited Edition Cathedral Collection Jewelry Makes California Debut at LA Art Show

Released: January 12, 2015

The LA Art Show, taking place January 14 - 18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, will showcase limited edition jewelry pieces designed by renowned British artist Damien Hirst and Californian jewelers HOORSENBUHS. The Cathedral Collection combines HOORSENBUHS signature tri-link design with Hirst’s iconic ‘pharmaceutical religion’, which follows from Hirst’s previous jewelry collections in its use of medical symbology. The collection consists of two pieces; a Pill Ring and Pill Rosary with each item limited to a 25 piece run. Made of golden Valium, Vicodin & Viagra pills, ...

Lot 2557, Largest Known Near-Round Natural Saltwater Pearl, $813,750

Largest Natural Saltwater Pearl to Come to Market Sells for $813,750 in Rago's $4.77 Million Auction Weekend

Released: December 9, 2014

 Rago Arts and Auction Center ended the year in spectacular style with a three day sale that totaled $4,774,531 (reflects buyer’s premium of 25%). The largest known near-round natural saltwater pearl, also known as the Putlov Pearl Brooch, sold for $813,000, a new record for a single lot sold at Rago.   Weekend Total: $3,843,625 (hammer) Weekend Total: $4,774,531 (hammer + b.p.) Percent sold: 89% Friday - Silver, Coins and Currency and Jewelry (Session One): $620,063 (with bp) Saturday -  Great Estates: $690,063 Sunday – Jewelry: $3,501,188  Bid...

Published Greek Apulian Bell Krater, ex-Bonham's

Artemis Gallery's Dec. 5 auction shines spotlight on Old World cultures

Released: December 3, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. – Artemis Gallery, which has been selling antiquities and ancient art online to collectors and institutions for more than 20 years, was co-founded by Teresa and Bob Dodge. Not only are the Dodges trusted implicitly for what they sell, they’re also called upon by fellow market leaders to provide their unique expertise in authenticating and evaluating objects. “It takes many years to build a great reputation and only minutes to ruin it. We have no interest in handling anything in our auctions that isn’t absolutely authentic and legal, and of very fine quality,” said Bob Dod...

Benjamin Macklowe

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk on Art Nouveau by Benjamin Macklowe on Tuesday, December 2

Released: November 21, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS OPEN HOUSE FEATURES A TALK ON ART NOUVEAU BY BENJAMIN MACKLOWE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, December 2. It features Benjamin Macklowe, Macklowe Gallery Managing Director, speaking on “Art Nouveau: A Jewel in Every Medium” at 6 pm. The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's Great Estates, Jewelry and Silver Auctions.   At the turn of the 20th century, Art Nouveau design found expression in both fine and decorative arts. Jewelry, a medium that falls betw...

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