Press Releases tagged with Stickley

Lot 118, Van Briggle Early Lorelei vase, 1902, sold for $274,000

Rago’s June 20th C. Auction Tops $5.6 Million - Setting New Records for Evans, Van Briggle, Chihuly, Tagliapietra and More

Released: June 10, 2015

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's 20th C. Decorative Arts and Design Auction brought $5,651,686 June 5, 6, and 7, 2015. New global auction records were established on all three days: in Friday's early 20th C. Design auction, a 1902 Van Briggle Lorelei vase brought $274,000; continuing the trend in Saturday's Contemporary Glass auction was a Chihuly chandelier selling for $200,000 and a Lino Tagliapietra vase which sold for $46,875. In Sunday's Modern Design auction Paul Evans stole the show, most notably with a rare Wavy Front cabinet bringing $286,000, also a new record for...

Lot 2, Josephine Zettel, Rookwood, Daffodil vase, $500-700.

Everything Goes at Rago’s Unreserved Auction, March 27 And 28 – Two Days of Modern and Early 20TH C. Furnishings, Art and Collectibles

Released: March 06, 2015

Rago Auctions is holding a 1589 lot Unreserved Auction over two days, Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, 2015 starting at 10 a.m. In an unreserved auction, the highest bid, no matter how low, is the selling price - and everything must sell. “Rago Unreserved is all about better art and furnishings for less money than you’d pay at a gallery or an urban flea market,” says Michael Ingham, who runs the auction. “It’s for everyone who thinks they can’t afford to buy at auction and have never come to Rago because of it. Everything’s on display from Saturday, March 21st. Browse around. If...

Lot 638: Federico Armijo, Tambour desk, $3,500 – 4,500.

Paul Evans, Wendell Castle, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Robert Arneson, and Lino Tagliapietra Among Highlights of Rago's February 13-15 Auctions

Released: January 21, 2015

Lambertville, NJ: On Friday, February 13th, Saturday February 14th, and Sunday February 15th, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auction of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern Design.   Mid-Mod: Friday, February 13th at 11 AM, 286 lots A new series of auctions dealing with mid-priced 20th C. furniture and decorative objects: Vladimir Kagan, Nakashima for Widdicomb, Milo Baughman, Phil Powell, Tommi Parzinger, Michael Elkan, James Bearden, Harvey Probber, George Nelson, Charles & Ray Eames, Luigi Gentile, Arthur Court, Karl Springer, Edward Wormley, F...

George Ohr, $700-900.

Everything Goes at Rago's Unreserved Auction, January 10 and 11 – Two Days of Modern and Early 20th C. Furnishings, Art and Collectibles with No Reserves

Released: December 23, 2014

Rago Auctions is holding a 1350+ lot Unreserved Auction over two days, Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11, 2015 starting at 10 a.m. The highest bid for each lot in an unreserved auction is the selling price, no matter what the estimated value, and everything must sell. On Saturday, look for 580 lots of Early 20th c. design decorative arts and furnishings, with pottery by George Ohr, Grueby and Van Briggle, furnishings by Stickley and Limbert, Scandinavian furniture and decorative arts, art glass, artwork by Chagall, Dali and Picasso. On Sunday, 574 lots of 20th c. contemporary and...

Magnificent carved wood eagle consoles.

Clarke Offers Stronger Than Most in August.

Released: August 14, 2014

With all the various gadgets we keep close to ourselves every day, the internet is always within arm’s reach. And with the internet always within arm’s reach, there is really no excuse for missing an opportunity bid on an important sale, no matter what time of year it is.  So in between beach naps on August 18th, make sure that your internet accessible technology is close at hand so you won’t miss the sale at Clarke Auction. Thinking of the beach, one might think of Miami. And what could be more Miami, or summer for that matter, than an immaculate 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi.  ...

Lot 622: Paul Evans, Important Sculpture Front cabinet, $100,000 – 150,000

Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Josef Hoffmann, Karl Kipp, Peter Voulkos and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s June 14-15 Auctions

Released: May 22, 2014

Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Josef Hoffmann, Karl Kipp, Peter Voulkos and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s June 14-15 Auctions    Other top lots include the Martin Brothers, Donald Deskey, Gustave Baumann, Wharton Esherick, Adelaide Robineau, Teco, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Wendell Castle, and Albert Paley.   Lambertville, NJ:   On Saturday June 14 and Sunday June 15, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auction of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern ...

Lot 1: John Dee Wareham/Rookwood, Reticulated Black Iris Vase, $20,000 – $30,000.

Rago’s 20th C. Design Auctions, March 1-2, Include Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Viktor Schreckengost, Tiffany Studios and Robert Arneson

Released: February 12, 2014

RAGO’S 20TH C. DESIGN AUCTIONS, MARCH 1-2, INCLUDE WORK BY GEORGE NAKASHIMA, PAUL EVANS, PHIL POWELL, VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST, TIFFANY STUDIOS AND ROBERT ARNESON.   Other highlights include the Martin Brothers, Gio Ponti, Tommi Parzinger, Adelaide Robineau, Newcomb College, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Jan Yoors, Ed and Philip Moulthrop, and Harry Bertoia.   Lambertville, NJ   On Saturday March 1 and Sunday March 2, Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auction of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern Design.   Early 20th C. Decorative Arts...

Lot 993, Isamu Noguchi, Important Sculpture, "My Arizona", Sold for $300,000

Noguchi’s “My Arizona” Sells for $300,000 and Saturday Evening Girls Rare Fireplace Surround Sells for $219,750 in Rago’s $6.7 Million Dollar 20th/21st c. Design Auction, October 26th and 27th

Released: October 31, 2013

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 20th /21st C. Design sale brought $6,772,500 on October 26 and 27, 2013. “Our October sale, with just under 1400 lots offered in two days, totaled over $6.7 million dollars in sales including the buyer’s premium. It hammered right above the low estimate of $5.4 million dollars,” said David Rago. “The early 20th c. portion of the auction was buoyed by an established collector base, especially for high end ceramics and furniture.  The overall sell through rate was a bit lower than usual at 80%, but most unsold lots were of lesser value.  The s...

Saturday Evening Girls, Rare fireplace surround, $100,000 – 150,000.

Work by Isamu Noguchi, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Wendell Castle, Harry Bertoia and Josef Hoffmann Among Highlights of Rago’s October 26th – 27th Auctions

Released: October 09, 2013

Other top lots by Martin Brothers, Gio Ponti, Adelaide Robineau, Felix Agostini, George Ohr, George and Mira Nakashima, Dale Chihuly, Ed Moulthrop, Otto and Gertrud Natzler and Lino Tagliapietra. On Saturday October 26th and Sunday October 27th, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auctions of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern Design. Early 20th C. Decorative Arts: Saturday, October 26th, 11 am  Art pottery, furniture, art glass, metalwork, and prints in 399 lots: Ceramics by Van Briggle, Fulper, Teco, Tiffany, and Rookwood, plus a selection of grotesque...

Isamu Noguchi, Important sculpture, "My Arizona", New York, 1943, magnesite/acrylic, unmarked, 5” x 18” sq.  Estimate: $300,000-$500,000.


Released: October 02, 2013

"These will bring you good luck someday." These were the words spoken by the legendary artist/designer/architect Isamu Noguchi in 1978 when he presented two versions of his celebrated sculpture "My Arizona" to Gary Zeller, a young scientist and conservator. His prophecy will be tested when Rago brings both pieces to market on October 27, 2013 at noon in its 20th/21st C. Design auction. In May of 1942, Isamu Noguchi voluntarily entered the Poston Relocation Center for “people of Japanese parentage” near Parker, Arizona to oversee a craft program for those interned. Noguchi’s 194...

Victor Delfin, Life Sized Bronze Sculpture of a Horse.  Sold for $32,500.

Rago Great Estates and Unreserved Auctions Total Over $1.6 Million, September 20-22, 2013

Released: September 24, 2013

RAGO GREAT ESTATES AND UNRESERVED AUCTIONS TOTAL OVER $1.6 MILLION, SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2013.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's three-day auction on September 20, 21 and 22 resulted in total sales of $1,625,484. The top lot in Sunday's Great Estates sale was a life sized bronze sculpture of a horse by Victor Delfin, which sold for $32,500.   “Each Great Estates auction is a new cabinet of curiosities. This auction's cabinet had a lot to recommend it, from arms and armor to Asian artifacts, fine art to Royal Worcester, Elizabethan furniture to books and e...

Lot 2169, Tiffany & Co.  Billiard Clock.  Est.  $20,000-30,000.  Sale Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013.

Rago’s Unreserved and Great Estates Auctions Jumpstart the Fall Season with Over 2000 Lots, September 20-22

Released: August 28, 2013

Rago’s Unreserved and Great Estates Auctions Jumpstart the Fall Season with Over 2000 Lots, September 20-22   Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold an Unreserved Auction on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21, followed by a Great Estates auction on Sunday, September 22.   Friday, September 20 (lots 1-617) 632 lots Rago Unreserved: 600 lots+ of early 20th c. design pottery and furnishings, art glass, traditional furnishings and antiques, traditional fine art, coins and currency, Native American/tribal and Asian decorative arts with no...

Frederick H.  Rhead/Agnes Rhead/University City Squat Bowl.  Sold for: $55,000

Paul Evans Sells for $187,500; Frederick Rhead Bowl Sells for $55,000 in Rago's $4.5 Million Dollar 20th/21st C. Design Auction, June 8th and 9th

Released: June 13, 2013

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 20th /21st C. Design sale brought $4.46 million on June 8 and 9, 2013. “The sale as a whole did very well, hammering at 98% of its aggregate low estimate,” said David Rago.  “Arts and Crafts was strong nearly across the board.  Modern ceramics performed exceedingly well, setting more than a few new records for artist like the Scheiers and Turner. Sunday’s session saw strong pricing for the firm’s specialties including Nakashima, Evans, Powell, and organic craft design, though there were a few soft spots for middle-range designers." &nbsp...

Frederick Hurten Rhead University City Peacock Tile, Sold For: $637,500

Rago's Sets All Time Record for Arts & Crafts Movement Design Sold at Auction

Released: November 05, 2012

TILE PANEL WITH PEACOCK BY FREDERICK HURTEN RHEAD FOR UNIVERSITY CITY REALIZES $637,500. “Hurricane Sandy, bearing down on us, made only slightly more noise than the results of the auction,” says David Rago. “The sale grossed $6.6 mil and the market, especially for high end Arts and Crafts, was very, very solid.  The Rhead tile gets the headlines but many records were broken for a number of American potteries.  The Forbes sale was strong almost right across the board, hammering right in the middle of the estimate range.” The  Rhead tile sale topples the auction ...

Dard Hunter Unique Hall Chair, $20,000-30,000

American Arts and Crafts from Christopher Forbes’ Colorado Retreat Among Treasures to Auction at Rago’s Three Day 20th C. Design Sale, October 26-28

Released: October 12, 2012

Over 1,650 lots of property from the 20th-21st century, including rare Roycroft from the home of Christopher Forbes; a full day dedicated to pottery and glass; important Modern design. Previews begin October 20th. Lambertville, NJ:  On October 26-28 the Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction a significant collection of 20th-21st century furnishings and decorative arts. Among the more than 1,650 lots are Roycroft furnishings, lighting and metal ware, pottery, Navajo rugs and more from the Colorado home of Christopher Forbes.  On Friday, October 26 at noon, a full afternoon ...

The Schley House, Christopher Forbes’ home in Colorado: The seating area in the great room.

Christopher Forbes Will Auction His Collection of American Arts and Crafts at Rago’s

Released: June 27, 2012

Roycroft furnishings, lighting and metal ware, pottery, Navajo rugs and more from his Colorado retreat.  Christopher Forbes has chosen Rago’s for the sale of a collection of Roycroft furnishings and metal ware, as well as other property from his two houses in Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The auction is on October 27, 2012. The catalogue will be available online and in print in early October.  “Kip Forbes has been buying furniture, lighting, and accessories made by the Roycroft Community circa 1900 – 1915 for over three decades,” said David Rago.  “I’ve had th...

Frederick Hurten Rhead Vessel, Sold For: $150,000

Frederick Hurten Rhead, Agnes Rhead, University City, Enamel-Decorated Vessel Sells for $150,000 in Rago’s $4.74 Million June 20th/21st C. Design Auction

Released: June 22, 2012

“The five Modern auctions that preceded ours the week of our sale were mostly strong, but there were some soft spots in European furniture and Tiffany,” said David Rago.  “Our sale had soft spots, too, but did pretty much as we had hoped, in spite of $20 million having been taken out of the market before our first hammer fell.  And it was Father's Day." Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 20th /21st C. Design sale: $4.74 million, June 16 and 17, 2012. ·          Bidders in-house:  90 ·       ...

Tiffany Studios, Lamp with Dogwood Shade, $95,000-125,000

Rago's Announces a 20th /21st Century Design Auction on June 16-17

Released: May 23, 2012

1,100 lots of exceptional property, including pottery by Saturday Evening Girls; lighting by Tiffany; studio furniture by Nakashima; glass by Zynsky and Chihuly and much more. Previews begin June 9th.  On Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 11 a.m., the Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction an impressive collection of 20th century furnishings and decorative arts. Among the 1,100 lots are hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind pieces, many coming to us straight from the artists or craftsmen themselves.  Day one of the sale consists of Arts & Crafts pottery and furni...

Estates Auction, April 21, Lot 1079, Herschell Spillman Carousel Horse (Attr.), $3,000-5,000

From Modern and Traditional Design to Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Asian, and Currency, Rago's Three day April Auction Marathon Has It All

Released: March 22, 2012

  ·         1100 Lot No Reserve Discovery Auction on Friday, April 20 ·         750 Lot Estate Auction on Saturday, April 21 ·         450 Lot No Reserve Jewelry, Silver, Couture, Coins and Currency Auction on Sunday, April 22   Lambertville, NJ   The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold a no reserve Discovery Auction on Friday, April 20 to kick-off a three day auction marathon, April 20-22.  This 1,100+ lot Friday sale is followed by...

William Price, Rose Valley Trestle Table, Sold For $237,500

Rago's February 20th/21st C. Design Sale Brings $5.12 Million. William Price/Rose Valley Community Trestle Table Sells for $237,500.

Released: March 02, 2012

  RAGO’S FEBRUARY 20TH/21ST C. DESIGN SALE BRINGS $5.12 MILLION.  WILLIAM PRICE/ROSE VALLEY COMMUNITY TRESTLE TABLE SELLS FOR $237,500.  NAKASHIMA COFFEE TABLE SELLS FOR $87,500. Lambertville, NJ   Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 20th /21st C. Design sale: $5.12 million, February 25 and 26, 2012. ·          Bidders in-house:  231 ·          Bidders on phone:  373 ·          Bidders online:  575 (Early 20th C....

A Tiffany Studios Favrile glass and bronze Fleur de Lys lamp Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000

From Hand Carved to Cutting Edge, California Design to Highlight Fall Auction of 20th Century Decorative Arts

Released: September 16, 2009

Design of the Century & the Art of Cool - Neon Signage and Works of Art from Award Winning Film and Television on the Auction Block Bonhams & Butterfields will hold its fall auction of 20th Century Decorative Arts on September 29, 2009.  The 400 lot sale will offer a diverse group of high quality works spanning a century of design by well-known figures of the period.  The sale will feature strong examples of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and works by Contemporary Studio artists with a focus on California and Western designers. Le...

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