PAUL EVANS SCULPTURE-FRONT CABINET SELLS FOR $225,000 AND PETER VOULKOS BRONZE STACK POT SELLS FOR $87,500 IN RAGO’S $4.2 MILLION DOLLAR 20TH C. DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN AUCTIONS, JUNE 14 AND 15.

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  • June 19, 2014

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Lot 615, Paul Evans Important Sculpture Front Cabinet, Sold for $219,750
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Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 20th C. Decorative Arts and Design Auction: $4,272,250, June 14 and 15, 2014.

“Our June sale grossed over $4.2 million dollars, on the heels of five other Modern sales the same week,” said David Rago. “Prices were strong for most Arts and Crafts material including art pottery, prints, and Mission furniture. Contemporary ceramics were spotty, with better pieces faring well and lesser ones often not meeting reserves.  The Voulkos stack bronze brought $87,500 and Brother Thomas pottery was red-hot. Modern glass was particularly strong, featuring a selection of top contemporary makers, with notable prices including a Dale Chihuly large Macchia bowl for $23,750; a Howard Ben Tre wall-hanging glass sculpture for $13,750; a Stanislav Libensky/Jaroslava Brychtova cast glass sculpture, "Bird," for $18,750; and a William Morris two-part glass sculpture, "Artifact: Tooth," for $13,750. Modern furniture and design, our third and final session, had a strong selection of New Hope Modernist furniture, most of which performed extremely well.  Two Paul Evans Sculpture-Front cabinets sold for well above their high estimates at $219,750 and $207,750, as did a dining table and chairs for $35,000, and a Patchwork sideboard for $53,125.  A Nakashima Sanso table and chairs brought $87,500, and an exceptional Phil Powell chipped wood dining table realized $32,500. Other highlights included and Albert Paley floor lamp at $20,000, Two Wendel Castle side tables, ‘Expectations’ and ‘Where Today & Tomorrow are an Even Trade,’ for $22,500, and a Wharton Esherick desk for $32.500.”

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  • Weekend Total Hammer: $3,425,800 
  • Hammer + B.P.: $4,272,250 
  • Low Estimate: $3,528,650 
  • High Estimate: $4,911,850
  • Bidders in-house:  77
  • Bidders on phone:  273 telephone bidders
  • Absentee Bidders: 128
  • Bidders online:  520 (Early 20th C. and Modern Ceramics and Glass): 518 (Modern)
  • Number of lots:  950
  • Percent sold:  77%

Saturday, June 14: Early 20th C. Decorative Arts and Modern Ceramics and Glass

  • Hammer:  $1,280,550
  •  Hammer + 25% buyer’s premium = $1,600,688
  •  Low Estimate:  $1,925,700
  •  High Estimate:  $2,510,900;
  •  Number of lots: 448
  •  Percent sold:  80%;'
  • 9% of online bidders outside the U.S. (Early 20th C. and Modern Ceramics and Glass): Canada, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Chile, Russia, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

 Early 20th C Decorative Arts:

Lot 400, Peter Voulkos Monumental Bronze Stack Pot, Sold for $87,500
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  • Hammer:  $784,150 
  • Hammer + 25% buyer’s premium = $980,188 
  • Low Estimate: $887,950
  • High Estimate: $1,241,750
  • Number of lots: 303
  • Percent sold:  80%

Early 20th C. Decorative Arts Highlighted Lots:

  • 32  Teco Spherical Vessel  $43,750 
  • 5    Ruth Erickson/Grueby Vase with Irises  $32,500 
  • 53  Gustav Stickley Chandelier  $31,250
  •   201 Karl Kipp/Tookay Shop Unique Copper Plaque  $25,000 
  • 308 Tiffany Studios Daffodil Table Lamp  $25,000 
  • 167 H. Joor/Newcomb College Early Vase  $22,500 
  • 18  Adelaide Robineau Cabinet Vase  $20,000 
  • 180 E.T. Hurley/Rookwood Monumental Vase with Egrets  $18,750 
  •  49  Gustave Baumann Woodblock Print, "Procession"  $16,875 
  • 306 Tiffany Studios Turtleback Desk Lamp  $16,250

Modern Ceramics and Glass:

  • Hammer:  $496,400
  •  Hammer + 25% buyer’s premium:  $620,500 
  • Low Estimate: $487,000 
  • High Estimate: $683,950
  •  Number of lots: 145 
  • Percent sold:  79% 

Modern Ceramics and Glass Highlighted Lots:

  •  400 Peter Voulkos Monumental Bronze Stack Pot  $87,500
  •  494 Dale Chihuly Large Macchia Bowl  $23,750  
  •  445 Brother Thomas Bezanson Vessel  $12,500
  • 496 Michael Glancy "Golden Cascade" Vase  $10,625
  • 504 Howard Ben Tre Wall-hanging Glass Sculpture  $13,750
  • 506 Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky Filet-de-Verre Bowl  $11,875
  • 517 Carlo Scarpa/Venini Murrine Opache Bowl  $12,500

Modern Design: Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lot 32, Teco Spherical Vessel, Sold for $43,750
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  • Hammer:  $2,145,250 
  • Hammer + 25% buyer’s premium:  $2,671,562
  •  Low estimate:  $2,153,700 
  • High estimate:  $2,986,150
  •  Number of lots: 502 
  • Percent sold:  75%  5% of online bidders outside the U.S.: Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Morocco, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russian, Israel, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

 Modern Design Highlighted Lots:

  •  615 Paul Evans Important Sculpture Front Cabinet  $219,750
  • 627 Phil Powell Dining Table  $32,500
  •  622 Paul Evans Important Sculpture Front Cabinet  $207,750 
  • 618 Paul Evans Eight Sculptured Metal Dining Chairs  $35,000
  •  696 Josef Hoffmann/Wiener Werkstatte Silver Basket  $33,750
  • 649 Donald Deskey Room Divider  $31,250
  • 692 Jean Puiforcat Silver Coffee/Tea Set  $31,250
  • 630 Wharton Esherick Blanket Chest  $31,250 
  • 897 Jacques Adnet Daybed   $17,500
  •  700 Charles J. Weinstein Company Chandelier  $18,750
  • 880 Nerone Ceccarelli/Giancarlo Patuzzi NP2 Sculpture  $16,250 
  • 808 Albert Paley Three-Piece Fire Tool Set  $11,875
  • 815 Wendell Castle Two Side Tables  $22,500

Consignments are now being accepted for the next 20th C. Design auctions, October 18/19, 2014 and all Rago auctions: 609.397.9374 or info@ragoarts.com

 

About Rago Arts and Auction Center

Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with $30 million in sales in 2013. 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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