Rago Auctions Announces Its Fall 2014 Auction Schedule

  • LAMBERTVILLE, New Jersey
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  • July 09, 2014

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Great Estates: Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014


Estate auctions bring a broad selection of exceptional, fresh-to-market American, English and Continental property from the Northeast’s fine homes, collectors and estates. Furniture; porcelains and glass; sculpture; mirrors; clocks; lighting; historic art; rugs; fine and monumental silver and plate; and coins and currency. Styles from the early Renaissance and Baroque to the Belle Époque, as well as the Chippendale, Federal, Victorian and Renaissance Revival periods. Featured in this sale to date: a monumental Christofle silver plate center piece, ca. 1900, a superior Federal block front desk and many fine bronzes. (Previews begin September 6)


Unreserved Jewelry, Silver, Coins, Traditional furnishings: Friday, September 12, 2014 


This morning session of unreserved goods features estates fine furniture and decorative arts, followed by approximately 200 lots of jewelry and silver, with a varied selection of late 19th thru 20th century antique and period jewelry, silver and silver plate, modern gemstone jewelry, engagement and bridal jewelry, designer fashion jewelry and bijoux, as well as contemporary designer handbags and couture. Highlights to date include an International Sterling "1810" flatware service, an Art Deco "Moi et Toi" diamond and platinum ring, a Santos de Cartier stainless steel wristwatch, a Louis Vuitton "Trompe L'oeil" pouchette and a French pate de verre and paste cross necklace. (Previews begin September 6)


Unreserved 20th C. Design: Sunday, September 14, 2014


Stylish and functional modern property with no reserves, featuring designer and famous maker 20th c. decorative arts and furnishings. Early 20th century design features work by Van Erp, Tiffany, Roycroft, Stickley, Handel, Liberty, Ohr, Fulper, Rookwood, Weller, Roseville, Lalique, Galle and Daum; fine art by Knapp, Dali, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Nordfeldt, Vaserely, Picasso and Anuszkievich; 20th/21st. century pieces by Meier, Wien, Parzinger, Fornasetti, Takaezu, Seguso, Mogensen, Aalto, Robsjohn-Gibbings, Pearsall, Baughman, Saarinan, Knoll, Donghia & Modernica, Eames, Wegner, Schultz, Kagan, Ralph Lauren Home, Arte, Sonneman, Maurer, Karnes, Chaleff, Weinberg and Jere. (Previews begin September 6)


Early 20th C. Decorative Arts and Design: Saturday, October 18, 2014


Early 20th c. decorative arts and furnishings from the Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Aesthetic Movements. Lighting by Tiffany and Handel; furniture and wrought metal by Gustav Stickley and the Roycrofters; ceramics by George Ohr, Grueby, Rookwood, Newcomb College, Zsolnay, Martin Brothers; glass from Tiffany, Loetz, Galle, Lalique; woodblock prints; textiles; tooled leather and more. Highlights to date include a rare Newcomb College five-tile frieze, an exceptional Galle dill lamp and a fine Charles Rohlfs drop-down desk. (Previews begin October 11)


Modern Ceramics and Glass: Saturday, October 18, 2014


Famous modern ceramicists and contemporary art glass makers comprise this auction, which follows early 20th c. decorative arts. Highlights to date include an angular light vessel with cut-outs by Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Jack Earl sculptures and a faceted Shoji Hamada vase. (Previews begin October 11)


Modern Design: Sunday, October 19, 2014   


Furnishings; ceramics, glass, and other decorative art; lighting and fine art by Nakashima, Esherick, Powell, Evans, Paley, Castle, Kagan, Noguchi, Ponti, Juhl and Jensen to name but a few. Rago’s Modern auctions are followed internationally. Highlights to date include an Evans Deep Relief cabinet, an illuminating Louis Durot Lips sofa, two pairs of Ignazio Gardella “Digamma” chairs, a matching Andre Sornay lounge and settee and a fine Gio Ponti/Singer & Sons four-drawer dresser.  (Previews begin October 11)


19th/20th C. American & European Art: Saturday, November 15, 2014


Important work by American and European artists from private individuals, distinguished collections and estates. Subjects include landscapes, still life, genre scenes, portraits and prints from a variety of regional schools, in styles from impressionism to post-impressionism to early Modernism. Highlights to date include work by William Sonntag, Dox Thrash, Ben Shahn, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Gustave Jr. Cimiotti, Thomas Hart Benton, Thomas Eakins, Boris Lovet-Lorski and Henry Martin Gasser. (Previews begin November 8)


Post-War and Contemporary Art: Saturday, November 15, 2014


Post-War and Contemporary Art brings together essential works from leading painters, sculptors, and photographers working today with those of Post-War innovators and juxtaposes important originals with stylish multiples and the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Highlights to date include work by Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Sam Francis, Robert Rauschenberg, Jeff Koons, Pat Steir and Cindy Sherman. (Previews begin November 8)


Silver/Coins/Currency: Friday, December 5, 2014 


Rago's annual December Great Estates Auction weekend begins with a day dedicated to historic, ornamental and functional silver followed by a session of collectible coins and currency. Silver in the sale thus far includes a Hector Aguilar Aztec silver flatware service and three silver serving dishes from the Warrington service at Dunham Massey. (Previews begin November 29)


Great Estates: Saturday, December 6, 2014 


The finest American, English and Continental property from the Northeast’s homes, collectors and estates features 18th, 19th and early 20th century furnishings, decorative arts and fine arts, American folk art, Asian art, ephemera, collectibles and antiques from the early Renaissance and Baroque to the Belle Époque, as well as American styles through the Chippendale, Federal, Victorian and Renaissance Revival periods. A notable lot thus far is a Japanese cloisonné palace vase from the late 19th/early 20th century. (Previews begin November 29)


Jewelry/Couture/Objets de Vertu: Sunday, December 7, 2014 


Rago’s principal jewelry sale of the year showcases fine and period jewelry, luxury goods, precious gemstones, diamond jewelry, couture bijoux, timepieces, objets de vertu, designer accessories and an extensive collection of Georgian and Victorian jewelry. Highlights to date is a Van Cleef & Arpels French diamond platinum clip, a natural pearl diamond platinum bracelet, a Cartier diamond and sapphire platinum mounted agate cigarette case, an 1880’s Swiss Scarab-form jeweled gold and enameled silver watch, certified diamonds and much more. (Previews begin November 29)


Notes for the Editor


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  • 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.
  •  Rago's is now accepting consignments for all 2014 auctions. Email info@ragoarts.com.




Miriam Tucker
Rago Arts and Auction Center

Rago Arts and Auction Center
333 N. Main Street
Lambertville, New Jersey

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