Rago Arts and Auction Center - Fall 2012 Auction Schedule

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  • July 26, 2012

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Damien Hirst, Spin Painting (Butterfly), $7,000-$9,000, Auction Date: November 17, 2012
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Rago Arts and Auction Center - Fall 2012 Auction Schedule.



Discovery: September 14 and 15, 2012, 11 a.m. 


Everything goes in Rago's Discovery sale, where all lots are unreserved. Friday's sale includes original and vintage art, furnishings, tableware, Asian, collectibles, books and ephemera, ethnographic property. Saturday's sale is all 20th century: early and modern design, including furniture, lighting rugs, pottery, glass, painting, prints, photography. The high bid, no matter how low, takes it home. (Previews begin September 8) 



Great Estates: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 11 a.m. 


Estate auctions fill Rago's with 18th, 19th and early 20th c. furnishings, decorative and fine arts including bronzes, prints, Asian art and antiques, Americana, Native American, glass and porcelain, militaria and coins. Some top lots to date include a jeweled Mughal dagger, a collection of George T. Downing abolitionist papers, a pair of French doré bronze candelabra once owned by Pearl Buck, decorative French furnishings from Rittenhouse Square, Chinese ivory figures, art glass and a collection of Lotton glass from a Princeton home. (Previews begin September 8)     

Roycroft Leather Chair from the Forbes Collection, $15,000-$20,000, Auction Date: October 27, 2012
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20th Century Pottery: Friday, October 26, 2012


A day dedicated to a selection of American, European and modern art pottery from the 20th century by famous ceramicists, including Rookwood, Saturday Evening Girls, Edwin and Mary Scheier, Cowan, Ernst Wahliss, Roseville, Fulper, Weller, North Dakota School of Mines, Marblehead, Stangl, Toshiko Takaezu, and Van Briggle.  (Previews begin October 20)



Early 20th C. Design: Saturday, October 27, 2012


This sale features Christopher Forbes' collection of American Arts and Crafts from his Colorado retreat, with much rare Roycroft. The sale also includes early 20th century furnishings, lighting and metal ware, pottery, art glass, woodblock prints, textiles and more. (Previews begin October 20)

Untreated Sapphire Ring, $12,000-$18,000, Auction Date: December 9, 2012
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Modern Design: Sunday, October 28, 2012   


The Rago Arts and Auction Center is an international leader in modern design, featuring furnishings, decorative arts, lighting and fine art. Much of the most important Modern design to come to auction has been sold by Rago's. Look for makers George Nakashima, Dan Johnson, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Paul Evans, Philip and Kelvin Laverne, Vladimir Kagan, Claude Conover, Beatrice Wood, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Pablo Picasso, Peter Voulkos, and Dale Chihuly. (Previews begin October 20)



19th/20th C. American & European Art: Saturday, November 17, 2012


Painting and sculpture, drawings, prints and photography.  19th and 20th century American and European art, appealing to collectors locally, nationally and internationally.  Highlights include a collection of Edgar Degas bronzes, a charcoal drawing by Mary Cassatt, and a tempura on illustration board by Nicholas Konstantinovich Roerich. (Previews begin November 10)



Post-War & Contemporary Art: Saturday, November 17, 2012


Significant works and all forms of visual expression, including important originals and stylish multiples from Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Keith Haring, Raymond Pettibon, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Nevelson and more leading painters, sculptors, and photographers, and emerging and mid-career artists. (Previews begin November 10)



Silver/Coins/Currency: Friday, December 7, 2012 


Rago's annual December Great Estates Auction weekend kicks off with a day dedicated to the art of the silversmith including historic, ornamental and functional objects followed by a session of collectible coins and currency. Top lots to date include: Georg Jensen "Acorn" flatware; a Tiffany & Co. coffee service; and a massive Gorham tray. (Previews begin December 1)



Great Estates: Saturday, December 8, 2012 


The three-day weekend sale continues with a day of high-end estate items including 18th, 19th and early 20th century furnishings, decorative arts and fine arts, American folk art, Native American, Asian art and antiques. (Previews being December 1)



Jewelry/Couture: Sunday, December 9, 2012


Day three of the sale is devoted to fine and period jewelry, luxury goods, precious gemstones, diamond jewelry, couture bijoux, watches, objet de vertu and designer accessories. Featured pieces include: an untreated sapphire ring; a Tutti Fruitti Giardinetto cuff; a Lacloche Frères necessary; a Patek Philippe Calatrava wristwatch; fur coats; and handbags by Chanel, Judith Leiber and Jimmy Choo. (Previews begin December 1)



Notes for the Editor

·          High-resolution images available.

·          About Rago Arts and Auction Center 

Since 1994, Rago's has served thousands of sellers and buyers with a singular blend of global reach and personal service. Originally specialists in 20th century design, today Rago's expertise covers centuries of fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry and ethnographic property.  It is a world-class venue through which to buy and sell. It is also a destination for those who seek to learn and share knowledge about art, antiques and collecting, offering free valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections and estates), appraisals and auction exhibitions in house and online. Rago's, the largest and leading auction house in New Jersey, is located midway between Philadelphia and New York.

·          Rago's is now accepting consignments for all 2012 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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