Art, Design, Lighting and Furnishings Spanning Centuries and Continents in Rago’s Unreserved Auctions on August 24-25

  • LAMBERTVILLE, New Jersey
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  • July 17, 2019

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Lot 629: Damien Hirst Skull Spin Painting $1,000 - 1,500
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Lambertville, NJ - On Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, Rago Auctions will hold a 2-day Unreserved Auction featuring early 20th century art and design, modern and contemporary art and design, Scandinavian furniture, garden décor and much more. Included in this 1,121 lot sale: period and contemporary works of Arts and Craft design; American and European mid-century furnishings; a broad selection of lighting and estate goods; prints, multiples and works on paper; and antique and contemporary art glass and pottery. Additional highlights include: a run of Spanish copper cookware; a single-owner collection of Pairpoint lamps; rock & roll ephemera; historical documents; works in multiple media from a private collection of works by René Buthaud; as well as decorative objects in silver, coin silver and silver plate.

“Our August Unreserved sale has something for everyone,” says Michael Ingham, Director of Rago's Unreserved Auctions. “With so many great pieces across several collecting categories, it’s a great way to kick off our Fall auction season.”

Early 20th Century Design, Fine Art, Glass, Ceramics, Estate Goods, Garden and Scandinavian Design: Saturday, August 24 at 10am, 572 lots

Early 20th Century American Art Pottery and Ceramics by Grueby, Fulper, Rookwood, Van Briggle, Newcomb College, Marblehead, Hampshire, Arequipa, Clewell, North Dakota School of Mines and more. European Art Pottery by Riessner/Stellmacher & Kessel (RStK), Royal Doulton, Moorcroft, Wedgwood and more. Art Glass by Tiffany Studios, Loetz, Gallé, Stueben, Lalique, Quezal and Legras. Lighting including Pairpoint and Pittsburgh. American Furniture by Gustav Stickley, L & J.G. Stickley, Stickley Brothers, Josef Hoffmann and Contemporary Arts & Crafts furniture by E.J. Audi. Scandinavian Furniture by Lothar Klute, Børge Mogensen, Hans Wegner and more. Japanese Woodblock Prints from artists including Kiyoshi Saito and Utagawa Hiroshige. Antique Copper Cookware including paella pans, skillets, candlesticks and more.

Lot 1: Tiffany Studios Fleur-de-Lis Candelabrum $600 - 800
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Estate Goods including a single-owner collection of Pairpoint lamps,plus folk art, Disney animation cels, Rya rugs, and 1960s rock & roll posters; Bronze works by Vic Payne, Oscar Bach, and more; Sterling Silver from Tiffany & Co., Gorham, Reed & Barton, Buccellati, and Georg Jensen, as well as works in American coin silver; Fine Art by Norman Rockwell, Louis Riché, Mark Sabin, Walter Clark, Ron Williams, Jean Lurçat and more, including still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, plus Caricatures by Al Hirschfeld; and Prints by artists such as Keith Haring, Red Grooms, Larry Rivers, Ilya Bolotowsky, and Victor Vasarely, among others; plus Garden décor and accessories ranging from traditional to modern.

American + European Modern Design, Post-War + Contemporary Art: Sunday, August 25 at 10am, 549 lots

American and European Design, from Art Deco to Contemporary, including American Furniture by makers Vladimir Kagan, Eero Saarinen, Frank Gehry, Charles and Ray Eames, Ralph Lauren Home, Tommi Parzinger, Karl Springer, Harvey Probber, George Nelson for Herman Miller, Adrian Pearsall, Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, Leon Rosen, Le Corbusier for Cassina and more. European Furniture by Fendi, Usm Haller, Minotti and more. French Furniture by makers including Jean-Michel Frank, Pierre Guariche, and Jean Royere. Studio Furniture by Jeffrey Green, Nori Morimoto, Tommy Simpson, John Risley, and more. Lighting by Stilnovo, Arredoluce, Fontana Arte, Laurel Lamp Co., Koch and Lowy and more.

Lot 692: Le Corbusier; Cassina LC4 Chaise Lounge $800 - 1,200
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Prints by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Josef Albers, plus spin paintings by Damien Hirst. Additional Fine Art by Christo, Larry Rivers, Karel Appel, Fumio Yoshimura, Emmanuel Lardinois, Joseph Amarotico, and Tom Fitzpatrick. Sculpture by Oded Halahmy and C. Jere. French Ceramics by makers including Édouard Cazaux, André Metthey and Jean Cocteau, plus additional Ceramic Art by Glen Lukins, Toshiko Takaezu, Peter Shire, Ken Ferguson, Neil Noland, Guido Gambone and Fabienne Jouvin.

Auction Exhibition/Preview/Bidding

Exhibition kicks-off with our Art of Collecting Party, August 17, 5-8 p.m. at Rago's NEW Annex Gallery, 243 N. Main St., Lambertville, NJ 08530.

Preview: Saturday, August 17 - Thursday, August 22, 12–5 p.m. Friday, August 23, 12-7 p.m. Also by appointment. Doors open at 9 a.m. on Saturday & Sunday, August 24 & 25.

Rago is located midway between NYC (1 hr. 15 min) and Philadelphia (50 min). Directions online at

For those unable to attend, telephone/absentee bidding available at 609.397.9374. Online bidding available at


View a complete online catalogue with color images at and, online August 2.

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

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