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Rago Holds a $2.1 Million Auction Weekend, September 12-14, 2014

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  • September 18, 2014

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Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, sold for $37,500
Rago Arts and Auction Center

RAGO HOLDS A $2.1 MILLION AUCTION WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2014.

 

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's three-day auction on September 12, 13 and 14 resulted in total sales of $2,114,919 for the auction house and its consignors.

 

“This auction was notable for the inauguration of online bidding on two new platforms - Bidsquare (www.bidsquare.com) and the Rago site. Both sites performed very well throughout the sales. We are particularly excited about the potential for Bidsquare. Results were strong for property pretty well across the board, as shown by the top lots,” said Miriam Tucker, Managing Partner. “We were disappointed mainly by the lack of interest in a number of the Asian lots, which we are still trying to figure out. The core of the Great Estates auction consisted of fresh to market property from New York, New Jersey, New England and Florida consigned through Estate Services, which works with executors, fiduciaries, attorneys and estate planners nationwide. Lot 1512,  Paul Jouve’s etching, "Walking Panther", from a New York City estate, sold for $13,750 against an estimate of $3,000-5,000. Lot 1550, a George III dining table from a Connecticut estate, sold for $8,250 against an estimate of $2,000-4,000.  The top lot in Saturday's Great Estates sale, the Myochin School snake in articulated iron, came to us from private sellers, as does the majority of our property. They had seen the results for the Myochin School snake we sold in December 2013. At $37,500, it didn’t come close to the selling price for the first. The family’s children had enjoyed playing with it too much for that. Still, not bad for a much loved toy.”

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GREAT ESTATES AND UNRESERVED AUCTION RESULTS (THREE DAY TOTAL)

 

  • Total hammer: $1,691,935
  • Hammer + BP: $2,114,919
  • Number of Lots: 2409

 

GREAT ESTATES AUCTION RESULTS

 

  • Hammer: $872,000  
  • Hammer + BP: $1,090,000
  • Low Estimate: $994,350
  • High Estimate: $1,501,550
  • Number of lots: 856
  • % sold: 84% 
  • Absentee bidders: 76
  • Registered online bidders: 1,413

 

RAGO UNRESERVED AUCTION RESULTS

 

  • Hammer: $819,935
  • Hammer + BP: $1,024,919
  • Low Estimate: $804,025
  • High Estimate: $1,171,300
  • Number of lots: 1552
  • Absentee bidders:  105
  • Registered online bidders: 1,615

 

Monumental Christofle Silver-Plated Centerpiece, sold for $13,750
Rago Arts and Auction Center

TOP LOTS - GREAT ESTATES AUCTION

 

  • 600  Monumental Christofle Silver-Plated Centerpiece   $13,750
  • 603  Wallace "Sir Christopher" Sterling Flatware Set   $6,250
  • 606  Japanese Meiji Sterling Tea  and Coffee Service   $13,750
  • 677  1994 China Commemorative Proof Set  $6,400
  • 679  1992 China Commemorative Proof Set   $10,625
  • 1012  Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk  $8,960
  • 1019  Embroidered American Sampler  $8,125
  • 1124  French Champleve Clock and Barometer Garniture  $15,000
  • 1239  Vienna Bronze Elephant   $10,000
  • 1289  Pair of Italian Rococo Style Grotto Chairs   $8,125
  • 1369  After Evgeny Alexandrovich Lanceray, "Falconer" bronze sculpture  $20,000
  • 1409  Raden Basoeki Abdullah, Oil on Canvas of a Woman with Parasol   $8,125
  • 1458  Persian Pictorial Rug  $8,750
  • 1477  Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake  $37,500
  • 1512  Paul Jouve, Etching on paper, "Walking Panther"   $13,750
  • 1515  Art Deco Portrait   $11,875
  • 1550  George III Double Pedestal Dining Room Table  $8,750

 

TOP LOTS - UNRESERVED AUCTION

 

  • 12   Collection of Coral Bead And Yellow Gold Jewelry  $1,750
  • 35   Collection of Art Deco Gem Set Jewelry  $1,375
  • 88   Rubelite Tourmaline Diamond and Platinum Ring  $2,000
  • 119 Art Deco Diamond Platinum Ring, S. Kind & Son  $2,375
  • 120 Art Deco "Moi Et Toi" Diamond and Platinum Ring  $2,500
  • 140 Recent Yellow Gold Jewelry, Including Tina Chow  $4,375
  • 181 Three Wristwatches, Includes Tiffany & Co., Hermes  $1,625
  • 219 French Pate De Verre and Paste Cross Necklace  $2,000
  • 355 Racycle Bicycle  $1,625
  • 432 Carlo Canevari, Oil on Panel of a Nun and Two Priests  $1,500
  • 510 Reed & Barton "Florentine Lace" Sterling Flatware  $1,664
  • 541 Georg Jensen Danish Silver Bowl #665  $1,375
  • 2066a  Loetz Iridescent Glass Vase with Sterling Floral and Leaf Overlay  $2,875
  • 2150   Old Mission Kopperkraft Hammered Copper Table Lamp   $2,176
  • 2272   George Nelson, Herman Miller Five-Bay Comprehensive Storage System (CSS)  $11,250
  • 2332   Eileen Gray, Ecart International "Satellite" Mirror   $4,375
  • 2336   Gae Aulenti, Artemide "Pileo Mezza Pileo" Floor Lamp   $3,712
  • 2388   Victor Vasarely Limited Edition Room-Sized Wool Rug  $6,250
  • 2472   Jamie Herzlinger Park Avenue Dining Table   $4,688
  • 2674   Jeffrey Greene Dining Set   $3,375
  • 2721   George Platt Lynes Gelatin Silver Print, "Francois Moncion" $3,000
  • 2813   Joe D'urso; Donghia Tribeca Collection, "Island Sofa" $3,000
  • 2888   Frank Lloyd Wright Folding Bench Made for the Meeting House  $3,125
  • 2909   Andy Warhol Screenprint on Laundry Bag, Cow   $4,063
  • 2938   Borge Mogensen Bifold Door Cabinet  $4,063
  • 2967   Gunnar Nyland, Rorstrand Floor Vase  $4,375

 

After Evgeny Alexandrovich Lanceray, "Falconer" bronze sculpture, sold for $20,000
Rago Arts and Auction Center

Rago Auctions will hold the next Great Estates Auction on December 6, 2014 and Discovery Auction on January 17/18, 2014. Consignments are now being accepted for all auctions: 609.397.9374 or info@ragoarts.com. 

 

TO THE EDITOR

 

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About Rago Arts and Auction Center

 

Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with $30 million in annual sales. 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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Rago Arts and Auction Center
333 N. Main Street
Lambertville, New Jersey
raac@ragoarts.com
609-397-9374
http://www.ragoarts.com/

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