Three Days of Unreserved Goods to Auction at Rago's, August 27-29, 2015

  • LAMBERTVILLE, New Jersey
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  • August 04, 2015

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Lot 125: After Frederic Remington (1861-1909), Bronze, "Bronco Buster", $400-600
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Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction over 1900 lots of unreserved property on August 27, 28, and 29. The sale begins on Thursday, August 27 at 10 am with estates goods, and continues at noon with unreserved Jewelry and accessories. The sale continues on Friday, August 28 with early 20th century, fine art, and Danish modern design.  Saturday, August 29 features more modern design, including furnishings, decorative arts and contemporary art.




356 lots of period English, American and Continental furniture, lighting, rugs, porcelain, glass and silver. Period furniture includes a Bachelor’s Chest, a Pembroke single-drawer table, and a pair of William and Mary style armchairs; Le Coultre clocks, and mantle clocks; a collection of steins, many by Mettlach; a National cash register. Fine art, including prints by Louis Icart, Erte and Jean Miro, and paintings by Alexander Helwig Wyant, and Carl Weber; Bucks County artists such as Harry Leith-Ross, Ranulph Bye and Alice Sotter. Country furniture includes English Windsor chairs; Books and ephemera feature a first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Bronzes, including several after Frederic Remington. Several lots of Maitland Smith period style furniture and wall mirrors; a collection of picture frames, in silver, brass, and gutta-percha. Continental furniture includes an Italian Baroque Style Marquetry Desk, and a Flemish open armchair. Asian includes Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan urns, vases, teapots, Foo Dogs, scrolls, furnishings and artwork. Collectible glass by Daum and Steuben; Silver and silver plate, pewter by Tiffany, Gorham, Towle, Wallace, including candelabras, chargers, flatware, vases, and a sterling silver tea strainer by David Anderson.

Lot 350: Victorian yellow gold eagle bracelet, $800-1,200
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Unreserved Jewelry (lots 350-620): THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 12 P.M.


271 lots of Jewelry and couture includes a varied selection of late 19th thru 20th century antique and period jewelry, modern gemstone jewelry, engagement and bridal jewelry, designer fashion jewelry and bijoux, gentlemen’s accessories, perfumes, as well as designer clothing. Jewelry designers include Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Angela Cummings, John Hardy, Jabel, Whiteside & Blank, Miriam Haskell, Lalique, Christian Dior, Pucci, Trifari, Dunhill, E. Zolotas, and Carrington & Co.; watches by Rolex, Waltham, Omega, Elgin, Bulova, Lecoultre, and Montblanc; clothing by Fendi, Valentino, Donna Karan, Escada. Highlights include a Trifari "Fruit Salad" brooch, an Edwardian coral and pearl gold festoon necklace, a Victorian yellow gold eagle bracelet, an Alfred Dunhill enameled silver lift-arm lighter, a Morganite rose gold ring, and a collection of silk scarves by Hermes.





518 lots of early 20th c. design, fine art and Scandinavian furnishings. Early 20th c. design pottery by ceramicists George Ohr, Rookwood, Grueby, Saturday Evening Girls, Merrimac, Pewabic, Teco, Van Briggle, North Dakota School of Mines, Fulper; many lots of Ohio pottery including Roseville, and close to 100 lots of Weller (Coppertone, Burntwood and Souevo, etc.) from two combined collections. Arts and Crafts furniture by the Stickleys. Art glass by Loetz, Tiffany, Steuben, and a run of Lalique. European Art Pottery by Boch Freres, Clement Massier, Moorcroft, and amphora by Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel. Contemporary furniture includes English Arts and Crafts and Jugendstil. Carpets include Oriental Rugs and a Liberty of London reissue. Metal includes Jarvie (attrib) brass Theta candlesticks, Kalo sterling, Liberty & Co. Tudric pewter candlesticks, Bradley & Hubbard andirons and several pieces by Roycroft. Table lamps by Jefferson and Handel. Contemporary Arts and Crafts by Michael Adams for Aurora Studios, and Stickley by E.J. Audi. Fine Art includes work by Wolf Kahn, Richard Kemble, Lowell Nesbitt, Will Barnett, Ben Shahn, and Richard Haas. Scandinavian furnishings by Hans Wegner and Grete Jalk, Ole Wanscher, Verner Panton, Arne Jacobsen.  Danish glass, lighting and decorative arts by Timo Sarpenva, Jan Johansson, Otto Brauer, Vilhelm Lauritzen, Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Kay Bojesen. Rya rugs.

Lot 1200: Charles And Ray Eames/Herman Miller, ESU desk and return, $400-600
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676 lots of stylish and functional, unreserved 20th century furnishings, decorative arts and contemporary art. Modern furnishings by makers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Paul McCobb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Harvey Probber, Vladimir Kagan, Lauren Ralph Lauren, George Nelson, Harry Bertoia; Studio furniture and decorative arts by George Nakashima, Federico Armijo, Jeffrey Greene, and Paul Evans. Contemporary art by Damien Hirst, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Jay Rosenblum, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, Massimo Vignelli, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert  Indiana, Jeff Koons; Prints by mid-century masters including Alexander Calder, Jean Hans Arp, Stuart Davis, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali; Collection of fine art by South and Central American artists Roberto Elia, Guillermo Nunez, Alfredo Benavidez Bedoya, and Abiezer Agudelo; Sculpture by Janis Mars Wunderlich, Ron Netsky, Frederick Weinberg, Gaston Lachaise, Georges Charpentier and C. Jere; a collection of figurines by Richard Rohac/Hagenauer Wein; American Art pottery by Robert Turner, Edwin and Mary Scheier, and Polia Pillin. Contemporary art glass by John Littleton, Tom McLaughlin and Jon Kuhn. Contemporary furniture by makers such as Ralph Pucci, C. Jere and Frank Gehry; Contemporary rugs; American art deco furniture. Contemporary reissues of classic designs by Jean Prouve for Vitra; European furniture and lighting by Rene Herbst, Pierre Paulin, Phillipe Starck, Ligne Roset; American furniture makers Milo Baughman, Henredon, Gerald Thurston. Italian glass by Seguso, Murano and Salviati; Italian furniture by Olivetti, Tobia Scarpa and Aldo Tura; Italian lighting by Rodolfo Dordoni and Vico Magistretti for Artemide; Italian pottery by Marco Zanini for Memphis Milano and Gio Ponti for Cooperativa Ceramica D'Imola.


Auction Exhibition/Preview


  • Saturday, August 22 – Tuesday, August 25, 12-5 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 12-7 p.m., and by appointment. Doors open at 9 a.m. on August 27, 28, and 29.
  • Open House: Tuesday, August 25, 6 p.m., featuring author Bill Dedman on the subject of his New York Times #1 bestseller "Empty Mansions: A Photo Tour of Huguette Clark’s Long Life with Art, Excess, and Generosity." The auction house opens at noon, a reception begins at 5 p.m., lecture at 6 p.m. RSVP to 609.397.9374 ext. 119 or
  • Rago’s is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at
  • Telephone/absentee/online bidding available at and for those unable to attend.







Unreserved Estate Goods: Thursday, August 27, 10 a.m.


Lot 1: Bachelor’s Chest, $700-900

Lot 23: Jaeger Le Coultre Atmos mantle clock with moon phases, $200-400

Lot 75: National cash register, $400-600

Lot 85: Four English wheel-back Windsor chairs, $200-300

Lot 108: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, First Edition, $300-500

Lot 125: After Frederic Remington (1861-1909), Bronze, "Bronco Buster", $400-600

Lot 232: Ranulph Bye (American, 1916-2003), Watercolor on paper of a creek, $400-600

Lot 269: Italian, Baroque Style Marquetry Desk, $600-800

Lot 284: Chinese, Rectangular Longquan celadon glaze vase from Qing period, $400-600

Lot 313: Daum, Crystal "Monaco Powerboat", $500-700

Lot 328: Tiffany & Co., Sterling trumpet vase, $400-600

Lot 342; David Anderson, Sterling tea strainer with partial gilt, $400-600


Unreserved Jewelry: Thursday, August 27, 12 p.m.


Lot 350: Victorian yellow gold eagle bracelet, $800-1,200

Lot 357: Collection of 18th & 19th c. European girandole & pendeloque earrings, $500-700

Lot 361: Old mine cut diamond 14k yellow gold earrings, $500-700

Lot 362: OEC diamond yellow gold and platinum ring, $800-1,000

Lot 375: Edwardian coral, pearl and gold festoon necklace, $600-800

Lot 376: Coral, enameled gold and diamond insect brooch, $800-1,200

Lot 382: Victorian mourning micromosaic pendant brooch, $300-500

Lot 394: American Art Nouveau enameled gold & amethyst pendant, $400-600

Lot 410: Gentlemen's antique cufflinks, includes gold, $500-700

Lot 411: Carrington & Co., Partial yellow gold dress set, $400-600

Lot 417: Alfred Dunhill, Enameled silver lift-arm lighter, $200-400

Lot 424: Omega, "Constellation" automatic wristwatch, $300-500

Lot 462: 18k Pink gold "ruby" link bracelet, $500-700

Lot 466: Morganite rose gold ring, $800-1,200

Lot 496: Angela Cummings, Lapis and 18k yellow gold necklace, $600-800

Lot 511: Two pairs diamond or gem-set 14k white gold earrings, $600-800

Lot 532: Cartier, " Nouvelle Vague" platinum ring, $1,200-1,800

Lot 603, Trifari, "Fruit Salad" brooch, $500-700

Lot 604: Ladies Pucci, Watch with additional straps and box, $300-500

Lot 608: Hermes, Silk "Brise de Charme" scarf, $200-300


Unreserved Early 20th Century, Fine Art, and Danish Modern Design: Friday, August 28, 10 a.m.


Lot 700: George Ohr, Baluster vase, $800-1,200

Lot 711: L. & J.G. Stickley, Drop-arm settee, $700-1,000

Lot 729: Loetz, Large Orpheus vase, $800-1,200

Lot 825: Jarvie (Attr.), Pair of brass Theta candlesticks, $1,000-1,500.

Lot 863: Jefferson, Table lamp, $600-800.

Lot 905: Jacques Sicard/Weller, Vase decorated with tall flowers, $500-750

Lot 1007: Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927), Monotype on Arches paper, $1,000-1,500

Lot 1050: Grete Jalk/France & Son, Four-seat sofa, $1,200-1,800

Lot 1081: Vilhelm Lauritzen, Table lamp, $700-900

Lot 1094: Jens Risom, Love seat, $700-900

Lot 1129: Kay Bojesen (1886 - 1958), Articulated teak monkey, $400-600

Lot 1145: Arne Jacobsen/Fritz Hansen, Swan chair, $1,000-1,500


Unreserved Modern Design and Contemporary Art: Saturday, August 29, 10 a.m.


Lot 1200: Charles And Ray Eames/Herman Miller, ESU desk and return, $400-600

Lot 1227: Damien Hirst (British, b. 1965)(Attr.), Digital print, "Opium", $800-1,200

Lot 1249: Jon Kuhn (b. 1949), Chemically Treated vessel, $700-900

Lot 1259: Chris Lehrecke/Ralph Pucci, Turned wood stool, $500-700

Lot 1281: Janis Mars Wunderlich, Large glazed earthenware sculpture, $600-900

Lot 1338: Frederick Weinberg, Wire wall sculpture of a pair stallions, $300-500

Lot 1362: Richard Rohac/Hagenauer Wein, Figurines, $600-800

Lot 1387: Jean Prouve; Vitra, Set of four "Antony" lounge chairs, $500-700

Lot 1491: Gerald Thurston, Pair of tripod table lamps, $600-800

Lot 1547: Italian, Pair of lounge chairs, $1,000-1,500

Lot 1571: Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Lithograph, "Marée Basse (Low Tide)", $500-700

Lot 1594: Adrian Pearsall, Gondola sofa, $1,000-1,500

Lot 1630: Stig Lindberg (1916 - 1982), Two ceramic horses, $500-700

Lot 1675: Vladimir Kagan/Vladimir Kagan Designs Inc, Illuminated "Omnibus" sofa, $2,000-3,000

Lot 1770: George Nakashima/Widdicomb, Tall dresser, $1,200-1,800

Lot 1799: Robert Turner, Reduction-fired vase, $600-900

Lot 1817: Victor Vasarely (Hungarian, 1906-1997), Untitled screenprint, $600-800

Lot 1882: Gaston Lachaise, "Torso", $1,000-1,500

Lot 1965: Jeff Koons (American, b. 1955), "Hope", $800-1,200




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  • Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with $30 million in annual sales. It serves thousands of sellers and buyers yearly with a singular blend of global reach, personal service and competitive commissions for single pieces, collections and estates. Rago holds auctions of 20th/21st c. design, fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry, Asian, militaria, coins and currency, silver, historic ephemera, and ethnographic property. Rago also provides a range of appraisal services conducted by USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant appraisers, performed to the highest standards set by the IRS, insurers and the Appraisers Association of America. Rago is located in New Jersey, midway between New York City and Philadelphia.


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