Open House at Rago on September 17 Features Panel Presentation “The Stories Thngs Carry"

  • LAMBERTVILLE, New Jersey
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  • August 16, 2013

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Tiffany & Co. Billiard Clock Estimate: $20,000-30,000
Rago Arts and Auction Center

Lambertville, NJ:  Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m., featuring a panel presentation, “The Stories Things Carry”.  Featuring Rago specialists and staff, the presentation takes place during the preview week for the Rago Estates and Unreserved auctions to be held on September 20, 21, and 22.

The staff at Rago review scores of consignment inquiries daily, many on Rago’s Free Walk-in Appraisal Mondays. Inevitably, an object that finds its way through the doors takes hold of a staff member’s attention. It may be the provenance of the object or its maker, its aesthetic, its singularity. Whatever the reason, it drives a desire to know the piece before it leaves the auction house and moves on.

 

Please join Rago for “The Stories Things Carry” where you’ll be introduced to a few of the compelling objects set to sell in the September 20, 21, and 22 auctions. These include a historically significant (and politically incorrect) silver statuette, which was presented to filmmaker D.W. Griffith, to be discussed by Rago partner, Miriam Tucker; a Tiffany & Co. billiard clock to be discussed by Tom Martin, who directs the Great Estate auctions; and a rare Mino School Katana sword to be discussed by Chris Wise, who handles militaria, coins and historical documents for the Great Estate auctions.

 

The auction house opens on Tuesday, September 17 at noon. A reception begins at 5 pm. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m.  Please R.S.V.P. to raac@ragoarts.com or 609-397-9374 ext. 119.  If you are unable to R.S.V.P. in advance, please join us. All are welcome.

 

 

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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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Contact:
Miriam Tucker
Rago Arts and Auction Center
609-397-9374
raac@ragoarts.com

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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