The Mid-Market Struts Its Stuff in Rago’s Big $1.8 Million April Auction Weekend

  • LAMBERTVILLE, New Jersey
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  • April 24, 2013

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Thai Stone Buddha Head, Angkor Province, Sold for $11,250 in Rago's Great Estates Auction
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Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 2200 lot three-day marathon auction on April 19, 20 and 21 brought home a solid $1,792,141 for the auction house and its consignors. The three day sale included a Great Estates auction on Saturday and two days of Rago Unreserved: an auction of art and furnishings on Friday and an auction of jewelry, silver and fashion on Sunday.

 

“The five top lots of the Estate auction were Asian, Russian, African and the bidding reflected this – there was lots of international interest in this sale. We saw support from both dealers and collectors,” said Miriam Tucker, partner at Rago’s. “Of course the current commodity prices for silver had an effect on Sunday, but the bidding in both the unreserved sales was pretty much strong across the board, especially for 20th c. modern furnishings and gems.  There is clearly an appetite for quality mid-market pieces at the right price. With that in mind, we are now actively accepting consignments for September Unreserved and Estates auctions and welcome inquiries.”

 

WEEKEND TOTALS

 

- Hammer: $ 1,433,713

- Hammer + b.p. $ 1,792,141

- Number of Lots: 2190

- Bidders in-house: 223

- Phone bidders: 288

- Absentee bidders: 200

 

GREAT ESTATES HIGHLIGHTS

 

- Hammer: $ 543,550

- Hammer + b.p. $ 679,438

- Number of lots: 547

- % sold: 85% 

- Bidders online: 1617

 

Highlighted Top Lots:

- 1205  Jewel Encrusted Mughal Dagger   $ 93,750

Gio Ponti, Venini Two glass bottles, Sold for $32,500 in Rago's Unreserved Auction
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- 1270  Walter Battiss Abtract Painting of Figures   $ 16,250

- 1261  Chinese Porcelain Screen   $ 13,750

- 1340  Tsar Nicholas I Commemorative Glasses   $ 13,750

- 1118  Thai Stone Buddha Head, Angkor Province   $ 11,250

- 1176  Katharine Houghton Hepburn Two Self Portraits   $ 10,000

- 1145  Two 19th Century City Engravings   $ 8,750

- 1225  French Wallpaper Panel   $ 7,500

- 1181  Della J. Barber Painting of the New Hope Locks   $ 6,875

- 1253  Chinese Gilt Metal Seated God   $ 6,250

 

FRIDAY UNRESERVED HIGHLIGHTS

 

- Hammer: $ 562,503

- Hammer + b.p. $ 703,129

- Number of lots: 1028

- Bidders online: 1066

 

Highlighted Top Lots:

 

- 212  Gio Ponti, Venini Two glass bottles   $ 32,500

- 482  Maxime Old, Secretary cabinet   $ 7,500

- 798  Michael Adams, Aurora Studios, Exceptional Bungalow chandelier   $ 6,875

- 744  Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen, Set of six "3107" chairs   $ 5,938

- 499  Brazilian, Rosewood student desk   $ 3,500

- 306  Style of Osvaldo Borsani, Six drawer console, Italy   $ 4,375

- 843  Charles Levier, Oil on canvas, "Fenetre a Dieulefit"   $ 3,250

- 60    Massimo Vignelli, (Italian, b. 1931) Screenprint “Bicentennial"   $ 2,000

- 184  Alexander Calder, Lithograph, Abstract composition   $ 1,188

- 237  Italian, Pair of Club Chairs, 1950s   $ 3,250

- 395  William Wyman, Stoneware Vase   $ 2,000

- 430  Industrial, Two Vitrines, USA, 1930s   $ 2,625

- 447  Eric Buck, Four Barstools, 2000s   $ 5,000

Sapphire And Gold "Sweetheart" Necklace, Sold for $5,313 in Rago's Unreserved Jewelry, Silver, Fashion Auction
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- 676  Alexander Girard, Herman Miller, Mirror   $ 1,875

- 750  George Ohr, Vase with Scalloped Rim   $ 1,625

 

SUNDAY UNRESERVED JEWELRY, SILVER, FASHION HIGHLIGHTS

 

- Hammer: $327,660

- Hammer + b.p. $409,575

- Number of lots: 615

- Bidders online: 584

 

Highlighted Top Lots:

 

- 2331  Impressive Pear-Shaped Diamond Ring   $ 6,875

- 2168  Sapphire And Gold "Sweetheart" Necklace   $ 5,313

- 2306  Edwardian Platinum Diamond Ring   $ 3,125

- 2352  Amber Bead Necklace, Coral or Silver Jewelry   $ 2,750

- 2502  Russian Jeweled And Enameled Silver Cigarette Case   $ 2,750

- 2438  Paul Von Ringelheim Pop Art Belts   $ 2,500

- 2396  Ippolita 18k Gold Turquoise Bangle   $ 2,250

- 2088  Wirt, Conklin, Eclipse, Wahl Pens, etc.   $ 2,000

- 2108  Edwardian Turquoise and Seed Pearl Negligee   $ 1,750

- 2458  Hermes Medor Discreet Wristwatch, France   $ 1,750

- 2113  Art Nouveau Diamond "Bleeding Hearts" Brooch   $ 1,063

- 2447  Chanel Tweed Cream and Black Jacket    $ 1,000

- 2508  Georg Jensen Silver Sauce Service   $ 1,000

- 2541  Tiffany & CO. Silver Pie Server   $ 563

- 2121  Substantial Silver Amethyst Necklace    $ 1,375

 

Rago Auctions will hold the next Rago Unreserved Auction on September 20-21, 2013 and Great Estates on September 22, 2013. Consignments are now being accepted for this (and all other) auctions: 609.397.9374 or info@ragoarts.com. 

 

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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.

 

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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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