Rago Announced Its Fall/Winter 2015 Auctions

  • LAMBERTVILLE, New Jersey
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  • July 30, 2015

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Italian Ebonized Vitrine Cabinet, $8,000-12,000
Rago Arts and Auction Center


Unreserved Jewelry and Estate Goods: Thursday, August 27

Jewelry and couture without reserves, 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, as well as designer couture. Highlights to date: a La Triomphe enamel gem-set 18k gold peacock brooch, a Trifari "Fruit Salad" brooch, an Edwardian coral and pearl gold festoon necklace, and several Hermes scarves. Period English, American and Continental furniture, lighting, rugs, porcelain, glass and silver. Fine art includes prints by Louis Icart, Erte and Jean Miro; and paintings by Alexander Helwig Wyant, and Carl Weber (Previews begin August 22)


Unreserved Early 20th Century, Fine Art, Danish Modern Design: Friday, August 28

Early 20th c. design; fine art and Scandinavian furnishings. Including handsome examples of work by the Stickleys, Roycroft, Lalique and Loetz, Moorcroft, Grueby, George Ohr and Weller. Fine art includes prints by Ben Shahn, Wolf Kahn, Richard Kemble, Lowell Nesbitt and Will Barnett. Danish pieces by Hans Wegner, Alvar Aalto, Jens Risom, Ole Wanscher, Kay Bojeson and Poul Henningsen.  Everything sells to the high bid no matter where the bidding stops. (Previews begin August 22)



Unreserved Modern Design and Contemporary Art: Saturday, August 29

Stylish and functional, unreserved 20th century property features modern art by Alexander Calder; Pop art by Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, and Roy Lichtenstein; abstract paintings by Fred Sergenian, and Lucio Pozzi; contemporary art by Damien Hirst; and a group of Latin American artists: Roberto Elia, Guillermo Nunez, Alfredo Benavidez Bedoya, and Abiezer Agudelo. Modern and contemporary furnishings by masters including Paul Evans, Edward Wormley, Frank Lloyd Wright, George Nakashima, Ettore Sotsass, Jean Prouve, Florence Knoll and Charles and Ray Eames to name just a few. (Previews begin August 22)

Sadie Irvine, Newcomb College, $45,000-65,000
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Asian Art (Live Online Only): Thursday, September 10

This live online only sale features 100 lots of Japanese woodblock prints, original watercolors and ink scrolls by distinguished artists' such as, Kawase Hasui, Hiroshi Yoshida, Hiroaki Takahashi, as well as Utagawa Kuniyoshi's complete 47 Ronin series. (Previews begin September 5)


Coins/Currency and Stamps: Thursday, September 10

200 lots of fine rare collectible U.S. and foreign coins and currency, collectible stamps, and U.S. and world medals and medallions. Highlights include: A single collection of foreign coins and stamps from Dr. Robert Peter Turk, Colonel, United States Air Force (Retired); American coins including a 1652 Pine Tree Shilling, and a 1797 Bust dollar. (Previews begin September 5)


Great Estates: Friday, September 11

A broad selection of American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts from the Northeast’s fine homes, collectors and estates. Art and furnishings from China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, as well as from the Middle East, Oceania and Africa. Ephemera; rare books; textiles; militaria; prints and maps; American Indian art. Highlights to date: an Italian ebonized vitrine cabinet, an allegorical painting by George Herzog, a contemporary Chinese painting by Fu Baoshi, a Japanese painted screen, Tiffany Chrysanthemum sterling, and a collection of world textiles from a major corporate collection. (Previews begin September 5)

Andy Warhol, "Muhammad Ali", $80,000-120,000
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Early 20th C. Decorative Arts and Design: Friday, October 16

Early 20th C. decorative arts and furnishings from the Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Aesthetic Movements. Lighting by Tiffany, Pairpoint, Duffner & Kimberly, and Handel; furniture by Gustav Stickley; ceramics by Newcomb College, Marblehead, Fulper, Teco, North Dakota School of Mines, Grueby, Rookwood, George Ohr, and Van Briggle; spectacular glass from Lalique, Tiffany, Quezal, Daum, Galle, and Durand; woodblock prints; textiles; and more. Highlights to date include a Newcomb College large early vase with swans, Marblehead bowl with panthers, and several fine Tiffany Studios floriform vases. (Previews begin October 10)


Modern Ceramics and Glass: Saturday, October 17

Famous modern ceramicists and contemporary art glass makers comprise this auction. Highlights to date include contemporary glass by Yoichi Ohira, Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, Toots Zynsky, Benjamin Moore, and William Morris.  Early ceramics by Edwin and Mary Scheier, Waylande Gregory, and two Imperial Yellow vases by Cliff Lee. (Previews begin October 10)


Mid-Mod: Saturday, October 17

Mid-Mod features mid-priced 20th C. furniture and decorative objects by makers such as Fulper, Roseville, Weller, Vladimir Kagan, Edward Wormley, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Harvey Probber, Paul Evans/Directional, Milo Baughman, and more. (Previews begin October 10)


Modern Design: Sunday, October 18

Furnishings; ceramics, glass, and other decorative art; lighting and fine art by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, Phil Powell and Paul Evans to name but a few. Rago’s Modern auctions are followed internationally. Highlights to date include Paul Evans/Directional Deep Relief cabinet, and a Phil Powell massive dining table.  (Previews begin October 10)


19th/20th C. American & European Art: Thursday, November 5

Important work by American and European artists from private individuals, distinguished collections and estates. Subjects include landscapes, still life, genre scenes, portraits and prints from a variety of regional schools, in styles from impressionism to post-impressionism to early Modernism. Highlights to date include: Works by Bucks County artists Robert Spencer, John Fulton Folinsbee and Louis Stone; Paintings by Daniel Ridgeway Knight, Bernard Cathelin and José Gallegos y Arnosa; Sculpture by Francisco Zuniga and Gerhard Marcks; Prints by Edvard Munch and M. C. Escher. (Previews begin October 31)


Post-War and Contemporary Art: Thursday, November 5

Work from leading painters, sculptors and photographers and the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Highlights to date include:  A major unique work “Open this End” by Andy Warhol; Paintings by Theodoros Stamos and Ray Parker; Sculpture by Robert Watts, Sol LeWitt and Arman; Photographs by Ansel Adams, Vik Muniz and Matthew Barney; Prints including Warhol’s “Muhammad Ali” suite as well as works by Elizabeth Peyton, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Jim Dine, Frank Stella, Jasper Johns and James Rosenquist. (Previews begin October 31)


Silver/Coins/Currency: Friday, December 4

Rago's annual December Great Estates Auction weekend begins with a day dedicated to historic, ornamental and functional silver hollowware and flatware, followed by a session of collectible U.S. and foreign coins, currency and tokens, and ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins. (Previews begin November 28)


Great Estates: Saturday, December 5

The finest selection of American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts from the Northeast’s homes, collectors and estates. Art and furnishings from China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, as well as the Middle East, Oceania and Africa. Ephemera; rare books; textiles; militaria; prints and maps; American Indian art. Among the consignments to date: a KPM "Queen Louise" porcelain plaque and an Aaron Willard tall case clock. (Previews begin November 28)


Jewelry/Couture/Objets de Vertu: Sunday, December 6

Rago’s principal jewelry sale of the year showcases fine and period jewelry, luxury goods, precious gemstones, diamond jewelry, couture bijoux, timepieces, objets de vertu, and designer accessories. Highlights to date include a Cartier pinecone diamond platinum shoulder brooch, a Burma ruby and diamond three-stone platinum ring, and an Art Nouveau plique-à-jour enameled gold Morning Glory necklace (attributed to Marcus). (Previews begin November 28)



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About Rago Arts and Auction Center

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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333 N. Main Street
Lambertville, New Jersey

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