RAGO’S HOLDS A 900 LOT 20TH C. DESIGN AUCTION ON APRIL 24/25 Fresh property from U.S. and abroad includes work from Kagan, Nakashima, Adnet, McKie, Powell, Bertoia, Wormley, Esherick, Wegner, Gustav Stickley, Majorelle.
offered are other works from Marblehead, Rookwood, Newcomb College and Tiffany Studios, as well as makers Grueby, Russell Crook, George Ohr, John Bennett, J. & J.G. Low, Cowan, University City, Weller, W.J. Walley, Teco, Fulper, Pewabic, Weller, Paul Revere, Saturday Evening Girls, Grand Feu, Rose Valley and North Dakota School of Mines.
A large Moorcroft Moonlit Blue vase, c. 1918-29, is among the finest of the European pots offered, estimated at $7,000-10,000. Also available is the second grouping of Amphora that Rago is selling this year to benefit the Heckscher Museum, including an Eduard Stellmacher Amphora porcelain figurine of a maiden, estimated at $2,500-3,500 and 30 more works by Ernst Wahliss for Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel, Paul Dachsel and others. More English and Continental makers with work in the sale: Theodore Deck, Wedgwood, Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, Clement Massier, Delphin Massier, Mettlach, Boch Freres, Royal Doulton, Merkelbach, Auguste Delaherche and Rorstrand.
The sale features 54 lots of Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau furniture. Among the finest are an L. & J.G. Stickley Grandfather clock with etched copper face, estimated at $15,000-25,000; an important early open bookcase by Gustav Stickley, ca. 1901, estimated at $15,000-25,000; an even arm settle no. 222 by Gustav Stickley, estimated at $11,000-17,000; an Art Nouveau carved maple and burlwood china cabinet with glass shelves, estimated at $5,000-7,000; and a Louis Majorelle inlaid mahogany étagère with butterflies and blossoms in fruitwoods, estimated at $4,000-6,000. Nineteen additional pieces of furniture by Gustav Stickley are also available, including a fine sideboard by Harvey Ellis, a double door bookcase and double door china cabinet, as well as work from makers Stickley and Brandt, Tobey Furniture Co, Roycroft, J.M. Young, Lifetime, Limbert, Morris & Co, Stickley Brothers, Jamestown.
The selection of early 20th C. lighting is led, as always, by the work of Tiffany Studios. Interested buyers will find a large geometric chandelier estimated at $20,000-30,000; a table lamp with an Acorn shade and a Wheatley ''Kendrick'' matte green base estimated at $14,000-18,000; and a second table lamp with Acorn shade on converted base estimated at $13,500-17,500. There are a number of fine pieces by Dirk Van Erp, including two hammered copper and mica table lamp estimated at $7,000-10,000 and $5,000-8,000 respectively; two Handel bronze table lamps with reverse painted floral shades, estimated at $9,000-12,000 and $6,000-7,000 respectively; and a Bigelow & Kennard table lamp with floral shade on a Hampshire pottery base, estimated at $6,000-7,000. There is additional lighting for auction by these makers, as well as Lillian Palmer, Williamson, Elizabeth Burton, Benedict, Gustav Stickley, Charles Eaton, Pittsburgh, Quezal, Unique, Bradley & Hubbard and Morgan.
The auction features a strong selection of metalware, notably a Joseph Heinrichs hammered copper, brass, silver and oak tankard set with bear heads, estimated at $7,000-10,000; a 1929 wrought-iron architectural fragment by Samuel Yellin, estimated at $6,000-9,000; a rare pair of Swedish iron andirons by Gustav Stickley, estimated at $5,500-8,500; a Jarvie Omicron two branch brass candlestick estimated at $4,000-6,000 and a 1902 Sterling silver