RAGO’S GREAT ESTATES AUCTION KICKS OFF THE FALL SEASON ON SEPTEMBER 10 Over 550 lots of art, furnishings, silver, jewelry, Asian, coins, Native American, an acoustic and flamenco guitar collection, books and ephemera, including a signed Hemingway book.
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The sale contains several pieces of weaponry and a mid 17th century English Civil War Harquebus (lobster pot) helmet (lot 1479), $700-1,000. Also of note is a lot of Middle Eastern Royal Presentation items (lot 1484), which includes a 14k yellow gold Jambiya or dagger, an Iran Order of the Crown breast medal with presentation scroll, a Lebanon Order of the Cedar breast medal, miniature and collar, $1,000-1,500; and lot 1485, a 19th century Naval Officers Presentation Grade Sword, Model 1850 by Peter D. Luneschloss with heavily engraved blade, rayskin wrapped grip and guard with oak leaves and U.S.N. lettering, $700-900.
Lalique, Durand, Steuben, Tiffany Studios, Loetz, Baccarat, Ruba Rombic and more. Highlights include: lot 1013, Lalique “Eden” figure in clear and frosted glass, 20th century, $800-1,200 and lot 1019, a 20th century Durand blue iridescent vase with leaf and vine decoration, $800-1,200.
Coins and Currency:
Approximately forty lots of coins and currency, including lot 1498, $10 gold coin, 1908, $700-900; lot 1531, commemorative medals and coins, includes eight pieces, such as moon landing medal in .999 fine gold on 18k chain, Franklin Mint Apollo 15 Eyewitness platinum mini coin, two mini silver coins carried by Apollo 15, Eyewitness sterling medal, etc., $1,500-2,000.
Rugs and Textiles:
Quilts, tapestries and oriental rugs. Notably: lot 1206, a mid 20th century Sarouk Oriental rug with all over floral design on deep red ground, $1,500-2,000; lot 1402 is a mid-Atlantic appliqué quilt, with squares including Masonic emblem, flag shield, birds, basket of flowers, anchor, hand and more, dated 1867, $2,000-3,000.
Native American / Ethnographic:
Native American and tribal items include East African wood figures, Pre-Columbian carved stone figures, a Paiute basket, a Native American Penobscot war club and ivory and bone items. Notably, lot 1078, an early 20th century Zia Pueblo Olla decorated with polychrome birds and geometric designs, $2,000-3,000.
Silver and Silverplate:
Wallace, Dominick & Haff, Tiffany & Co., William Spratling and Allan Adler. Notably, lot 1060, twelve Dominick & Haff silver cream soup spoons in the ''New King'' pattern, 1898, retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., $600-800; lot 1062, a continental silver carriage ornamental “Coach and Six” with footman, driver and horses, ca. 1900, $400-600.
Consignments are invited for the next Estate Auction, to be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011 and all Rago’s fall auctions, including 20th C. Design, Fine Art, Silver and Jewelry.
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