News-Antique.com - Sep 14,2011 - Over 900 lots of exceptional property: from Susan Frackelton’s heir and John Dickinson’s San Francisco home; studio furniture by Nakashima, Phil Powell and Paul Evans; contemporary design by Johnny Swing; contemporary glass from Chihuly, Zinsky, Lewis. Previews begin September 24th.
Lambertville, NJ On Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at noon, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its third auction of 20th C. Design for the year. Included among the more than 950 lots are rare vessels and art works descended from Susan Frackelton’s family; a fine and extensive collection of American Art Pottery from the Litchfield Historical Society; a good grouping of orotone photographs, including work by Edward S. Curtis; a fine collection of hand-painted porcelain and earthenware vessels by Rozenburg; sculptural glass by some of the best American contemporary craftspeople, such as Harvey Littleton, Mary Ann “Toots” Zinsky, Dale Chihuly, Michael Pavlik, John Lewis and Jon Kuhn; contemporary Italian glass by Michele Burato and Massimo Micheluzzi; some rare furniture and lamps by San Francisco designer John Dickinson; particularly fine studio furniture from the New Hope area by George and Mira Nakashima, Phil Powell and Paul Evans.
"The October 1st and 2nd auctions have been tightly curated," said David Rago. "Clients will find select property that we are really proud to be offering, with work from 1890 to 2005, including fine decorative ceramics, contemporary glass, and high end studio and designer furniture."
• Saturday, October 1, 12 p.m.
o Early 20th C. / Arts & Crafts
• Sunday, October 2, 12 p.m.
o Mid 20th-21st C. / Modern Design
• Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend
• Saturday, September 24 through Thursday, September 29, from 12-5 p.m. or by appointment. Friday, September 30, 12-7 p.m. Doors open on days of sale at 9 a.m.
• Rago’s is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com/more/visit
• Printed catalogues are available for $25 by calling 609.397.9374 or e-mailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
• View a complete online catalogue with color images at ragoarts.com as of September 16, 2011
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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.
• Next 20th C. Design Auction: Friday/Saturday, February 3-4, 2012. Consignments are now being accepted: 609.397.9374 or email@example.com.