Mackay Silver by Tiffany & Co., Napkin Ring by Faberge Highlight Rago's Dec. 2 Silver, Coin Auction Lambertville, NJ On Friday, December 2, 2011 at noon, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold an auction of silver, coins and currency. The silver sale features Russian, American and Continental
News-Antique.com - Nov 11,2011 - Lambertville, NJ On Friday, December 2, 2011 at noon, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold an auction of silver, coins and currency. The silver sale features Russian, American and Continental silver; the coin and currency sale features American and World proof struck coins and sets, a multitude of gold coins, high grade silver dollars and rare foreign and ancient coins.
Silver Auction, Friday, December 2 at Noon
Highlights of the silver sale include: Ornamental American Silver from the 19th-20th century; Japanesque silver, including Edo/Elkington and Tiffany & Co.; functional silver in timeless patterns; a seventy piece collection of Continental enameled-silver accessories in thirteen lots; Russian silver, which comes to us through the estate of an American diplomat, from Moscow prior to 1954, which includes pieces by Ovchinnikov & Faberge; thirteen sets of sterling flatware including “Renaissance” by Tiffany & Co. for the Rothschild family. Two cups from Tiffany & Co.’s Mackay service stand-out from a good selection of American art silver. Continental silver includes a large swan-form centerpiece by Buccellati.
Other famous silver makers in the sale include: Gorham, S. Kirk & Son, Storck & Sinsheimer, Hanou, Tompkins & Black, Durgin, Bailey & Co., James Duffel, Black Starr & Frost, Eiler & Marloe, Buccellati, Cartier, Christofle, Bebeer, Elkington, Addie Brothers, William Gibson and John Langman, William Toone, Thomas Northcote and George Smith, Erickson, Eugen Ferher, Reed & Barton, Frank M. Whiting, Georg Jensen, Grosjean & Woodward, Gustav Klingert, International, J.E. Caldwell, Kirk & Son, William B. Meyers, Rredlich & Co., Pavla Mishukov, Carl Scipel, Ivan Khlebnikov, N.B. Bobir, Steiff, William Wilson & Son, Howard & Co., Mauser, Thomas Shaw, Frank Herschede & Co., Erik Magnussen, Wallace, Whitehall.
Rago’s is hosting an open house on Tuesday, November 29, featuring a discussion on silver in America by Newark Museum curator Ulysses Grant Dietz. The talk is co-sponsored by the Appraisers Association of America. A reception begins at 5 pm. and Mr. Dietz will speak at 6 pm. All are welcome.
“I think this is the best sale for silver we’ve had in the last four years,” says Sarah Churgin, Jewelry and Silver Expert, “It is studded with world-class silver and rarities.”
Coins and Currency, Friday, December 2 (immediately following the Silver Sale)
Coins and currency immediately follow the silver sale, featuring high grade examples of American currency, silver certificates, a large collection of gold coins, proof sets and individual coins, a German Half Mark Pattern, coins from the Netherlands, Sweden, Chile, Switzerland, Cuba, Russia, England, Australia, Africa, Singapore, China and Spain, Morgan silver dollars, Peace silver dollars, commemorative coins, and much more.
“This is Rago’s best selection of coins and currency to date, a huge variety spanning over 300 years and seven continents,” says Chris Wise, Coin and Currency Expert, “all priced to sell.”
• Saturday, November 26, 2011 through Wednesday, November 30, 12–5 pm and by appointment. Open until 7 pm on Thursday, December 1. Doors open at 9 am the day of the sale.