Everything Goes When Rago's Holds Its No Reserve Discovery Auction on January 13 and 14, 2012 EVERYTHING GOES WHEN RAGO’S HOLDS ITS NO RESERVE DISCOVERY AUCTION ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 - 1300 LOTS OF WHAT’S DESIRABLE, USEFUL, INTERESTING AND AFFORDABLE.
News-Antique.com - Dec 21,2011 - Lambertville, NJ: Rago’s Auctions is holding a 1300 lot Discovery Sale over a two-day period, on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. All of the lots in the Discovery sale are unreserved, meaning that the high bid – no matter how low – wins the lot. Friday’s sale consists of over 600 lots of original and vintage art, furnishings, tableware, Asian, Americana, collectibles, books and ephemera, and ethnographic property, featuring a large selection of Early 20th Century design. Saturday’s sale is 650 lots dedicated to 20th Century Modern design including furniture, lighting, rugs, pottery, glass, painting, prints, and photography.
“Discovery Auctions are all about what’s desirable, useful, interesting and truly affordable.” says Miriam Tucker, the partner-in-charge. “January’s auction is a three-century selection of furnishings, art, ethnographic material and classic flea market finds. It’s the perfect sale for everyone who thinks they can’t afford to buy at auction or that auctions are intimidating - fun and full of great stuff.”
• Discovery Auction: Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 at 11 a.m.
• Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend.
• Saturday, January 7 through Wednesday, January 11, from 12-5 p.m. and by appointment, and Thursday, January 12, from 12-7 p.m. Doors open on the sale days at 9:00 a.m.
• Rago’s is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com.
• View complete catalogues with color images online at ragoarts.com.
• Discovery Auction printed text lists are free. Call 609.397.9374 or email email@example.com.
Auction Contact Information
• Jane Pavics, Discovery Cataloguer, 609-397-9374 ext. 144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, January 13, 2012, 11 a.m.
Arts & Crafts
The sale opens with art pottery by famous makers George Ohr, Van Briggle, Grueby, Buffalo Pottery, Rookwood, Fulper, Marblehead, Saturday Evening Girls, Wheatley, Owens, Hampshire, Niloak, Pewabic, Clewell, Roseville, Zanesville, Weller and more. The first thirteen lots of the sale consists of works by the infamous “Mad Potter of Biloxi”, George Ohr, most notably, lot 1, a dimpled and scalloped bowl, estimated at $1,200-1,800. Other outstanding art pottery includes: lot 128, a Grueby tile decorated in cuenca, estimated at $300-400; lot 137, a Rookwood Scenic Vellum vase by Lenore Asbury, estimated at $1,500-2,000; lot 245, a Roseville Cherry Blossom vase, estimated at $700-900; and lot 279, a Weller/Hudson Iris vase, estimated at $800-1,000.
Arts and Crafts furnishings in the sale include famous makers such as, Liberty & Co., Gustav Stickley, L.& J.G. Stickley, Stickley Bros., Grand Rapids, Limbert, Roycroft, Bradley & Hubbard, Handel and more. There is an assortment of Stickley by Audi, notably lot 217, a set of six contemporary side chairs, estimated at $1,200-1,800.
Small Decorative Pieces
Decorative pieces consist of ceramic, glass and metalwork. European ceramicists include Reissner, Stellmacher & Kessel, Bernard Bloch, Moorcroft and more, notably, lot 32, a Reissner, Stellmacher & Kessel handled floriform Amphora vase, estimated at $800-1,200. There is glass by famous makers including Lalique, Daum, Loetz, Quezal