and ultimately to a private Delaware collector. All but lot 113 were exhibited at “The Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony: Life by Design,” Delaware Art Museum, 1984.
Notable lots in the sale include: lot 60, an exceptional, oversized George Ohr pitcher in red glaze, estimated at $20,000-30,000; lot 140, an early vase with dogwood blossoms by Marie de Hoa LeBlanc for Newcomb College, estimated at $8,000-12,000; lot 164, a large John Bennett covered jar decorated with lilies, estimated at $7,000-10,000; lot 36, a rare advertising tile by Grueby on brown ground, estimated at $3,000-4,000; and lot 430, a “Jazz” plate by Viktor Schreckengost for Cowan, estimated at $15,000-20,000.
European ceramicists include: Auguste Delaherche, Charles Noke for Royal Doulton, Emile Galle, Max Laeuger, Pieter-Joseph Laigneil, Ruskin, Zsolnay and more. Notable lots include: lot 289, a good Martin Brothers carved stoneware bird tobacco jar, estimated at $10,000-15,000; lot 293, an exceptional and very large ”Daphne” Amphora bust by Ernst Wahliss, $4,500-6,500; and lot 290, a tall red flambé vase with chrysanthemums by Moorcroft, estimated at $2,000-3,000.
Fine art in the sale comes to Rago’s from private collectors and museums, including oils on canvas, works on paper, photographs, prints, and drawings. A notable lot is 270, Gustave Baumann’s color woodblock print, “A Lilac Year,” estimated at $6,000-8,000. Lots 93 through 96 are unique silver emulsion prints by Arthur Wesley Dow from the Pedersen Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, estimated at $2,500-3,500 ea. Botanical study prints by Jane Byrd McCall Whitehead are part of the aforementioned private Delaware Collection (lots 101-104), estimated at $2,500-3,500 each. Lot 114 is a good gouache on paper by Margaret J. Patterson entitled “Alvah's House", estimated at $2,500-3,500.
Other notable artists in the sale include: Bertha B. Lum, Carl Eric Lindin, Edna Boies Hopkins, Edna Walker, Edward Curtis, Ethel Mars, Eva Watson-Schutze, Henry J. Albright, Madeleine Fleury, Maynard Dixon, and Zulma Steele.
Lighting makers in the sale include: Tiffany & Co., Handel, Gustav Stickley, Quezal, Steuben, Unique, Oscar Bach, and more. Noteworthy is lot 213, a rare table lamp by Handel, with obverse-painted shade on tree-trunk base, estimated at $8,000-12,000; lot 202, an early red warty table lamp by Dirk Van Erp in hammered copper and mica, estimated at $7,000-10,000; lot 118, a pair of wrought-iron wall scones by Samuel Yellin, $4,500-6,500; lot 126, a pair of Tiffany Studios sconce shields, estimated at $4,000-5,000; lot 429, an enameled wrought-iron chandelier by W. Hunt Diederich, estimated at $10,000-15,000; and lot 470, a table lamp by Tiffany Studios with Swirling Leaf shade, estimated at $17,500-22,500.
Glassmakers in the sale include: Daum, Lalique, Tiffany Studios, Loetz, Emile Galle, and Legras. Notable lots include: lot 448, a Tiffany Studios blue Favrile glass vase, estimated at $3,000-5,000; lot 437, a Lalique “Martin Pêcheurs” vase with green and black patina, $3,000-4,000; and lot 417, a large and fine Loetz silver-overlaid Titania vase, $3,500-4,500. There are also several leaded glass panels, such as lot 130, a pair of leaded glass windows, attributed