Modern, Traditional, Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Currency, Rago’s Three Day April Auction Has It All • 1100 LOT NO RESERVE DISCOVERY AUCTION ON FRIDAY, APRIL 20
• 750 LOT ESTATE AUCTION ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21
• 450 LOT NO RESERVE JEWELRY, SILVER, COUTURE, COINS, CURRENCY AUCTION ON SUNDAY, APRIL 22
Franklin family played prominently in defining the Newark area and New Jersey.
COINS AND CURRENCY IN ESTATES: SATURDAY, APRIL 21, AT 10 A.M.
Kicking-off the Estate Auction will be a 45+ lot sale of coins/currency, in an array of values and genre, featuring several exceptional and highly sought after examples. Punctuated by a small but select group of fine American Currency from a local collector. This group represents some of the most beautiful and rarest examples known. They are of extremely high grade with population reports from major grading services, cumulatively under 20. Also featured are gold coins, Buffalo nickels, commemorative sets, Carson City silver dollars, Lambertville New Jersey national currency, U.S. half dollars, silver dollars, Franklin half dollars, gold bullions, Morgan Dollars, Peace Dollars and more.
NO RESERVE JEWELRY/SILVER/COUTURE: SUNDAY, APRIL 22 AT 12 NOON
This 450 lot unreserved sale contains fine jewelry, silver and couture, and coins and currency. Jewelry from antique to contemporary, precious and semi-precious gems, gold, silver and platinum, and select costume pieces, many by famous makers such as David Andersen, Georg Jensen, David Webb, Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Judith Ripka, Limoges, Paul Von Ringelheim, Marci Zelmanoff and Mikimoto. Silver and silver plate tea sets, compotes, candlestands, flatware, and other useful and decorative items by makers such as Gorham, Tiffany & Co., Wallace, Towle, International, S. Kirk & Sons, Reed and Barton, Georg Jensen and other Danish, American Arts & Crafts, Cartier, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, novelties and smoking accessories, Continental, hollowware, flatware and ladies vanity items. Couture includes handbags, belts and clothing from Chanel, Hermes, Judith Leiber, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Picasso, Dior and Armani. The sale contains gentleman’s watches and accessories, mineral specimens, modernist jewelry, Art Deco and Art Nouveau jewelry, Native American jewelry (Mexican, Navajo, Zuni, Asian, Hopi, Indo-Persian tribal), Victorian, Victorian style and rococo revival jewelry pieces include ornate and delicate works in gold and platinum, with diamonds, sapphires and other gems, carved coral pieces, lockets, cameos and a mourning brooch, Asian jewelry including jade, ivory, coral, Buddhist motifs, etc. The sale concludes with approximately forty lots of foreign and American coins, currency, proof sets, mint sets, tokens, metals, etc.
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Consignments are invited for the next Discovery Auction, to be held Friday, September 14, the next Estate Auction, to be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 and all of Rago’s fall auctions, including 20th C. Design, Fine Art, Silver and Jewelry.
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),