Rago’s Announces a 20th /21st Century Design Auction on June 16-17 1,100 lots of exceptional property, including pottery by Saturday Evening Girls; lighting by Tiffany; studio furniture by Nakashima; glass by Zynsky and Chihuly and much more. Previews begin June 9th.
News-Antique.com - May 23,2012 - Lambertville, NJ: On Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 11 a.m., the Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction an impressive collection of 20th century furnishings and decorative arts. Among the 1,100 lots are hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind pieces, many coming to us straight from the artists or craftsmen themselves. Day one of the sale consists of Arts & Crafts pottery and furnishings, early 20th century glass, metalwork and prints, concluding with 20th c. ceramics. Day two consists of mid-20th-21st c. modern furnishings, art glass, fine art (including impressive sculpture), lighting, jewelry, tapestries and much more, all by famous makers and designers.
“Every sale finds its own personality,” says David Rago. “This one is particularly rich in glass, from early enameled Gallé to a large collection of Lalique vessels, statuettes, and perfume bottles and many fine examples by contemporary artists such as Toots Zynsky. The auction also includes several important Tiffany lamps, among the best we’ve ever offered, important studio furniture and art pottery.”
• Early 20th C. / Arts & Crafts (lots 1-383): Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m.
• 20th C. Ceramics (lots 400-477): Saturday, June 16 (following early 20th c.)
• Mid 20th-21st C. / Modern Design (lots 500-1,114): Sunday, June 17, 11 a.m.
• Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend
• Saturday, June 9 through Thursday, June 14, from 12-5 p.m. or by appointment. Friday, June 15, 12-8 p.m. Doors open on days of sale at 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, June 13: Open House featuring a lecture by Judith Gura “After Modernism: What's New, What's Next,” followed by a book signing. Reception at 5pm, lecture at 6 pm
• June 2 and 3, 12-5 pm: Open House at 10 Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, featuring 20th C. Design auction highlights. Kindly RSVP to 609.397.9374 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Rago’s is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com/more/visit
• Printed catalogs are available for $25 by calling 609.397.9374 or e-mailing a request to email@example.com
• View a complete online catalogue with color images at ragoarts.com as of May 25, 2012
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• About the 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, silver, coins, books, textiles, 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.
• Following 20th C. Design Auction: Saturday/Sunday, October 27/28, 2012. Consignments are