Treasures to Auction at Rago’s Three Day 20th C. Design Sale, October 26-28 American Arts and Crafts from Christopher Forbes’ Colorado Retreat Among Treasures to Auction at Rago’s Three Day 20th C. Design Sale, October 26-28
Over 1,650 lots of property from the 20th-21st
and dealt in decorative ceramics for 40 years. His books, which include Alternative American Ceramics and University of North Dakota Pottery: A History and Comparative Study, focus on the best of America’s esoteric potteries, both known and obscure. We are privileged to present a selection of extraordinary wares from his personal collection, lots 749–804. These include: Mary Yancey, Iowa State; Marblehead, Saturday Evening Girls, North Dakota School of Mines, Charles F. Binns, William Jervis, Frederick Rhead, Adelaide Robineau, Mary Louise McLaughlin, University City, Newcomb College, Rookwood, Clarice Cliff, and Rorstrand.
Lighting in the sale by famous makers: Fulper, Dirk Van Erp, Duffner & Kimberly, Handel, Grueby, Tiffany Studios, Roycroft, Jefferson, Pairpoint, Miller, Riviere, and Quezal.
Notable lighting lots include: lot 535, a Fulper Mushroom-shaped table lamp, estimated at $7,000-10,000; lot 619, a rare table lamp with a Tiffany Studios acorn shade and Grueby base, estimated at $10,000-15,000; lot 683, a Duffner & Kimberly rare and large floor lamp with water lily shade, estimated at $20,000-25,000. Notable Dirk Van Erp lamps include: lot 809, an early table lamp in an extremely rare form in which the straps meet a the top of the shade, with four panels and converted oil font in hammered copper and mica, estimated at $12,000-18,000; and lot 583, a hammered copper and mica early table lamp, estimated at $10,000-15,000.
Metalwork in the sale includes Liberty, Christopher Dresser, Kalo, Lebolt, Roycroft, Stickley, Dirk Van Erp, Samuel Yellin, Albert Berry, Rebecca Cauman, Shreve & Co., Gebelein, Jarvie, and Tiffany Studios.
Early 20th C. Furniture
Early 20th century furnishings in the sale is by makers such as: Limbert, Stickley Brothers, Brooks, L. & J. G. Stickley, Gustav Stickley, Roycroft, Charles Rohlfs, Shop of the Crafters, Old Hickory. Among these is a large collection of Shop of the Crafters inlaid furniture; a rare Gustav Stickley stand with Grueby tile; two rare pieces by Charles Rohlfs, a hall chair and a log holder; and several rare Limbert cut-out pieces.
Notable woodblock prints by Gustave Baumann, Frances H. Gearhart, William Rice; and Native American photographs by Frank A. Rinehart.
American and European Glass
American and European glass comprises lots 895–952, concluding Saturday’s sale. Emile Galle, Daum, Lalique, Loetz, Durand, Steuben, and glass and lamps by Tiffany Studios will be offered. We single out a fine Art Deco lamp by Daum; a single-owner collection of Durand glass in the King Tut pattern; and several fine Tiffany lamps.
Modern Design: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday’s Modern Design auction features over 750 lots of furniture, lighting, decorative arts, art glass, and fine art.
Famous makers include George Nakashima, Dan Johnson, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Paul Evans, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Vladimir Kagan, Claude Conover, Beatrice Wood, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Pablo Picasso, Peter Voulkos, and Dale Chihuly.
Furniture makers and designers in the sale include: George and Mira Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Wharton Esherick, Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Sol LeWitt, Wendell Castle, Sam Maloof, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, John