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
Dickinson, C. Jere for Artisan House, Jay Stanger, Federico Armijo, S. Siegel, Smokey Tunis, Arthur Court, Hans Wegner, Preben Fabricius, Poul Kjaerholm, Verner Panton, Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto, Edmund Spence, Dominique, Edgar Brandt, Jules Leleu, Jacques Adnet, Pierre Jeanneret, Jean Prouve, Maison Jansen, Gio Ponti, Osvaldo Borsani, Warren McCarthur, Oscar Bach, Gilbert Rohde, Paul Frankl, Donald Deskey, KEM Weber, James Mont, Tommi Parzinger, Jeremy Singley, Robert Whitley, Paul Moser, Albert Paley, Judy Kensley McKie, Dan Johnson, Silas Seandel, Vladimir Kagan, Michael Graves, Marc Newson, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Peter Hvidt, Arne Vodder, Fernand Dresse, Karl Springer, Edward Wormley, Juan Montoya, T .H. Robsjohn Gibbings, Milo Baughman, Harvey Probber, Charles and Ray Eames, and more.
Amid this important group, we single out a fine carved cabinet by Phil Powell of New Hope, PA; a carved and unique desk by Wharton Esherick of Paoli, PA; a rare soldered metal table by artist Sol LeWitt; and a fine small lamp table by Judy McKie.
Sculpture by Harry Bertoia, David C. Savage, Aaron Kellner, Feliciano Bejar, David Hostetler, Leonardo Nierman, John Risley, Roy Adzak, Ted Ludwiczak, Greg Nangle, Miles Van Rensselaer, Silas Seandel, Bernard Brenner, Angelo Brotto, Klaus Ihlenfeld. There are prints by Harry Bertoia, Ludwig R. Sander and Ruth Asawa.
Notable lots of sculpture by Harry Bertoia include: lot 1451, a tall Sonambient sculpture, estimated at $35,000-45,000; lot 1452, a bronze bush sculpture, estimated at $19,000-24,000; and lot 1453, an untitled (Bush) sculpture, estimated at $37,500-47,500.
There are lots of Feliciano Bejar glass Magiscope sculptures; and Miles Van Rensselaer sculptures of glass and cast bronze; and a run of Oxidized bronze sculptures by Klaus Ihlenfeld.
Well-known studio potters include: Robert Arneson, Toshiko Takaezu, Peter Voulkos, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Harrison McIntosh, Beatrice Wood, Edwin and Mary Scheier, Pablo Picasso for Madoura, Lucie Rie, Maija Grotell, Glen Lukens, Charles Harder, Carl Walters, F. Carlton Ball, Don Reitz, Wayne Higby, Jack Earl, Daniel Rhodes, Richard Shaw, Robert Turner, Peter Shire, Claude Conover, Richard Devore, Betty Woodman, Jun Kaneko, Rudolf Staffel, Berndt Friberg and Axel Salto.
A nice selection including the major players, offers an iconic bust by Robert Arneson, a large selection of Takaesu, from small to very large, a group of strong teapots by Peter Shire, a couple of interesting vases by Dame Lucie Rie, and many more.
Important lighting designers/makers include: Erik Hoglund/Axel Stromberg; Max Bill; Serge Mouille; Venini; Camer; Angelo Lelli; Oscar Bach; James Mont; Tommi Parzinger; Vladimir Kagan; Franz West For Meta Memphis; Juan Montoya; Warren Muller; Luxus; Alvar Aalto; Poul Henningsen For Louis Poulsen; Greta Magnusson Grossman/Ralph O. Smith; Jacques Adnet; Raymond Subes; Genet & Michon; Charles Et Fils; Felix Agostini; Elizabeth Garouste & Mattia Bonetti; Arredoluce; Marcello Fantoni; Archimede Seguso; Tommaso Barbi; Ercole Barovier; Gabriella Crespi; Arredoluce; Gaetano Sciolari; Napoleone Martinuzzi; Alessandro Pianon For Vistosi; Carole Stupell For Ragga; Karl Springer; Paul Mayen For Habitat; Laurel Lamp Co.; Steward Ross For Hansen; Lightolier; Heifetz; Greta Von Nessen For Nessen; and Richard Kelly for Kelly And