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
Notable lighting lots in the modern sale include: two lots, 1211 and 1212, of six arm chandelier by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce, estimated at $15,000-20,000 each; lot 1601, Large eight-branch chandelier by Stilnovo, estimated at $8,000–12,000; and lot 1636, a pair of Sculpture table lamps by Karl Springer, estimated at $8,000–10,000.
Master glass artists/makers include Mid-Century Italian and Scandinavian, as well as contemporary studio artists from the United States and the Czech Republic, among others: Edvin Ohrstrom for Orrefors; Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta; Gunnel Nyman/Nuutajarvi Notsjo; Carlo Scarpa for Venini; Ercole Barovier; Ermanno Nason; Max Ernst for Fucina Degli Angeli; Dino Martens for Aureliano Toso; Fulvio Bianconi for Venini; Barovier & Toso; Lino Tagliapietra; William Morris; Dominick Labino; Joel Philip Myers; John Lewis; Bertil Vallien; David Hopper; Harvey Littleton; Marvin Lipofsky; Paul Stankard; Benjamin Moore; Stanislaw Borowski; A. Mickelsen; Charles Paul Savoie; Stephen Dee Edwards; Keke Cribbs; Owen Gabbert; Deborah Cocks; Mark Peiser; Vladimir Bachorik; Sidney Hutter; John Littleton/Kate Vogel; Frantisek Vizner; Pavel Satrapa; Bohumil Elias; and Petr Hora.
Notable Lina Tagliapietra lots include: lot 1224, a tall glass sculpture with internal swirl in red and yellow glass, estimated at $5,000-7,000; and lot 1225, a large glass vessel, estimated at $6,000-8,000. Also of note, lot 1226, a Dale Chihuly five-piece Sapphire Persian glass set with red lip wrap, estimated at $7,500–11,000; lot 1231, an untitled sculpture by William Morris of blown glass, estimated at $4,000–6,000; lot 1239, a John Lewis console table of cast glass, estimated at $7,000–9,000; and lot 1250, is a set of blown glass rocket jars by Richard Marquis, estimated at $6,500-8,500.
Jewelry and Silver
There is modern jewelry by Earl Pardon, William Harper; Richard Fishman; Ed Wiener; Paul Lobel; and Dorothy Feibleman.
Silver in the sale by Georg Jensen; Arne Jacobsen / A. Michelson; Gio Ponti for Reed & Barton; Sant Elia; and Roberto Ceccherini.
A notable jewelry lot is #1628, a mosaic bracelet by Earl Pardon of sterling silver, gold, enamel, gemstones, abalone, and onyx, estimated at $3,500–4,500. Lot 1543 is a Georg Jensen 56-piece sterling flatware set for eight in the Continental-Antik pattern, Denmark, designed 1906, estimated at $4,000–6,000.
Rugs and Tapestries
The sale includes tapestries after the works of several great artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Niki De Saint Phalle, Alexander Calder, Salvador Dali, Jean Miotte and Andy Warhol. There is a fine grouping of rugs by David Shaw Nicholls.