Rago’s December 7th, 8th, 9th Auctions Cheer Holiday Buyers with 1200 Rago’s December 7th, 8th, 9th Auctions Cheer Holiday Buyers with 1200 Lots of Fine Furnishings, Jewelry, Silver, Coins, Art and More
Many of the pieces are featured in the books "Figural Japanese Export Ceramics" and "Shape and Decoration in Japanese Export Ceramics," both by Nancy N. Schiffer. Featured in this collection is lot 722, an urn-shaped vase with applied decorations of Japanese, ca. 1900, estimated at $2,000-3,000.
The sale includes paintings dating from the 18th century to the 20th century by Emile Gruppe, Hermann O. Herzog, Louis B. Sloan, Francois Gall, Henry Clive, Henri Pierre Picou, Charles Hunt II, William Powell Frith, R . A., Frederick A. Butman, Bennett Bradbury, James M. Hart, John J. Zang, Annie Lyle Harmon, Raoule de Longpre, Francisco Garcia Abuja, Bernard Neuville, Howard Chandler Christy, Henry Ward Ranger, Mark William Fisher, Samuel S. Carr, Harry Leith Ross, George Lear, Paul Riba, Jacopo Amigoni, Franck Brissot, Christian Sell, Frank Milby,Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, John J. Dull, Millicent wood, Leon Riche, Don Stanley Bloom and many more. Featured is lot 567, an oil on panel by William Powell Frith, R.A., "The Love Token," from Sir Walter Scott's "The Bridge of Lammermoor", estimated at $8,000-12,000; and lot 628, a watercolor of roses and lilacs by Raoul de Longpré, estimated at $4,000-6,000. There is a large selection of bronze sculpture: by Rachel Hawks, Michel Leonard Bequine, Emmanuel Fremiet, Bohumil Kafka, Victor Rousseau, Victor Salmones, Charles Octave Levy, Benedetto Boschetti, Joseph Jacinto Mora, and more. Notable is lot 530, a bronze of a mounted Cossack with a woman by Vasili Grachev, estimated at $6,000-8,000.
Collectable glass pieces in the sale include items by Durand, Galle, Lalique, Tiffany, Steuben, Murano, Zsolnay, Waterford, etc. A notable lot of glass and porcelain is lot 525, an Italian micromosaic plaque, "Lotta Impari," by Silvio Secchi, from the mosaic studio of the Vatican, estimated at $15,000-25,000.
Porcelain and Pottery
Porcelain and pottery includes a selection of Ampora, porcelain by Boehm, Capodimonte, Sevres, Royal Vienna, Minton, Royal Dux, Meissen, Limoges, Lenox, KPM, Herend, Art Nouveau tiles by Carl Luber/Johann Von Schwarz, and more. There is a selection of Majolica, featuring lot 517, a Majolica Delphin Massier grasshopper figural planter, estimated at $1,300-1,800. Also of note is lot 531, an Alexander III Imperial Russian porcelain plate of a military scene, with a mark of Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, dated 1886, estimated at $6,000-8,000; and lot 778, a glazed ceramic figure of a goat by Paul Manship, estimated at $3,500-5,500.
American, Pre-Columbian, African and Oceanographic tribal items can be found in Saturday’s sale, consisting of Anasazi Pottery, a Bambara carved wood figure, ethnic jewelry, an Huari Pile hat, Inuit Eskimo carved whalebone sculptures, several Pre-Columbian pottery vessels and more. Notable is lot 682, a Narwhal whale tusk in typical spiral form with good off-white color, mounted on a display stand from the early 20th century, estimated at $12,000-15,000; and lot 592, a Zia pottery Olla of a stylized bird, estimated at $3,500-4,500.
A selection of clocks includes French mantle clocks, a black forest cuckoo clock, a brass carriage clock, an art deco mantle