Rago's Three Day Auction Has it All, from Modern and Traditional Design to Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver From Modern and Traditional Design to Fine Art, Jewelry, Fashion, Silver and Coins, Rago’s Three Day April Auction Has it All
• 1028 LOT RAGO UNRESERVED AUCTION ON FRIDAY, APRIL 19
• 547 LOT EST
plaque of the Temple of the Sybil at Tivoli, estimated at $10,000-15,000; and lot 1185, a pair of elephant tusks from Zimbabwe, estimated at $6,000-9,000. There are numerous lots of tribal arts, including Navajo jewelry, fighting shields and spears from New Guinea, African carved figures, a carved figure from New Ireland, pottery by Maria/Popovi and more. There is militaria such as sabers, daggers, flags and banners, notably, lot, 1205, is an 18th/19th century jewel encrusted Mughal dagger from Northern India set with cabochon rubies, emeralds and diamonds, estimated at $80,000-120,000. There are Asian items from China, Tibet, Thailand, and Japan, including Buddha, Cloisonné vases, Japanese Satsuma, ginger jars and Japanese woodblock prints, made from bone, ivory, jade and stone. A notable Asian lot is 1117, a Thai gilded Buddha with jeweled inlay on wood base, estimated at $3,000-5,000. There are about fifteen lots of Oriental and Chinese Rugs, ranging in price from $500 to $1,500. There are several lots of ephemera, including an Orville Wright autograph, a Robert F. Kennedy Autograph, a Picasso signature, and a collection of first editions of work by Mark Twain, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, Henry Miller and more. There are several lots of Tompkins Real Wild West Posters. There is fine art from the 19th and 20th century, from artists including Hamilton Hamilton, Rudolph Ernst, Jean Dupas, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Katharine Houghton Hepburn, Alvin C. Hollingsworth, Arthur Davenport Fuller, George Cochran Lamdin, George Cope, Andy Warhol, Charles Warren Eaton, Fred S. Cozzens, Louis Icart and many more. Notable paintings in the sale are lot 1107, an oil on canvas by Austrian artist Rudolph Ernst, "An Eastern Bazaar", estimated at $30,000-50,000; and lot 1096, an oil on canvas by Hamilton Hamilton, "Close of the Toilsome Day", estimated at $15,000-25,000, which comes to Ragos from Henry Holt, Essex Fells, New Jersey by descent to owner. Other notable lots include lot 1382, a pastel and crayon on paper by Eddie Arning, "Woman in a Landscape," estimated at $800-1,200; lot 1284, “Bordeaux” poster by Jean Dupas, 1937, estimated at $4,000-6,000. Lot 1339 is a grouping of Russian Imperial items estimated at $1,000-1,500. Sculpture in bronze and marble by sculptors Philippe Laurent Roland, William Couper, Luca Madrassi, Bohumil Kafka, Ernest Guilbert, Louis Amateis, Emile Louis Picault, Fernando Vichi, Jean Lambert-Rucki, Robert Glen, notably lot 1292, a terra cotta bust of a young man by Philippe Laurent Roland, estimated at $8,000-10,000; and lot 1408, a cold-painted bronze of a boy dancing by Carl Kauba, estimated at $300-500. There is a large collection of “Amazing Spiderman” comic books from the 1960s to the 1970s, with a rare "Spider-man vs. Chameleon," 1963; G/VG condition, estimated at $2,000-3,000. The sale concludes with 70 lots of medals, the coins and currency.
MEDALS, FOREIGN AND US COINS/CURRENCY IN ESTATES: SATURDAY, APRIL 20, NOON
Saturday’s Estates Auction concludes with approximately 70 lots of medals and foreign and U.S. coins/currency. Included are medals commemorating The Universal Exposition, The World's Fair, The Numismatic Association, The Society of