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
Medalists, United States monuments and other architecture; medals honoring aeronautic professionals, artists, musicians and authors, and more. Coins including U.S. gold coins, silver coins, fractional notes, world proof and commemorative coins; peace dollars and Morgan dollars. There are foreign coins from the Middle East, Africa, Russia, Canada, Central America, South America, Europe (Italy, Poland, Hungary, Portugal, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, etc.), Iceland and Greenland and more.
UNRESERVED JEWELRY/SILVER/FASHION: SUNDAY, APRIL 21, NOON
Rago’s April 21, 2013 Unreserved Jewelry, Fashion and Silver auction offers something for everyone with over 600 lots collected over the past year from local and regional estates. Featured are over 400 lots of jewelry, including antique and period gold, silver or platinum, numerous precious and semiprecious gemstones and diamonds, a collection of amber jewelry, mid-century studio craft, notable costume pieces, signed pieces by makers including Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Cartier, Chopard, VCA, Ippolita, and more. A featured piece in the jewelry sale is lot 2331, an impressive and lively 3.4 cts. pear-shaped diamond gold ring, estimated at $5,000-8,000.
There are over 50 lots of designer clothing, accessories and bijoux, including handbags, a large collection of beaded evening bags, belts, dresses and scarves, by famous designers such as Hermes, Chanel, Gucci and more. There is ornamental silver and other vanity accessories, a collection of Edwardian and Art Deco hat pins, Gentleman’s jewelry, timepieces, a large collection of pens, and over 100 lots of silver and silver plate, featuring flatware, tea sets, candle stands, giftware, hostess ware and other accessories. The sale concludes with a dozen lots of exonomia, coins and currency.
Ten lots of the sale comprise of a collection of studio prototype and multiples of Paul Von Ringelheim’s jewelry and accessories, which come to Rago’s from the Estate of the artist. Some of the lots include studio notes in the artist’s hand, representing designs for both Cartier and Tiffany & Co. Paul Von Ringelheim (American 1933-2003), Artist and Sculptor, is best known for massive minimalist installations such as a 50’ “World Peace Screen” displayed at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair and Pop-Art “Tangential 32” installed on Park Avenue in 1969. He was also the focus of an exhibition at Cartier in New York City in 1971.
The inventory dates from the 17th-20th centuries and across many continents.
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Consignments are invited for the next Rago Unreserved Auction, to be held Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21, the next Estate Auction, to be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 and all of Rago’s fall auctions, including 20th C. Design, Fine Art, Silver and Jewelry.
About Rago Arts and Auction Center
Since 1994, Rago's has served thousands of sellers and buyers with a singular blend of global reach and personal service. Originally specialists in 20th century design, today Rago's expertise covers centuries of fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry and ethnographic property. It is a world-class venue through which to buy and sell. It is also a destination for