Crowds Expected for Estate Silver, Decorative Arts and Day of Jewelry at Rago's Dec. 6-8 Auction Crowds Expected for One-of-a-Kind Estate Silver, Bronzes, Decorative Arts, Militaria and a Brilliant Day of Jewelry, Watches and Gems at Rago's December 6-8 Auction.
Lambertville, NJ: On December
News-Antique.com - Nov 15,2013 - Crowds Expected for One-of-a-Kind Estate Silver, Bronzes, Decorative Arts, Militaria and a Brilliant Day of Jewelry, Watches and Gems at Rago's December 6-8 Auction.
Lambertville, NJ: On December 6, 7 and 8, Rago Arts and Auction Center holds its annual three-day Great Estates auction. This year's sale centers on a single-owner collection of superlative silver, decorative arts, folk art, furnishings, bronzes, Asian and militaria from the Estate of dealer Tony Tenaglia, enriched by a day of jewelry, watches and gems, as well as a selection of silver and coins from multiple sellers.
"Tony Tenaglia was known for an uncanny ability to source singular, valuable property," said Miriam Tucker, Managing Partner at Rago. "His family laughs that, while he loved them first and foremost, his passion for fine antiques came a close second. We know it was difficult to part from property that meant so much to him. We thank his wife, Loretta, for choosing Rago to sell Tony Tenaglia's favorite and best pieces. Our annual fine jewelry, silver and coins sale is the perfect complement to what I think will be a record-breaking weekend."
• Friday, December 6, Noon: Silver from the Estate of Tony Tenaglia
• Friday, December 6, immediately following: Silver, Coins and Currency
• Saturday, December 7, 11 a.m.: Furnishings, Fine and Decorative Art from the Estate of Tony Tenaglia
• Sunday, December 8, Noon: Jewelry, Watches, Object de Vertu and Gemstones
• Saturday, November 30 through Wednesday, December 4, 12-5 p.m. and by appointment. Thursday, December 5, 12-7 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. on sale days.
• Open House with panel presentation, "Japonisme", Tuesday, December 3. Reception at 5 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-397-9374 ext. 119.
• Rago's is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com.
• Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend.
• Catalogue online at ragoarts.com as of November 18, 2013.
• Printed catalogues: $20/3 for $40
Lot 13 is a superb enameled silver box depicting the "Peaceable Kingdom", estimated at$1,200-1,800, the theme drawn from the Biblical eleventh chapter of Isaiah. $1,200-1,800.
Lot 22, Viennese silver "Triumph of Flora" centerpiece, depicts the Goddess of Spring upon a gilded and jeweled chariot, drawn by angels and a team of four horses, led by Mercury accompanied by putti, is thought to be from about 1877 to 1890. This extremely large and highly complicated Viennese silver figural group bears an English sponsor mark. $80,000-120,000.
Lot 238 is a Tiffany & Co. Japanesque Mixed Metal Centerpiece, designed by Edward C. Moore in 1880. This masterfully spot-hammered undulating silver bowl on four puddled bracket feet is designed as a rippling stream of water afloat with dappled maple leaves and seed pods, and contrasting inlaid insects and a salamander. Inspired by the collection of curios acquired in Japan in 1877 by Christopher Dresser for Tiffany and Co., the sensuous naturalism of this bowl is testimony to Edward C. Moore's