News-Antique.com - Dec 22,2015 - THE COOL, THE USEFUL AND THE COLLECTIBLE AUCTION AT RAGO ON JANUARY 15-17
Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction over 1700 lots of cool, useful and collectible property on January 15, 16 and 17. Every item is unreserved, which means that everything must sell at the highest price offered that day, whatever that offer may be. The sale begins on Friday, January 15 with early 20th century design, silver, fine art, period fittings and furnishings. The Saturday auction emphasizes Italian, French and Scandinavian makers, as well as Post-War and contemporary art. The Sunday auction emphasizes American designers, and more Post-War and contemporary art.
UNRESERVED SESSION 1 (LOTS 1-562): FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 10 A.M.
568 lots of Early 20th C., Silver, Fine Art, Period Fittings and Furnishings.
The sale begins with Early 20th C. pottery by Rookwood, featuring artists such as Sara Sax, Elizabeth Lincoln, Lenore Asbury, William Hentschel, Ed Diers, Arthur Conant, Fred Rothenbusch, and pottery made in Ohio by Roseville and Weller. Arts and Crafts furniture features L. & J.G. Stickley, Gustav Stickley, Stickley Brothers. Art Glass by famous makers Tiffany Studios, Loetz, Daum, Galle, and Lalique. Arts and Crafts lighting includes a run of Handel lamps. Metalwork features several lots of Roycroft, WMF silver plate, several lots of Heintz from a collector; and silver by Georg Jensen, Gorham, and Reed and Barton. There is Contemporary Arts and Crafts furniture by Stickley by E.J. Audi. English and European ceramics Pierrefonds, Majolica, and Moorcroft. Estates items include ceramics by Minton, Meissen, and Majolica; fine art by Frederick Lee Bridell, Jean Jacques Rousseau, C. Schmidt, a bronze by Antoine-Louis Barye; period Furniture; clocks by Tiffany & Co. and Jaeger Le Coultre. There are Native American items, such as baskets, rugs, dolls; Asian fine and decorative arts; books, stamps, coins and ephemera.
• Lot 1: Sara Sax, Rookwood, Modeled Vellum vase, $600-800
• Lot 50: Lalique, "Sophora" vase, $2,000-3,000
• Lot 89: Roycroft, American Beauty vase, $700-1,000
• Lot 129: Gustav Stickley, Rare swivel desk chair, $600-900
• Lot 164: Arthur Wesley Dow (American, 1857 - 1922), Untitled (Ipswich scene), $300-400
• Lot 256: Italian Modern Design Sterling, Double bowl with stipple finish, $200-400
• Lot 342: George III, Bow front chest, England, ca. 1800-1810, $400-600
• Lot 362: Antoine-Louis Barye (Attr.), Bronze depicting a circus performer astride a horse, $300-500
• Lot 472: Chinese Famille Jaune Vase, Dragon and cloud decoration, $700-1,000
• Lot 527: Tiffany & Co., Mantle clock, $500-700
UNRESERVED SESSION 2 (LOTS 600-1099): SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 10 A.M.
512 lots of 20th/21st C. Design: Italian, French, Scandinavian & Contemporary, Post-War & Contemporary Art.
Italian made items include furnishings by Piero Fornasetti, Mario Bellini for Cassina, and Guido Falaschini for Pace/Mariani; glass by Venini, Murano, and Ercole Barovier; ceramics includes an assembled set of Adam and Eve coasters by Piero Fornasetti, and vases by Marcello Fantoni. There is French furniture by Jacques Adnet. Scandinavian made items include more than 100 pieces of furnishings by makers