Work by Evans, Nakashima, Tiffany, Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s February 26-28 Auctions Work by Paul Evans, George Nakashima, Phil Powell, Tiffany Studios, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, Peter Voulkos, and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s February 26-28 Auctions.
News-Antique.com - Feb 03,2016 - WORK BY PAUL EVANS, GEORGE NAKASHIMA, PHIL POWELL, TIFFANY STUDIOS, PIERRE-ADRIEN DALPAYRAT, PETER VOULKOS, AND DALE CHIHULY AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF RAGO’S FEBRUARY 26-28 AUCTIONS.
Lambertville, NJ On Friday, February 26, Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold six auctions of Early 20th Century and Modern Design.
Una Buona Vita…A Private New Jersey Collection: Friday, February 26, 4:00 p.m., 101 lots
A fine collection of Tiffany Studios works put together in the 1970s, including a Dragonfly hanging shade, Dragonfly table lamp, Bellflower table lamp, and wheel-carved, paperweight, Cypriote, Agate, and Tel-el-Amarna vases. Fine French Art Nouveau glass including a Daum cameo and martelé glass vase, a Vallerysthal gourd vase, and a large Muller Frčres aquamarine vase. Rare KPM plaques, fine French Art Nouveau furniture, and decorative bronzes round out this exceptional single-owner collection.
Frank Maraschiello, 20th C. Design Specialist: “This collection of decorative arts assembled over the course of 40 years by a New Jersey couple is wonderfully eclectic, but with a keen eye for quality. It contains strong selections from the work of Tiffany Studios, including Favrile glass lamps and vases, Art Nouveau sculpture, glass, ceramics, and furniture, and a remarkable group of painted porcelain plaques by Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (KPM).”
The Collection of James and Rose Ryan: Friday, February 26, 5:30 p.m., 94 lots
An outstanding collection of early 20th century European and American ceramics, lighting, furniture, sculpture, and painting. Top lots include an important Symbolist vase by Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat and Alphonse Voisin-Delacroix; a Tiffany Studios Persian Chain Mail chandelier; six exceptional Zsolnay vessels; an Eduard Stellmacher “Fates” vase; and superb ceramics by Delaherche, Decoeur, the Lachenals, the Massiers, Chaplet, Deck and more.
Early 20th C. Design: Saturday, February 27, 11: 00 a.m., 320 lots
Featuring a unique pair of hand-carved columns from the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition and a pair of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed windows. Ceramics by George Ohr, Grueby, Newcomb College, Saturday Evening Girls, Adelaide Robineau, Frederick Rhead, Teco, Rookwood, and a fine group of Fulper from the collection of Robert A. Ellison. European pottery by Auguste Delaherche, Ernest Chaplet, Emile Lenoble, Zsolnay, and Moorcroft. Furniture by Gustav Stickley, Charles Rohlfs, Limbert, Roycroft, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, Emile Gallé, and Louis Majorelle. Lighting by Tiffany Studios, Gustav Stickley, Handel, Dirk Van Erp, Suess, and Roycroft. Superb glass by Tiffany Studios, Gallé, Daum, Loetz, and Quezal. Metalwork by Dirk Van Erp and Joseph Heinrichs. Artwork by Gustave Baumann and Alphonse Mucha.
David Rago, Partner + Co-Director, 20th/21st Century Design Dept.: “This session includes a broad range of material by Period masters, from Ohr to Newcomb College, Stickley to Rohlfs, Zsolnay to Delaherche, and a fine array of Tiffany Studios lighting and accessories.”
Mid-Mod: Saturday, February 27, 3:30 p.m., 276 lots
Mid-priced 20th C. furniture and decorative objects: Paul Evans, George Nakashima, Tommi Parzinger, Wharton Esherick, Hans Wegner, Gaetano Pesce, James Bearden, Milo Baughman, Georg Jensen, Gio Ponti, Earl Pardon, Rookwood, Marblehead, George Ohr, Fulper, Grueby, Teco, Loetz, Lalique, Handel, Pairpoint, and more.