WORK BY PAUL EVANS, GEORGE NAKASHIMA, PHIL POWELL, CARLO MOLLINO, CARLO BUGATTI, VAN BRIGGLE, YOICHI On Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold auctions of Early 20th Century and Modern Design.
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WORK BY PAUL EVANS, GEORGE NAKASHIMA, PHIL POWELL, CARLO MOLLINO, CARLO BUGATTI, VAN BRIGGLE, YOICHI OHIRA, NATZLER, AND PABLO PICASSO AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF RAGO’S JUNE 4–5 AUCTIONS
Lambertville, NJ On Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold auctions of Early 20th Century and Modern Design.
Early 20th C. Design: Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m., 356 lots
Featuring rare and early Despondency and Lorelei vases by Artus Van Briggle, an exceptional Losanti vase by Mary Louise McLaughlin and an important single-owner collection of metalwork by Douglas Donaldson. Ceramics by George Ohr, Grueby, Newcomb College, Saturday Evening Girls, Merrimac, W.J. Walley, Rookwood, Walrath, Russell Crook, Jugtown and Fulper from the collection of Robert A. Ellison. European pottery by Clement and Jérôme Massier, François-Rupert Carabin, Edmond and Raoul Lachenal, Moorcroft, Zsolnay, Pilkington and Martin Brothers. Furniture by Gustav Stickley, Stickley Brothers, L. & J.G. Stickley, Limbert, Lifetime, Roycroft, Josef Hoffmann, Otto Wagner, John Lamb, Leon Jallot, Louis Majorelle and an important pair of Samuel Yellin doors. Lighting by Tiffany Studios, Gustav Stickley, Handel, Duffner & Kimberly, Pairpoint and Roycroft. Superb glass by Tiffany Studios, Gallé, Daum, Loetz and Lalique. Metalwork by Jessie Preston, Marie Zimmermann, Kalo, Potter Studio and Dirk Van Erp. Artwork by Gustave Baumann, Samuel Colman, Ada Kent, Harvey Ellis, and M. Louise Stowell.
David Rago, Partner + Co-Director 20th-21st C. Design Dept: “Our June sale includes an extraordinary selection of American and European early 20th century decorative ceramics from five different private collections. This is, by far, one of our best ceramics sales in years.”
Mid-Mod: Saturday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m., 272 lots
Mid-priced 20th C. furniture, lighting and decorative objects: Arne Vodder, Nils Landberg, Hans Wegner, Jean Dunand, Aldo Tura, James Bearden, Antonio Grediaga Kieff, Paul Evans, Albert Paley, Warren McArthur, the Natzlers, James Mont, Milo Baughman, Edward Wormley, Karl Springer, Willy Daro, Harvey Probber, Tiffany Studios, Saturday Evening Girls, Grueby, Newcomb College, Fulper, Merrimac, Rookwood, Roycroft and more.
Modern Design: Sunday, June 5 at 11 a.m., 227 lots
Furniture by Phil Powell, Paul Evans, George and Mira Nakashima, Albert Paley, Wharton Esherick, Pierre Jeanneret, Vladimir Kagan, Tommi Parzinger, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne. Featuring many fine works by Italian makers including a single-owner collection of Carlo Bugatti and a rare Carlo Mollino coffee table. Contemporary makers including Jordan Mozer, James Bearden, D’Lisa Creager, Silas Seandel and Cindy Wynn. Scandinavian wares designed by Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm, Slagelse Møbelvaerk, Arne Norell and Fritz Hansen. Ceramics by Claude Conover and Picasso for Madoura, including a rare “Luncheon on the Grass” plaque. Lighting by Wendell Castle, Verner Panton, Paavo Tynell, Charlotte Perriand, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Lunel and Arredoluce. Wall-hangings by Alexander Calder and Niki de Saint Phalle. Sculpture by Leo Sewell, Val Bertoia, Antonio Grediaga Kieff and Klaus and Douglas Ihlenfeld. Silver, metalwork and jewelry by Gio Ponti, Jens Quistgaard, Albert Paley, Margaret de