Sollo Rago Modern Auction

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J., – Sollo Rago Modern’s sale of October 25 and 26, draws from the artist’s hand to tell the whole story of the Studio movement — from furniture to jewelry, ceramics, and glass — in an expansive 1,000 lot sale.

“We’re representing some of the best pieces ever crafted, from every period of 20th century design, American and European, in a range of materials,” says John Sollo.

The sale features a true masterwork, the architectural cabinet of Charles Sumner Greene, of master architects Greene and Greene. Many exceptional pieces of George Nakashima’s work are represented including a dining table from the Rockefeller Japanese House in Pocantico Hills, the artist’s most important commission. Work of Wharton Esherick will be offered, from furniture to woodblock prints, as will spectacular examples by Phillip Lloyd Powell and Paul Evans. The Mexican studio master Pedro Friedeberg is here represented by a fantastic throne of gilded and carved wood.

Studio jewelry figures prominently, anchored by a dazzling collection of work by Ed Wiener.

Those in search of great mid-century interior designers will not be disappointed, with elegant and original works by Tommi Parzinger and James Mont, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and works by French designers Jean Royere, Jaques Adnet and Italian designers Gio Ponti and Ico Parisi.

Studio glass offerings are exceptional, with works by Chihuly, Labino, Lewis, Marquis, Kuhn and international artists Vlchova, Kopecky and his daughter, Anna Matouskova. Glass includes Fulvio Bianconi for Venini, rare Con Macchie, Seguso, Scarpa and Barovier. Ceramics offered include major pieces by Lucero, Voulkos, Earl, Gilhooly and Bacerra.

Among the works of Modern and Contemporary Art are a Bertoia 40″ Sonambient and large tabletop Bush of bronze and copper; paintings by Krushenick, Music, Murch and Morris; Master prints by Kandinsky, Escher and Miro; and sculpture by Lovet-Lorski, Butler and Zajac. Also for sale: an important Pop Shop IV portfolio by Haring.

Auction Contact Information

Sollo Rago is located at 333 North Main Street with Annex Gallery at 204 North Union Street, Lambertville NJ. Phone 609-397-9374 or visit

Exhibition Preview

Saturday, October 18 – Friday, October 24, 2008 from 11-6 pm and by appointment. Doors open at 9 a.m. the mornings of the sale.

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