Rago June 18th Discovery Auction

Rago’s invites you to take part in the June 18th Discovery Auction, where all of the items are wholly unreserved and the high bid – no matter how low – prevails. An abundance of smart, functional and affordable property is lined up for a 900 lot, no reserve sale. It features a 300+ lot selection of classic 20th C. furniture and decorative art from American, European and Scandinavian makers, jewelry and silver, art, tableware, a large collection of Chase metal, Asian, Tribal, Americana and 18th/19th C. decorative arts and furnishings.

Highlighting the June 19th Estate Auction is estate property from the Brooklyn, New York brownstone of an avid collector. The more than 150 lots include architectural elements, decorative Asian items, English furnishings, 19th Century lighting, paintings and American art pottery. The sale also includes an additional 300 lots from private consigners in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania: furniture, a Steinway piano, Asian art and artifacts, rugs and textiles, silver, porcelains, ceramics, clocks, Native American artifacts, lighting, glass, paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints and drawings.

“Our Estate and Discovery departments are being offered more and more interesting property all the time. This is probably the most diverse two day sale yet,” says Miriam Tucker, the partner-in-charge of the Estates and Fine Art departments. “We have property that will appeal to serious collectors. We have a three-century selection of great mid-market furnishings and art. We have classic flea market finds.”

Auction Dates/Times
• Discovery Auction: Friday, June 18 at 10 a.m.
• Estate Auction: Saturday, June 19 at Noon
• Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend.

Auction Exhibition/Preview
• Saturday, June 12, 2010 through Thursday, June 17, from 12-5 PM and by appointment. Doors open on Friday at 8 a.m. and on Saturday at 9 a.m.
• Rago’s is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com.

• View complete catalogues with color images online at ragoarts.com.
• Discovery Auction printed lists are free. Estate catalogues are $20. Both are available by calling 609.397.9374 or emailing a request to [email protected]

Auction Contact Information
• Estate Auction: Tom Martin, Specialist-in-Charge, 609-397-9374 or [email protected]
• Discovery Auction: Kristina Wilson, 609-397-9374 or [email protected]


Auction Highlights

• Modern Design: Furnishings by Le Corbusier, Noguchi, Van Der Rohe, Nelson, Eero Saarinen, Breuer, Bertoia, Knoll, Eames, Baughman, Probber, Springer, Fields, Wright, Deskey, Woodard, Fornasetti, Robsjohn-Gibbings, Wormley, Panton, Aalto, Juhl, Risom, Wegner, Evans, Kagan, Dixon, Martin, Nakashima. Pottery and Ceramics by Natzler, Heino, Scheier, Cabat, Karnes, Lovera, Rie, Gilhooly, Mick. Glass, including a large Italian glass collection and work by John Nygren and Bill Slade. Lighting by Murano, Hansen, Orrefors, Stilnovo and Panton.
• Early 20th C. Design: Furnishings by Stickley (Gustav, L&JG, Charles and Bros), Limbert, Roycroft, J.M. Young, Plail. Pottery, Ceramics, Metal and Glass by Rookwood, Grueby, Newcomb, Ohr, Fulper, Marblehead, Saturday Evening Girls, North Dakota School of Mines, Wheatley, Hampshire, Peters & Reed, Van Briggle, Kipp,Heinrichs, WMF, Heintz, Tiffany Studios, Steuben, Durand, Weller, Roseville, Dow.
• Sculpture, paintings and prints by artists including: Bloch, Cerny, Weber, Leith-Ross, Booz, Baum, Etting, Kuehne, Laurencin, Matta, Buffet, Miro, Bissiere, Romano, Avedon, Winblad, Roth, Johns, Christo, Haring, Fairey, Baskerville, Saito, Jacoulet, Maki, Murakami, Lazarczyk.
• Collection of Chase Art Deco Metal
• Jewelry and Silver including Mexican Modernist, fine watches, pocketwatches, cameos, diamonds and gemstones, platinum, silver and gold, costume and sterling silver flatware and hollowware and vanity items. Famous makers include Omega “DeVille”; Jensen USA; Georg Jensen; David Yurman; Judith Lieber, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Hamilton, Bulova.
• Asian textiles, pottery & furniture
• Oriental and Persian rugs
• Tribal and Native American art and artifacts
• Estate property and Americana, including period furniture, stoneware, decoys, rugs, maps, ephemera, stamps, continental porcelain, ironstone, majolica, clocks. Tiffany & Co., Victor Talking Machine, Freshman Masterpiece radio.


Auction Highlights

• Architectural Elements, including a large carved limestone eagle
• Estate furniture by makers including Herter Brothers and Biedermeier; English and American furniture of several periods, and a Steinway grand piano
• Americana, including a gilded rooster weathervane.
• Porcelain, pottery and ceramics: Amphora pottery and busts, American Art pottery by Grueby, Fulper, Volkmar, Marblehead; KPM paintings on porcelain, Royal Worcester Majolica exhibition urn.
• 19th C. Lighting
• Silver by Tiffany, Gorham, Wallace, Cartier, Jensen. English flatware sets.
• Clocks, included a Philadelphia Grandfather Clock; a three piece clock set by Tiffany & Co.; an Art Deco Time Zone Trade Stimulator.
• Fine art, including old masters, 19th C. portraits and landscapes, Mucha poster, Jacoulet Woodblocks and French bronze sculptures.
• Asian, including Chinese Export, Japanese swords and screen, wood carvings, jades, porcelains, ivory, bronzes and textiles.
• Revolutionary and Civil War memorabilia
• Stained glass windows
• Native American art and artifacts
• Rare books and autographs by Alexander Hamilton and Andrew Jackson.
• Babe Ruth autographed baseball

Notes for the Editor
High-resolution images available.

Consignments Invited
Consignments are invited for the next Estate Auction, to be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 and all Rago’s fall auctions, including 20th C. Design, Fine Art, Silver and Jewelry.

About Rago Arts and Auction Center
The Rago Arts and Auction Center is a world-renowned venue for auction, private sale and appraisal, with auction exhibitions in-house and online. Rago’s holds multi-million dollar sales of 20th/21st C. design; fine art; 18th/19th C. American, Asian and European decorative arts and furnishings; jewelry; silver; ethnographic art and artifacts; and coins and currency for an international clientele. It offers clients – both sellers and buyers – a singular blend of global reach and personal service, with general consultations and informal evaluations at no obligation. Located midway between Philadelphia and New York.