Rago Auction Marathon April 8 – 10

The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold a three day auction marathon on April 8, 9, 10, 2011, with two thousand lots in three days and no reserves on lots sold on Friday and Sunday.

“It seems that we are offered more and better property to sell without reserve with each auction,” says Miriam Tucker, Partner at Rago’s. “The Discovery Auction’s popularity has resulted in a huge sale for Friday and an extra day dedicated to good jewelry, silver and couture on Sunday. Saturday’s Estate auction includes everything a really good Estate sale should: furnishings, decorative and fine art, rugs, silver, estate goods, fresh-to-the market collections. It’s all online and telephone, absentee and online bidding are available for anyone unable to attend.”

Auction Dates/Times

• Discovery Auction: Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m.
All items sold unreserved – the high bid, no matter how low, takes the lot. The 1,000 lot sale contains a wide variety of stylish and practical property from traditional thru the 21st century, including furniture, rugs, pottery, metal, lighting, fine art, Asian, sports memorabilia and much more, many from famous makers and designers. Furnishings by Mies Van Der Rohe, Gilbert Rohde, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Gio Ponti, Vladimir Kagan, Mil Baughman, George Nakashima, Gustav Stickley, Limbert & Knoll. Pottery and glass from Daum, Steuben, Lalique, Loetz Rookwood, Fulper, Moorcroft, Bjorn Winblad, Royal Copenhagen, Ettore Sotsass. Lighting from Bradley Hubbard, Handel, Quezal, Parzinger, Nelson. Art by Curtis Jere, Hap Tivey, Alexander Calder, Joseph Meierhans, Roy Lichtenstein, Kunie Sugiura.

• Estate Auction: Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m.
The 600+ lot sale features Estate property from Princeton, New Jersey. Traditional American and English furnishings. Asian artifacts. Portraits, landscapes, miniatures and prints. A Steinway grand piano and fine acoustic guitars. There is art pottery and art glass; continental porcelains, coins, African and oceanographic carvings. Noteworthy collectables include autographs, civil war and sports memorabilia. Abraham Lincoln and John Wesley letter. Presidential, Civil War, Entertainment, Literary Autographs. Art glass and pottery from Rookwood, Tiffany, Roseville, Durand, Lalique. Guitars by D’Angelico and Gibson.

• No Reserve Jewelry/Silver/Couture: Sunday, April 10 at 12 noon
400 lots of jewelry, silver and couture. Fine jewelry, from the antique to the contemporary, in both single piece and group lots, includes precious and semi-precious gems set in gold, silver and platinum, along with some select costume pieces. Silver and silverplate includes useful and decorative items such as flatware, tea sets, candlesticks, bowls, compotes and more. Couture from Marimekko and Hermes. Jewelry by John Hardy, David Yurman, Asch/Grossbardt, D. Berretti, Cartier, William Spratling, Allen Adler, Georg Jensen, Tiffany & Co. Silver and silverplate from Unger Brothers, Franco Lapini, Georg Jensen, Wallace, Tiffany & Co., J. E. Caldwell & Co. Evening bags and handbags, including totes by Gucci.

Auction Exhibition/Preview
• Saturday, April 2, 2010 through Wednesday, April 6, from 12-5 p.m., Thursday, April 7, from 12-7 p.m. and by appointment. Doors open on Friday at 7:30 a.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.
• Rago’s is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com.

Catalogues
• 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
609-397-9374 or [email protected]

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Top