Auctioneer Press Release Rago

Art, Design, Lighting and Furnishings, Spanning Centuries and Continents, in Rago’s Unreserved Auctions on February 23-24

Feb 04,2019 | 10:00 EST By Rago

Lambertville, NJ - Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, Rago Auctions will hold a 2-day Unreserved Auction of early 20th century art and design, modern and contemporary art and design, Scandinavian furniture, garden décor and much more. Included in this 1580 lot sale; period and modern works of Arts and Craft design; American and European mid-century furnishings; a broad selection of lighting and estate goods; prints, duplicates and works on paper; plus antique and contemporary art glass and pottery.

Lot 869, Roy Lichtenstein,  "Crying Girl," Offset lithograph in colors (mailer), 1963; Estimate $800-$1,000

“I’m excited by the breadth of property on offer in our February Unreserved auction," says Michael Ingham, Director of Rago's Unreserved Auctions. "From a collection of Chinese Revolution propaganda to a great assortment of painted advertising signs and game boards, I think all collectors will find something appealing in our two-day sale. And as always, the high bid wins, whatever it may be.” 

Early 20th Century Design, Fine Art, Glass, Ceramics, Estate Goods, Garden and Scandinavian Design: Saturday, February 23 at 9am, 790 lots

Early 20th Century American Art Pottery and Ceramics by Fulper, Marblehead, North Dakota School of Mines, Roseville, Weller, Van Briggle, Pewabic, plus a run of artist-decorated Rookwood pieces and more. European Art Pottery by Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, Amphora Pottery by Riessner/Stellmacher & Kessel (RStK), Royal Doulton, Moorcroft, Wedgwood, Boehm and more. Art Glass by Tiffany Studios, Daum Nancy, Gallé, Stueben, Baccarat, Charles Lotton. Lighting including Handel, Jefferson and Pittsburgh. American Furniture by Gustav Stickley, L & J.G. Stickley, Stickley Brothers, and Contemporary Arts & Crafts furniture by E.J. Audi. Hammered Copper by Heintz, plus pieces by Edgar Brant and Kalo. Japanese Woodblock Prints from artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige and Keisai Eisen.

Lot 32, Stickley Brothers, Single-drawer writing desk, Grand Rapids, MI, ca. 1915; Estimate $300-$500

Estate Goods including a collection of painted advertising signs, gameboards, gaming wheels, folk art samplers and Coca-Cola memorabilia; Bronze sculptures including Remington; Victorian birdcages and taxidermy; Sterling Silver with works by Tiffany & Co., Gorham, Reed & Barton and American coin silver; Asian Art including bronzes, carved soapstone, cloisonné and hardwood furniture, plus a run of Chinese Cultural Revolution items including ceramic figures, propaganda posters and advertising; Fine Art by Henry Martin Gasser, Edmund Martino, Ranulph Bye and more, including still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, plus Caricatures by Al Hirschfeld; and Prints by artists such as Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Roberto Matta, Werner Drewes and more; plus Garden décor and accessories ranging from traditional to modern.

Lot 831, Stilnovo (Attr) Large twenty-four light sputnik chandelier, Italy, ca. 1950s; Estimate $1,500-$2,500

Scandinavian & European Modern Design, Post-War & Contemporary Art: Sunday, February 24 at 9am, 790 lots

American and European Design, from Art Deco to Contemporary, including American Furniture by masters such as Vladimir Kagan, Florence Knoll, Charles Pollock, Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, Frank Gehry, Charles and Ray Eames, Ralph Lauren, John Saladino, Tommi Parzinger, Karl Springer, Harvey Probber, George Nelson for Herman Miller, Warren Platner, Adrian Pearsall, Mies van der Rohe, Milo Baughman, Leon Rosen and more. European Furniture by Jean Prouvé, Fendi Casa, Salterini and Diko Majastreti for Vascina. European Lighting by Stilnovo, Fontana Arte, Max Ingrand, Aldo Londi for Batasti, Arturo Pani, Elio Martinelli, Toby Escarpa for Flos, Mathieu Mategot, Rene Mathieu. Additional Lighting by Isamu Noguchi for Akari, Harry Balmer for Laurel Lamp Co., Artemide, Scolari, Lightolier, Joe Columbo, Robert Sonneman and more. Contemporary Art Glass by Yoichi Ohira, Massimiliano Schiavon, Afro Celotto, Michele Burato, Jorg Zimmerman, Michael Glancy, Danny Perkins, Michael Aschenbrenner, Robins Micks and more. Post-War and Contemporary Art Prints by Yaacov Agam, Larry Zox, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Shepard Fairey, Sidney Gross, Josef Albers, Alexander Calder and Tom Wesselmann plus spin paintings by Damien Hirst. Additional Fine Art by John Fulton Folinsbee, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Peter Sculthorpe, and pumpkins by Yayoi Kusama. Sculpture by Oded Halahmy and wall-hangings by C. Jere, Marc Weinstein and others. French and Brazilian Furniture by makers such as Don Schumacher, Sergio Rodriguez, Jean-Michel Frank and Jacques Guillon. American Ceramics by Peter Hayes, Robert Turner, Ted Randall, Otto and Vivika Heino, Harrison McIntosh, David Gilhooly and Waylande Gregory. American Studio Furniture by makers such as Paul Evans, Jeffrey Green, Carl Kaoch and John Rizzey. 

By Rago