Art Pottery & Lighting Steal The Show at Rago Auction
Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 20th C. Decorative Arts and Design Auction series brought in $5,694,038 over three days, February 26, 27, and 28. The majority of Furniture lots sold within their estimates, however, Art Pottery and Lighting lots climbed well above their pre-sale estimates making them the highlight of this auction.
The Early 20th Century Decorative Arts & Furnishings auction on the 27th included decorative arts, furnishings and art glass of the early 20th century — the founding specialty at Rago’s.
Of note is Lot #200, an important vessel by George Ohr. This bisque vessel with thirteen ear handles entitled, ”Progeny, even with one handle broken and re-glued and professional restoration to another went above its high estimate settling in at $21,250. (Bottom photo)
And a surprising finish for Lot #409 of the Early 20th Century lots, a rare chandelier by Gustav Stickley. Design number 508, this chandelier features patinated iron, oak and hammered amber glass, impressed with the Als Ik Kan mark. It soared above it’s $4,000-$6,000 pre-sale estimate, selling for $20,000.
Lots of interest from the private New Jersey collection ‘Una Buona Vita’ on February 26th include Lot #1, an exceptional large Dragonfly hanging shade by Tiffany Studios. This large fixture, featuring leaded slag glass, patinated bronze, six sockets and the TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK metal tag sold at its high end estimate of $100,000. (Top photo)
And lastly, another Tiffany Studios beauty, Lot #6 a bellflower table lamp, featuring patinated bronze base and leaded slag glass, in excellent original condition, climbing above its estimate settling in at $31,250.
Rago’s upcoming auctions of interest to the Arts and Crafts collectors include three days of unreserved lots, April 15th, 16th and 17th. For more information, visit ragoarts.com. All final prices listed within this article include the Buyer’s Premium.