Object & Home at Rago’s PLUS Art Pottery Highlights at Toomey & Co
by Kate Nixon
Object & Home
Rago Arts and Auctions
Thursday, November 18th 10:00 am EST
On Thursday, November 18th, Rago’s Arts and Auctions brings a variety of fine art, furniture, lighting and home decor during the Object & Home auction starting at 10am Eastern. Highlights include an impressive dichroic colonial table lamp from a collaboration with Tiffany & Co and Swedish company Gustavsberg, a number of no reserve bids on a few collections of Arts & Crafts jewelry, a number of Ukiyo-E prints, a large amount of Tiffany & Co metal, a large selection of Fulper Pottery works, a rare Rookwood humidor made by Maria Longworth Nichols, early vases by Van Briggle pottery, large trays from Karl Kipp and Dirk Van Erp, and an experimental vase from Chelsea Keramic Art Works among other choice selections.
Also available from this auction are Works from Rookwood, Roycroft, Gustav Stickley, L & J.G. Stickley, Van Briggle Pottery, Dirk Van Erp, and more.
Items of note:
Artus Van Briggle for Van Briggle Pottery Early vase, 1902
Mary Gage Collection of three brooches
sterling silver, glass
Maria Longworth Nichols Storer for Rookwood Pottery Rare Limoges humidor with spiders and bats
Fulper Pottery Vases, set of two
Cucumber Crystalline-glazed earthenware
Albert Berry Collection of four works
hammered copper with applied patina, copper-plated metaltallest: 9 h × 4 dia in (23 × 10 cm)smallest: 1½ h × 4¼ w × 2½ d in (4 × 11 × 6 cm)
Please visit Rago Arts and Auction centers website (by clicking here) to see the rest of the available catalog.
Rookwood & Ohio Art Pottery – Toomey & Co Auctioneers
Curated by Riley Humler
Wednesday, November 10th
High-selling Rookwood Pottery works from left to right: a fine porcelain french red glazed bowl by Sara Sax, a rare Painted Mat scene on an Architectural Faience tile, and a monumental Limoges style earthenware vase decorated with sea creatures designed by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer.
The works of Rookwood Pottery founder Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, artists Kataro Shirayamadani and Sara Sax along with pieces by Mae Timberlake for Weller Pottery sold well during last week’s Rookwood & Ohio Art Pottery, curated by Director of Ceramics Riley Humler and hosted by Toomey & Co Auctioneers. Particularly, one of the day’s highest selling items, a Limoges style earthenware vase with an applied squeeze bag net holding sea creatures ($7,000-9,000) designed by Rookwood founder Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, sold beyond its high estimate of $9,000 for $33,750. The examples by Rookwood artist Kataro Shirayamadani examples, like an earthenware Vellum glaze plaque with a full moon over a lake seen between birch trees, an unusual Vellum glaze vase with five large swimming fish and seaweed, and a rare Black Iris glaze vase with painted and electroplated silver dandelions ($7,000-9,000). Other Rookwood highlights include Sara Sax’s French Red glaze bowl, sailing part the high estimate of 7,000 to sell at an impressive $15,000!
From Weller Pottery Co., the rare tiles by Mae Timberlake additionally sold well and her rare and important earthenware Hudson six-tile tableau featuring the original Weller Pottery, as it appeared in 1872, sold within the range of $10,000-20,000.
Items of note include:
Lot 1: Rookwood rook figure (4,000-6,000)- sold for $9,750
Lot 2: Rookwood Monumental Limoges style earthenware vase (7000-9000) — sold for $33,750
Lot 4: Rookwood painted mat scene on Faience tile (2000-3000) — sold for $10,400
Lot 61: Mae Timberlake for Weller Pottery – rare tile (800-1200) — sold for $4,550
Lot 85: ET Hurley seahorse bell (500-700) — sold for $1,625
Lot 106/107: Kataro Shirayamadani Rookwood pottery porcelain vase (800-1200) — sold for $1,625
Lot 118: Ed Diers Rookwood vellum glaze scent jar (400-600) — sold for $1,000
Lot 135: Wareham for Rookwood Pottery (700-900) — sold for $1,625
Lot 137: Rare Kataro Shirayamadani vase with blossoms (500-700) — sold for $3,000
Lot 179: Rookwood Pottery rare bat tray (600-800) — sold for $1,375
Lot 190: Rookwood Pottery glaze flared vase (700-900) — sold for $2,500
Lot 191: Lenore Asbury Rookwood Pottery Yellow tinted glaze (1000-2000) — sold for $3,250
Lot 229: Rookwood Pottery Vellum vase with rookes (300-500) — sold for $1,300
Lot 247: Mary Rhodes Ellis for Fred Dallas Pottery (600-800) — sold for $2,600
Lot 267: Rookwood Pottery Tiger Eye earthenware glaze vase spooky scene (1000-2000) — sold for $3,250
Lot 269: Rookwood Pottery Sara Sax with French Red glaze bowl (5000-7000) — sold for $15,000
Lot 289: Rookwood Pottery Lorinda Epply (500-700) — sold for $1,690
Lot 339: Mae Timberlake earthenware vase (1000-2000) — sold for $6,250
Lot 358: Kataro Shirayamadani Rookwood Pottery rare black iris glaze vase (6000-8000) — sold for $9,375
Lot 393: Weller Pottery Co Large Rhead Faience vase (1000-2000) — sold for $8,750
To see all the highlights of Toomey & Co’s Rookwood Auction, click here to visit Toomey & Co Auctioneers.