Results of Rago’s Unreserved Auction

by Kate Nixon

The results of Rago’s August 24th Unreserved Auction – in which plenty of Arts & Crafts era items were featured – saw a range of sales from a deal below the estimated price to paying above and beyond the high estimate. The auction featured pottery, furniture, glass lamps and assorted glass items, fine art and other items by those famous in the Arts & Crafts collection world – Rookwood, Fulper Pottery, Tiffany and Co. Glass, Roycroft, L&JG Stickley, Gustav Stickley, Dirk Van Erp, Heintz, and others. Below are the realized prices of the items featured in last week’s preview, plus a few others that impressed.


Lot 23, from Tiffany Studios, a Letter holder in the “Grapevine” pattern, New York, 1900s; Slag glass, bronze; 6 1/2″ x 10″ x 2 1/2″

Condition: Long crack and one smaller crack to largest glass pane. Otherwise good condition, with age-appropriate light wear to patina.

Sale Price: $594

Estimate: $700 – $900






Lot 51, a Bradley & Hubbard table lamp with leaf overlay, Meriden, CT, early 20th C.; Patinated metal, slag glass, three sockets; Base stamped B&H 233; 23 1/2″ x 21″

Condition: Overall very good condition. Some minor losses and wear to patina on base, a few minor chips to edges of glass panels.

Sale Price: $344

Estimate: $800 – $1,000




Lot 78, a Stickley Bros. Two-door china cabinet with upper plate rail, Grand Rapids, MI, ca. 1915; Quartersawn oak, glass; Unmarked; 58 1/2″ x 42″ x 14 3/4″

Condition: Good condition. Tight joints. Overcoat to original finish. Replaced back.

Sale Price: $688

Estimate: $800 – $1,200





Lot 96, a large Heintz Sterling-on-Bronze cylindrical vase with flared rim and daffodil overlay decoration, Buffalo, NY, early 20th c.; Marked; 12″ x 4 1/2″ dia.

Condition: Fair condition. Light surface scratches and scuffs throughout, primarily to overlay, two dents to foot, and older mottled redeveloping patina overall.

Sale Price: $531

Estimate: $800 – $1,200





Lot 93: DIRK VAN ERP (1860 – 1933) Trumpet vase, San Francisco, CA, ca. 1915-1977, Hammered copper; Open box windmill stamp; 8 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ dia.

Condition: Good condition with handsome patina. No issues noted.

Sale Price: $1,250

Estimate: $300 – $400





Lot 45, a Steuben Blue Aurene vase, Corning, NY, 20th c.; Marked; 10 1/2″ x 9″ dia.

Condition: Some spots of discoloration around rim due to wear at surface. Small, shallow chip to underside of base. Otherwise, good condition.

Sale Price: $875

Estimate: $300 – $500





Lot 48, a Handel Cherry blossom table lamp, Meriden, CT, early 20th c.; Leaded slag glass, patinated metal, three sockets; Unmarked; 26″ x 18″ dia.

Condition: No breaks or cracks to shade. Later assembled riser and sockets to base. Replaced smoke cap and finial.

Sale Price: $1,750

Estimate: $600 – $800




To see the rest of the auction items and their final sale price, visit Rago’s Unreserved auction information page at

All auction item photos and descriptions courtesy of Rago Auctions.

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