Rago Auction Slated For May 20

Rago Auctions will be holding their Early 20th Century Design auction on May 20th at 333 North Main St. in Lambertville, NJ, encompassing 272 lots of American, English, and French Arts & Crafts material.

The day begins at 10AM (EST) with an exceptional single-owner collection of Lalique glass which features many rare pieces and a rainbow of colors, including an amber “Tortues” vase, a “Deux Anneaux, Lézards” vase, an electric blue “Courges” and a blue violet “Borromée.”

David Rago, partner and co-director of the 20th-21st Century Design Department shared: “Our session of Lalique offers a single-owner collection that was assembled in the 1990s by a dedicated connoisseur. We are delighted to offer it here in its entirety. It is complemented by the cover lot of the following session: a rare Lalique symbolist carved horn and opal brooch.”

Lalique is followed at 12 noon (EST) by the Early 20th Century Design session, which starts off with American pottery including works by Adelaïde Robineau and Junius Krehbiel, the first graduate of the New York State School of Clay Working and Ceramics at Alfred University.  Other notable highlights include ceramics by George Ohr, Grueby, North Dakota School of Mines, Overbeck, Tiffany Studios, Marblehead, Teco, Rookwood, and Van Briggle, plus European pottery by Moorcroft, Zsolnay, Wedgwood, Clement Massier, and Sèvres.

Furniture in this sale includes works by Roycroft, L. & J.G. Stickley, and Gustav Stickley, including a rare L. & J.G. Stickley grandfather clock (pictured) and a Roycroft bridal chest (pictured). Superb lighting by Tiffany Studios, Daum, Gallé, Handel and Edgar Brandt will also be featured, as well as Art Nouveau glass and furniture by Loetz, Lalique, Gallé, Amalric Walter, Daum, Legras, Eugene Gaillard, and more. French glass will be represented by Lalique, Daum, and Gallé, plus silver, metalwork, and jewelry by Hans Bolek, Liberty & Co., Joseph Maria Olbrich, and Gustav Gurschner.

Sarah Dziamba, a specialist in the department, notes: “Among the many highlights of this session is the selection of exceptional lighting, including a pair of Greene & Greene sconces from the Adelaide Tichenor house, a unique lamp by Ernest Batchelder and Douglas Donaldson (pictured), a rare Elizabeth Eaton Burton lamp, and a gorgeous Gallé chandelier.”

Visit http://www.ragoarts.com/auctions/ for online catalogs, including condition reports, additional photographs, and more!

Top:  Lot 1216 – Roycroft bridal chest, estimate $6,000 – 9,000

Second: Lot 1035 – “Tourbillons” vase, estimate $10,000 – 15,000

Third:  Lot 1197 – Ernest Batchelder and Douglas Donaldson unique lamp, estimate $30,000 – 40,000

Lower:  Lot 1211 – L. & J.G. Stickley rare grandfather clock, estimate $9,000 – 14,000