Unreserved Rago Arts Auction This Saturday


Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, Rago Auctions in Lambertville, New Jersey 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. Starting Saturday February 23rd at 9 AM included in this 790 lot sale are Early 20th Century Design, Fine Art, Glass, Ceramics, Estate Goods, Garden and Scandinavian 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.

“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 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.


Auction Exhibition/Preview/Bidding

  • Exhibition kicks-off with our Art of Collecting Party, February 16, 5-8 p.m. at Rago’s NEW Annex Gallery, 243 N. Main St., Lambertville, NJ 08530.
  • Preview: Saturday, February 16 – Thursday, February 21, 12–5 p.m. Friday, February 22, 12-7 p.m. Also by appointment. Doors open at 8 a.m. on Saturday & Sunday, February 23 & 24.
  • Directions online at ragoarts.com.
  • For those unable to attend, telephone/absentee bidding available at 609.397.9374. Online bidding available at www.bidsquare.com.




We’ve listed some highlighted items down below:


Lot 1: Lenore Asbury; Rookwood Irish Glaze vase

Iris Glaze vase with Queen Anne’s lace, Cincinnati, OH, 1908; Flame mark/VIII/1126C/LA; measures 8 1/2″ x 5″

Estimate: $600 – $900






Lot 53: Gallé Banjo Vase

Banjo vase with floral decoration, Nancy, France, 20th c.; Acid-etched cameo glass; Signed in cameo; measures 7″ x 3 1/2″ dia.

Estimate: $400 – $600








Lot 80: E. S. Curtis Arikawa Girl Photogravure

Edward Sheriff Curtis Photogravure; “Arikawa Girl” (framed); Stamped markings; 17 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ (plate)

Estimate: $700 – $900








Lot 118: Heintz Sterling-on-Bronze Vase

Tall Sterling-on-Bronze baluster vase with flowering branch overlay decoration, Buffalo, NY, early 20th c.; Marked; measured 15 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ dia.

Estimate:  $400 – $600








Lot 153: Stickley; E. J. Audi Contemporary Trapezoidal Mantel Clock

Contemporary trapezoidal mantle clock in the style of Peter Hansen/L. & J. G. Stickley, model no. 89-85, Manlius, NY, 2016; Quartersawn oak, leaded glass, brass; Metal tag, branded mark; 22″ x 16″ x 7″

Estimate:  $500 – 700