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Lambertville, NJ, United States
DoneSat, Jun 13, 2009 3:00 PM GMT

Craftsman Auction: Early 20th Century Design

On Saturday, June 13 at 12 pm, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will host an auction dedicated to the finest furnishings and design of the early 1900s. Among the exceptional property: lamps by Tiffany Studios, early Newcomb College, rare Grueby, Martin Brothers stoneware bird tobacco jars, Lalique, Art Nouveau ceramics and a Harvey Ellis inlaid armchair. American Art pottery is, as ever, a strong suit at Rago's. Headline lots include work by Newcomb College, Grueby, Rookwood, Marblehead, Redlands, Saturday Evening Girls and Batchelder. Other potteries/potters whose work will be sold: George Ohr, Rhead, California Faience, Grand Feu, Van Briggle, Arequipa, Dedham, Chelsea Keramic Art Works and Overbeck. Among the lamps from Tiffany Studios are a rare Venetian table lamp and a chandelier with a band of large Turtleback tiles. Among the accessories is an important enameled copper covered circular box, as well as desk-top items, picture frames, smoking stands, and candlesticks. This sale showcases chandeliers, desk lamps and floor lamps from Shop of the Crafters, Joseph Heinrichs, Handel, Hampshire/Handel, Jefferson, LeClerc, Old Mission Kopper Kraft and Wheatley. From the Continent, there's a fine selection of Moorcroft and Macintyre. Collectors will also find a number of other works by Art Nouveau ceramicists Auguste Dalpayrat ; Edmond Lachenal; Reissner, Stellmacher & Kessner (Amphora); Zsolnay; Loetz; Emile Gallé, Louis Majorelle at Mougins, as well as Christopher Dresser, Clément Massier, Doulton and Taxile Doat at Sévres. Makers of metalwork and silver of the period whose work will come to auction in this sale include David Andersen, Samuel Yellin, Roycroft , Old Mission Kopper Kraft, Marie Zimmerman and Liberty & Co. pewter and silver. Also of note: woodblock prints, paintings and drawings; textiles; rugs.