Rago kicks off big auction weekend with private collections Feb. 26

Tiffany Studios large Dragonfly hanging shade, New York, 1900s. Estimate $75,000-$100,000. Rago Arts & Auction Center image

Tiffany Studios large Dragonfly hanging shade, New York, 1900s. Estimate $75,000-$100,000. Rago Arts & Auction Center image

 

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Over the weekend of Friday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, Feb. 28, Rago Arts and Auction Center will conduct six auctions of early 20th century and modern design. Two auctions will be held each day.

Starting at 4 p.m. Eastern time on Feb. 26 will be the collection of a New Jersey couple, highlighted by a fine selection of Tiffany Studios works. Included are a Dragonfly hanging shade (above), Dragonfly table lamp, a Bellflower table lamp and Tel-el-Amarna vases.

French Art Nouveau glass consists of a Daum cameo and martelé glass vase, a Vallerysthal gourd vase and a large Muller Frères aquamarine vase. Rare KPM plaques, fine French Art Nouveau furniture, and decorative bronzes round out this collection.

 

Sandor Apati Abt (1870-1916), fine Zsolnay vase with stylized flowering vine, ca. 1908, 11 3/4in x 8in. Estimate: $14,000-$18,000. Rago Arts & Auction Center

Sandor Apati Abt (1870-1916), fine Zsolnay vase with stylized flowering vine, ca. 1908, 11 3/4in x 8in. Estimate: $14,000-$18,000. Rago Arts & Auction Center

 

“This collection of decorative arts assembled over the course of 40 years by a New Jersey couple is wonderfully eclectic, but with a keen eye for quality,” said Frank Maraschiello, Rago’s 20th century design specialist.

The collection of James and Rose Ryan of Michigan will also be sold on Friday, Feb. 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

This auction represents an outstanding collection of early 20th century European and American ceramics, lighting, furniture, sculpture and painting. Top lots include an important Symbolist vase by Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat and Alphonse Voisin-Delacroix; a Tiffany Studios Persian chain mail chandelier; six exceptional Zsolnay vessels; an Eduard Stellmacher “Fates” vase; and superb ceramics by Delaherche, Decoeur, the Lachenals, the Massiers, Chaplet, and Deck.

Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.