LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
Highlights of the silver sale include: ornamental American Silver from the 19th-20th century; Japanesque silver, including Edo/Elkington and Tiffany & Co.; functional silver in timeless patterns; a 70-piece collection of Continental enameled-silver accessories in 13 lots; Russian silver from the estate of an American diplomat who served in Moscow prior to 1954, which includes pieces by Ovchinnikov & Faberge; and 13 sets of sterling flatware including Renaissance by Tiffany & Co. for the Rothschild family. Two cups from Tiffany & Co.’s Mackay service stand out from a good selection of American art silver. Continental silver includes a large swan-form centerpiece by Buccellati.
Other famous silver makers in the sale include: Gorham, S. Kirk & Son, Storck & Sinsheimer, Hanou, Tompkins & Black, Durgin, Bailey & Co., James Duffel, Black Starr & Frost, Eiler & Marloe, Buccellati, Cartier, Christofle, Bebeer, Elkington, Addie Brothers, William Gibson and John Langman, William Toone, Thomas Northcote and George Smith, Erickson, Eugen Ferher, Reed & Barton, Frank M. Whiting, Georg Jensen, Grosjean & Woodward, Gustav Klingert, International, J.E. Caldwell, Kirk & Son, William B. Meyers, Rredlich & Co., Pavla Mishukov, Carl Scipel, Ivan Khlebnikov, N.B. Bobir, Steiff, William Wilson & Son, Howard & Co., Mauser, Thomas Shaw, Frank Herschede & Co., Erik Magnussen, Wallace, and Whitehall.
Rago’s is hosting an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 29, featuring a discussion on silver in America by Newark Museum curator Ulysses Grant Dietz. The talk is co-sponsored by the Appraisers Association of America. A reception begins at 5 p.m. and Dietz will speak at 6 p.m. All are welcome.
“I think this is the best sale for silver we’ve had in the last four years,” said Sarah Churgin, Rago’s jewelry and silver expert, “It is studded with world-class silver and rarities.”
Coins and currency immediately follow the silver sale, featuring high grade examples of American currency, silver certificates, a large collection of gold coins, proof sets and individual coins, a German half mark pattern, coins from the Netherlands, Sweden, Chile, Switzerland, Cuba, Russia, England, Australia, Africa, Singapore, China and Spain, Morgan silver dollars, Peace silver dollars, commemorative coins and much more.
“This is Rago’s best selection of coins and currency to date, a huge variety spanning over 300 years and seven continents,” said Chris Wise, coin and currency expert.
Previews will be Saturday, Nov. 26, through Wednesday, Nov. 30, noon-5 p.m. and by appointment. Rago Arts and Auction Center Open until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. Doors open at 9 a.m. the day of the sale.
Rago’s is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com.
For details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-397-9374.
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