Rago’s auction features works by Nakashima, Evans, June 8-9

Fulper Vasekraft lamp, circa 1908. Estimate: $12,500-$17,500. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Fulper Vasekraft lamp, circa 1908. Estimate: $12,500-$17,500. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – On Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auctions of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern Design. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet Live Bidding.

“The June action Saturday session features 30 works by George Ohr from the Ellison collection plus some extraordinary Martin ware from the same source,” said David Rago. “Additionally, there are strong examples of American decorative ceramics by Rhead, Redlands, Newcomb College and Grueby. There is also a selection of contemporary ceramics by Voulkos, Mason, Toshiko, Natzler and Scheier. The Sunday Modern auction includes a landmark collection of New Hope School contemporary by Paul Evans and George Nakashima including an Evans Sculpture-Front credenza and a second Sculpture Front vertical cabinet, as well as a Nakashima French olive burl scissor leg desk.”

Early 20th Century Decorative Arts: Saturday, June 8, noon EDT

Art pottery, furniture, art glass, metalwork and prints in 300 lots: ceramics by Teco, Saturday Evening Girls and Rookwood, as well as some fine examples of grotesques by the Martin Brothers, an extensive collection of vessels and novelties by the Mad Potter of Biloxi, George Ohr, from author Robert Ellison, and a large collection of Fulper wares, including two rare Vasekraft lamps. There are also exceptional examples by Grueby, Zsolnay, Newcomb College, Redlands and Frederick H. Rhead.

Furniture by Gustav Stickley, Rose Valley, L. & J.G. Stickley, Roycroft, Limbert, includes a few rare and early pieces by the firm of Gustav Stickley: a wide double-door bookcase with mitered mullions, a leather-top desk, and a knockdown settle. Art glass by Tiffany Studios, Lalique, Daum and Galle among others. Hammered copper by Dirk Van Erp, Roycroft, Heinrichs and Harry Dixon, silver by Kalo and Lebolt. Color woodblock prints by Gustave Baumann, Edna Hopkins and William Rice and a fine watercolor painting by Louis C. Tiffany.

Studio Ceramics: Saturday, June 8 (immediately following early 20th century)

Featured will be 100 lots consisting of 100 works from Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Mary and Edwin Scheier ceramics, tapestries and sand paintings. This session will also have  a collection of fine postwar Alfred, N.Y., ceramics by Peter Voulkos, Robert Turner, Wayne Higby, Don Reitz, Ted Randall, Val Cushing and William Parry.

Modern Design: Sunday, June 9, noon EDT

Furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork from the 20th and 21st century, 600 lots: Spectacular furniture and sculpture by New Hope craftspeople George and Mira Nakashima, Paul Evans and Phil Powell. Also fine examples by American makers Vladimir Kagan, Sam Maloof, Wendell Castle, Judy McKie and Silas Kopf. Designers Kelvin and Phillip LaVerne, Tommi Parzinger, James Mont, Edward Wormley, Paul Frankl, and T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Lighting by Cedric Hartman, Hansen, Von Nessen, Mont, Felix Agostini, Paavo Tynell and Adnet. Scandinavian wares designed by Ejvind Johansson, Preben Fabricius, Poul Kjaerholm, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Greta Grossman, Alvar Aalto and Borge Mogensen. Ceramics by Pablo Picasso at Madoura, sets of plates by Piero Fornasetti and Gio Ponti. Studio glass by Jon Kuhn, Dante Marioni, Klaus Moje, Dale Chihuly, Linda MacNeil, Lino Tagliapietra, Tomas Hlavicka and Vladimir Prochazka, Barovier and Venini.

View a complete catalog with color images at ragoarts.com online. For details email Rago Arts and Auction Center at info@ragoarts.com or phone 609-397-9374.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at 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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Fulper Vasekraft lamp, circa 1908. Estimate: $12,500-$17,500. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Fulper Vasekraft lamp, circa 1908. Estimate: $12,500-$17,500. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Newcomb College portrait charger by H. Joor, circa 1902. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Newcomb College portrait charger by H. Joor, circa 1902. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

George Ohr, fine vase from the Ellison collection, 1897-1900. Estimate: $20,000- $30,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

George Ohr, fine vase from the Ellison collection, 1897-1900. Estimate: $20,000- $30,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Edna B. Hopkins, ca. 1915-17. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Edna B. Hopkins, ca. 1915-17. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Gustav Stickley rare and early leather-top desk, circa 1901. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Gustav Stickley rare and early leather-top desk, circa 1901. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Paul Evans, faceted wall-mounting cabinet, 1970s. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Paul Evans, faceted wall-mounting cabinet, 1970s. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

George Nakashima, Conoid bench, 1983. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

George Nakashima, Conoid bench, 1983. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Picasso/Madoura, ‘Flower Women’ pitcher, 1922, $18,500-$22,500. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Picasso/Madoura, ‘Flower Women’ pitcher, 1922, $18,500-$22,500. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.