Tiffany silver shines in Rago’s Remix Auctions Oct. 18-19

Pair of Tiffany & Co. sterling silver candelabra. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Rago image

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago’s Remix Auction returns on Oct. 18-19 with two sessions to be conducted over two days. The sale commences on Friday with Remix: American, English + Continental Silver, which presents nearly 200 lots of silver including a large and impressive collection of Tiffany & Co. hollowware and flatware services. The sale will also feature fine and heirloom pieces of silver from other makers such as Georg Jensen, Gorham and Christofle. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Among the sterling silver highlights are several works by Tiffany & Co. including a wine cooler, an Aesthetic movement water pitcher, tea and coffee service, a large ewer and a pair of candelabra. Additional highlights from the silver session include a finely engraved American coin silver two-handled tray (below), a large Gorham centerpiece bowl, a Braganti silver gilt epergne and an Edward VII ox-eye cup by Ramsden & Carr.

Finely engraved American coin silver tray. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Rago image

On Saturday, Remix: Classic + Contemporary presents pieces of contemporary and mid-century design alongside period furnishings, elegant antiques and compelling art. This session will also feature a collection of furniture, lighting and decorative metalwork by Oscar Bach from a prestigious single-owner collection from the Mid-Atlantic.

Tiffany & Co. sterling silver wine cooler. Estimate: $26,000-$32,000. Rago image

Highlights include an impressive pair of Christofle candelabra; a hanging art installation of glass and resin discs by Yorgos Papadopoulos; a gilt bronze figure of Maitreya Buddha from the mid-15th century, a fine George III mahogany bookcase, the top of a bronze drinking fountain for horses by William Couper, a large lithograph in colors entitled Absinthe Robette by Henri Privat-Livemont, a Costa Rican feline metate circa 800-1200; and a Roman mosaic floor section from the fifth century.

Extensive Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware service, 303: Renaissance pattern, 433.6 troy ounces.
Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Rago image

“Friday’s silver session is comprised of an impressive private Canadian collection amassed over several decades and showcases some of Tiffany’s finest craftsmanship. Day two features great pieces of 20th and 21st century design, classic furniture and beautiful decorative objects mixed with interesting accent pieces and fine art that spans nearly half a millennium,”
said Gina Tomasello, director of Rago’s Remix Auctions.

Large Gorham sterling silver centerpiece bowl. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Rago image