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Tag: Rago

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    Modern Design, ft. Ceramics and Glass

    Paul Evans’ work was created one piece at a time under his supervision. Evans started his career making copper chests and sculpted steel-front cabinets. An example of his wall-mounted cabinets is available in the upcoming Modern Design auction, presented by Rago. It is a patinated steel and brass cabinet with…

    George Nakashima, Special-Order coffee table
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    Living Contemporary

    The upcoming Living Contemporary auction, offered by Rago, features a collection of mid-century furniture, folk art, fine art, industrial ephemera, and vintage advertising signs. Among the highlights of the sale are works by German-American graphic artist and designer Tommi Parzinger. The 20th-century designer was considered a key creator of the Hollywood…

    Diederick Kraaijeveld, Skull-Vanitas
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    Prints + Multiples

    The upcoming Prints + Multiples Auction, offered by Rago, will present a selection of works from both Modern and contemporary artists. On offer are several recognizable prints by Andy Warhol, including pieces from his Campbell’s Soup can series. Soup varieties represented are Vegetable, Old Fashioned Vegetable, and Onion. A related…

    Robert Cottingham, Art
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    Jewels and Unreserved

    Rolex introduced the Submariner wristwatch in 1954. However, it was not until 1967 that the style became popular. Highlighted at the upcoming Jewels and Unreserved auction, offered by Rago, is a Rolex Submariner Oyster Perpetual wristwatch with a black dial. Another lot of interest is a diamond and platinum engagement ring.…

    Multistrand citrine and bead necklace
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    Structure & Ornament - Studio Jewelry: 1900 to the Present.

    The legacy of Manhattan’s Fifty/50 Gallery will be honored in the upcoming Structure & Ornament auction, presented by Rago and Wright. This sale of jewelry from 1900 to the present revisits a similar exhibition by the gallery in 1984. Mark McDonald, the only surviving founder of Fifty/50, was among the…

    Peter Chang, bracelet
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    Rookwood: The Pritsker Collection

    Over several decades, renowned American art pottery collectors Hilda and Ted Pritsker amassed a collection that includes Rookwood, Roseville, and Newcomb College pieces. The upcoming auction presented by Rago features many of the works assembled by the Pritskers. Particularly highlighted in the sale is a 1901 sea-green lamp by Kataro Shiramadani and…

    Kataro Shirayamadani for Rookwood, exceptional Dark Iris vase with herons and cattails
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    Early 20th Century Design

    George E. Ohr, often called the United States’ first art potter, blended his artistic vision with extraordinary skill. An 1897-1900 vase designed by Ohr stands out in the upcoming Early 20th Century Design auction, offered by Rago. The vase features a deep in-body twist and ribbon handles with a green and…

    Arthur Hennessey and Sarah Tutt for Marblehead Pottery, vase with crouching panthers in low relief
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    Fine Jewelry

    The upcoming Fine Jewelry auction presented by Rago features an array of jewelry both modern and antique. The auction offers diamond engagement rings, amethyst combs, brooches, classic wristwatches, and textiles. This collection includes jewelry from Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef and Arpels. Leading the sale is a light…

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    Post War and Contemporary Art Auction

    “Grand Hotel-Hotel Taglioni” is an art in a white wooden box by an American collagist,  Joseph Cornell. Joseph Cornell was an artist who elevated a box to an art form. His works were based on everyday experiences, or in his words "the beauty of the commonplace." With the use of…

    Jean Michel Atlan (French, 1913-1960)/Auctiondaily
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    Remix: Classic + Contemporary

    Two intricate Christofle candelabras from prominent designer Emile Reiber represent a mix of Japanese metalwork and cloisonné. Reiber’s love for Japanese motifs is observed in many of his designs, including these works. Rago’s upcoming Remix: Classic + Contemporary auction will highlight these candelabras as the intersection of modernism and antiquity. …

    FELIPE DELFINGER FOR FEDERS BRUTALIST LIGHT FIXTURE/Auctiondaily
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    Remix: American, English & Continental Silver

    Silver has long been used as currency, jewelry, décor, and the subject of fascination. The upcoming Remix: American, English & Continental Silver auction presented by Rago will feature this enduring material, especially examining its role at the dinner table. Silverwork from around the world is highlighted, including lots from China,…

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    Contemporary Glass featuring Dan Dailey: From the Barbara Tarleton Collection

    Single-artist profiles are truly unlike other auctions, giving the viewer an unparalleled glimpse into that artist’s development and individual career. A segment of Rago’s upcoming Contemporary Glass Auction features the work of Dan Dailey. It is a comprehensive profile of Dailey’s works collected by the artist’s mother.  One of his…

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    Studio Ceramics

    From three separate collections comes a single auction with startling focus: Rago’s Studio Ceramics sale. Each private collection was assembled over the latter half of the 20th century, each building a high quality sampling of post-war art. In this sale unifying the individual collections, particular focus is given to the…

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    Early 20th C. Design

    The drift towards modernism in the early 20th century is a fascinating one. It marks a departure from traditional forms into something entirely new. Art Nouveau continues to fascinate us in its originality. Rago’s upcoming auction of Early 20th C. Design represents a case study of this distinct period. With…

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    Fine Jewelry Unsold Lots

    From Georgian diamond drop earrings to Victorian serpent bracelet, Rago offers an ensemble of luxurious accessories. Tahitian diamonds, the only black colored pearl found in nature, adds a cultural touch to the selection. Baroque ring, an item being presented is one of the legacies left behind by Marie Zimmerman, a…

    PR-247 Fine Jewelry Unsold Lots by Rago
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    Coins + Currency

    Rago offers its first online-only sale of numismatics in the upcoming Coins + Currency auction. It features a variety of United States and foreign items, including U.S. paper bills from the 19th century and British coins from the 1700s. Included is a U.S. $10 bison note from 1901, a $20…

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    Fine Jewelry

    Well-crafted jewelry is fine art that travels. Every work recounts a story about both the artist who created it and the owner who wears it. In the Fine Jewelry auction offered by Rago, each lot shares the story of its own unique history. Featuring items from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and…

    PR-186 Fine Jewelry by rago
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    Unreserved Jewelry

    Jewelry is less about possession and more about self-expression, for both the artist and the owner. The Unreserved Jewelry auction offered by Rago taps into that sense of individualism and personal taste. This collection of quality necklaces, bracelets, rings, and more spans centuries of changing styles, from authentic antiques to…

    R-183 Unreserved Jewelry by Rago
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    The Smithsonian Visionary Benefit Auction

    Auctioned to benefit the Smithsonian Institution, this 13 lot sale breaches the seemingly pleasing and peaceful world of art and auction. Rationality and normality are questioned. Stories are narrated on quilts and beaded, ceramic or glass figurines befriend each other. So it comes as no surprise that when that happens,…

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    A Knack for Nakashima: Bidsquare's Top 5 at Rago!

    It's been made clear, from the plethora of modern design auctions we've hosted on Bidsquare, that our bidders have a knack for Nakashima - and it's an edge we keep on polishing! On the weekend of January 19-20, Rago presented a series of auctions; Early 20th Century Design, Mid-Mod, Modern Design, Lost City Arts: 36 Years of Collecting and Modern Ceramics &…