PAUL EVANS, GEORGE NAKASHIMA, HANS WEGNER, CARLO BUGATTI, FULVIO BIANCONI, CARLO SCARPA, YOICHI OHIRA, DALE CHIHULY, LINO TAGLIAPIETRA, LALIQUE, ERNEST BATCHELDER, AND ADELAIDE ROBINEAU AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF RAGO’S MAY 20-21 AUCTIONS

Lambertville, NJ – On Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 the Rago Arts and Auction Center holds auctions of Early 20th Century and Modern Design.

The Solana Collection of Lalique Glass: Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 AM EST, 115 lots
Rago’s is honored to present this single-owner collection which features many rare pieces in a rainbow of colors, including an amber “Tortues” vase, a “Deux Anneaux, Lézards” vase, an electric blue “Courges” and a blue violet “Borromée.”
David Rago, Partner + Co-Director 20th-21st C. Design Dept: “Our session of Lalique offers a single-owner collection that was assembled in the 1990s by a dedicated connoisseur. We are delighted to offer it here in its entirety. It is complemented by the cover lot of the following session: a rare Lalique symbolist carved horn and opal brooch.”

Early 20th C. Design: Saturday, May 20 at 12:00 PM EST, 156 lots
Featuring Ceramics by Adelaide Robineau, George Ohr, Grueby, North Dakota School of Mines, Overbeck, Tiffany Studios, Marblehead, Teco, Rookwood and Van Briggle. European Pottery by Moorcroft, Zsolnay, Wedgwood, Clement Massier and Sèvres. Furniture by Roycroft, L. & J.G. Stickley and Gustav Stickley, including a rare L. & J.G. Stickley grandfather clock and Roycroft bridal chest. Superb Lighting by Tiffany Studios, Daum, Gallé, Handel and Edgar Brandt. Art Nouveau Glass and Furniture by Loetz, Lalique, Gallé, Amalric Walter, Daum, Legras, Eugene Gaillard and more. French Glass by Lalique, Daum and Gallé. Silver, Metalwork and Jewelry by Hans Bolek, Liberty & Co., Joseph Maria Olbrich and Gustav Gurschner, as well as an exceptional Lalique pendant and rare Cymric clock by Archibald Knox.
Sarah Dziamba, Specialist: “Among the many highlights of this session is the selection of exceptional lighting, including a pair of Greene & Greene sconces from the Adelaide Tichenor house, a unique lamp by Ernest Batchelder and Douglas Donaldson, a rare Elizabeth Eaton Burton lamp and a gorgeous Gallé chandelier.”
Mid-Mod: Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 PM EST, 255 lots
Mid-priced 20th C. Furniture, Lighting, and Decorative Objects by George Ohr, Fulper, Edmond Lachenal, Rorstrand, Dard Hunter, Dirk Van Erp, Peter Behrens, Gallé, Dino Martens, Ercole Barovier, Laura de Santillana, Luciano Gaspari, George Nakashima Wharton Esherick, Tommi Parzinger, Edward Wormley, Finn Juhl, Tapio Wirkkala, Erik Hoglund, Arne Jacobsen, Georg Jensen, Judith Johansson, Richard Riemerschmid, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Ettore Sottsass, Pucci de Rossi, Cindy Wynn, Sam Forrest, Smokey Tunis, Charles and Ray Eames, Vladimir Kagan and more.

Modern Design: Sunday, May 21 at 11:00 AM EST, 273 lots
Featuring Spectacular Works by Paul Evans, including a Sculpture Front cabinet from his family’s collection, a pair of Argente cube tables and a rare sofa. Furniture by George Nakashima, Phil Powell, Wendell Castle, Pierre Jeanneret, Gio Ponti, Paolo Buffa, Carlo Bugatti, Albert Paley, Michael Coffey, Josef Hoffmann and more. Contemporary Makers including Clare Graham, Jordan Mozer, Cindy Wynn, D’lisa Creager and James Bearden. Scandinavian Wares designed by Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen. Ceramics by Pablo Picasso for Madoura, Axel Salto and Jean Besnard. Lighting by Paavo Tynell, Pierre Guariche, Carole Stupell, Angelo Lelii, Venini, Arredoluce, Aldo Tura, Wendell Castle and more. Wall-hangings by Alexander Calder. Silver and Jewelry by Georg Jensen, Ed Wiener and Gerald Benney. Fine Art and Decorative Objects by Ed and Matt Moulthrop, Antonio Grediaga Kieff, Donald Deskey, Smokey Tunis, Harry Bertoia, Karoly Fulop and Stan Dann. Metalwork and Sculpture by Val Bertoia, Douglas Ihlenfeld, Manuel Marin, Miguel Berrocal and Carl Aubock.
Jad Attal, Modern Specialist: “Gio Ponti was arguably one of the best designers of the 20th century and it is always a pleasure to features his pieces. Our modern session showcases many of his works, including a handsome dresser and cabinet from the home of their original owner in Long Island.”
Modern Ceramics and Glass: Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 PM EST, 199 lots
Highlights include Piccadilly and Dinosaur Vessels by Lino Tagliapietra and eight exceptional works by Yoichi Ohira. Art Glass by Dale Chihuly, William Morris, Stephen R. Powell, Jon Kuhn, Marvin Lipofsky, Paul Stankard, Dan Dailey, Mary Ann “Toots” Zynsky, Richard Marquis and many more. A superb offering of Ceramics from the Allan Stone Collection, including many works by Robert Arneson and David Gilhooly. Modern Ceramics by Glen Lukens, Peter Voulkos, Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Beatrice Wood, Harrison McIntosh, Ka-Kwong Hui, the Scheiers, Brother Thomas Bezanson and Robert Turner, among many others.
Suzanne Perrault, Partner + Co-Director 20th-21st C. Design Dept: “We are pleased to offer a broad range of fine works by the most popular artists being sold on the secondary market. This includes top-notch groups by Yoichi Ohira, Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly and William Morris, among many others. We continue our offering of unusual ceramic expression from the collection of Allan Stone, which include several early Arneson sculptures.”
Auction Exhibition/Preview/Bidding
Saturday, May 13 through Friday, May 19, 12–5 pm and by appointment. Open until 7 pm on Friday, May 19. Doors open at 9 am the day of the sale.
Rago is located midway between NYC (1 hr. 15 min) and Philadelphia (50 min).

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