Rago’s Remix features silver, period furnishings

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LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. — Rago’s Remix Auction returns with two sessions hosted over two days and will feature items by Tiffany, Georg Jensen, Gorham, Oscar Bach, William Couper, and more.

 Tiffany & Co. sterling silver wine cooler; estimate: $26,000-$32,000. Images courtesy of Rago

Tiffany & Co. sterling silver wine cooler; estimate: $26,000-$32,000. Images courtesy of Rago

The sale commences on Friday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. 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.

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

 Christofle, pair of candelabra; estimate: $30,000-$50,000.

Christofle, pair of candelabra; estimate: $30,000-$50,000.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m., 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.

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 ca. 800-1200 AD; and a Roman mosaic floor section from the 5th century AD.

 Yorgos Papadopoulos’ five laminated glass and resin discs; estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

Yorgos Papadopoulos’ five laminated glass and resin discs; estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

“We are pleased to present a compelling mix of silver, furniture and art in our October auction. 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, Remix Auctions.

Auction Exhibition/Preview/Bidding

Previews will be through Thursday, Oct. 17, from 12–5 pm. Doors open at 9 a.m. on sale days. Directions are at ragoarts.com.

For those unable to attend the auction, telephone/absentee bidding is available at 609-397-9374, and www.bidsquare.com.

A complete online catalog with color images is at www.ragoarts.com and www.bidsquare.com.

 William Couper Top of Drinking Fountain for Horses;estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

William Couper Top of Drinking Fountain for Horses;estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

 George III fine mahogany bookcase; estimate: $12,000-$18,00

George III fine mahogany bookcase; estimate: $12,000-$18,00

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