Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Some Fun Xmas Buys At Ragos Auction House - Results

Ragos Auction House in Lambertville, NJ is having an estate auction this December 5th. I went through their catalogue and found some very fun things that I for one would love to find under the Christmas Tree this year. We'll take a look afterward to see what they went for. Let's look shall we? Here's the entire catalogue.

William E. Skilling (American 1892-1964) "Zebra", oil on canvas (framed). Signed. 48" x 60" Provenance: Bucks County Estate"

$3,000 - $4,000
SOLD FOR $5,795.00. I love Zebras. He was kinda pricey.

Pair of Dresden exotic bird figurines, 19th C. Brightly colored, standing on branches. One marked Dresden. Tallest: 14 1/4"

$600 - $800
SOLD FOR $732.00. Nice looking on the right mantel.

Remember these? They didn't sell last time and I would so love to see them in person.
Fine pair of tortoiseshell chairs in the Regency style with horsehair upholstery, late 19th/early 20th C. 34" x 19 1/2" x...

$8,000 - $12,000
SOLD FOR $9,760.00. God I wanted to see them! Cheer's new owner.

So different for a shelf.
Spirit house, Thailand. Carved wood and gold leaf with ornate designs. Known as a spirit house or san phra phum, these small...

$200 - $400
SOLD FOR $153.00. Very fair very cute.

What great mantel pieces. I think they are just great looking.
Pair of Chinese cloisonne elephants, 19th/20th C. Facing in opposite directions as they stand at rest on supporting platforms,...

$4,000 - $6,000
THEY SOLD but the price reported was mistyped I'm sure so I'll go with $3,416.00. Pricey L'elephants.

Chinese tea cannister on a wrought iron base, 19th C. 58" x 21" dia."

$400 - $600
SOLD FOR $915.00. Such an interesting piece.

Horse portrait, 19th C. Oil on canvas (framed). 20" x 24"

$1,000 - $1,500
SOLD FOR $1,098.00. Very fair.

I can't say how much I love these. I've never seen anything like them.
Pair of figural sailboat andirons, 20th C. In full sail with flags waving. Wrought iron with sheet metal sails. 26"

Auction Date: Sat, December 05, 12PM

Estimate: $400 - $600
SOLD FOR $1,098.00. Not surprised. I'd love to have seen them in person.

Turn this into a lamp
English barrister wig in 19th C. Toleware box, the name Gardner S. Bazleye in gilt stenciling. Box: 11"

Auction Date: Sat, December 05, 12PM

Estimate: $500 - $700
SOLD FOR $1,037.00. A bit pricey.

French marble column clock, 19th C. Figural chariot figure on top, time and strike movement. 22"

Auction Date: Sat, December 05, 12PM

Estimate: $700 - $900
SOLD FOR $1,098.00


lady jicky said...

I saw a couple of Foo dogs that I would fancy under my tree this year in the catalogue.
I have a pekingese dog myself so I am very fond of that sort of thing!
I do like those fire-dogs (I think that is what you call them) in the shape of ships too!!

columnist said...

The spirit house caught my eye, but this is a modern one, and the estimate is far too high..I have a couple of old ones, which reside on my balcony, and are truly weathered, and rather pretty too.