Jeannine Calcagno Niehaus, potter
Joseph van Benten, Furnituremakers

Auction Season


On May 14 & 15, Rago Arts will be holding their Craftsman auction weekend in Lambertville, NJ. A huge volume of beautiful, unique items will be up on the block including a number of especially interesting items from the Burton & Paula Geyer collection. Hopefully at least one Hewn & Hammered reader out there will be able to take some photographs to share with those of us who cannot make it.

As usual, I find myself poring over the preview photographs on the RagoArts website; there's not much here that normal human beings could possibly afford without cutting back, say, on food or mortgage payments for a year or two, as one would expect. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Denver Lonhuda tulip vase (pictured)
  • Fulper leaded glass chandelier
  • leaded glass window that survived the 1906 SF earthquake/fire
  • William Rice color woodblock print
  • Roycroft hammered-copper table lamp
  • Tiffany favrile glass vase
  • Harvey Ellis drawing
  • Wycombe set of six tall-backed chairs
  • Stickley "bride's chest"
  • Roycroft hammered-copper chandelier
  • Saturday Evening Girls desk set
  • Grueby advertising tile