Modern Ceramics & Glass
While we have been offering studio ceramics and glass since our very beginnings thirty years ago, these particular categories have become an important part of our focus. No other auction house presents the breadth and quality of top craftsmen as we do at Rago’s, getting top prices for the established and esoteric alike, works by Voulkos, Natzler, Scheier, Lucero, and by Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Harvey Littleton, and Lino Tagliapietra.
What We Sell
American Studio Ceramics
OTTO + GERTRUD NATZLER $252,000
American Contemporary Glass
DALE CHIHULY $200,000
LINO TAGLIAPIETRA $48,875
GIO PONTI / R. HETTNER $21,500
PICASSO / MADOURA $50,000
YOICHI OHIRA $56,250
David Rago Co-Director, Specialist
David Rago began dealing in American decorative ceramics at the age of sixteen, at a flea market in his home state of New Jersey. Today, with partners Suzanne Perrault and Miriam Tucker, he oversees the auction house that bears his name, sells privately in the field of 20th/21st C. Design, lectures nationally and appears as an expert appraiser for the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, where he specializes in decorative ceramics and porcelain.
Suzanne Perrault Co-Director, Specialist
Suzanne Perrault heads cataloguing at Rago Arts and Auction Center and co-directs its department of 20th/21st C. Design. She and David Rago are also private dealers of 20th/21st C. Design, receiving clients by appointment. She is an author who lectures nationally and an expert appraiser for the hit PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, where she specializes in decorative ceramics and porcelain.
Frank Maraschiello Specialist
Frank Maraschiello is a Client Services Representative who works most directly with the 20th c. Decorative Arts and Design department. In his long career, he has served as the Vice President and Director of 20th Century Decorative Arts at Bonham’s; and Vice President of 20th Century Decorative Arts at Sotheby’s. He managed the Modernism Gallery New York City, which merged with the Macklowe Gallery. Mr. Maraschiello sits on the Board of Directors for Urban Glass and the Advisory Board of the Art Deco Society of New York, and regularly works with various museums and decorative arts organizations on fundraising auctions.
Sarah Dziamba Junior Specialist
Sarah began her career at Rago after earning a Bachelor’s in Art History at Rutgers University and a Master’s in Italian Renaissance Art History from Syracuse University’s Florence Program. She joined the 20th/21st C. Design department in 2012, and has been cataloging property and honing her research skills ever since. Once a devotee of Michelangelo and Brunelleschi, she has developed a deep appreciation for, and broad knowledge of, early to mid-century and contemporary craft and design.
Why Sell with Rago?
- Competitive commissions and no hidden fees
- Free initial consultation/opinions of value
- Advice on auction versus private sale/purchase
- Mass-marketing to millions/micro-targeting to specific buyers
- World-class prices achieved