Rago is a leading auction house serving thousands of buyers and sellers annually in the fields of Fine Art, Design, Studio Pottery, Contemporary Glass, Jewelry and more.

36 years

500+ auctions

over $420 million in sales

Our broad range of expertise, global audience, and dedication to client service sets us apart in the industry.

Since our founding in 1984, Rago has become an internationally known venue through which to buy and sell works in a broad range of fields. Not only are we a world-class auction house, we sell works privately, provide insurance evaluations and appraisals for personal property, and offer estate and collection management services

Rago was founded by David Rago, the preeminent expert in the field of American ceramics and art pottery. David began dealing in American decorative ceramics at the age of seventeen; he has authored several titles on the subject, lectures nationally and has appeared regularly on the PBS series, The Antiques Roadshow, since its inception in 1996.

With more than five decades of experience handling 20th and 21st century works, he and partner Suzanne Perrault, another regular on The Antiques Roadshow, and their team of qualified specialists, researchers, and property handlers have distinguished Rago as the top venue for American ceramics as well as for the sale of fine art, modern design, decorative arts, fine jewelry, contemporary glass, and silver.

Rago is conveniently located in Lambertville, New Jersey and easily accessible from neighboring major cities including New York and Philadelphia. Two buildings, that are minutes apart on North Main Street, are home to our offices, warehouses and preview spaces. All auctions take place at our facility located at 333 North Main Street. 

Main Gallery
333 North Main Street
Lambertville, NJ 08350

Annex Gallery
243 North Main Street
Lambertville, NJ 08350

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Rago and Wright joined forces in 2019 with a vision of uniting the strongest independent auction houses. In 2021, LA Modern Auctions (LAMA) was added to the Rago/Wright brand expanding our national presence in the modern market and the following year Toomey & Co. joined the firm extending our reach across 20th century design. With an expanded database and shared web platform, Rago/Wright is a company with $100+ million in annual sales, a team of 100, and more than one century of combined experience. 

With a national coast-to-coast presence, shared clientele, technology, innovation and creativity, alongside expertise and shared passion, we are better situated to serve our clients—buyers and sellers alike. Together, we maintain a compelling and original voice in the worlds of art and design while providing bespoke presentations and quality, personalized service.