Extraordinary decorative items offered in Jasper52 auction Jan. 23

A diverse array of antique to modern decorative objects is offered in a Jasper52 online auction that will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23. Among the extraordinary pieces in the sale is a creation of Swedish artist Bertil Vallien (b. 1938) titled “Mini Janus,” done in glass on a granite block. This limited-edition sculpture was made between 2010 and 2015 by Kosta Boda, the famed Swedish glasshouse.

Kosta Boda ‘Mini Janus,’ limited edition produced by Bertil Vallien, Sweden, 2010-2015, glass on granite block, 4.4 in. wide x 2 in. deep x 3.6 in. high. Estimate: $1,750-$2,250. Jasper52 image

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Jasper52 auction sparkles with precious gemstones Jan. 23

Fine jewelry in a variety of forms and a selection of loose gemstones are featured in a Jasper52 online auction on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Bidders viewing the catalog will find a combination of beautiful gems in every color alongside a selection of antique to contemporary designer pieces. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Blue sapphire (11.22 carats) and diamond (0.88 carats) 18K white gold ring by Orianne. Estimate: $15,000-$17,000. Jasper52 image

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Matisse at work featured in vintage gravure auction Jan. 16

Not everyone can afford to own an original Matisse. Art lovers can, however, purchase a vintage gravure that pictures the French master at work, which was created by another noted French artist, photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Jasper52 will offer it and over 100 more vintage gravures at an online auction on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), ‘Matisse in Vence, France 1944,’ printed in 1952, 9 in. x 13 ½ in. Estimate: $400-$500. Jasper52 image

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Jasper52 antique map auction goes island hopping Jan. 16

Dreaming of exploring islands in paradise? Armchair travelers can start charting their voyage at a Jasper52 online auction of antique maps to be held Tuesday, Jan. 16. The more than 100 antique maps show travel routes and currents, and many more nautical treasures.

Abraham Ortelius: antique map of Culiacan, Mexico/West Indies, 1579, 20 in. x 14 ¼ in. The first printed atlas map of the West Indies, from Cuba to St. Lucia. Estimate: $650-$750. Jasper52 image

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Japanese culture being celebrated in Jan. 9 auction

A select collection of antiques that is representative of Japanese culture through the past four centuries will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Samurai arms and armor are featured for followers and fans of the Japanese Bushido way of life.

Japanese hihonto katana sword stick, signed Kiyoshi Osafune, 1690, 108 cm overall length.
Estimate: $3,300-$3,700. Jasper52 image

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Jasper52 pitches ‘Mad Men’-style painting Jan. 9

An original oil on board painting depicting workplace scenes from a 1950s ad agency is one of the unique items in a Jasper52 online auction taking place Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. Eastern time. The painting, which is reminiscent of a storyboard that pitches an idea to potential clients, was done as a gift to a retiring executive. It is expected to sell for up to $1,000.

‘Mad Men’ oil on board of advertising agency by Kelley, 1957, painting is 24 in. x 30 in., frame is 29 in. x 35 in. Estimate: $900-$1,000. Jasper52 image

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Fossil auction brings prehistoric world to life, Dec. 26

There may not be a written record of Earth’s prehistoric times, but there are some fascinating tangible clues that tell the story of who and what inhabited the planet many millennia ago. All you have to do is hold a fossil or other naturally preserved specimen from ages past to realize there’s only one degree of separation between yourself and a living, breathing primordial creature. Such objects are best obtained from experts, such as those who curated Jasper52’s Dec. 27 auction.

Huge ammonite, Jurrassic, Oxfordian stage, 30cm, weight 9.2kg presented on stand, est. $450-$650

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Jasper52 auction offers colorful variety of handmade rugs Dec. 26

Dozens of handmade rugs in a variety of types and sizes will be offered for sale in a Jasper52 online auction Dec. 26.

Semi-antique Persian Kashan hand-knotted rug, made in Iran, 9 ft. 7in. x 13 ft. 2in., wool and cotton. Estimate: $1,800-$2,000. Jasper52 image

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Jasper52 online auction features fine art prints Dec. 19

Jasper52’s auction of paintings and prints on Tuesday, Dec. 19, gives art lovers an opportunity to decorate their homes with beautiful works by 20th-century masters. The 39-lot offering features the works of Banksy, Jeff Koons, Chuck Close, Jasper Johns and so many more.

‘Femme au Chapeau,’ after Henri Matisse, 1939 unsigned lithograph, paper size 14 x 10.25in., image size of 12.5 x 9inch, unframed, printed by Mourlot, from the Verve Volume Two, Numbers Five and Six. Portrait from Verve Vol. II Magazine No. 5/6. Estimate: $400-$500. Jasper52 image

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Jasper52 auction Dec. 19 delves into U.S. military history

Volumes of military and political history of the United States are revealed in a Jasper52 book auction taking place Tuesday, Dec. 19. Subjects range from firsthand accounts of the Spanish American War by newspaper correspondents to an intelligence report on alleged assassination plots involving foreign leaders. The latter item contains a card inscribed: “With my compliments, Barry M. Goldwater,” the Arizona senator who ran for president in 1964.

An illustration from the three-volume set of ‘Peter Simple or Adventures of a Midshipman,’ by Capt. Frederick Marryat (1972-1848), published by E.L.Carey & A. Hart, Philadelphia, 1934. Estimate: $150-$200. Jasper52 image

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