Entries by Jasper52

Explore Tiffany’s earthy side through pottery

Bright, iridescent glass is the hallmark of Louis Comfort Tiffany and the firm he founded, Tiffany Studios. Its stained-glass masterpieces, Art Nouveau lamps and favrile glass pottery, have attracted legions of fans for more than a century. Less well known is the fact that Tiffany pursued an interest in pottery design. Tiffany Studios pottery might […]

It’s hip to be square: all-Hermes scarf sale, May 17

Leave it to Hermes to make something perfectly square perfectly chic. On Tuesday, May 17, starting at 1 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale titled Exclusive Hermes Scarf Collection, devoted to the fashion must-have that the French firm debuted in 1937. View the auction here. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central […]

Gold, gold and more gold emerges from Jasper52 vault, May 18

A Cartier 18K gold and sapphire lion brooch, a Van Cleef & Arpels Ludo 18K gold and diamond link bracelet, and a large set of fan-shaped 18K gold and diamond earrings by Verdura should claim top lot status at Jasper52’s Designer Jewelry and Watches sale, which will take place on Wednesday, May 18, at 8 […]

A SIGN OF THE TIMES

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign” says the chorus of the 1971 song Signs by the Five Guys Electric Band. Signs were, and still are, everywhere. But the older a sign gets, the more charming it can become. The company that paid for it might have shuttered many decades ago, and the product or service it […]

Jasper52 sets the table with fine antique silver, May 10

On Tuesday, May 10, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Fine Sterling Silver and Decorative Art. The carefully curated auction features just 57 lots that nonetheless represent a deep and broad survey of the silversmith’s art. Earning a place in the lineup is a Georgian-style sterling silver epergne centerpiece, […]

Designer Jewelry & Watches sale serves glamour 237 ways, May 10

An 18K gold Van Cleef & Arpels 20-motif Alhambra necklace in lapiz lazuli, a Tiffany & Co. platinum, diamond and sapphire flower basket brooch, and a Van Cleef & Arpels 18K gold and diamond Ludo Swann wristwatch will battle for top lot status at Jasper52’s Designer Jewelry & Watches auction, which will take place Tuesday, […]

Silver or Gold? With vermeil, you get both

Gold is easy to work with on its own – just heat it and form it as desired. It is heavy and luxurious, but because of its price, it isn’t always practical. A solution since ancient times has been to apply gold over other metals, like silver, a time-honored choice. But early methods of applying […]

Louisiana artists show strongly in May 4 auction

Works by Murrell Butler, Britney Penouilh and Franco Alessandrini will draw strong attention at Jasper52’s Fine Prints, Paintings, and Decorative Arts auction, which will be held on Wednesday, May 4 at 8 pm Eastern time. Other lots in the sale include a LeRoy Neiman serigraph of a Parisian outdoor cafe scene; a circa-1885 painting by […]

How to measure three-dimensional objects, including silver, ceramics, glass & sculpture like an expert

Accurately measuring irregularly shaped three-dimensional objects can be challenging. This guide will give you the tools to accurately measure your decorative art and sculpture. Before handling them, make sure your hands are clean and dry. The standard format for reporting measurements of three-dimensional items is as follows: Height x Width x Depth or Diameter. Circumference, […]