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Jasper52 showcases quality Americana from NHADA members

Items of Americana consigned by members of the New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association comprise Jasper52’s April 22 sale, which begins at 6 pm Eastern time on that date. Almost 400 lots feature in the sale, all of which come from dealers who belong to the respected organization. Americana expert Clifford Wallach curated the sale. View […]

Exquisite decorative arts tantalize bidders in Apr 21 sale

Making your living spaces better and more pleasant is a reliable recipe for happiness. Jasper52’s upcoming Exquisite Decorative Arts will help you start cooking. Kicking off at 7 pm on April 21, the auction includes 345 lots of lighting, tableware, sculpture, and other decorative objects that will delight you and capture your attention. View the […]

Market for horse portraits keeps trotting along

What would you prefer: a great portrait of a horse, or a great portrait of a car? Andrew Jones, founder of the eponymous Los Angeles auction house, suggests that 90 percent of people would choose the horse, which may seem surprising to some. More than 100 years have passed since the automobile displaced the horse […]

HOW TO LIVE LIKE JEEVES AND WOOSTER

Let’s get one thing straight right away: the world of Reginald Jeeves and Bertram “Bertie” Wilberforce Wooster is as fantastical as Middle Earth or Westeros. Sure, P.G. Wodehouse (which is pronounced “Woodhouse”) set the stories in England and New York in an ambiguous time that evidently falls between the world wars, so they can claim […]

Jasper52 presents Americana, Folk Art & Outsider Art April 8

The fascinating world of Americana, folk art, and outsider art takes center stage in Jasper52’s new auction, beginning Thursday, April 8, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is provided by LiveAuctioneers. Handcrafted tramp art boxes, collectible vintage signage, and detailed wooden frames are just a few of the whimsical treasures offered […]

Dip into an auction trove of antique to modern fine jewelry, April 7

All that glitters earns the spotlight in Jasper52’s Antique to Modern Fine Jewelry auction, scheduled for April 7 and beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Nobody strictly needs jewelry, but everyone needs a bit of sparkle in their lives, especially now, more than a year into […]

Russian Imperial-Era Silver

Russian silver of the pre-Revolution Imperial period is famed for superior quality and a wide variety of fine designs. The earliest pieces, dating from the 12th century forward, embody Old Russian styles and forms like regal crowns, caps, scepters, charkas and kovshi (traditional drinking vessels). Many feature restrained niello work — delicate, ornamental lines accentuated […]

Elite collection of Japanese woodblock prints entered in March 31 sale

Jasper52 launches an elite collection of Japanese woodblock prints March 31 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Discover why Japanese printmakers impacted the development of modern art across names like Hasui Kawase, Kogyo and Isoda Koryusai. This sale reveals nuanced techniques and traditional Japanese values. Whether capturing the serenity of a temple or a moonlit ocean, these […]

Jasper52 presents exquisite decorative arts March 31

Admirers of the decorative arts will want to mark calendars for Jasper52’s upcoming auction beginning 7 p.m. Eastern March 31. Indulge your table, mantel, garden and more with this diverse array of antique to modern decorative objects. Exquisite vases, impressive dinnerware, and lovely bronze sculptures are among the unique treasures in this sale. View the […]

Semiprecious Stones Are Precious, Too

We have the ancient Greeks to thank for how we categorize gemstones. Diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds they considered precious; every other one was merely “semiprecious.” But are these classifications relevant today? While it’s true the four precious gemstones are the most noticed at auction, there are times when certain high-quality semiprecious stones are actually […]