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Jasper52 presents Fine Art and Prints from the UK, Sept. 6

On Tuesday, September 6, starting at 9 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a 113-lot sale of Fine Art and Prints from the United Kingdom. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. The first highlight is an undated monochromatic mixed media portrait of singer Bob Marley by British artist Paul Karslake (1958-2020). […]

Choice and stylish selections in Sept. 6 all-silver auction

A Hans Hansen Art Deco sterling silver sauce jug, a pair of George I silver candlesticks made in London in 1714, and a 19th-century silver vase from Germany will vie for top lot status at Jasper52’s American, English and Continental Silver auction, which will be conducted on Tuesday, September 6 at 8 pm Eastern time. […]

SNAKES ON A CHAIN, AND OTHER JEWELRY FORMS

Snakes, which have slithered through lore and ritual since time immemorial, traditionally symbolize both good and evil. In many Abrahamic cultures, they represent seduction and sexual desire, while in others they represent health, fertility, growth, transformation and rebirth. In Egypt, Nile cobras, regal symbols of sovereignty, adorned pharaohs’ crowns. In Greek mythology, Asclepius, the god […]

Jasper52’s Aug. 31 sale has bidders seeing red: ruby red

On Wednesday, August 31, starting at 5 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Classic to Modern Jewelry and Stones. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. The glittering array of 299 lots includes impressive GIA-certified natural loose stones such as a 10.16-carat square cut vivid Colombian emerald and a […]

Exclusive designer handbags and clutches on offer, Aug. 31

A Gucci strawberry-print handbag, a Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 50B silver glitter Damier pattern duffle bag, and a vintage Hermes Depeches unisex work bag will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s Exclusive Designer Handbags and Clutches auction, which will take place on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live […]

What makes a Bible a collector’s Holy Grail?

Your family Bible might be generations old and deeply beloved. Unfortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean its priceless nature will translate into actual dollars. Bibles that garner healthy sums at auction are always exceptional in some way, be it obvious or obscure. Here are some examples of Bibles that did well, and why. Is it really […]

Emeralds, sapphires and other coveted stones highlight Aug. 23 sale

On Tuesday, August 23, starting at 1 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Classic to Modern Jewelry and Stones. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. Outsize gemstones, some loose but most set into jewelry, appear throughout the 300-lot auction. Of particular note is a massive 140.01-carat aquamarine strung […]

Jasper52 hosts Luxury Fashion auction, Aug. 24

An Hermes Birkin 35 in fuchsia hammered leather, a vintage Emilio Pucci mini-dress, and a gold quilted Chanel handbag will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s Luxury Fashion Auction, which will be presented on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. The auction […]

Handmade tiles pave the way for an artful collection

Handmade decorative tiles are like snowflakes: no two are exactly alike. But unlike snowflakes, tiles are able to survive for centuries and delight generations of appreciative owners. Saied Hussain, the only producer of handmade decorative cement tiles left in Egypt, testified to the powerful sensation that comes with their creation. “When you do it, you […]

Elvis, Bowie and more in Gravures and Heliogravures sale, Aug. 16

On Tuesday, August 16, starting at 4 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct its next sale of Gravures and Heliogravures. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. Images of celebrities abound in the sale lineup, including Herb Ritts’s iconic 1986 portrait of Madonna; Edward Steichen’s 1924 portrait of Gloria Swanson; a 1997 […]