Arising from all reaches of the European Orthodox world are icons that carry rich histories and intricate religious symbolism. More than 200 objects from this category are being offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Ash Wednesday, March 6. View the auction. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.
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NEW YORK – Wooden butter prints were designed to be neither strictly utilitarian objects nor objets d’art but instead fall somewhere in the middle. Highly carved and ornate yet with handles or edges worn smooth from frequent use, butter prints are curious examples of material culture. In some areas, they are all that remains of […]
Miniatures, originally, were tiny, decorative images that embellished illuminated medieval manuscripts. Portrait miniatures, head-and-shoulder portrayals of individuals about the size of large marshmallows, developed from their techniques and tradition. From the mid-1400s, illuminators not only illustrated manuscripts and costly hand-printed books. For wealthy patrons, they also created stand-alone miniatures for private worship or as luxurious […]
The first teddy bear was inspired by an encounter President Theodore Roosevelt had with a live bear cub while on a hunting trip in 1902. The incident prompted toymakers to produced cuddly stuffed bears. The German version of the teddy bear was made about the same time by the Steiff company. Nearly 200 lots of […]
Whether you play gypsy jazz, blues or garage band rock ’n’ roll, the Jasper52 online auction of vintage guitars on Wednesday, Feb. 20, likely has an instrument to amp your interest. Acoustic Spanish, Romantic and concert guitars are joined by a chorus of more than a dozen electric guitars. A 1920s banjo and a three-quarter-size […]
NEW YORK – For New Jersey historian Nancy Rosin, her love affair with antique Valentine’s Day cards began while antiquing in the 1970s in New Hope, Pennsylvania. “The first things I bought were the die-cut scraps that embellish many of the Victorian Valentines. I thought I would one day use them for decoupage, a popular […]
Works by two Western living artists, two by American Mary Brodbeck and three by Scottish artist Paul Binnie, are featured in a Japanese woodblock prints auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Tuesday, Feb. 12. View the auction. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.
Photogravure is an intaglio printmaking process used for high-quality photo reproduction. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, Jasper52 will conduct an online auction of more than 50 vintage gravures that boasts several of the most significant women in photography history. The famous Lady at a Masked Ball by Diane Arbus, groundbreaking photo-journalism by Dorothea Lange, and a […]
The Morgan Silver Dollar is considered the most widely collected and traded coin minted by the United States. Named for its British-born engraver, George T. Morgan (1845-1925), the Morgan Dollar was minted from 1878 to 1904 and once again in 1921. Total mintage was near 657 million. About half of all the Morgan Dollars have […]
Antiquities and ancient art from the Mediterranean, with a focus on Egypt, Greece and Rome, are the core of a Jasper52 online that will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6. The 70-lot selection consists of sculptures, amulets and jewelry reflecting the art and cultures of the ancient world. View the auction. Learn more about the auction […]