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Jasper52 presents Americana in its many forms, April 14

A circa-1880s shoofly quilt, a Karl Adleff tramp art box with a secret opening, and a circa-1940s New England trade sign in the shape of a key could well earn top lot status at Jasper52’s New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana auction, which will take place Thursday, April 14 at 6 pm Eastern time. Other offerings […]

Iconic fashion photos lead April 12 Gravures & Heliogravures sale

On Tuesday, April 12, starting at 4 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct an 81-lot sale of Gravures and Heliogravures. The lineup contains black-and-white or mildly tinted images from some of the greatest names in photography, including William Klein, Horst P. Horst, Helmut Newton, Man Ray, Sebastiao Salgado, Herb Ritts, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Robert […]

How to determine the condition of silver like an expert

This article will explain what experts look for when determining the condition of silver. It will also give you the tools to determine if any condition issues are present in a piece of silver that you own. Carefully assessing condition is an important step in accurately evaluating a piece. If you discover an issue that […]

Vintage denim: Beloved by cowboys, film stars and fashionistas

Denim has evolved by light years since its humble origins as the poor man’s workwear. Over time, Hollywood rebels and rugged characters of the Old West have imbued the cloth with an air of glamour, ultimately elevating vintage denim clothing to the status of “collectible.” But not all denim is the same, since the product […]

How to measure paintings like an expert

It can be difficult to visualize the size of a painting without physical inspection. Accurately reporting the size of your painting is important. This guide will give you the tools to accurately measure your painting. Before handling your paintings, make sure your hands are clean and dry, and use gloves if you have them. The […]

Cartoon faves share the screen in April 14 auction of animation cels

On Thursday, April 14, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale titled Animation Cels, 1930s-1990s. It boasts 88 lots of animation cels, lithographs and original drawings featuring cartoon characters that brought delight to you, your children and perhaps even your grandchildren. Represented are works that reference Disney classics such as Snow […]

Designer creations add cachet to April 7 gold jewelry auction

A 14K gold ladies’ two-strand ball bead necklace, a yellow diamond engagement ring by Neil Lane, and a 14K gold fancy link collar necklace will jockey for top lot status at Jasper52’s Fine Designer and Gold Jewelry auction, which will be held Thursday, April 7, beginning at 7 pm Eastern time. Other pieces of note […]

What is provenance and why is it important?

Provenance is the history of the ownership and transmission of an object. In the art world, provenance includes the auction houses, dealers or galleries that have sold an item, the private or institutional collections in which the item has been held, and exhibitions where the item has been displayed. Experts are interested in the provenance […]

Convertible jewelry: the only constant is change

Generations of boys and girls have grown up with Transformers, a line of toy vehicles that convert into robots with a few deft twists and turns by tiny hands. Women are well-familiar with the concept, but in a more graceful, eye-pleasing and altogether grown-up form: convertible jewelry.  Just like Transformers toys, convertible jewelry pieces are […]

How to determine the condition of glass like an expert

This article will explain common glass condition issues.  It will help you determine if these condition issues are present in your glass object.  Always handle glass with clean, dry hands and remove rings or dangling bracelets.  Never place pressure on small parts or applied decorative handles when picking up these objects. Remove any detachable components, […]