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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 […]

March 25 NHADA auction rolls out classic Americana

Items drawn exclusively from the New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association are the stars of the upcoming Jasper52 auction, being held exclusively online via LiveAuctioneers.com. Bidding begins 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 25. One of the most interesting lots is a circa-1917 Houtenbrink “Eyes, Nerves, Broken Glasses Replaced” trade sign. View the auction here. Learn […]

Unique tribal art leads latest Jasper52 auction

Jasper52 will present unique tribal art from around the world at its upcoming auction event, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, March 24. Bid absentee or live online via LiveAuctioneers.com. For decades, collectors have flocked to tribal art from around the world. Its broad appeal is reflected in the strong values achieved in auctions […]

Chinese decorative art for interior decor

When designing a room in your home, it can be difficult knowing how to add bursts of personality or interest to a look without straying from the basic motif, whether it’s Art Deco, Midcentury Modern, or classic American. You may very well be wanting something unique that also fits in with current trends, and that’s […]

Online auction March 16 reflects renowned photographers’ styles

Images by the world’s foremost photographers are presented in a Jasper52 online auction of vintage photogravures and photolithographs that will sell Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. EDT. Photographers whose work is offered in the 144-lot sale include Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Philippe Halsman, Cindy Sherman and Edward Weston. View the auction here. […]

Agra rugs emulate fine Persian weaving

NEW YORK – The city of Agra in northern India is known for being the home of the Taj Mahal, but the area’s rich tradition of carpet weaving makes Agra equally famous. Agra was one of three major carpet centers in India. Today’s collectors seek out 19th century and early 20th century examples as a […]

Jasper52 presents generous slice of Americana March 11

Jasper52 will present a slice of Americana, folk art and outsider art in an online auction that will take place on Thursday, March 11, at 6 p.m. The auction catalog spans three centuries of antiques that were either made in America or brought here decades ago. View the auction here. Learn more about the auction […]

Finely carved meerschaum pipes to sell in online auction March 10

Fifty-six collectible meerschaum pipes comprise an online auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, March 10, at 4 p.m. These prized smoking pipes are made of a mineral commonly known as meerschaum. Found in deposits in the city of Anatolia in present-day Turkey, the hard white clay has been hand-carved into pipes since […]

Stilnovo: lighting the way in the atomic age

NEW YORK – Stilnovo, an innovative design company based in Milan, Italy, has created fine, functional lighting since 1947. Inspired by the historic Stilnovo, “new style,” Italian poetic movement associated with Dante Alighieri (c.1265–1321), its creations merge ingenuity with grace. Each elegant piece, produced with specialized technology, high-quality materials and extraordinary attention to detail, epitomizes […]