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Tabriz carpets pile on the quality, colors

Fine carpets have long symbolized wealth, status and majesty. King Henry VIII of England, for example, not only graced his walls, tables and cushions with precious Turkish weavings. In his famed portrait by Hans Holbein, the monarch actually stands on one. Though Persian carpets first reached Europe in the 16th century, most on today’s market […]

Star lot in Jasper52 map auction Jan. 29 charts Lindbergh flight

A large map charting American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh’s historic flights is one of more than 100 collectible and antique maps offered in an online auction to be conducted by Jasper52 on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Ernest C. Clegg (1876-1954) a British-born artist, illustrator and pictorial cartographer created the Lindbergh map shortly after Lindbergh made the […]

Majolica: bold, wild and whimsical

NEW YORK – Exuberantly colorful, majolica is often decorated with naturalistic and animalistic themes. Monkeys, rabbits, fish, birds and a menagerie of critters run wild – often molded in high relief – on planters, humidors, teapots, platters, pitchers, umbrella stands, candlesticks, tureens, jardinieres, covered cheese keepers and more. Mastering the art of function with decoration, […]

Jasper52 auction devoted to designer jewelry Jan. 23

The world’s top jewelry designers are represented in an exclusive Jasper52 fine jewelry auction to be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 23. Approximately 370 lots of gold necklaces, diamond earrings, brooches, charms and pendants will cross the auction block. View the auction. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.

NHADA sponsors Americana, folk art auction Jan. 24 through Jasper52

The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA), one of the largest organizations of its kind, consists of nearly 300 knowledgeable members dedicated to integrity and fairness in all business dealings. The NHADA has teamed up with Jasper52 to present a January 24 auction featuring items consigned solely by members of the prestigious trade organization. Jasper52 […]

The US Dollar Coin: 500 Years in the Making

Liberty, Eagle, Morgan, Peace, Eisenhower and Sacagawea are a few of the better-known US dollar coins. Most are silver, but some are gold, while others are just “golden” in color. But to trace the origin of dollar coins, we must go back 500 years to a small town in Bohemia. First, there was the Joachimsthaler […]

Samurai swords, armor ready for action in online sale Jan. 15

Japanese swords and armor are joined by additional Asian antiques in a Jasper52 online auction that will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 15. Among the impressive items being offered are Chinese paintings, Buddhist figures, carved jadeite and tsuba sword fittings. View the auction. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.

Marilyn Monroe stars in Jasper52 gravure auction Jan. 16

Famous photographers of the 20th century and their equally famous images are presented in a Premium Gravures Auction by Jasper52 to be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 16. The auction will begin with two of America’s most famous photographers, Ansel Adams and Diane Arbus, followed by a beautiful image of Hollywood’s immortal starlet, Marilyn Monroe. View the […]