Entries by Jasper52

LABRADORITES: REFLECTING THE SHIMMERING BEAUTY OF THE AURORA BOREALIS

Moravian missionaries first discovered semi-precious labradorite in the vast wilderness of Labrador, Canada in the late 1700s, but the gemstone’s mysterious radiance had long inspired legends among the Innus, an indigenous nomadic people native to that region. Subsequently, labradorite has been found around the world, notably in Australia, Madagascar, Mexico, the United States and Scandinavia.  […]

Jasper52 to auction Americana, folk art and outsider art, Oct. 13

A circa-1839 New England needlework sampler, a Colina ceramic vessel, and a tulip applique quilt dating to circa 1910 will clamor for top lot status at Jasper52’s next Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art auction, which will be held on Thursday, October 13, starting at 6 pm Eastern time. As always, the sale is curated […]

Exceptional antique maps unfurled in New York, Oct. 12

On Wednesday, October 12, starting at 8 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale titled Exclusive Premium Antique Maps Auction, which will contain more than 400 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. London and England are particularly well-represented in the sale. Many maps of the London Underground, including a […]

CHINOISERIE: NO MYSTERY BEHIND THIS CLASSIC DESIGN CHOICE

No one is more closely associated with the Western world’s ‘”discovery” of Chinese society than Venetian merchant and explorer Marco Emilio Polo. In The Travels of Marco Polo, published circa 1300, author Rustichello da Pisa describes an odyssey along Asia’s Silk Road from 1271 to 1295 as told to him by Polo. It was the […]

Jasper52 rolls out Exceptional Antique, Vintage and Modern Rugs, Oct. 4

On Tuesday, October 4, starting at 9 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will offer a sale titled Exceptional Antique, Vintage, and Modern Rugs. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. Its 329 lots contain a dizzying array of fine textiles from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and more. These include an impressive carpet […]

EGYPTIAN FAIENCE: PROTECTION FOR THIS LIFE AND THE NEXT

Ancient Egyptians believed that the color blue, which they associated with water, the heavens and rebirth, offered protective powers both in life and the afterlife. For thousands of years, elite classes wore or carried amulets carved from highly prized imported blue stones such as turquoise or lapis lazuli. They also tucked gemstone amulets, scarabs and […]

Jasper52 present Italian and Murano glass in Sept. 28 auction

An Ermanno Nason vase, a Romano Dona sculpture, and a Murano glass vase-lamp with a Mosaico pattern will compete for top lot status at Jasper52’s Italian and Murano Glass auction, which will be offered on Wednesday, September 28 at noon Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. The sale contains […]