Entries by Jasper52

Teapots: Steeped in History and Culture

As is often the case with antiquities, the objects themselves tell a story of the past and reflect their influence on the present. The teapot is one such storyteller. Centuries before teapots were in use, people were drinking tea, but differently. In third-century China, the earliest method did not involve steeping the tea leaves, but […]

Array of Asian antiques available in Jasper52 auction Nov. 4

Original Samurai swords are among the top items in a Jasper52 auction of Asian antiques on Saturday, Nov. 4. Also featured are carved miniature works of art called netsuke. This online-only auction with its diverse offerings showcases the rich history and cultural variety of Asia. View the auction. Learn more about the auction on Auction […]

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Always On Time

While some people dread the onset of winter, it’s this season that gave rise to what would become Jaeger-LeCoultre, a pioneer in the production of fine timepieces. In the 18th century in a Swiss valley community, Abraham-Joseph LeCoultre built a forge that, many years later, would evolve into the workshop and headquarters for a world-famous […]

Jasper52 rug auction Oct. 29 draws from all points of the East

Seventy handmade rugs will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction Sunday, Oct. 29. Woven in village workshops throughout Asia and the Indian subcontinent, the antique, vintage and modern rugs in this auction are available in all colors and sizes. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. View the auction. Learn more about the […]

Rock Posters Across the Ages

An all-star revue of original psychedelic rock ’n’ roll posters – more than 100 items from the 1960s up to the turn of the century – will be sold in an online auction on Saturday, Oct. 28, by Jasper52. The catalog features rare, original posters from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and the 1969 Woodstock […]

Schoenhut: From Tiny Pianos To Legendary Toys

German immigrant Albert Schoenhut not only lived the American dream, but he made childhood much more fun for generations of children in his adopted homeland. Born into a family of toymakers, Schoenhut’s lot in life emerged early on. Even as a child, Albert was already picking up the skills to make toy pianos in the […]

Jasper52 auction serves up silver in many beautiful forms Oct. 22

As the most versatile of precious metals, silver stands as both the backdrop and center stage of a tastefully decorated home. Many beautiful forms of American, British and Continental sterling silver will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Sunday, Oct. 22. Among the many highlights of the 77-lot auction is a set of […]

Fine jewelry, gemstones comprise Jasper52 auction Oct. 15

A brilliant array of fine jewelry as well as loose colored gemstones will be presented in a Jasper52 online auction on Sunday, Oct. 15. Vintage diamond rings in gold and platinum top the more than 200 lots offered in the catalog, together with a selection of contemporary designer pieces. View the auction. Learn more about […]

Roy Lichtenstein: Pop Art with a Comic Book Twist

Oct. 27 marks the 94th anniversary of Roy Fox Lichtenstein’s birth. The pop art trailblazer was born in 1923 and lived to age 73, leaving an immense body of compelling, in-your-face art that appeals to anyone who loves comic-book-style graphics – and isn’t that just about everyone? Immense, in this instance, means more than 5,000 […]