Jasper52 delivers fine art paintings and prints, Aug. 9

On Tuesday, August 9, starting at noon Eastern time, Jasper52 will offer a sale titled Exquisite Fine Art Paintings and Prints, containing 149 lots in all. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Works with connections to France and Paris are clear standouts in this sale. Choices include a summery Giverny landscape; a huge circa-1960s depiction of Paris on the Seine; a French Impressionist river scene; a circa-2000 image of a smartly dressed, seated, behatted Parisian woman with a leopard; a French Modernist painting by Jean Marc of two nude, blue-skinned men fighting; a mid-century vibrantly green French oil painting of a lake dotted with swans; a 1960s Ecole de Paris Cubist abstract; a set of nine French abstract paintings, dating to 1993; fashion illustrations by Genevieve Thomas; and a Robert Ladou 20th-century anatomical drawing of the skeleton of a horse.

Contemporary French School canvas titled ‘The Giverny Landscape,’ est. $2,000-$2,500

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New York sale showcases Classic to Modern Jewelry and Stones, Aug. 9

An 18K gold ring centered on a 13.33-carat natural blue-green sapphire, a pair of dangle earrings graced with 50 carats of briolette and rose cut diamonds, and an 18K white and yellow gold diamond ring will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s sale titled Classic to Modern Jewelry and Stones, which will take place on Tuesday, August 9 at 1 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Other prizes in the 300-lot August 9 auction include a natural royal blue cushion cut tanzanite weighing 58.21 carats; a 14K rose and white gold bracelet sporting 23.25 carats of vivid pink sapphires, accompanied by diamonds; necklaces of natural multi-color Tahitian saltwater pearls as well as a strand of natural golden South Sea pearls; an emerald cut natural aquamarine of 42.01 carats, set in an 18K white gold ring with diamonds; and a 14K white gold ring with a 6.41-carat vivid orange sapphire.

18K gold ring centered on a GIA-certified 7.71-carat natural blue-green sapphire, est. $44,000-$53,000

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Dazzling dragonfly brooch could land among top lots in Aug. 3 sale

On Wednesday, August 3, starting at 1 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale of Antique and Contemporary Designer Jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Of course, venerated brands appear among the 289 lots. Contributions from Cartier include a circa-1970s 18K gold and diamond link necklace; an Art Deco-style diamond and platinum ring showcasing a Burmese ruby; and a mid-century 18K gold bombe ring set with 3.50 carats of old cut diamonds. Van Cleef & Arpels is represented by a circa-1970s 18K gold, diamond and onyx bracelet; a 20th-century pair of platinum earring studs featuring 6.20 carats of diamonds; and a 1960s-era 18K gold collar necklace with 5.60 carats of brilliant cut diamonds.

Gaston Lafitte 18K gold, onyx and diamond dragonfly brooch, est. $90,000-$108,000

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Folk portraits, quilts and pottery enliven Jasper52’s Aug. 4 auction

A Juan Quezada Celado Mata Ortiz jar with a snake motif, a circa-1850s quilt with a tree border, and an 1890 folk portrait of a man identified as “Cy” will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s next Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art auction, which will be held on Thursday, August 4 at 6 pm Eastern time. As always, the sale is curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Other items in the 454-lot sale include a circa-1930s Frigidaire ice bucket in green frosted glass; an early 19th-century farmhouse corner cupboard, made from cherry wood; a wide range of Native American objects and artifacts, including several sets of children’s moccasins; a cast iron lobster-form boot jack, painted bright red; blue spatterware plates; and a Staffordshire bust of George Washington.

1890 folk art portrait of a man, est. $900-$1,100

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Rich selection of Asian art and objects slated for auction, July 27

A Japanese Showa period iron teapot, a Tibetan gilt bronze Buddha statue, and a scroll landscape painting by Chinese artist Shi Lu will jockey for top lot status in Jasper52’s Modern Asian Art Collectibles auction, which will be conducted on Wednesday, July 27 at 2 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Other items of note in the 331-lot sale include ink-on-rice-paper works by Zhang Daqian; Japanese Meiji period bronze vases; an 18K gold and coral pendant brooch; a hardwood incense burner sculpture from the Qing dynasty; a pair of Japanese bronze Buddha sculptures; and a group of nine delicate green jade rings.

Also included is a Qing dynasty painting on silk by Li Gonglin; a landscape painting on a rice paper scroll by Li Keran; a selection of paintings of horses, rendered on rice paper scrolls by Xu Beihong; and a rice paper scroll painting by Qi Baishi.

Tibetan 19th-century gilt bronze Buddhist statue of Green Tara, est. $700-$800

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Jasper52 presents stylish all-Hermes auction, July 31

On Sunday, July 31, starting at 8 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold a sale dubbed Rare and Coveted Hermes Collections – 294 lots, all featuring treasures from the venerated French firm. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Of course, the lineup contains a generous selection of handbags. These range from a Birkin 35 Porosus crocodile bag in a Bordeaux hue with 18K white gold hardware set with more than 10 carats of diamonds; a Birkin 25 matte vivid blue Zellige alligator bag with gold hardware; a Birkin 35 Porosus crocodile bag in a striking color called Rose Scheherazade, fitted with gold hardware; a Birkin 30 Porosus crocodile bag in jade green, with palladium hardware; and a Birkin 25 lizard bag in black, described as very rare and sporting gold hardware.

Hermes Birkin 30 Porosus crocodile bag in jade green with palladium hardware, est. $150,000-$180,000

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Colors to please everyone: Exclusive All-Opals Auction, July 20

Check the results of any auction of loose gemstones and you will find that the opals consistently prompt some of the fiercest fights and biggest winning bids. Jasper52 has wisely cut to the chase and offered an Exclusive All-Opals Auction on Wednesday, July 20, starting at 4 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Three favorites for top-lot status include an 8.33-carat Ethiopian black fire opal with a oval cut; a black fire opal weighing 6.21 carats and sporting a pear cabochon cut; and an oval-cut multi-color opal of 7.07 carats. That said, the auction lineup contains 295 lots, all of which are likely to find new homes.

Oval-cut 8.33-carat Ethiopian black fire opal, est. $200-$250

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Jasper52 showcases the glories of Vintage Gravures, July 19

On Tuesday, July 19, starting at 4 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present an auction of Vintage Gravures, featuring a total of 113 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The sale lineup boasts a wide range of illustrious names in photography that includes Alfred Eisenstadt, Man Ray, Lisette Model, Andre Kertesz, Lucien Clergue, Lewis W. Hine, Robert Mapplethorpe, Josef Sudek, Izis Bidermanas, Kishin Shinoyama, George Platt-Lynes, Pierre Boucher, Margaret Bourke-White, Adolf Fassbender, Yuji Hayata, Lionel Fourneaux, John Everard, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jose Ortiz Echague, Masaya Nakamura, Edward Steichen, Edmund Katz, Lewis Jacobs, Julien Bryan, Richard Avedon, Philippe Halsman, Brassai, Dennis Hopper, Vaclav Jiru, Jean Gaberell and Ansel Adams.

Alfred Eisenstadt, ‘Ernie Pyle, Pulitzer Prize Awarded Reporter,’ est. $150-$250

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Jasper52 offers antique maps, books and more, July 13

On Wednesday, July 13, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold a sale titled 15th-19th Century Antique Books Collection, which delivers exactly that – books published between the 15th and 19th centuries, with a few maps and posters mixed in. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The sale presents 662 lots in all, leaving bidders spoiled for choice. Unsurprisingly, there is a large selection of Bibles, published sermons and other holy books on offer, as well as assorted histories of great people and great events. Other treasures on offer include a 1606 treatise in Italian on the history and use of artillery; a 1788 account of the surviving crew of the shipwrecked Antilope and how they returned home with a prince from the Palau Islands in tow; a visually compelling 1652 map of Italy; and a 1551 copy of Lodovico Domenichi’s In Praise of Women.

1652 map of Italy signed by Nicolai Ioannis Visscher, est. $1,500-$2,000

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Unheated 19.02-carat Ceylon sapphire ring adds flash to July 12 jewelry sale

An Art Deco-era diamond and platinum riviere necklace, a pair of Harry Winston pearl, diamond and platinum earrings, and an 18K white gold ring centered on an unheated 19.02-carat Ceylon sapphire should all find enthusiastic new owners at Jasper52’s Exclusive Estate & Designer Jewelry auction, which will take place on Tuesday, July 12 at 3 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The 225-lot sale is packed full of prizes created by brand name boutiques, designers and firms. Additional standouts include an Oscar Heyman gold, platinum, diamond and emerald tennis bracelet; a circa-1940s double dress clip in gold, diamonds and sapphires by Rene Boivin; a Chaumet gold link bracelet; a 1970s gold and diamond cocktail ring by Andrew Clunn that boasts a 16.11-carat star sapphire; and a pair of Fred Leighton clip-on platinum, diamond and turquoise earrings.

18K white gold ring showcasing an unheated 19.02-carat Ceylon sapphire, est. $182,000-$218,000

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