It’s hip to be square: all-Hermes scarf sale, May 17

Leave it to Hermes to make something perfectly square perfectly chic. On Tuesday, May 17, starting at 1 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale titled Exclusive Hermes Scarf Collection, devoted to the fashion must-have that the French firm debuted in 1937.

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Gold, gold and more gold emerges from Jasper52 vault, May 18

A Cartier 18K gold and sapphire lion brooch, a Van Cleef & Arpels Ludo 18K gold and diamond link bracelet, and a large set of fan-shaped 18K gold and diamond earrings by Verdura should claim top lot status at Jasper52’s Designer Jewelry and Watches sale, which will take place on Wednesday, May 18, at 8 pm Eastern time.

Cartier 18K gold and sapphire lion brooch, est. $28,962-$31,595

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Jasper52 sets the table with fine antique silver, May 10

On Tuesday, May 10, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Fine Sterling Silver and Decorative Art. The carefully curated auction features just 57 lots that nonetheless represent a deep and broad survey of the silversmith’s art. Earning a place in the lineup is a Georgian-style sterling silver epergne centerpiece, fitted with four baskets and dating to 1909; a pair of 1809 shell-shaped Georgian Rococo Revival sauce boats; and a five-piece Victorian tea and coffee silver set with kettle.

The highlights continue with a circa-1880 French silver gilt, glass and enamel inkstand clock; a sterling silver and wood horseshoes game set from 1996 in a velvet-lined case, a 1763 George III silver tea caddy with chinoiserie decoration, a 1937 pair of sterling silver ewers by Omar Ramsden, and a mid-century Georg Jensen vegetable tureen, dish and cover, part of pattern no. 228. Also included in the sale are: an Art Nouveau table clock from 1913 in the Tree of Life design, a George II silver gilt lidded trophy dating to 1738, a four-piece silver condiment set created by Gerald Benney in 1968, a pair of solid silver pheasants, a cock and a hen, rendered in Germany in 1938 but featuring an English import mark; a George III sterling silver basket for cake, bread or fruit, with an elaborately detailed rim; a solid silver lidded box or bowl, made in Iran circa 1940; antique candlesticks, tankards and trays; and a large French silver cigar box from 1910.

Pair of Arts & Crafts sterling silver ewers by Omar Ramsden, est. $16,000-$19,000

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Designer Jewelry & Watches sale serves glamour 237 ways, May 10

An 18K gold Van Cleef & Arpels 20-motif Alhambra necklace in lapiz lazuli, a Tiffany & Co. platinum, diamond and sapphire flower basket brooch, and a Van Cleef & Arpels 18K gold and diamond Ludo Swann wristwatch will battle for top lot status at Jasper52’s Designer Jewelry & Watches auction, which will take place Tuesday, May 10, starting at 11 am Eastern time.

Other prizes among the 237 lots in the sale are a Bulgari sapphire, diamond, rubellite and peridot flower necklace; a Cartier Panthere band ring in 18K white gold, diamond, emerald and onyx; a twisted rope openwork wide link bracelet in 18K gold by Verdura; numerous pieces by Angela Cummings, including a snakeskin bangle bracelet in 18K gold and purple and green jade, an 18K gold, red and black coral snakeskin collar necklace, and a pair of 18K gold, black jade and pink tourmaline earrings; a David Webb platinum and diamond ring that showcases a large gray Tahitian pearl; a limited edition year 2000 brass hourglass by De Beers featuring 2,000 rough diamonds – about 36 carats’ worth – suspended in silicone to mark the turn of the millennium; a Hermes 18K gold bracelet with enameled charms on an equestrian theme; a cocktail ring by Craig Drake in 18K white gold, centered on a 10.97-carat emerald; and a Roberto Coin Cobra bangle bracelet in 18K white gold, rubies, diamonds and enamel.

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K gold 20-motif Alhambra necklace in lapiz lazuli, est. $57,200-$62,400

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Louisiana artists show strongly in May 4 auction

Works by Murrell Butler, Britney Penouilh and Franco Alessandrini will draw strong attention at Jasper52’s Fine Prints, Paintings, and Decorative Arts auction, which will be held on Wednesday, May 4 at 8 pm Eastern time. Other lots in the sale include a LeRoy Neiman serigraph of a Parisian outdoor cafe scene; a circa-1885 painting by Martin Coulaud of a girl tending geese; a photorealistic painting of a large, rusted steakhouse restaurant sign by Jim Thomson; a model of a clipper ship rendered in exceptionally high-quality silver by Japanese master silversmith Seki Takehiko; several depictions of nudes, both painted and sculpted, distinguished by Louis Braquet’s Nymph 2020; an original drawing by famed American modernist Joseph Stella; a well-observed pastel by Barbara Geldermann Hails, portraying horse harness racers; and a wealth of landscapes, ranging from a serene Lake Como scene by Deborah Newman, to a highly vertical oil on canvas on hardboard panel upon which John Hawkins liberally wielded his palette knife, to a panoramic sunset by Boris Garibyan, thick with impasto.

Britney Penouilh, ‘Providence Mountains,’ est. $4,500-$5,500

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Jasper52 tempts with designer jewelry, watches and fashion, May 8

NEW YORK – On Sunday, May 8, starting at 8 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale of Designer Jewelry, Watches and Fashion – more than 300 lots of treasures from the most coveted and sought-after brands, houses and firms. Among the many prizes on offer are a Franck Mueller master calendar watch; an 18K white gold Chopard ring set with a blue topaz weighing 6.10 carats; a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust watch and also a ladies’ Rolex Datejust watch with a gold case and bracelet and a bezel set with sapphires and diamonds; a black leather Chanel handbag, its strap a gold chain intertwined with black leather; an 18K white gold Cartier solitaire ring; a large number of Hermes watches, including a ladies’ Hermes Cape Cod Nantucket watch in gold and a Hermes Kelly watch, which takes the form of a steel-cased padlock with a silver dial, attached to a natural ostrich leather bracelet; an 18K white gold Chanel ring from the Baroque collection, graced with a central amethyst attended by iolites and rhodolites; a Tiffany & Co. triple heart pendant gold necklace; two examples of Bulgari’s Tronchetto ring, one set with a pink-fuchsia tourmaline and the other set with a semi-cylindrical chrysoprase; a steel Cartier Tank Chronoreflex watch; a beige canvas Hermes Heeboo handbag; a Piaget heart ring in 18K white gold; a Chanel Premiere Chaine watch on an 18K gold bracelet; and a pair of silver-gray leather Hermes high-heeled sandals.

Ladies’ Rolex Datejust wristwatch, est. $21,000-$25,000

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Louboutin pumps add glamour to Jasper52’s April 21 Luxury Fashion sale

A pair of beige Christian Louboutin Bianca pumps, a ladies’ Gucci G Bandeau fabric strap watch, and a patent leather Louis Vuitton Monogram vernis brea handbag will compete for top lot status at Jasper52’s Luxury Fashion auction, which will take place on Thursday, April 21 at 6 pm Eastern time.

Christian Louboutin beige Bianca pumps, est. $700-$800

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New York auction displays the classic beauty of pearls, April 19

On Tuesday, April 19, starting at 2 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale entirely devoted to pearl jewelry. Boasting 194 lots, Fine Pearl Jewelry delivers dozens of variations on the venerated gems of the sea, in color, shape, origin and jewelry design. Traditional white, round pearls are available in the form of a double-strand saltwater Akoya pearl necklace, but the auction lineup shows that pearls provide their own lustrous interpretation of the rainbow.

Among the other lots on offer are a necklace of large rainbow peacock Tahitian pearls; a bracelet of golden lavender-pink Edison cultured pearls; a long necklace strung with silvery Keshi freshwater pearls; an 18K gold pendant that unites South Sea and Tahitian pearls in a sunburst pattern; a silver ring, crowned by a round, metallic-green Tahitian pearl; a graduated string of chocolate-bronze Tahitian pearls, fashioned into an 18K gold necklace; a necklace of freshwater cultured pearls, displaying shades of apricot, lavender and pink and united by a silver heart-shaped clasp; and South Sea beauties in the form of a 14K gold pair of pearl drop earrings as well as a single-strand necklace featuring large pearls with an unmistakably golden glow.

14K gold South Sea pearl drop earrings, est. $1,000-$1,100

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Jasper52 presents Americana in its many forms, April 14

A circa-1880s shoofly quilt, a Karl Adleff tramp art box with a secret opening, and a circa-1940s New England trade sign in the shape of a key could well earn top lot status at Jasper52’s New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana auction, which will take place Thursday, April 14 at 6 pm Eastern time. Other offerings in the 361-lot sale include an applique picture of a cat; a pair of mocha ware covered urns, dating to circa 1800-1820; a wood carving of a Snow Bunting bird by Frank Finney; a circa-1810 needlework picture of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate; a white-glazed stoneware pineapple teapot; a limited-edition bronze of a moose diving into a swamp, sculpted by Dr. Jon Ruehle; a circa-1950, 37in New England copper weathervane shaped like a sperm whale; a folk art whiskey jug with the name “BEN” in red letters outlined in yellow on its shoulder; and original illustrations and artwork by Barbara Shermund.

Circa-1880s shoofly quilt with cadet blue background, est. $600-$800

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Iconic fashion photos lead April 12 Gravures & Heliogravures sale

On Tuesday, April 12, starting at 4 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct an 81-lot sale of Gravures and Heliogravures. The lineup contains black-and-white or mildly tinted images from some of the greatest names in photography, including William Klein, Horst P. Horst, Helmut Newton, Man Ray, Sebastiao Salgado, Herb Ritts, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Robert Capa, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Giacomelli, Margaret Bourke-White, Diane Arbus, Lewis Carroll, Tina Modotti, Lewis Hine, Eadweard Muybridge, Nadar, Cecil Beaton and Erwin Blumenfeld.

Cecil Beaton, ‘Marlene Dietrich 1935,’ est. $100-$200

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