Jasper52’s Aug. 31 sale has bidders seeing red: ruby red

On Wednesday, August 31, starting at 5 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Classic to Modern Jewelry and Stones. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The glittering array of 299 lots includes impressive GIA-certified natural loose stones such as a 10.16-carat square cut vivid Colombian emerald and a 62.60-carat cushion cut blue tanzanite. Necklaces entirely strung with Akoya pearls; amethyst beads; and jade beads, respectively, are also among the choices.

Also on offer is a vintage 18K gold pin in the form of nesting birds that flock near two eggs fashioned from pieces of natural turquoise that together weigh 20 carats. Equally stunning is a pendant brooch centered on a GIA-certified natural 69.37-carat aquamarine placed among radiating petals studded with eight carats of diamonds. An 18K gold Art Deco-style dragonfly-form brooch decorated with black star gems, natural cultured pearls and two cabochon rubies for the eyes also demands mention.

GIA-certified 3.08-carat ruby set in an 18K gold ring with diamonds, est. $24,000-$29,000

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Exclusive designer handbags and clutches on offer, Aug. 31

A Gucci strawberry-print handbag, a Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 50B silver glitter Damier pattern duffle bag, and a vintage Hermes Depeches unisex work bag will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s Exclusive Designer Handbags and Clutches auction, which will take place on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Many of the great brands are present, including Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Christian Dior, Chanel, Goyard, Burberry, Balenciaga and Christian Louboutin. Perhaps surprisingly, the lineup contains a generous selection of backpacks that includes a multi-color Chanel CC Foulard quilted printed backpack; a unisex leather backpack by Coach; a Louis Vuitton men’s backpack in navy blue monogram leather; a gunmetal gray Christian Louboutin leather backpack with a shoulder strap and fringes on each side; a Hermes Cityback 27 backpack in Taurillon Colvert leather; and a Loewe navy blue calfskin leather drawstring rucksack that can be worn as a backpack.

Circa-1998 Hermes Depeches unisex work bag, est. $6,400-$6,600

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Emeralds, sapphires and other coveted stones highlight Aug. 23 sale

On Tuesday, August 23, starting at 1 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Classic to Modern Jewelry and Stones. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Outsize gemstones, some loose but most set into jewelry, appear throughout the 300-lot auction. Of particular note is a massive 140.01-carat aquamarine strung on an 18K white gold necklace with a platinum frame; a 49.73-carat unheated star sapphire in a sugarloaf cut, showcased in an 18K white gold ring; another ring of the same precious metal, centering a sapphire, this one a deep green-blue 17.64-carat natural stone in an octagonal emerald cut; and an absolutely huge loose cushion cut natural aquamarine that weighs 157.55 carats.

Platinum estate pin with diamonds and six carats of Colombian emeralds, est. $12,000-$14,000

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Jasper52 hosts Luxury Fashion auction, Aug. 24

An Hermes Birkin 35 in fuchsia hammered leather, a vintage Emilio Pucci mini-dress, and a gold quilted Chanel handbag will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s Luxury Fashion Auction, which will be presented on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction features almost 600 lots, including numerous other pieces by Hermes, among them a Kelly 28 black leather handbag; a Kelly 25 in red togo leather; a double sens Clemence 45 blue and gray leather tote shopping bag; a Sac Mallette handbag in tan leather, with gold metal studs; a yellow cashmere and wool scarf with leather fringes; and a vintage blue suede jacket, size small.

Hermes Birkin 35 Epsom Rose Tyrien handbag, est. $21,000-$22,000

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Elvis, Bowie and more in Gravures and Heliogravures sale, Aug. 16

On Tuesday, August 16, starting at 4 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct its next sale of Gravures and Heliogravures. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Images of celebrities abound in the sale lineup, including Herb Ritts’s iconic 1986 portrait of Madonna; Edward Steichen’s 1924 portrait of Gloria Swanson; a 1997 black-and-white portrait of David Bowie by Antonin Kratochvil; a 1956 Alfred Wertheimer image of Elvis Presley, taken in New York; a Cecil Beaton photo of Audrey Hepburn in a costume from My Fair Lady, shot in 1963 for Vogue magazine; an Eve Arnold portrait of Marilyn Monroe in bed; Philippe Halsman’s 1955 image of a leaping Brigitte Bardot; and a charming 2002 black-and-white of Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, shot in Turin by Guido Harari.

Alfred Wertheimer, ‘Elvis Presley, New York, 1956,’ est. $200-$300

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Books from the dawn of print on offer at Jasper52, Aug. 17

Comedies by the Roman playwright Terence, a book of sermons by Franciscus de Maioranis, and a Bible printed in 1616 will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s 15th to 19th Century Antique Books Collection sale, which will take place on Wednesday, August 17 at 7 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Other lots in the sale include numerous Bibles from across the ages, as well as a Torah scroll fragment on vellum and a 19th-century Sharia law book, handwritten in Arabic; several 18th-century publications in varied languages on the voyages of Captain James Cook; a 1580 Italian-language printing of Ovid’s Metamorphosis; and an illustrated 1777 book of the writings of Erasmus, translated into French.

Pages from a 1499 illustrated volume of comedic plays by Terence, est. $12,000-$14,000

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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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