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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Clementine Hunter wedding scene a highlight of Jasper52’s July 6 auction

Paintings by Georges Clairin, Clementine Hunter and G. Campbell Lyman should all earn top lot status at Jasper52’s Fine Prints, Paintings, and Decorative Arts auction, which will take place at noon on Wednesday, July 6. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The lineup contains more than 300 lots, certain to contain something you didn’t know you wanted until you see it. Also featured are landscapes by Alexander Drysdale; a Leroy Neiman serigraph of a Paris scene; a few Blue Dog images by George Rodrigue; and a large Gunner Dongieux 2019 painting that depicts the interior of a New Orleans streetcar. Nudes are available in abundance, most notably in the form of the stylized figures shown in Robert Gordy’s Red Sofa #2.

Clementine Hunter, ‘Wedding,’ est. $15,000-$18,000

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Scale-model automobilia treasures lined up for July 6 auction

On Wednesday, July 6, starting at noon Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale titled Automobilia, Collectibles and More! Its 193 lots are dominated by scale models of beloved cars from celebrated marques. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

A wide range of makers of scale model cars are represented in the July 6 auction. Leading the choices from Top Models is a 1:12 version of a 1994 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera coupe in silver, and a second one in black; a Lancia Delta Integrale Evolution II Verde York at the same scale; and a 1:12 scale Audi RS2 in a particularly vivid shade of blue.

Scale model of a 1959 Jaguar MK2 by 12Art, est. $450-$550

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Jasper52 presents Animation Cels 1930s-1990s, July 7

On Thursday, July 7, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present its next Animation Cels 1930s-1990s auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

A total of 102 lots will be offered, featuring original cels, drawings, limited edition lithographs and similar materials that produced, or is connected with, the animated movies and television shows you grew up with. Represented among the Disney classics are Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, Pinocchio, Cinderella, The Adventures of Chip n Dale, Peter Pan and Mickey’s Christmas Carol, to name a few.

‘Chuck Amuck’ limited edition cel featuring Bugs Bunny, est. $600-$700

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Chanel headlines Designer Jewelry, Watch, and Fashion Auction, July 3

A Chanel Baroque gold, diamond and cultured pearl ring, a Chanel Comete 18K white gold and chalcedony ring, and a Chanel Premiere Chaine gold wristwatch will fight for top lot status at Jasper52’s Designer Jewelry, Watch, and Fashion Auction, which will be conducted on Sunday, July 3 at 7 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

If you don’t understand on a visceral level what it means to be “spoiled for choice,” this auction will teach you. Its 630 lots deliver a broad, glittering, gorgeous menu of possibilities.

Chanel Baroque gold, diamond and cultured pearl ring, est. $9,000-$11,000

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