All That Glitters: Signed Designer and Modern Jewelry  

A classic line from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice observes, “All that glitters is not gold.” Those words appropriately describe this diverse selection of signed designer and modern jewelry that you might enjoy trying on for size. In addition to imaginative creations in fine, glittering gold, there are several gleaming examples in platinum or sterling silver, set with an array of gemstones ranging from aquamarines, citrines and amethysts to every girl’s best friend: diamonds.

Let’s lift the lid on a special jewelry box brimming with beautiful pieces by some of your favorite names, including Tiffany, Yves Saint Laurent, Buccellati and Prada.

Frascarolo 18K Enameled Gold, Diamond & Emerald Lion Brooch

For sheer eye appeal, this 1960s Pierino Frascarolo 18K enameled gold lion brooch is hard to beat. Fully three-dimensional, it is set with oval-shape emerald eyes and a pave diamond muzzle and ears. On a coat, dress or suit jacket, his handsome cat will attract the lion’s share of compliments, wherever you go.


Frascarolo 18K enameled gold lion brooch with emerald eyes and pave diamond muzzle and ears. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000


Rare Vintage Chanel Coin Charm Bracelet

The jewelry designs of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (French, 1883-1971) have captivated collectors for nearly nine decades. Chanel viewed each piece of jewelry as an important component of the overall look of an ensemble. Nothing she designed was meant to be a standalone item; to Chanel, each jewelry creation was potentially part of a greater visual presentation of head-to-toe fashion. There’s always a demand for vintage Chanel, like this rare gold-plated coin charm bracelet. And how nice to have the original Chanel box in which to keep it safe.


Rare vintage Chanel gold coin charm bracelet, made in France. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000


Buccellatti 18K Gold, Ruby & Sapphire Cufflinks

The ultimate in Italian sophistication, these Buccellati 18K yellow and white gold cufflinks are set with sugarloaf-faceted rubies encircling a blue sapphire cabochon. What a rich look!


Buccellati 18K yellow and white gold cufflinks set with rubies around central sapphires. Estimate $6,000-$8,000


Louis Vuitton Gold-Metal Bangle Bracelet

Want high style without a high price? This good-looking Louis Vuitton gold-metal bangle bracelet features a scalloped design and 11 salmon-color cabochons. It also comes with its original box and dustbag.


Louis Vuitton gold-metal bangle bracelet with 11 cabochons. Estimate $450-$600


Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Platinum Open Heart Necklace with Diamonds

Elsa Peretti’s designs for Tiffany & Co. have a consistent look of high quality and chic simplicity. This open heart platinum necklace features five round, brilliant-cut diamonds with a total weight of .04 carats. It goes with everything and could easily become some lucky girl’s everyday favorite.


Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti platinum open heart necklace with diamonds. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000


Cartier 18K Gold & Diamond Trinity Ring

A timeless celestial design from Cartier, this 1989 trinity ring combines pink gold for love, yellow gold for fidelity and white gold for friendship. Adorned with five diamonds in each band, the ring is signed Cartier, numbered and stamped with French hallmarks. So elegant!


Cartier 18K pink, yellow and white gold trinity ring with five diamonds on each band. Made in 1989. Estimate: $3,500-$4,000


Want more? View the full catalog containing many other signed designer and modern jewelry pieces.

Ukiyo-e Prints Highlighting Celebrities of the Past

More than 100 Ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints from the Edo (1603-1868) and Meji (1868-1912) periods are offered in this week’s curated prints sale. Ukiyo-e is a genre of prints that depict common scenes of kabuki actors, samurai warriors and female bathers. Featured artists include some of the most prominent artists such as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige.

A woodblock print by artist Hokushu depicts two kabuki actors of their day, Arashi Kichisaburo II and Nakamura Utaemon III. This dramatic print is dated ‘9/1820.’

Japanese woodblock print by Hokushu depicts actors Arashi Kichisaburo II as Koretaka Shinno in ‘Toki Wa Ima Ariwara Keizu’ and Nakamura Utaemon III as Kato Masakiyo in ‘Hachijin Shugo no Honjo,’ 1820, 9.5 x 14 inches. Estimate: $1,100-$1,300. Jasper52 image


Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s woodblock print pictures a Goshaku Somegoro, a popular 19th century Japanese musician.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, ‘Goshaku Somegoro,’ 1845, 15in x 10.25in, conservation matted to 20in x 16in. Estimate: $5,000-$5,600. Jasper52 image


The legend of Kintaro, the “Golden-boy,” is a popular subject for uikyo-e artists. Even as a child, Kintaro possessed incredible strength and lived in the wild mountains. He is often portrayed alongside animal friends or with the mountain woman, Yamamba. This version is by Utamaro I Kitagawa and is expected to sell for $4,500-$4,800.

Utamaro I Kitagawa, ‘Kintaro and the Mountain Woman Yamamba,’ Oban format, 24.1cm x 37.3cm, Edo period (1615-1868). Estimate: $4,500-$4,800. Jasper52 image


Another Edo period print by Utamaro I Kitagawa of a mother and child is one of a series titled Twelve Physiognomies of Beauties. The print carries a $5,800-$6,000 estimate.

Utamaro I Kitagawa, ‘Twelve Physiognomies of Beauties,’ series: Meisho fukubijin ni so, Oban format, 25.7cm x 38.5cm, Edo period. Estimate: $5,800-$6,000. Jasper52 image


Dating to the 1830s is Yanagawa Shigenobu’s Hana awase no. 2 (Flower Competition), Kotoba no hana (Flower of the Language). It is awarded a $2,500-$3,000 estimate.

Yanagawa Shigenobu, ‘Hana awase (A flower competition) no. 2: Kotoba no hana’ (Flower of the language), signed, Yanagawa seal, early 1830s, 8 1/4in x 7 3/8in). Estimate: $2,500-$3,000. Jasper52 image


From Yoshitoshi Taiso’s series Thirty-two Aspects of Women is a print depicting a concubine washing her hands. The second edition print was published in 1888 by Tsunashima Kamekichi of Tokyo.

Yoshitoshi Taiso, ‘Chilly – A Concubine, Bunka Era’ series: ‘Thirty-two Aspects of Women’ (Fuzoku Sanjuniso), 1888, image size: 9 3/8in x 14 1/8in. Estimate: $1,300-$1,600. Jasper52 image


View the fully illustrated catalog and find your next treasure.

6 Nostalgic Folk Art Works to Take You Back in Time

Every Americana auction is filled with unique treasures and original finds ranging from tramp art to vintage frames to collectible decoys. This week’s curated collection highlights stellar pieces of folk art and outsider art as well as more traditional Americana. See below for 6 of the most special pieces.

A matched pair of folk art portraits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are relief carved on sheet rock and painted. Together, these pictures are estimated at $1,500-$1,800.

Folk art portraits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, relief carved on sheet rock and painted. Estimate: $1,500-$1,800. Jasper52 image


An untitled painting by outsider artist Purvis Young (1943-2010) is typically executed on salvaged material. In this piece, Young used the backside of a broken billboard for model homes to make a statement about splintered neighborhoods and lives. The use of thinly applied house paint and vertical brushstrokes bring the splintered edges and grainy imperfections of the wood into the visual story.

Purvis Young (1943-2010) untitled painting on salvaged wood, 40in x 34in, late 1980s-1994. Estimate: $2,400-$2,800. Jasper52 image


This 48-star American flag “jack” and 40-inch staff from a mid-20th century pleasure craft is presented in a unique shadowbox frame. A jack is one of the three primary signals flown on a U.S. Navy ship. When at anchor or moored, the jack is flown at the bow (front), the national flag or “ensign” is flown at the stern (back), and the commission pendant is flown from the main mast. When under way, the Jack is furled and the ensign may be kept in place or shifted to a gaff if the ship is so equipped. The American Navy jack is a blue flag with a field of white stars. The design is the mirror image of the canton of an American national flag. In scale, the jack was meant to be the same size as the canton of the corresponding Stars & Stripes ensign with which it was flown. The owners of private yachts sometimes emulated the Navy’s use of traditional signals. This was perhaps especially true when the captain was a former Navy man. This particular 48-star jack was not made for a Navy boat, but for a smaller, private one.

Forty-eight star ‘jack’ American flag and staff, circa 1930-1955, frame size: 49.25in x 34in. Estimate: $2,300-$2,500. Jasper52 image


This triple mourning portrait of firemen, while rendered by a child, has great folk attributes. The wax crayon and watercolor artwork dates to the 1870s. Each subject is wearing a numbered parade hat and the man on the right may have been the chief, because his coat is blue instead of black. The portraits are painted on a piece of brown parchment and are recessed behind a piece of mat board with oval windows. Black mourning draperies hang above each window.

Triple mourning portrait of firemen, rendered by a child with wax crayon and watercolor, circa 1870, frame size: 10.75in x 16.5in. Estimate: $1,800-$2,000. Jasper52 image


“Votes for Women,” declares this suffragette pennant from the early 20th century. The pennant, made from a length of yellow cotton cloth with applied paper, set in a solid walnut frame, dates to the period between 1860 and 1880.

Suffragette pennant, ‘Votes For Women,’ 1910-1920, yellow cotton cloth with applied yellow paper, frame size: 12.75in x 17.5in. Estimate: $1,600-$1,800. Jasper52 image


There are several trade signs included in this collection. One of the largest advertises “Fresh and Smoked Fish.” This sign features an iron bracket made by a blacksmith.

Double-sided trade sign found in northeastern Pennsylvania, circa 1890-1910, 24.25in tall (not including the hand-wrought hooks) x 60in wide x 2in deep. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image


There is a lot of treasure to be found in this week’s Americana collection. Take a look at the full catalog.

Travel Through Time in 7 Prints

This curated mix of modern and antique prints spans from the 19th all the way through to the 20th century. Join us on this journey through time in 7 unique prints and works on paper.

Indian Decor Sheet

This original chromolithograph of Indian décor from Das Polychrome Ornament by Albert Racinet and Owen Jones (1871, Paris) is complemented by a fine frame.

Indian decor sheet, 1871, original chromolithograph of Indian decor from ‘Das Polychrome Ornament’ by Albert Racinet and Owen Jones, Paris, 1871, framed, 19.5in x 24in. Estimate: $450-$550. Jasper52 image


Victorian Colored Lithographs

This pair of beautiful Victorian women depicted in large color lithographs makes an appearance in matching oval frames.

Pair of Victorian colored lithographs behind glass on gold, in gilt wood oval frame with high relief details. Estimate: $300-$400. Jasper52 image


Audubon’s Baltimore Oriole Print

John James Audubon’s original Princeton Audubon print of Orioles (505/1500) is framed under UV protective glass and expected to sell for $1,300-$1,700. This is a stunning example of a print fusing illustration and history to display wonder of the natural world.

Audubon’s Baltimore Oriole print, original limited edition Princeton Audubon print of Orioles (505/1500), framed. Estimate: $1,300-$1,700. Jasper52 image


Keith Haring Signed NYC Peech Boys LP

The first of several Keith Haring works includes this LP album cover for the NYC Peech Boys titled “Life is Something Special.” This was designed and signed by Haring himself, and dated 1983.

NYC Peech Boys LP “Life is Something Special”, Signed by Keith Haring, 1983. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000


See, Hear, Speak, No Evil

This Keith Haring marker and paint on paper print is signed by the artist and dates to 1988.

Keith Haring, ‘See, Hear, Speak, No Evil,’ marker and paint on paper, signed ‘K. Haring 88.’ Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Jasper52 image


5 Dancing Men

The final standout Keith Haring work is ‘5 Dancing Men’ dated to 1989.

Keith Haring, ‘5 Dancing Men,’ marker on paper, signed ‘K. Haring 89.’ Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Jasper52 image


The Angel Series Poster

Bringing us nearly to the brink of the 21st century is this The Angel Series poster signed by artist Peter Max, dated to 1999.

Peter Max signed poster, ‘The Angel Series,’ signed in black felt pen and dated 1999. Estimate: $500-$1,000. Jasper52 image


For more unique antique and modern prints, take a look at the full catalog of prints, multiples and works on paper.

Venetian Glass With a Touch of Whimsy

Many fine examples of 20th century Venetian art glass are featured in this week’s Designer Glass Auction. The collection features vases, bowls, and sculptures that were crafted on the Venetian island of Murano, which has been a glassmaking center since the 13th century.

Examples of the Venetian glass range from a colorful swirl bowl signed Pauly Venezia to a rare Murano white over black art glass vase designed by Italian architect Rodolfo Dordoni.

Murano hand-blown art glass swirling bowl signed Pauly Venezia. Estimate: $300-$400. Jasper52 image


A pair of Ansolo Fuga designed “mood” face drinking glasses are a 1960s reinvention of his original enamel face glasses made three decades earlier. In the style of Jean Cocteau, they feature three different faces: smiley, sad or annoyed, and kissing face. Each eye becomes part of the next face as the glass is turned.

Pair of Murano hand-blown art glass ‘mood’ face drinking glasses, designer Ansolo Fuga, 1960s. Estimate: $800-$1,000. Jasper52 image


Another whimsical piece is a large Murano parrot, which is documented to the Seguso Vetri d’Arte company. The art glass sculpture stands almost 11 inches tall.

Murano hand-blown art glass parrot sculpture, Seguso Vetri D’ Arte, 10 3/4in. Estimate: $800-$1,000. Jasper52 image


Just as rare, is this Murano glass hand-blown abstract pitcher vase with a deep green and flashed iridescent color. This beautiful piece is documented as a Giorgio Ferro “Anse Volante” piece for the A.Ve.M. (Arte Vetraria Muranese) company. The stylish modern design is 14 inches high and carries a $3,000-$4,000 estimate.

Murano hand-blown deep green and flashed iridescent art glass pitcher vase, Giorgio Ferro ‘Anse Volante’ piece for the A.Ve.M. (Arte Vetraria Muranese). Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Jasper52 image


A little less whimsical, but no less delightful, is this 1920s Murano Soffiati blue art glass vase attributed to Vittorio Zecchin and V.S.M. Capellin Venini & Co.

Murano Soffiati blue art glass vase with dimpled surface and applied handles flower vase, attributed to Vittorio Zecchin, V.S.M. Capellin Venini & C., circa circa 1920s-1930s, 11 1/2 in high. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image


This last unusual lot is a colorful arrangement of German hand-blown glass tulips from the 1920s. It’s almost a sure thing these ones will never wilt.

Arrangement of 19 German hand-blown glass tulips, circa 1920s-1930s. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image


View the full catalog filled with beautifully crafted objects, including art glass paperweights and Waterford crystal.

6 Vintage Toys with Lasting Value

In this technological age, the lasting value of vintage toys is not to be underestimated. A century’s worth of toys has been curated into a prized collection that allows bidders to indulge their nostalgia for trains, planes and automobiles. Here are 6 standouts from the auction’s collection:

Technofix Wind-Up Tin Motorcycle

Technofix windup tin motorcycle with original box, 5in x 7 1/2in x 2 3/4in. Estimate: $750-$1,000. Jasper52 image

The popularity of mid-20th century toys is reflected in a trio of dramatically different models offered in this auction. Leading the parade is this postwar tin wind-up Technofix motorcycle. The bike is marked “Made in U.S. Zone Germany,” while the hard-to-find illustrated box is marked “Made in Western Germany.” In all-original, as-found working condition, this toy is estimated at $750-$1,000.


Nosco Friction Indian Motorcycle

Nosco friction Indian motorcycle with sidecar, early plastic police cycle, 5 1/2 inches. Estimate: $750-$1,000. Jasper52 image

The Nosco Indian police motorcycle with a sidecar has friction drive that produces a siren-like sound. This early plastic toy has a rare color and an adjustable front wheel, which allows the toy to run straight or in a circle.


Globe Cast Iron Indian Motorcycle

Globe cast-iron Indian motorcycle, 1930s, 8 3/4 in long. Estimate: $1,300-$1,700. Jasper52 image

The traditional choice in motorcycle toys is the cast-iron Indian with rider from the 1930s. The all-original bike is nearly 9 inches long and rides on black rubber tires.


Horse Drawn Wooden Wagon Toy

Horse-drawn wooden coal cart, 1920s, made by S.A. Smith Brattleboro Vt., 24in long. Estimate: $750-$1,000. Jasper52 image

From the 1920s comes a horse-drawn coal wagon toy, which is stamped with the maker’s name, “S.A. Smith, Brattleboro, VT” on both the base of the horse and the wooden cart. The 24-inch long toy is all original with an old repair to the cart.


Kai Bojesen Toy Dachsund

Kai Bojesen toy dachshund, articulated, mahogany, 12 1/2in long, 1934. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Jasper52 image

Kai Bojesen, an iconic figure in Danish design, earned worldwide acclaim for his collection of wooden toys, notably his monkey and toy soldiers. In 1934 he designed a dachsund made of mahogany. The head, tail and legs of this rare 12 1/2 inch long dog all swivel. In excellent vintage condition, this highly collectible toy is expected to find a new home for $800-$1,200.


Buddy L Tank Truck

Buddy L tank truck, 1926, original condition. 26in long. Estimate: $2,000-$2,800. Jasper52 image

Perhaps saving the best for last, here we have a 1926 Budy L tanker truck in fine original condition. The early Buddy L trucks are considered the Cadillacs of “floor toys,” large in scale and built of heavy gauge steel. Manufactured in Moline, Ill., this 26-inch long model is estimated at $2,000-$2,800.

View the full collection of vintage toys including dolls, stuffed toy animals and tin windup characters.

A Vintage Porcelain Collection with Loads of European Elegance

Exquisite European ceramic wares comprise much of the catalog for this week’s Vintage Porcelain sale. From teapots to plates, vases to candlesticks, this collection has it all and delivers with elegance. Here are 6 standout pieces from the collection.

A large ceramic tray designed by Carl Sigmund Luber (1868-1933) and produced by the ceramics firm of Johann von Schwarz in Nuremberg, Germany at the turn of the 20th century is a remarkable example of of Art Nouveau style. The tray, estimated at $700-$1,000, features a hand-painted design of a young woman’s profile with yellow poppies and has a majolica glaze. The nickel-plated, or possibly silver-plated, copper frame has handles on two sides.

Art Nouveau ceramic tray by Carl Sigmund Luber, circa 1901, manufactured by Johann von Schwarz, Nuremberg, Germany. Estimate: $700-$1,000. Jasper52 image


18 pieces of mid-19th century Louis-Philippe Paris porcelain dinnerware consists of plates, cups, and saucers. Decorated in royal blue and gold, this lot is estimated at $700-$1,000.

Eighteen pieces of Louis-Philippe Paris porcelain dinnerware, mid-19th century. Estimate: $700-$1,000. Jasper52 image


A rare pair of antique Sampson French porcelain lamps, each measuring approximately 20 inches base to socket and 25 inches overall, is estimated at $600-$700.

Pair of antique Sampson French porcelain lamps decorated with an armorial crest and faces. Estimate: $600-$700. Jasper52 image


Minton china has been made in the Staffordshire region of England since 1793. 12 Minton luncheon plates made for Tiffany & Co. in the early 1900s are offered at $600-$900. The plates are hand-painted in gold, red and brown decoration.

Twelve Minton luncheon plates for Tiffany & Co., hand-painted decoration, early 1900s. Estimate: $600-$900. Jasper52 image


A pair of large Spanish revival garden pots features superbly rendered Renaissance motifs. The palm and the oranges adorning these antique garden pots link them to California. They are estimated at $800-$1,000.

Spanish Revival glazed garden pots, Renaissance motifs, 16in diameter x 12in high. Estimate: $800-$1,000. Jasper52 image


Rounding out this 100-lot collection are pieces made in America, like the Claycraft relief tile in the form of an architectural surround. Two small corner nicks are noted on this delicately molded item, which is estimated at $700-$800.

Claycraft decorative relief tile, strongly defined architectural surround featuring peafowl. Estimate: $700-$800. Jasper52 image


On the hunt for more porcelain finds? View the full collection featuring additional highlights such as a Jasperware teapot and a Russian Imperial coffee service by Gardner.

Why 1960s Vintage Watches Are So Popular

This week, our collection of vintage watches focuses on timepieces from one decade – the 1960s. Watches from this time period are among the most highly collected and feature many of our favorite brands known for design, function, and precision. Here are 6 standouts from this 1960s collection for which we’d absolutely turn our clocks back.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual

This 1967 watch has an automatic Rolex movement that functions precisely and is in beautiful condition. With its original 14K gold and stainless steel band, the watch is expected to sell for $6,000-$12,000.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual, 1967, stainless steel with solid 14K gold bezel, original Rolex 14K gold and stainless band. Estimate: $6,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image


Breitling TransOcean Chronometre

This rare 1960 piece features an automatic chronometer movement in an 18K solid gold case. In excellent condition, there’s no doubt you’ll be placing a bid on this handsome watch.

Breitling Trans Ocean, chronometer 1960s, 18K gold. Estimate: $5,000-$10,000. Jasper52 image


IWC Schaffhausen Automatic

This Swiss-made International Watch Co. Schaffhausen model dress watch has a mechanical automatic movement in a stainless steel case. Perfect for the stylish occasion.

Men’s Swiss IWC Schaffhausen dress watch, 1960s, stainless steel case. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image


LeCoultre Manual

This LeCoultre wristwatch has a bold design in 19K gold-filled case. The manual-wind watch by the Swiss luxury watch and clock maker is in excellent condition.

Swiss-made LeCoultre 10K gold filled manual wind watch, 1960s. Estimate: $1,300-$2,000. Jasper52 image


Omega DeVille

And finally for the ladies, this Omega DeVille dress watch in an Andrew Grima design is a perfect throwback to the 1960s while maintaining a timeless fashion.

Swiss-made Omega DeVille women’s dress watch, Andrew Grima design, 1960s. Estimate: $900-$1,800. Jasper52 image

6 Rugs To Make Your Living Room Even Cozier

There are over 100 beautiful and lush Persian rugs in this week’s collection, but today we’re going to highlight just six for you to lust over.

Woven in village workshops, these ornate rugs reveal a variety of intricate designs. Whether floral or geometric, each rug pattern retains a sense of elegance and refinement. These carpets carry as much utilitarian as artistic value, accentuating any home with their rich tradition.

A handmade Tabriz area rug, about 7-by-10 feet, is one of the top picks in the auction. This original home decor floor covering was made by the hands of artistic skillful weavers inspired by ancient designs.

Genuine handmade Tabriz area rug, 6 feet 8 inches x 9 feet 11 inches. Estimate: $1,150-$2,650. Jasper52 image


Another standout is a big and bold handmade Bakhtiari, which measures about 9-by-12 feet, perfect for your living room or den.

Bakhtiari rug, handmade, 8 feet 8 inches x 11 feet 8 inches. Estimate: $1,725-$3,975. Jasper52 image


A masterfully woven Persian Hamadan rug features intricately done hybrid geometrical and floral borders. The 5-by-10 rug is lamb’s wool on a cotton foundation.

Persian Hamadan rug, 5 feet 2 inches x 10 feet, hand woven, lamb’s wool on cotton foundation, natural vegetable dye. Estimate: $550-$800. Jasper52 image


A smaller Persian Hamadan rug of lamb’s wool projects great contrast in the variety of colors in all natural vegetable dye.

Handmade Persian Hamadan, 4 feet 10 inches x 3 feet 4 inches, lamb’s wool pile on cotton foundation, all natural vegetable dye. Estimate: $270-$400. Jasper52 image


This Chinese Peking area rug represents the period immediately following World War I when rug production moved from Ningxia and other interior centers to the capital.

Antique Chinese Peking rug, 8 feet 7 inches x 5 feet 11 inches. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. Jasper52 image


A colorful transitional design area rug made of stain-resistant polypropylene pile was made in Turkey on a power loom.

Transitional design area rug, power loom-made in Turkey of polypropylene pile, 5 feet 3 inches x 7 feet 7 inches. Estimate: $280-$640. Jasper52 image

Additional pieces in the auction catalog include a French wall tapestry and an antique American hooked rug. Click here to view the full catalog and begin decorating your home.

A Shining Welcome For Fine Silver

We are proud to present Jasper52’s inaugural Fine European & American Silver auction this week. This 120-lot collection ranges from an early 18th century Queen Anne chocolate pot to a German-made Hanukkah Menorah from the 1920s.

The Queen Anne silver chocolate pot was crafted by Simon Pantin in 1709. The standard tapering plain form is over 9 inches tall and has a fruitwood scroll handle. Bearing a noble-looking coat of arms, it is estimated at $10,000-$12,000.

Two views of the Queen Anne chocolate pot, which is estimated at $10,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image


The 800 silver Hanukkah menorah was designed by Karl Junker of Hanau, Germany. The present owner’s family came to America in the mid 1930s. A ring is soldered to the back of the Menorah, which allows it to be hung.

Hanukkah menorah, Karl Junker, sterling hollowware, Germany, circa 1927, 8.5in high. Estimate: $6,000-$7,000. Jasper52 image


Also from Germany is a late 19th century silver nef, which is a model of a sailing ship. The three-mastered ship is ornately decorated throughout with sea serpents, cherubs and dragons.

Silver nef, Germany, circa 1880, 17.5in high, 33.5 troy ounces/1040 grams. Estimate: $7,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image


Additional outstanding Continental silver is a beautiful Georg Jensen tazza standing 7.5 inches high.

Georg Jensen sterling silver tazza, 7.5in tall, 591 grams. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image


American sterling silver is highlighted by this Gorham tazza, or fruit stand, that displays a Japanese influence. Crafted in 1872, the stand measures 12 inches in diameter and is accented with two figures of birds. The stand has four legs and each leg has a different Japanese motif on it, a flower, a fan, a bird, and a butterfly.

Gorham sterling silver fruit stand/tazza with Japanese influence, 1872, 7.5in high x 12in diameter. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image


A sterling silver brandy flask stamped Tiffany & Co. is dated to 1879. The monogrammed flask joins this collection from Nevada.

Tiffany & Co. antique sterling silver brandy flask, 374 grams, 7-5/8in high. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image


To view this entire collection of Fine European & American silver, click here.