Elegant antiques await discovery in Jan. 4 ‘Cerca Trova’ auction

“Cerca Trova” is a centuries-old Italian phrase, credited to Giorgio Vasari, which translates to “seek and you shall find.” Jasper52‘s January 4 Cerca Trova sale promises 393 lots that you will suddenly realize you want upon seeing them. The auction, which will commence on Tuesday, January 4 at 8 pm EST features delights ranging from a 19th-century Rococo console with mirror; a pair of cups by Christofle; cupboards and commodes; toothpick holders fashioned from silver; a gramophone with a brass-covered wooden horn; a miniature Japanese porcelain tea set; a 16th-century oil-on-copper painting of the Pieta, or the Virgin Mary holding the body of the deceased Christ; a bronze table clock; a unique 19th-century piece by Baccarat; steamer trunks for travel; a lacquered Showa Period (1926-1989) ikebana vase; wooden models of sailboats; cloisonne pots; a faience tureen; several sets of chairs designed by Angelo Pinaffo; a bronze mortar with pestle; books and coins; an erotic pocket watch in a silver case; religious lithographs; and a 20th-century suite of furniture featuring a settee and two armchairs with sumptuously carved and gilded wood.

19th-century Rococo console with mirror, est. $6,000-$7,000

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