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American Decorative Arts With a Touch of Spice

Variety is the spice of life. And this week’s American Decorative Arts and Paintings sale is the spice cabinet for your life. Filled with American objects that delight with their elegant simplicity, this auction features a variety of paintings, American art glass, Folk Art & Advertising wares to add whimsy and elegance to your home. Take a look at a few standouts from this curated collection.

The auction catalog features two paintings by the Indiana artist Homer G. Davisson (1866-1957). Davisson studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Art Students League, New York City; and the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. He exhibited his primarily pastoral landscapes at the Hoosier Salon, Swope Art Gallery, Fort Wayne Art Museum, and the Indiana Artists’ Club. Known for his impressionist landscapes, Davisson regularly summered in Nashville, Indiana, where he became a charter member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association in 1926. Featured in this auction are The Rockribbed Hills and The Pond.

Homer G. Davisson, ‘The Pond,’ oil on board, 16.5in x 14in, 1920, signed ‘H G Davisson’ on lower right. Estimate: $1,800-$3,000. Jasper52 image

 

Egyptian-born artist Maher Morcos is equally adept at portraying scenes from the Middle East as he is the Old West. His 1982 bronze sculpture titled The Fate of the Scout featured in the auction is numbered 7 out of 18.

Maher Morcos, ‘The Fate of the Scout,’ bronze with wood base, 20in x 22in x 14 in, 1982. Estimate: $700-$1,000. Jasper52 image

 

An Art Deco porcelain demitasse or espresso set in this sale was made in Germany by Rosenthal in 1930. This beautiful set is decorated in a stylized floral design and accented with gold trim.

Rosenthal porcelain demitasse or espresso set, Germany, 1930. Estimate: $700-$900. Jasper52 image

 

This auction also includes a pair of Thomas Morgan table lamps with pineapple bases. Perfect for adding a touch of flair and personality to your living room.

Pair of Thomas Morgan table lamps. Estimate: $900-$1,000. Jasper52 image

 

Vintage perfume bottles have a legion of collectors. From Paris is a 6-inch tall bottle of Arlequinade perfume, which dates to 1912-1924.

Arlequinade perfume bottle, 6in high, 1912-1924, Paris, France. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Jasper52 image

 

This auction includes even more American art glass, folk art, Asian antiques, a Seth Thomas mantel clock and a handmade Gothic chimney cupboard. Take a look and discover your next treasure.

Enhance Your Abode With These Decorative Arts Pieces

This week we are debuting a decorative arts auction with 120 lots of fresh furnishings to enhance any abode. An intersection of beauty and function, these decorative arts pieces delight with their elegant simplicity. Displaying objects from across America, Europe and beyond, this auction features a variety of decorative patterns and techniques.

Paintings of pastel-colored landscapes epitomize the opulence of 19th century Europe. Regional Center, a painting by Russian artist Pavel Erovikov, shows a view of a rural town. The large oil on canvas has a $3,500-$5,000 estimate.

Pavel Erovikov (Russian, 1982), ‘Regional Center,’ oil on canvas, 46in x 31in. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

The Neoclassical style bronze group Two Goddesses, attributed to French sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clesinger, dates to the 1870s.

‘Two Goddesses’ bronze in the Neoclassical style, attributed to Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clesinger, France, circa 1875, 14.5in high x 26.5in wide x 9in deep. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Jasper52 image

 

An outstanding example of 1920s Meissen porcelain is an 11-inch-tall figure of a seated nobleman. It was created by Paul Scheurich (1883-1945), who is regarded as one of the greatest modelers of the 20th century.

Meissen porcelain figure, 1920s, 11.25in high x 6.5in wide x 7in deep. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

Fine porcelain tableware is also featured in the auction such as a valuable Flora Danica tureen by Royal Copenhagen.

Royal Copenhagen ‘Ranunculus Fiearia’ Flora Danica tureen, Denmark, 1969-1973, porcelain, 8.25in x 12in x 7.25in. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Jasper52 image

 

Continental modern art glass is highlighted by a Picasso-designed Murano Fucina Degli Angeli vase that stands about 15 1/2 inches tall.

Picasso Murano Fucina Degli Angeli glass vase, signed, 1959, 15.6in. Estimate: $12,000-$15,000. Jasper 52 image

 

Also originating from the glass masters of Murano, Italy, but in stark contrast, is a vase designed by Carlo Scarpa in 1940 and produced by Venini.

Carlo Scarpa for Venini Glass Factory, 1940, 8.8in, acid stamp on bottom ‘Venini Murano.’ Estimate: $4,500-$6,000. Jasper52 image

 

The auction offers dozens more fine objects to complement a tasteful person’s home décor. View the full catalog and register to bid in this auction here.

11 Decorative Antiques Perfect for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. This quintessential American holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621. It’s a time for reuniting with friends and family and sharing a beautiful feast. Everyone has their unique Thanksgiving traditions – whether sitting around a set table, or making due with fold out stools and eating buffet-style.

From elegant tableware to heirloom-worthy serving pieces, these Decorative Arts and Americana pieces are the perfect pieces to get us in the Thanksgiving mindset.

Vintage Soup Tureen

Get the party started with a soup course served in this vintage French soup tureen. Butternut squash soup or a creamy mushroom?

Henriot Quimper French Vintage Faience Soup Tureen, 1950. Sold for $260

Henriot Quimper French Vintage Faience Soup Tureen, 1950. Sold for $260

 

French Faience Cheese Board

For everyone who enjoys a cheese course at their Thanksgiving meal, this is perfection.

French Faience Cheese Board made by Henriot Quimper. Sold by $20

French Faience Cheese Board made by Henriot Quimper. Sold by $20

 

French Antique Meat Platter

Serve your delicious slices of turkey on this stunning French antique meat platter with  a blue rouen pattern.

French Antique Blue Rouen Pattern Faience Meat Platter, circa 1900. Estimate: $100-$150

French Antique Blue Rouen Pattern Faience Meat Platter, circa 1900. Estimate: $100-$150

 

French Vallauris Majolica Tomato Condiment Set

Because your condiments deserve to be presented beautifully as well.

3 Piece Set Mid Century French Vallauris Pottery Majolica Tomatoes Ceramic Condiment Set, 1950. Estimate: $100-$150

3 Piece Set Mid Century French Vallauris Pottery Majolica Tomatoes Ceramic Condiment Set, 1950. Estimate: $100-$150

 

Art Deco Glass Water Pitcher

It’s likely your guests will be thirsty, and pouring water out of something so elegant is a true delight.

French Art Deco Pressed Glass Water Pitcher. Estimate: $100-$150

French Art Deco Pressed Glass Water Pitcher. Estimate: $100-$150

 

Glass Dessert Mold

A full dessert table, with pies and jell-o molds, is something we’re all looking forward to.

Pressed Glass Dessert and Gelatin Mold. Estimate: $100-$150

Pressed Glass Dessert and Gelatin Mold. Estimate: $100-$150

 

Porcelain Gilded Swan Cups with Saucers

These will surely add a level of elegance to your coffee and dessert course.

Set of seven porcelain gilded cups shaped as swans with matching saucers, circa 1810. Sold for $1,600

Set of seven porcelain gilded cups shaped as swans with matching saucers, circa 1810. Sold for $1,600

 

Art Deco Liquor Glasses

Because it is likely you’re going to need a stronger beverage after your family time. It’s inevitable.

Set of 9 French Art Deco Etched Liquor Glasses, circa 1930. Sold for $120

Set of 9 French Art Deco Etched Liquor Glasses, circa 1930. Sold for $120

 

Pewter Floral Vase

For some additional decor, freshen up the table with flowers in this gorgeous pewter vase.

French Jean Goardere Art Pewter Stylized Floral Vase, circa 1950. Estimate: $100-$150

French Jean Goardere Art Pewter Stylized Floral Vase, circa 1950. Estimate: $100-$150

 

Tramp Art Frame

And what’s a Thanksgiving without a family portrait? Display your family pictures in this 1930s tramp art frame.

Tramp Art Frame, circa 1930s. Sold for $70

Tramp Art Frame, circa 1930s. Sold for $70

 

American Flag Quilt

A comfortable and stunning way to celebrate America on Thanksgiving day.

20th Century Quilt with graphic rows of American flags. Sold for $200

20th Century Quilt with graphic rows of American flags. Sold for $200

 

Looking for more decorative arts and Americana antiques for Thanksgiving and the holidays? Be sure to check Jasper52’s weekly sales.

Decorative Arts Auction where French Fixtures Make Formal Statement

Clocks, candelabra, centerpieces and bronze sculptures, all with French origins, will be sold in an upcoming Jasper52 auction, which has no reserves. 

An early 19th century bronze and crystal mantel clock is off to a fast start. The antique timepiece stands 22 1/2 inches and has a $5,500-$7,000 estimate.

19th Century French Mantel Clock

This French mantel clock retains its original mercury gold pendulum. The early 19th century clock has a $5,500-$7,000 estimate

A French bronze and rouge marble centerpiece in the auction was previously purchased from Christie’s. It is 14 inches high by 9 inches deep and is also expected to sell for a $5,500-$7,000.

Bronze and rouge marble centerpiece

Bronze and rouge marble centerpiece. Estimate: $5,500-$7,000

An 18th century French figural centerpiece measures 15 1/2 inches high by 11 inches wide by 5 inches deep. The bronze centerpiece depicts a woman balancing a crystal tray on her head. She is flanked by sheep and chickens. It carries a $3,500-$4,500 estimate.   

Bronze Centerpiece

Bronze centerpiece with original mercury gold and painted eyes. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000

A large pair of candelabra, 29 inches high by 18 1/2 inches high and having five lights each, is expected to reach $3,500-$4,500.

19th Century Bronze Candelabra

Pair of 19th century bronze candelabra with crystal prisms. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500

French sculptor Auguste Rodin is represented by a life-size bronze sculpture of a human hand. The bronze, signed on the bottom, is estimate at $500-$1,000.

Auguste Rodin bronze sculpture

Auguste Rodin bronze sculpture, ‘Hand 2,’ Estimate: $500-$1,000

Additional highlights in the 42-lot sale include of Royal Vienna porcelain plates, Lalique crystal vases, Japanese bronze vases, Chinese ceramics and Italian marble.