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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.