NEW YORK – Colorful Murano glass, European porcelain and pottery, and sterling silver tableware are just a few of the collecting categories covered in a Jasper52 online auction of decorative arts to be held Tuesday, Feb. 13. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The history of Capo-di-Monte porcelain collectibles starts with King Ferdinand IV, who opened his first Capo-di-Monte porcelain factory in Naples in 1771. This type of porcelain has been manufactured in Italy off and on to the present. A vintage Capo-di-Monte tea set in the auction consists of a teapot, creamer, covered sugar and 12 demitasse cups and saucers, all profusely decorated with putti. The cups are lined with 22K gold. In near-mint condition, the set is expected to sell for about $400.
Also from Italy, about two dozen examples of Murano glass are offered in the auction. Contemporary pieces include a 25-inch-tall Giuliano Tosi gold drops vase (above) and a Gian Signoretto 12-inch Buddha figure (below).
In addition to sterling silver flatware and serving pieces, the auction offers several interesting pieces of Continental silver. A beautiful Art Deco loving cup made by Ernst Treusch, Leipzig, Germany, is marked “925,” the standard fineness for sterling silver. The hand-hammered vessel is 6 inches tall and has a $1,300-$1,500 estimate.
The auction also features a large Art Nouveau tray with Austria – Hungary hallmarks for 1886-1922 and hallmarks for 800 silver. It features ornate hand-raised, chased and repoussé boarders.
Lighting will include a 1920s Moe Bridges table lamp with a reverse-painted scenic glass shade that is factory-signed (est. $1,500-$1,700).
Live bidding for this classic home decor will begin at Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p./m. Eastern time.