Clocks, silver, porcelain vie for top bids in online auction Aug. 5

porcelain vie for top bids

Herend Siang Jaune Masterpiece Silk Road elephant figurine #15846-0-00/SJ, 10in long x 9½in high. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Exquisite decorative arts will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Clocks, sterling silver, sculptures and ceramics comprise much of the 300-lot lineup. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

A large hand-painted porcelain elephant (above) by the Herend company of Hungary is in like-new condition – no chips, cracks or repairs. Its retail price when new is in excess of $3,700. This handsome figure is expected to sell for $2,000-$2,500.

Several fine clocks are offered including a Louis XVI-style porcelain and bronze garniture set made by Sevres around the turn of the 20th century. The movement on the clock is stamped by the maker “Japy Freres Med. D’ Honneur” and numbered 407. The clock, which measures 20 inches high, is in good running and striking order. The candelabra, decorated with hand-painted Romantic scenes, have 5 arms each (est. $2,000-$2,500).

porcelain vie for top bids

Antique French hand-painted Sevres porcelain and bronze clock set, circa 1900.
Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image

A sterling silver compote having a pierced foliate design is German in origin. The basket-shaped compote measures just over 8 inches in diameter is marked 800 silver (est. $1,540-$2,300).

porcelain vie for top bids

20th century rococo rose sterling silver compote, Germany, 293 grams. Estimate: $1,540-$2,300. Jasper52 image

Numerous examples of sculpture are offered in the auction. Among the most impressive is a bust of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, carved in the late 19th century of Breccia di Sciro marble from the Isle of Skyros, Greece. The 24½-inch-tall bust is estimated at $3,500-$4,000.

porcelain vie for top bids

Marble bust of Marcus Aurelius, 19th century, 24½in high x 15¾in wide. Estimate: $3,500-$4,000. Jasper52 image

Another Continental lot is a pair of ceramic Zsolnay ewers made in Hungary in the 20th century.

porcelain vie for top bids

Pair of vintage Zsolnay Eosin crackle ceramic ewers, 12¾in high. Estimate: $600-$700. Jasper52 image

The ewers have an attractive red Eosin crackle glaze and are in excellent condition (est. $600-$700).

Jasper52’s Exquisite Decorative Arts Auction will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 5, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time.


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