NEW YORK – High-quality decorative arts and sterling silver are offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Tuesday, May 15. Featured are many Continental antiques, from a Viennese silver gilt and enamel clock to a pair of antique German silver and glass claret jugs. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The Viennese enamel silver gilt-mounted clock (below) features panels of detailed classical scenes on the body and around the rectangular pedestal foot. The silver gilt frame of the clock is molded into gorgeous classical figures with scroll and foliate embellishments. The clock has lion head handles on the side. This outstanding clock stands about 7½ inches high and has a $10,000-$11,000 estimate.
On a modern note, the Jasper52 auction also has an Atmos clock by legendary Swiss watch and clockmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre (est. $750-$900).
The German silver and glass claret jugs (top) were retailed in Austria by V. Mayer & Sohne of Vienna circa 1895. The body of each jug has an elegant graduating fluted design and a starburst on the base. The jugs have a swag and wreath design along the bottom of the silver neck and impressive silver handles and hinged lids (est. $2,700-$3,000).
English silver in the auction is highlighted by a Georgian tea caddy in a classic Adams style by Thomas Daniell of London. The oval tea caddy measures about 5¼ inches high by about 5¼ inches wide (est. $2,700-$3,000). Dated 1876, the tea caddy is embellished with delicate bright cut engraved details, a pair of oval cartouches with an armorial in one and a crest in the other.
Several lots of pottery are included in the auction, highlighted by a Royal Bonn vase in the prestigious Ruysdael line. Named after the 17th century Dutch landscape painter, Jacob van Ruysdael, this line was the result of Royal Bonn’s concern over their ability to compete against the likes of Royal Copenhagen, Bing & Grondahl and Sevres at the 1900 Universalle Exposition in Paris. After enlisting the talents of multiple German ceramic technicians, Royal Bonn produced the Ruysdael line specifically for the exposition. The result was a gold medal.
Baccarat crystal stemware includes six champagne flutes in the Lauzun pattern, all signed and in perfect condition (est. $300-$350).
The Jasper52 auction will be held Tuesday, May 15, beginning at 6 p.m.