European clocks, glass focus of online auctions June 6


JTC silver pink guilloche enamel miniature clock and display case, circa 1910. The clock measures 1.15 in. x 2.25 in. x 3 in. Estimate: $4,500-$5,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Two useful and inexpensive items commonly found in homes are clocks and glassware. But why own something common and cheap when uncommon and artfully designed items are readily available at competitive prices? Jasper52 will conduct two online auctions offering remarkable examples; clocks on Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and glassware on June 6 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The finely curated marquee clock auction showcases exceptional timepieces from a variety of origins and periods.

Highlights begin with lot 11, a JTC silver guilloche enamel miniature clock with a carved rose quartz base, circa 1910. Just 3 inches high, the clock is fully stamped with the maker’s mark as well as that of the Geneva Clock Co., which made the clock’s movement. The clock face of 935 gilt sterling silver is signed by the retailer, J.E. Caldwell. The clock is housed in a red leather case and retains its original winding key. The clock, which is in excellent condition and working order, has a $4,500-$5,500 estimate.

Earlier still is a gilt brass and Sevres-style porcelain panel grande sonnerie carriage clock from the late 19th century. Its side panels are decorated in polychrome with a scene of a lady and a gentleman within a landscape. The dial plate is decorated with a couple within a love garden beneath a Roman numeral chapter ring centered by a love trophy. The base has a lever engraved with the choices of strike in grande sonnerie, silence and quarters. The case and movement are stamped “AD” for Alfred Dumas. The clock stands 6 inches high (est. $6,000-$7,000).


Alfred Dumas gilt brass and Sevres-style porcelain panel grande sonnerie carriage clock, late 19th century, 6 in. high. Estimate: $6,000-$7,000. Jasper52 image

Bulle electric clocks were developed in France just prior to World War I. The Bulle mantel clock in the Jasper52 auction has a distinctive Art Deco lightning flash design of inlaid rosewood mahogany and satinwood, symbolizing it is powered by electricity. The 13-inch-long mantel clock is signed Bulle-Clock, retailer Jarrot Sarrote Biaritz (est. $2,000-$2,500).


Art Deco electric Bulle mantel clock inlaid with rosewood mahogany and satinwood, France, 1934, 9 x 13 x 3.5 in. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image

Also among the more than 60 clocks offered is an unusual Art Nouveau wall clock in a carved Black Forest case (est. $4,500-$5,500.)

The glass auction celebrates the timeless beauty and versatility of fine glass, showcasing exceptional glassware and crystal. Murano glass tops the catalog of more than 160 lots.

Listed in the 1961 Vistosi company catalog is a 9½-inch-long art glass paper boat sculpture documented to Gino Vistosi. This rare Murano blown glass sculpture, which mimics origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into representational shapes, has a $2,000-$2,500 estimate.


Murano glass boat sculpture designed by Gino Vistosi, circa 1961, 9½ in. long. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image

A 17-inch-tall blown glass sculptural vase designed by Paolo Venini has a $8,000-$10,000 estimate. This 1950s vase is of Sommerso orange flame and olive green Inciso glass and is marked “Venini Murano Italia.”


Paolo Venini Murano Inciso Italian art glass vase, for Venini, circa 1955, 17¼ in. high. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Jasper52 image

Dutch glass designer Andries Dirk Copier created the AD Collection of stemware for Royal Leerdam Crystal glassworks in the Netherlands in 1963. Available in the Jasper52 auction is a rare 8¾-inch-tall carafe and drinking glass (est. $1,100-$1,500). This set was made of Cristal Superior, the purest type of crystal in Europe that was developed long ago and still used today for all glass art that is made in Leerdam glassworks.


Lead crystal carafe and drinking glass by Andries Dirk Copier (1901-1991) for Royal Leerdam Crystal, Netherlands, 1963. Estimate: $1,100-$1,500. Jasper52 image

Also offered in the Jasper52 auction are a pair of Murano glass figural eagle sculptures by Ercole Barovier and a late 19th-century set of six Salviati Venetian blown glass stemware with snake decoration.