NEW YORK – A diverse array of antique to modern decorative objects is offered in a Jasper52 online auction that will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Among the extraordinary pieces in the sale is a creation of Swedish artist Bertil Vallien (b. 1938) titled Mini Janus, done in glass on a granite block (above). This limited-edition sculpture was made between 2010 and 2015 by Kosta Boda, the famed Swedish glasshouse. It is expected to sell for around $2,000.
For those who have a traditional taste in sculpture, the auction offers a 37-inch-tall patinated bronze figure of a female nude after Edouard Louis Collet (Swiss b. 1876). Nocturne is signed on the base and carries a $1,250-$1,750 estimate.
Collectors of antique toys and vintage advertising will by vying for a rare automation diorama for German toymaker Steiff. The tabletop display depicts a bakery shop staffed by Steiff’s small stuffed toy animals. The quaint, Old World shop with its inhabitants is estimated at $3,250-$4,000.
Dog lovers will be interested in a hand-forged aluminum tray that served as a trophy for the Standard Schnauzer Club of America. Manufactured by Wendell August Forge in Grove City, Pa., the tray features the handsome face of a schnauzer with the name of the 1941 winner: “Mark O of Wanango.” The tray is estimated at $175-$200.
Modern Italian designs in the auction include several lighting fixtures. The most unusual is a Zeronove Tobruk table lamp by Matteo Thun and Andrea Lera for Bieffeplast’s Stillight collection. This 1980s lamp has architectural shapes of enameled metal topped with a glass pyramid (est. $1,250-$1,750).
There is also a Model 676 “Radar” table lamp by Elio Martinelli, which was manufactured by Martinelli Luce in Italy in the 1970s. This lamp features disc-shaped metal shade that reflects light beautifully from a single bulb (est. $1,000-$1,200).
The auction also offers 10 contemporary works by Selwyn Senatori (Italian, Dutch b. 1973) including four of his “Big City Cat” polystone figures. These limited editions are estimated at $200-$350 each.
The auction will begin Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. Eastern time.