Extraordinary decorative items offered in Jasper52 auction Jan. 23


Kosta Boda ‘Mini Janus,’ limited edition produced by Bertil Vallien, Sweden, 2010-2015, glass on granite block, 4.4 in. wide x 2 in. deep x 3.6 in. high. Estimate: $1,750-$2,250. Jasper52 image

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.


‘Nocturne,’ after Edouard Louis Collet (Swiss b. 1876) sculpture, 37 in., patinated bronze. Estimate: $1,250-$1,750. Jasper52 image

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.


Steiff Bakery Shop automation diorama, 48 x 48 x 27 in. Estimate: $3,250-$4,000. Jasper52 image

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.


Wendell August Forge aluminum tray, ‘Standard Schnauzer Club of American National Specialty 1941,’ inscribed with winner’s name, 15.63 in. x 9.25 in. Estimate: $175-$200. Jasper52 image

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).


Zeronove Tobruk table lamp by Matteo Thun and Andrea Lera for Bieffeplast, Italy, circa 1986, metal and glass, 9.6 x 9.6 x 8 in. Estimate: $1,250-$1,750. Jasper52 image

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).


‘Radar’ table lamp Model 676 by Elio Martinelli for Martinelli Luce, Italy, circa 1976, 26.4 in. high x 24 in. diameter. Estimate: $1,000-$1,200. Jasper52 image

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.