French fixtures make formal statement in decorative arts auction Sept. 25

This French mantel clock retains its original mercury gold pendulum. The early 19th century clock has a $5,500-$7,000 estimate. Jasper52 image

This French mantel clock retains its original mercury gold pendulum. The early 19th century clock has a $5,500-$7,000 estimate. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – A Jasper52 auction of decorative arts set for Sunday, Sept. 25 has a noticeable French accent. Clocks, candelabra, centerpieces and bronze sculptures, all with French origins, will be sold in this auction, which has no reserves. Bidding on all lots began at $1.

Absentee and Internet live bidding is available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com.

An early 19th century bronze and crystal mantel clock (above) is off to a fast start. The antique timepiece stands 22 1/2 inches and has a $5,500-$7,000 estimate.

A French bronze and rouge marble centerpiece (below) in the auction was previously purchased from Christie’s. It is 14 inches high by 9 inches deep and is also expected to sell for a $5,500-$7,000.

 

Bronze and rouge marble centerpiece. Estimate: $5,500-$7,000. Jasper52 image

Bronze and rouge marble centerpiece. Estimate: $5,500-$7,000. Jasper52 image

 

An 18th century French figural centerpiece (below) measures 15 1/2 inches high by 11 inches wide by 5 inches deep. The bronze centerpiece depicts a woman balancing a crystal tray on her head. She is flanked by sheep and chickens. It carries a $3,500-$4,500 estimate.

 

Bronze centerpiece with original mercury gold and painted eyes. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Jasper52 image

Bronze centerpiece with original mercury gold and painted eyes. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Jasper52 image

 

A large pair of candelabra (below), 29 inches high by 18 1/2 inches high and having five lights each, is expected to reach $3,500-$4,500.

 

Pair of 19th century bronze candelabra with crystal prisms. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500. Jasper52 image

Pair of 19th century bronze candelabra with crystal prisms. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500. Jasper52 image

 

French sculptor Auguste Rodin is represented by a life-size bronze sculpture of a human hand. The bronze, signed on the bottom, is estimate at $500-$1,000.

 

Aguste Rodin bronze sculpture, ‘Hand 2,’ Estimate: $500-$1,000. Jasper52 image

Auguste Rodin bronze sculpture, ‘Hand 2,’ Estimate: $500-$1,000. Jasper52 image

 

Additional highlights in the 42-lot sale include of Royal Vienna porcelain plates, Lalique crystal vases, Japanese bronze vases, Chinese ceramics and Italian marble.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.