NEW YORK – A large porcelain figurine of an Alpine skier looks like a champion in a Jasper52 auction of decorative arts on Thursday, Nov. 5. The online auction consists of more than 400 lots of sterling silver, art glass, pottery, fine art and more. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
The 10½-inch-high skier figure (above) is dated 1941 when it was designed, yet it was not produced until 1944 by Hungary’s Herend Porcelain Manufactory. The rare figure is partially glazed, partially bisque. It is in excellent condition; no chips, cracks or repairs (est. $2,000-$2,500).
Fine art in the sale is highlighted by an 18th century French School oil painting of putti. The 11¾-by-14½-inch painting is in a fine gilt frame (est. $4,500-$5,500).
Two rare pieces of Portuguese silver are featured. A 19¾-inch-high silver pitcher and matching bowl date to the close of the 19th century (est. $13,000-$16,000).
An ornate silver centerpiece having a cobalt blue glass insert and supported by a marble base is comparable to the work of Portuguese silversmith Javali (1884-1937). It carries a $3,000-$3,500 estimate.
A king-size Satsuma charger decorated with Japanese samurai is from the Meiki period (1868-1912). The polychrome and gilt 20-inch plate is expected to sell for $4,000-$5,000.
The Jasper52 Exquisite Decorate Arts auction will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 5, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern time.
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