NEW YORK – A Jasper52 online auction of fine decorative arts on Wednesday, Jan. 29, provides an opportunity for bidders to express their individual tastes in decorating their homes. They can enhance their tabletops, mantels, shelves and more with this diverse array of antique to modern decorative objects. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
Exquisite European ceramics, impressive antique sculptures and conversation-starting lighting are among the unique treasures in this sale.
A bronze sculpture by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) titled Le Petit Forgeron (The Little Blacksmith) was cast shortly after the artist’s original 1916 work. The signed figure stands nearly 13 inches tall on a granite base (above; est. $5,500-$7,000).
Inkwells are a thing of the past, but the best examples are prized for their beauty and classic design. A mid-19th century French figural inkstand of marble and bronze is complete and in excellent condition (est. $1,500-$2,000).
A French dore bronze centerpiece by Alphonse Giroux exhibits spectacular detail and scale. The upper bowl of the 11¾-inch-tall centerpiece is supported by a trio of cast bronze angels. One of the angels is stamped “A.G.” for Alphonse Giroux (est. $4,500-$5,500).
A three-piece garniture set of blue and white Delft faience is dated 1915. The matching lidded vases stand 12½ inches high, while the trumpet vase is 9¼ inches high (est. $1,000-$1,200
Coromandel is rare type of ebony wood from Madagascar. A handcrafted box made of this valuable wood retains its working lock and key and is beautifully lined with paper of the period (circa 1860). It also contains the original secret letter compartment inner lid (est. $500-$700).
The Jasper52 auction titled “An Elegant Home: Fine Decorative Arts Auction” will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 29, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern time.