Jasper52 auction delves into midcentury modern Dec. 31

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Pair of etched glass Waterfall Tables by Angelo Cortesi for FIAM of Italy, 1970s, larger table is 18 x 18 x 16½in. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – A Jasper52 online auction on Tuesday, Dec. 31, will present fine items that embody the sleek mid-century modern style, a design era that produced some of the most desirable decorative items in the market today. Clean lines, organic contours and stylish functionality are all offered in this specially curated sale. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

A beautiful pair of glass waterfall nesting tables designed by Italian architect Angelo Cortesi for FIAM of Italy was distributed by Pace in the 1970s. The small tables (above) are made of tempered glass and are in excellent vintage condition. One retains an original “FIAM (Pesaro) Italy” label.

Numerous lighting devices are offered in the 148-lot auction including a 1970s chrome tubular floor lamp designed by Goffredo Reggiani (below). The 81-inch-tall lamp has four chrome tubes that are bent 90 degrees toward the top and can be rotated individually. Each tube has a bulb at the end. The lamp is in excellent condition with a new cord, foot switch and plug.

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1970s chrome tubular floor lamp by Goffredo Reggiani, 81in high. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Jasper52 image

Retailed by Lorin Marsh in the 1980s, is a brass, grey metal and pink glass candle holder that exhibits both a Memphis, Milano and Art Deco design influence. The fixture stands 27 inches high.

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1980s brass, gray metal and pink glass candleholder, 10 x 10 x 27in. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Jasper52 image

Mexican artist Feliciano Bejar (1920-2007), best known for his optical “Magiscopios” sculptures, produced a Lucite sculpture that ad agency J. Walter Thompson presented to executives of their top clients as holiday gifts in 1971. The triangular form is a dark brown cylinder and multicolored plastic strips of reflective and refractive materials.

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Feliciano Béjar Lucite sculpture, 1971, 4 x 4¾ x 8in. Estimate: $800-$1,000. Jasper52 image

A half dozen clocks are offered in the auction. One of the biggest is a 33-inch diamond-shaped infinity clock that has a matching stand that raises it to nearly 6 feet high overall. The clock can also be hung on a wall minus the stand. The clock has a stunning diamond-shaped frame in brushed aluminum with a mirrored clock face, mirrored interior and infinity lighting.

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Brushed aluminum infinity clock with stand, 33 x 14 x 71in total. Estimate: $900-$1,100. Jasper52 image

The auction also offers many glass and ceramic objects for home and office. The Jasper52 midcentury modern auction will be conducted Tuesday, Dec. 31, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time.