NEW YORK – More than 100 lots of exquisite decorative arts are offered in an online auction that will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 8, by Jasper52. Sterling silver is an important segment of the sale that includes a 290-piece hallmarked set of French flatware worthy of a palace. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
The large 20th century flatware set (above), a complete service for 24, comes directly from a Paris mansion. In like-new condition, the set has no monograms. Each piece bears the manufacturer’s hallmark – the initials “AM” & “DM.” Contained in a multi-tiered hardwood case, the set is expected to sell for $30,000-$36,000.
A 19th century Meissen Rose Ivy 23-piece tea set (below) consists of a teapot, creamer, covered sugar, six dessert plates and six cups and saucers. All 23 pieces are in excellent condition. The only condition issue is that one saucer has been replaced with one that has a slightly less ornate ivy border and it is about one-eighth of an inch smaller than the other five. The teapot measures 10 inches tall (est. $1,200-$1,500).
An 18th century Georgian tea caddy of inlaid marquetry satinwood and other exotic wood is an exquisite and elegant example of this traditional form. The original hinges work well and the key operates the lock (est. $1,100-$1,500).
Auguste Legras was a glass worker who bought the factory at Saint-Denis, near Paris, in 1864. His son, Charles Legras, succeed him in 1909. A 21½-inch-tall glass vase made in 1931, the year the company closed, represents an opportunity to acquire a scarce piece that is truly the expression of its time (est. $2,000-$2,500).
Bigger still is a 25-inch-tall Capo di Monte urn valued at $1,500-$2,000.
The Jasper52 Exquisite Decorative Arts Auction will begin Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. Eastern time.