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Fine Jewelry Consignment Days | Boston & Marlborough

 

 

Wednesday, January 17 | Boston

Wednesday, January 24 | Marlborough

Reserve an appointment with Skinner’s Fine Jewelry Department for a complimentary verbal auction evaluation and possible consignment of your Fine Jewelry. Skinner presents four Fine Jewelry auctions annually and regularly realizes outstanding prices at auction.  We are preparing for yet another successful year and accepting consignments for 2018 now.

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Call us at (617) 874-4313 to request more information or an appointment.

Skinner Boston
63 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116

Skinner Marlborough
274 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

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3 Ways to Research Book Values Online

Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Signed Presentation Copy, first American edition, New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1899. Sold for $19,680

Have you ever found a cool vintage book at a thrift shop, or opened up an old frame to discover an ancient document? Perhaps someone in your family loved reading so much that they filled the entire house (and all of the closets) with books. Even a modest collection arranged on shelves in an unassuming den or living room can sometimes contain 1,000 or more books, and when downsizing one wonders where to begin!… Read More

Asian Art Consignment Day | New York

Rare Pair of Lemon Yellow-glazed Wine Cups, China, Yongzheng (1723-35) period. Sold for: $459,000.

Thursday, January 18 | New York City

Skinner’s Asian Art department is inviting consignments for 2018 auctions. Experts from Skinner will be available in the New York office on January 18th by appointment to evaluate Chinese porcelains, Chinese jade and stone carvings, textiles, fine Chinese and Japanese cloisonné, Japanese Meiji Period antiques, Japanese woodblock prints, Asian scroll paintings, Bronzes, Buddhist items and more from China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia.… Read More

Modern American Life: The Lithographs of George Bellows

George Bellows (American, 1882-1925) Preliminaries, alternatively titled Preliminaries to the Big Bout, 1916, edition of 67 (Lot 13, Estimate: $15,000 – 25,000)

One of the youngest of the Ashcan School artists, George Wesley Bellows began making prints in 1916. Like his paintings, his lithographs incorporated a wide breadth of subject matter, depicted in realistic, often gritty, detail that signified American city life in the early 20th century in all of its vast varieties.… Read More

Highlights from Skinner’s January 12th European Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction

Framed Stained Glass Panel of a Watery Landscape, early 20th century, in the manner of Duffner and Kimberly, (Lot 313, Estimate $5,000-7,000)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Boston Gallery on Friday, January 12th. With over 600 lots on offer, the auction will feature an expansive selection of fine silver as well as European furniture and decorative arts of the 17th through early 20th centuries.… Read More

Today’s Interiors- Seeking Modernity in Antiques

A Lecture by Paula Daher – Daher Interior Design – Principal

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 | RECEPTION 5:30PM | LECTURE 6PM

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Paula Daher – Daher Interior Design – Principal

 

Always creative and ever passionate about the process of achieving beautiful, functional interior design, Paula combines classical training in design and business with an analytical mindset to lead an award-winning design firm.… Read More

Let Skinner Lot Alert Help you Save Time Searching for Fine Art, Antiques and Collectibles at Auction

.830 Silver, Lapis, and Labradorite Brooch, Georg Jensen, Sold for: $6,150.

Keeping up with what is being offered at auction can be time-consuming and challenging. Skinner Lot Alert is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to set up a list of search terms, also known as keywords. Whenever lots containing your search terms are added to the website as new content, an automatically generated email is sent directly to your inbox advising you of the sale.… Read More

Meet the Skinner Trust & Estate Team

Rare Pair of Lemon Yellow-glazed Wine Cups, China, Yongzheng (1723-35) period, from the Estate of Walter F. Goodman (Estimate $30,000-50,000, sold for: $459,000)

The Skinner Trust & Estate Team is gearing up for the 52nd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning; the nation’s largest gathering of estate planning professionals. Whether you are an attorney preparing to head to the week-long conference in Orlando, a newly appointed Executor of an Estate, or thinking about your individual plan, now is a great time to meet the East Coast Skinner Trust & Estate team.… Read More

Tiffany Glass, George Nakashima, and Swingline Collection Furniture Lead Skinner 20th Century Design Auction

Louis C. Tiffany Red Favrile Exhibition Vase, (Lot 72, sold for $33, 210)

Skinner’s 20th century Design auction was well received in Boston on December 14. Its success repeats the consistent pattern of Skinner sales: famous names and iconic objects, intermingled with obscure masterpieces and unexpected treasures.

The top lot of the auction, as well as many other pieces in the top ten, came from the fresh-to-market Nan Edwards collection of high-quality art nouveau glass.… Read More

Portrait of an Artist Not Necessarily as a Young Man…Or Woman…

The January 26th auction of American & European Works of Art at Skinner features some delightful and surprising takes on portraits of artists.

Moses Soyer (American, 1899-1974) Portrait of Chaim and Renee Gross

Traditionally, through fine prints, photographs, sketches, and oils, artists have captured likenesses of their circles, their friends, students, and mentors. Some may not resonate immediately as portraits of artists, appealing as sensitive portrayals of individual characters without any clues to their professions.… Read More

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