BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents an online auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Boston Gallery, with bidding open from April 2 through 13. Comprising over 600 lots and offering an expansive selection of fine silver, European furniture and decorative arts of the 17th through early 20th centuries.
Over 250 lots of silver with a broad range of flatware and hollowware from the United States, England, and Europe.
British silver is particularly well-represented with over 100 lots highlighted by a wonderful assortment of tankards, coffeepots, and salvers from the Queen Anne period on to present day. The American section features a strong selection of coin and sterling silver hollowware as well as some extensive flatware services from makers such as Tiffany & Co., Dominick & Haff, and Gorham. One of the most impressive lots in this section is a Tiffany & Co. silver trophy titled the “Bennett Cup” signed by renowned chased Eugene Soligny (lot 1166, estimate $5,000-7,000). Some other highlights include:
Lot 1210: Tiffany & Co. “Winthrop” Pattern Sterling Silver Flatware Service, estimate $6,000-8,000
Lot 1010: George II Sterling Silver Cake Basket by John Hugh Le Sage, estimate $4,000-5,000
Lot 1004: George I Britannia Standard Silver Chocolate Pot, estimate $3,000-5,000
Furniture, Decorative Arts & Fine Ceramics
Span a wide array of styles and mediums from Louis Vuitton and Goyard suitcases to bronze chandeliers.
Within this section (beginning at lot 1300) sculpture is well-represented particularly in bronze works with over thirty examples in varying size and style. Fine ceramic offerings are also numerous and include a nice selection of Wedgwood as well as a strong group of Boch Freres, Moorcroft, Gouda, Clarice Cliff, and Palissy wares. Highlights include:
Lot 1448: Pair of Empire Gilt-bronze Ten-light Candelabra, estimate $4,000-6,000
Lot 1454: Paul Dubois (French, 1827-1905) Bronze Figure Le Courage Militaire, estimate $3,000-5,000
Lot 1535: Renaissance Revival Porcelain-mounted Inlaid Cabinet, estimate $3,000-5,000
Lot 1538: After Ferdinando Andreini (Italian, 1843-1922) White Marble Figure of Flora, estimate $1000-1500
Lot 1483: Large Francois Maurice Palissy Ware Charger, estimate $1,000-1,500
Previews and Bidding
Previews will be held in Boston on Wednesday, April 11th from 12PM – 5PM and on Thursday, April 12th from 12PM – 8PM. Free and open to the public, specialists will be on hand to answer questions. Bidding for this auction is available only over the internet. Log in or create a new account on the Skinner website to participate. Learn more about online auctions.
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