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Jewelry History Symposium

Kaitlin Shinnick, Senior Specialist in the Skinner Fine Jewelry Department, will lead off the two-day Jewelry History Symposium this week in Miami. The conference is organized by the Original Miami Beach Antique Show and held at the Miami Fair Expo Center, the two days prior to the opening of the show. Kaitlin will open the conference with what everyone wants to know, “What’s Hot at Auction.” Skinner is a proud sponsor of this fantastic event, for more details and a list of presenters visit the show website.… Read More

February Consignment Days

New York City and Providence Consignment Events for Fine Jewelry, Silver and European Decorative Arts


Tuesday, February 13 | Providence, Rhode Island 

Fine Jewelry 


Fine Jewelry experts from Skinner will be on hand to provide free verbal evaluations for single items and collections as well as accept consignments for their spring auctions. Call us at 617.874.4313 for more information.




Wednesday, February 14 | New York City

Fine Jewelry 

Skinner New York

415 Madison Ave #1418 New York, NY 10017

10AM – 4PM

Fine Jewelry experts from Skinner will be on hand to provide free verbal evaluations for single items and collections as well as accept consignments for their spring auctions. … Read More

5 Tips for Bidding with Success in Online Auctions

Famille Jaune Bowl, China, with lotus scrolling alternating with four characters, (Estimate $200-300; Sold for $24,600)

Believe it or not, Skinner held its first online-only auctions in 1999. At the time, bidders experienced a platform built on an emerging technology.  Fast-forward to 2018, and it’s hard to find a collector or even occasional buyer who hasn’t participated in online auctions.

The main feature of an online-only auction is that bidding takes place online over an extended period of time – as a bidder, there is no need to spend hours in a saleroom waiting for the lot(s) you are interested in to come on the block.… Read More

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

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

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

Keeping up with what is being offered at auction can be challenging. Over 50 auctions take place in Massachusetts each year, meaning that there are tens of thousands of antiques and collectibles being bought and sold. How can one person keep track of them all and avoid missing out on the interesting, possibly obscure, or rare antique they’re seeking?

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

Top 15 Book and Movie Picks for 2017: Art, Antiques & Auctions

Who has time to read anymore? In the fast-paced auction business, we still manage to snatch a few minutes to curl up with a good book or check out an interesting film. Antiques appraisers, auctioneers and everyone else here at Skinner wanted to share our favorite fiction, nonfiction, and movies from the past year with you. Plus, if you’ve got an antique lover or art history buff in your life, these art, antiques & auction-themed books and movies could make some great last-minute holiday gifts.… Read More

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