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Wilton Historical Society Consignment Day

Wednesday, July 25 | Wilton Historical Society, Wilton, CT American & European Works of Art and Fine Jewelry

Appointments Required  10AM-3PM

Fine Art and Fine Jewelry experts from Skinner will be on hand to accept consignments of American & European Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Prints & Photographs and Fine Jewelry for upcoming 2018 auctions. From single works to entire collections, find out the auction market value for your art and jewelry.… Read More

Cape Cod Summer Consignment Day

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | Chatham, Cape Cod

10AM-4PM

Skinner is inviting consignments for the fall 2018 auctions. Meet with Skinner experts for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your Important Jewelry, Fine Art, Asian ArtSilverCoins & Currency, and Watches. Appointments required. Please register and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time.… Read More

A Passion for Collecting: Henry and Emily Folger’s Hunt for First Folios | July 19 | Boston

Lecture by Andrea Mays, Author of The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio

 

Thursday, July 19th

Andrea Mays, author of The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio, will speak about her book, early printing, collecting, and the upcoming Early English Books auction on July 20. 

Andrea Mays, like fellow New Yorker Henry Folger, has been possessed by a lifelong obsession with Shakespeare and his times.… Read More

Fine Wine Tasting | Monday, June 25

 

  Fine Wine Tasting

Branch Line, Watertown | Monday, June 25th from 5-7 PM 

Please join us for an evening wine tasting on Monday, June 25th at Branch Line in Watertown. Seasonal menu items from the team that established Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar will be paired with exceptional wines selected by Skinner Specialists highlighting items in the upcoming June 26 Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Auction.… Read More

The Aesthetics of Function: The Influence of the Japanese Tea Ceremony in Modern American Studio Ceramics

American Studio Ceramics Featuring a Collection of Makoto Yabe

“Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism—Teaism…a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence.  It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order.  It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.”

Okakura Kazuko, The Book of Tea

When the centuries old Japanese tea ceremony crosses national and international boundaries not only does it deposit forms and aesthetics in these new cultural territories, but  it also borrows from them, enriching the aesthetic vocabulary of utensils intended for, or adapted for, use in the tea ceremony.… Read More

Space Pioneers | June 6 | Marlborough

A Lecture by Rudolf Spoor

Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin on the Surface of the Moon, the Visor Photograph, July 11, 1969 (Lot 2087, Estimate: $600-800)

Wednesday, June 6, 5PM

Come and hear Rudolf Spoor’s story of passionate collecting, which began with a disastrous backyard model rocket detonation and lead to a lifelong career in the Dutch media. Spoor was a fortunate front-line witness to the American space race at its start in the 1960’s. He was there to see the fulfillment of John F.… Read More

First Tuesday | June 5 | Marlborough

 

 

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough 

Tuesday, June 5  | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Adam Tober, Robin S.R. Starr, Kaitlin Shinnick, Judith Dowling & LaGina Austin will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions. 

Experts Available in June:

Gibson ES-335 TD Electric Guitar, c. 1963 (Sold for 12,300 on May 21, 2018)

Adam Tober – Director of the Fine Musical Instruments Department will be looking at bowed stringed instruments such as violins, violas, and cellos – as well as fretted instruments such as Martin and Gibson guitars and mandolins. 

Robin S.R.Read More

June Fine Art & Fine Jewelry Consignment Days

Fine Art & Fine Jewelry Consignment Events

 

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Untitled (Standing Mobile, c. 1965), (Sold for: $471,000)

Friday, June 1 | Portland, ME

American & European Works of Art – By Appointment Only

Fine Art experts from Skinner will be on hand to accept consignments of American & European Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Prints & Photographs for upcoming 2018 auctions.… Read More

Classical Salon | May 18 | Boston

Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh

Classical Salon Featuring The Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Group

Friday May 18, Boston Gallery

Please join us for a Musical Reception at the Skinner Boston gallery on Friday, May 18 featuring the Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Group. This reception is held in conjunction with a preview of the May 18 auction of  Fine Musical Instruments online.

Yaeko grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and began violin lessons at the age of 3.… Read More

Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments | NJ & NY Consignment Days

Gentleman’s Stainless Steel Breitling Navitimer 806 Wristwatch, c. 1960 (Sold for: $5,228)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday & Tuesday, May 14-15  |  Bergen County & New York City 

The Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Department is now inviting consignments for future auctions. Jay Dowling, Skinner’s Clocks, Watches and Scientific Instruments specialist, will be available to offer free verbal appraisals and evaluations on Monday, May 14 10AM-3PM at the Bergen County Historical Society and Tuesday, May 15 10AM-4PM at the New York office.… Read More

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