Country Americana and Studio Art online at Skinner in October

James Eaton Polychrome Metal Weathervane Sculpture, America, 2002 (Lot 4, Estimate: $800-1,200)

James Eaton Polychrome Metal Weathervane Sculpture, America, 2002 (Lot 4, Estimate: $800-1,200)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner is hosting a live auction featuring Country Americana on Thursday, November 17 and a Studio Art online auction November 10 through November 18. Interested bidders are invited to view items and meet with specialists in person on November 15 and November 16 or anytime online.

Highlights featured in Country Americana on November 17:

♦ A selection of carved polychrome contemporary folk art, including historical and whimsical figures and weathervanes.

♦ Framed Americana including silhouettes, samplers and historical prints.

♦ Early ceramics including 18th century British tin-glazed earthenware, creamware and pearlware from The Troy Chappell Collection of English pottery.

♦ Collection of Polychrome cast iron mechanical and still banks, including J & E Stevens, Shepard Hardware, Hubley and Kyser & Rex.

♦ Over twenty lots of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes.

♦ Militaria, antique weaponry, and accoutrements.

♦ Property sold to benefit the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Highlights featured in Studio Art online November 10 – November 18:


Thirteen Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Woodblock Prints, Japan (Lot 1521, Estimate: $2,000-3,000)

Thirteen Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Woodblock Prints, Japan (Lot 1521, Estimate: $2,000-3,000)

Two collections of Japanese woodblock prints, descended in the family of the collectorsfeaturing works by Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Hiroshige, Watanabe Seitei, Hiroshi Yoshida and Ohara Koson.

♦ Sporting etchings by Frank Weston Benson including The Passing Flock, Flying Buffleheads, and Redheads Coming.

♦ Original artworks by Leighton Cram, Emile Gruppe, Alexis Miguel Pontoja Perez, Charles Reiffel, Vladimir Lebedev, Hamilton Hamilton, Roddy McDowall and Alexander Nelke.

♦ Assorted Noman Rockwell lithographs.

Marie Keep, Senior Vice President of Skinner, Inc., notes, “Skinner provides a diverse and exciting selection of furniture and decorative arts across many periods and cultures.  Buyers can explore their tried-and-true collecting passions and find new areas of interest to pursue. We encourage bidders to see what is on offer monthly and speak with our specialists.”

Approachable and fun, Discovery auctions offer something for every buyer and seller. Collectors, dealers, and art or antique enthusiasts will find antique and vintage furniture, fine, and decorative art and accessories that add richness and depth to any home or workspace. And, the online auction format makes it possible for bidders to participate whenever and wherever they are.

Previews, Catalog, and Bidding

All lots offered at Skinner may be viewed online or in person, and specialists are available to answer questions, setting our auction house apart from internet-based auction companies. Previews will be held in Marlborough on Tuesday, November 15 from 12PM – 5PM and on Wednesday, November 16, from 10AM – 7PM. View the catalog at, and log in or create an account to start bidding. Specialists are available throughout the auction to answer questions and provide additional information about the lots offered; lots begin a staggered close on Friday, November 18 at 10AM.

About Skinner

Skinner auctions draw international interest from buyers and consignors alike, with material regularly achieving record prices. The company’s auction and appraisal services focus on fine art, jewelry, furniture, and decorative arts from around the globe, as well as wine, fine musical instruments, rare books, Asian art, clocks, Judaica, and more. Monthly Skinner Discovery auctions feature a breadth of estate material. Widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the business, Skinner appraisers have appeared on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, since the show’s inception. Skinner has galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, as well as in New York City and Miami, Florida, with bidders participating in person, by phone, and online. Join auctions live with SkinnerLive! and Bidsquare. For more information and to read our blog, visit the website at, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.


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