MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – April 1, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host a two-day Discovery auction on April 17th and 18th in its Marlborough gallery. The first day of the sale will feature a diverse collection of studio paintings, prints, and photography. Day two presents a fine selection of assorted furniture and decorative arts. In conjunction with the live auction, a collection of lots of 20th century advertising and political posters will be available from April 17th through April 23rd, exclusively as a Skinner online timed auction.
Studio Paintings, Prints, and Photography
The sale begins with 500 lots of studio paintings, prints, and photography. Highlights include a painting by William Mark Fisher titled The Stream Through the Meadow, Teaneck (lot 112, estimated between $400 and $600), Adolph Heinze’s Autumn Hillside (lot 25, $600 to $800), an interior scene by Fannie Hillsmith (lot 225, $1,000 to $1,500), a Frederick Stone Batcheller still life of fruit in a footed glass bowl (lot 310, $2,000 to $3,000), a landscape by James Emery Greer (lot 500, $800 to $1,200), and a work by Miron Sima depicting Camp Kearsarge, New Hampshire (lot 451, $800 to $1,200).
Furniture and Decorative Arts
Notable furniture and decorative arts offerings include 20 to 30 lots from a New York collection of contemporary ceramics. Highlights include two Judy Miller glazed earthenware items (lot 967, $300 to $400) and a Sandra Wyner Pottery pitcher and six glasses (lot 971, $225 to $325). Other furniture and decorative arts highlights include a mosaic glass table lamp (lot 534, $800 to $900), a Louis XVI-style upholstered carved and painted wood fauteuil (lot 586, $400 to $600), five pieces of Persian Rose Van Briggle pottery (lot 619, $500 to $600), a pair of Rococo-style chairs (lot 580, $250 to $350), and a pair of peachblow ewers (lot 601, $200 to $300) will also be sold.
20th Century Advertising and Political Posters
The online-only poster sale features over 250 lots of vintage posters on a variety of themes, including travel, advertising, film and theater, politics, and war-time patriotism. Patriotic poster highlights include a lithographed World War I poster entitled Is Liberty Worth 25 Cents To You?, advertising war savings stamps (lot 123, $200 to $300). Others include a Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post advertising lithograph poster entitled The Kennedy Campaign (lot 108, $300 to $500), a Harrison Fisher United States World War I lithograph poster: I Summon You to Comradeship in the Red Cross (lot 120, $300 to $500), and a Norman Rockwell United States World War II Freedom of Speech lithograph poster (lot 200, $200 to $300).
A Walt Disney Cinderella movie poster (lot 1, $200 to $300), an It Ain’t No Sin movie poster (lot 11, $200 to $300), a F. Rabot, Amsterdam Fashion Week, 1949 lithograph advertising poster (lot 88, $200 to $300), and a Howard Chandler Christy Will Rogers Memorial Fund lithograph poster (lot 114, $200 to $300) will also be offered.
Previews, Catalog, and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Thursday, April 18, 2013, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
A text catalog for sale #2646M is available by mail from the subscription department at 508-970-3240. It is also available at the gallery.
The Skinner website allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogs, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive!. Visit and “like” Skinner on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/skinnerauctions.
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, 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 with an international audience of bidders participating in person, by phone, and online through the SkinnerLive! online bidding platform. For more information and to read our blog, visit the website at www.skinnerinc.com, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/skinnerauctions, or follow us on Twitter @Skinnerinc.