Skinner Gentleman’s Auction Offers Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

Jim Marshall (American, 1936-2010), Duane Allman, (Lot 1093, Estimate $800-$1,200)

Jim Marshall (American, 1936-2010), Duane Allman, (Lot 1093, Estimate $800-$1,200)

Intriguing & Luxurious Items Available for Online Bidding through December 2

BOSTON, MA – November 25, 2015 – Building on the success of the two previous Gentleman’s Auctions, Skinner is pleased to announce the 2015 Gentleman’s Auction, a highly curated online auction running from November 18th through December 2nd. With cufflinks, watches, desk accessories, whiskey, furniture and more, you’ll discover exceptional gift ideas at a range of price points for even the most discerning gentleman on your list – or, for yourself!

Gift-givers can avoid long lines on Black Friday and bid with privacy and convenience at any time during the 15-day online auction.

For the Stylish Man About Town

Led by a Corum Bubble Casino Roulette Watch (Lot 1004, Estimate $2,000-$3,000), the auction begins with a series of lots featuring accessories for the well-dressed man. Several watches, cufflinks and a Platinum and Gold Navy Pin (Lot 1007, Estimate $400-$600) get the auction started, and later in the listing you will find Two Gold-plated Lighters (Lot 1058, Estimate $400-$500) and a Sterling Silver Cigar Case and Silver-plate Collapsible Cup (Lot 1061, Estimate $50-$75).

Corum Bubble Casino Roulette Watch, Switzerland, c. 2003 (Lot 1004, Estimate $2,000-$3,000)

Corum Bubble Casino Roulette Watch, Switzerland, c. 2003 (Lot 1004, Estimate $2,000-$3,000)

With a Cased Set of French Target Pistols (Lot 1008, Estimate $3,000-$5,000), a mounted Bronze and Hardstone Archaic-style Axe (Lot 1013, Estimate $100-$200) and even the engine component to an Alexi M. Isayev S-75 Surface-to-air Missile System (Lot 1012, Estimate $3,000- $5,000), a wide range of armaments are available for bidding.

For the Gentleman’s Study

Moving indoors to the sanctuary of the gentleman’s library or study, this auction offers many options for desk or the walls.

A Silver-plate Duck Head-form Paper Holder (Lot 1019, Estimate $30-$50), Trout/Bronze Medal of The Society of Medalists (Lot 1017, Estimate $300-$500) or Three Fowling Prints by Aiden Lassell Ripley (Lot 1018, Estimate $800- $1200) evoke the spirit of the outdoorsman. For those with an aesthetic leaning towards the Orient, a pair of Ash-glazed Storage Jars (Lots 1022 and 1023, Estimates vary) or Woodblock Prints (Lots 1026 and 1027, Estimates vary) may fit the bill.

For the seafaring gentleman, highlights include a Chelsea “Mariner” Ship’s Bell Clock (Lot 1041, Estimate $250-$350), Ironsides Centennial Ship’s Horn and a Plain Ship’s Horn (Lot 1043, Estimate $1,500-$2,000) or Two Burnell Poole Yachting Prints (Lot 1044, Estimate $300-$500). Perhaps some Stewart T. Coffin Wooden Puzzles (Lots 1048 to 1051, Estimates vary) or a 1971 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe (Lot 1053, Estimate $1,000-$1,500) will satisfy the inquisitive gentleman in your life.

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, George T Stagg, Kentucky (Lot 1064, Estimate $600-$800)

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, George T Stagg, Kentucky (Lot 1064, Estimate $600-$800)

Several bottles of fine whiskey are available for bidding, including a selection of Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Bourbon and Rye (Lots 1062 through 1066, Estimates vary), Van Winkle Bourbon and Rye (Lots 1068 through 1071, Estimates vary) and Glenmorangie Sauternes Wood Finish 15-Year-Old Scotch (Lot 1073, Estimate $350-$450). Of course, to accompany these fine libations, we offer a Victorian Sterling Silver Flask (Lot 1074, Estimate $400-$600), a Pair of English Colorless Cut Glass Decanters (Lot 1080, Estimate $100-$200) and Twelve Sterling Silver Cocktail Picks and Eight Silver or Silver-plate Bottle Tags (Lot 1075, Estimate $50-$75) among other drinks-related accoutrements.

A fine selection of Mid-Century Modern furniture rounds out the auction, with selections designed by Charles Webb (Lots 1101 and 1102, Estimates vary), Four Lane Modern Tables (Lot 1100, Estimate $600-$800) and Kartell Stacking Drawers Designed by Simon Fussell (Lot 1097, Estimate $200-$225). Of course, you can tie the whole room together with any of the Shirvan (Lot 1106, Estimate $500- $700), Senneh (Lot 1107, Estimate $600-$800), or Kazak (Lot 1108, Estimate $600-$800) rugs.

 Previews, Catalog, and Bidding

Previews for the auction will be held at Skinner’s Boston gallery on Wednesday, November 18th, from noon to 5 PM; Thursday, November 19th, from noon to 7 PM; and Friday, November 20th, from noon to 5 PM. The Catalog for sale #2869T is available for viewing or download on the Skinner website. Prices realized will be available online, at both during and after the sale. The Skinner website enables users to view every lot in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogs and bid live, in real-time, through SkinnerLive! and Bidsquare.

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 Coral Gables, 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.



Michael Moser
Specialist, Fine Wines
Certified Cicerone®

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