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Skinner Consignment Day | New Jersey

TUESDAY, JULY 18 | 10AM – 3PM

Skinner Auctions is inviting consignments for the fall 2017 Auctions. Meet with Fine Jewelry expert Victoria Bratberg and Senior Appraiser Kerry Shrives at the Historical Society of Princeton for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your Fine Jewelry, Silver, Antiques & Fine Art. Appointments required. Please register and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time. High quality photos are recommended for large or particularly fragile items.

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Historical Society of Princeton
354 Quaker Road
Princeton, NJ

Contact us:
Fine Jewelry Department
vbratberg@skinnerinc.com
617.874.4305

Lecture | Storied Wedgwood Collections and Stories About the Collectors

Storied Wedgwood Collections and Stories About the Collectors

A Lecture by Harwood Johnson

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 | RECEPTION 5PM | LECTURE 6PM

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Harwood (Woody) Johnson is the former managing editor and current contributing editor of Ars Ceramica, the journal of the Wedgwood Society of New York.  He is on the board and is a past-president of the English Ceramics Study Group of Philadelphia.  As was Josiah Wedgwood, he is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London.… Read More

Skinner European Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction Features Special Collection of Wedgwood and Early English Potteries, July 13 & 14

Franz Bergman Cold-painted Bronze Figure of Cleopatra’s Barge, Austria, early 20th century (Lot 476, Estimate $8,000-12,000)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Boston Gallery on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14. With over 1000 lots on offer, the auction will feature an expansive selection of fine ceramics and silver as well as European furniture and decorative arts of the 16th through early 20th centuries.… Read More

Skinner’s Expansive Auction of Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Presents a Variety of Exceptional Offerings

Inglenook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 1967 (Lot 1527, Estimate $500-700)

Fanning in every direction, the June Fine Wines & Rare Spirits auction covers a broad scope of far- reaching distilleries, producers, and vintages. A wide array of single and small lots makes collecting from this auction especially varied, approachable and exciting. The online-only auction opens for bidding on Wednesday, June 21 at 10AM and lots begin a rolling close on Wednesday, June 28 at 2PM.… Read More

Out of Africa: Skinner Offers The Gordon Lankton Collection of African Art

Yoruba-style Woven and Shell Egungun Costume (Lot 2016, Estimate $1,500-2,500)

The African art offered in the online auction which runs from June 15 to June 23 is from the collection of Gordon Lankton of Clinton, Massachusetts. An engineer by profession, long-time CEO of a major plastic injection molding company and founder of the Museum of Russian Icons, Lankton is also a life-long collector.

His extensive holdings of African art are the culmination of a wide-ranging collecting career that has included coins (American pennies with an example for every year back to 1794); World War II posters; cast-iron toy cars; and the largest private collection of Russian icons in the country.… Read More

Solstice Pre-Auction Wine Tasting | June 21

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

Wednesday, June 21  | 6:30PM – 8PM

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Please join us for an after hours summer solstice wine tasting of highlights from the Fine Wine auction and chance to meet experts from Skinner’s Fine Wines department on Wednesday, June 21 from 6:30PM-8PM at Lower Falls Wine Company.

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2366 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls MA

Contact Us: finewines@skinnerinc.com

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Jewelry’s Power Couples | Lecture | June 22

 

Jewelry’s Power Couples

A Lecture by Toni Greenbaum

THURSDAY, JUNE 22 | RECEPTION 5PM | LECTURE 6PM

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Art historian Toni Greenbaum will discuss several notable modern and contemporary jewelers who are married to one another. Each captivating couple has a different story to tell of how they met and forged their respective careers, as well as what – if any – collaborative practices guided their oeuvres. Beginning with Sam and Carol Kramer, who offered “fantastic jewelry for people who are slightly mad” at their post-war Surrealist-inspired Greenwich Village shop, and ending with current “jewelry anarchists” Karl Fritsch and Lisa Walker, Greenbaum will discuss such international luminaries as Toza and Ruth Radakovich, Gijs Bakker and Emmy van Leersum, David Watkins and Wendy Ramshaw, Otto Künzli and Therese Hilbert, and David Bielander and Helen Britton.… Read More

Diamonds, Signed Jewelry, and The Susan Freeman Collection Featured at Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction, June 27

Fancy Yellow Intense Diamond Ring, Oscar Heyman (Lot 401, Estimate: $30,000-50,000)

BOSTON, MA  – Skinner, Inc. presents its second Fine Jewelry auction of 2017 on June 27th in Boston. The auction will feature over 400 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry.

Diamonds

Leading the collection of diamonds is a 10.65 carats, emerald-cut diamond graded by the GIA as a J Color, VS2 clarity (Lot 402, Estimated between $100,000-125,000).… Read More

Fine Jewelry Consignment Day | Westport Connecticut

TUESDAY, JUNE 20 | 10AM – 3PM

Skinner’s Fine Jewelry Department is inviting consignments for the September 19th auction. Meet with Department Director Victoria Bratberg at the Westport Historical Society for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your Fine Jewelry. Appointments required. Please register and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time.

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Westport Historical Society 25 Avery Place Westport, CT

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Fine Jewelry Department vbratberg@skinnerinc.com

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Fine Jewelry Preview | New York City

 

Fine Jewelry Preview | New York City

Join the Fine Jewelry Department in New York City to preview highlights from the June 27 Fine Jewelry Auction. Private preview times are available by appointment only.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 14 | THURSDAY JUNE 15

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Skinner New York 415 Madison Ave, New York

Contact us: vbratberg@skinnerinc.com 617.874.4305

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