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Skinner, Inc. Announces First Online Fine Jewelry Auction

Spotlight Shines on Cartier, Chanel, Hermes, Robert Lee Morris & More

BOSTON, MA – April 22, 2015 Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce its first ever online auction devoted entirely to Fine Jewelry. Beginning on Thursday, April 23rd and running until Thursday, April 30th, the sale will offer nearly 200 lots and feature some of the biggest names in jewelry, including Cartier, Hermès, Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels, Robert Lee Morris and many more.… Read More

Dazzling Jewels on the Block at Skinner on March 17th

BOSTON, MA – March 12, 2015Skinner, Inc. presents its first Fine Jewelry auction of 2015 on March 17th in Boston. Over 550 lots will be on the block, spotlighting antique and period jewelry as well as contemporary pieces by Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and more.

Diamonds

A standout among the diamond jewelry at auction is a signed platinum and diamond ring by Sterle, the famed 1950s “couturier of jewelry,” featuring full- and baguette-cut diamonds, as well as a ropework shank (Lot 584, Estimate $25,000–$35,000).… Read More

Behind the Scenes at Antiques Roadshow in Boston

The beloved PBS television series Antiques Roadshow premiered in 1995 in Boston, and this June the show returned to its home city.

Skinner appraisers have been part of the show from the beginning, and for the June 9 filming, eleven antiques and fine art appraisers from Skinner shared their expertise with Boston area hopefuls who waited in line for hours for the possibility of a few minutes of fame and fortune.

Make it Beautiful and Make it Good, Part I

I was truly honored to be asked to speak at the North Bennet Street School Commencement on June 1, 2012. As I thought through what I might speak about, I concluded I actually have a lot in common with the graduates from this school that educates men and women in traditional trades and craftsmanship. These graduates are makers of objects today that appraisers like me will evaluate in the future.

Here are the words I shared with the graduates.