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Americana Gallery Walk | November 2

“Where Did You Get That?”

True Tales from the Homes of Connoisseurs, Collectors and Hoarders

Please join us for a gallery talk held in conjunction with the preview for the November 3 American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction, as department specialists share stories of how objects in the auction were collected by their owners, and how they made their way to Skinner.

Friday November 2, 2018  |  Skinner Boston Gallery

5:30PM Reception, 6:00PM Gallery Talk

Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza  Boston, MA 02116

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Incorporating Antiques: Through the Eye of an Interior Designer

Interior Designer Phillip Thomas

An Evening with Phillip Thomas 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Join us for an Evening with Phillip Thomas on October 12, for a Q&A on Incorporating Antiques: Through the Eye of an Interior Designer.  Skinner is excited to have had the opportunity to collaborate with interior designer Phillip Thomas—an ideal platform to showcase Phillip’s talent for seamlessly mixing an eclectic combination of antique objects, furniture, and works of art, all inspired by the property in this auction.… Read More

Gallery Walk | Highlights from the Dory Previn Collection

Joby Baker (Canadian/American, b. 1934) Dory and the Monster (Lot 344, Estimate: $2,000-2,500)

An Evening of Art & Anecdotes with Joby Baker

Wednesday, September 19, 5:30PM

Skinner welcomes Joby Baker, the widower of Dory Previn who will discuss Dory’s art collection, music, and poetry as we tour the gallery and view her works.

This event is held in conjunction with a preview of Skinner’s September 21st auction of American & European Works of Art.… Read More

The Aesthetics of Function: The Influence of the Japanese Tea Ceremony in Modern American Studio Ceramics

American Studio Ceramics Featuring a Collection of Makoto Yabe

“Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism—Teaism…a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence.  It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order.  It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.”

Okakura Kazuko, The Book of Tea

When the centuries old Japanese tea ceremony crosses national and international boundaries not only does it deposit forms and aesthetics in these new cultural territories, but  it also borrows from them, enriching the aesthetic vocabulary of utensils intended for, or adapted for, use in the tea ceremony.… Read More

Pablo Picasso Jewelry

Silver “Satyr” Pendant, Pablo Picasso, from the collection of Carole Mallory (Lot 184, Estimate $15,000-$20,000)

Pablo Picasso is best known for paintings that changed the face of modern art. However, he was much more than just a painter. Picasso experimented with artistic techniques and created works in many different media, including sculpture, prints, ceramics, and jewelry.

Early in his career, Pablo Picasso made a series of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, most likely cast in the south of France with the assistance of his dentist, Dr.… Read More